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In Memoriam to Marcel Ngangoue – A Defender of the Rights of Wildlife A Tribute by Richard Malonga, WCS Congo Director
It is with a heavy heart I report the death of our Nouabalé Ndoki Park Warden, Marcel Ngangoue, who passed away on May 16th in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, after a short illness.
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The Legacy Landscapes Fund (LLF) -- Next Level of Biodiversity Conservation – Officially Launches (English and Spanish)
A diverse group of international stakeholders has initiated a new fund called “Legacy Landscapes Fund” (LLF) to stop the loss of biodiversity.
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How widespread is lemur and fossa meat consumption?
A new study by WCS looks at the prevalence of human consumption of lemur and fossa (Madagascar’s largest predator) in villages within and around Makira Natural Park, northeastern Madagascar, providing up-to-date estimates of the percentage of households who eat meat from these protected species.
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WCS Statement on Passage of Single-Use Plastic Straws Bill
NEW YORK – May 12, 2021 – The following statement is from John Calvelli, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS): “The Wildlife Conservation Society thanks New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Councilmember Helen Rosenthal and the entire New York City Council for passing the Single-Use Plastic Straws Bill (Int. 936A) to reduce the amount of plastic waste that winds up in our waterways.   “This ground-breakin...
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Now is the Time to Think about Reintroducing Jaguars into the U.S.
A group of scientists say now is the time to talk about reintroducing jaguars (Panthera onca) into the U.S.
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Hoofed Migration: New Science Study Chronicles World’s Great Overland Mammal Migrations
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) along with an international team of more than 90 scientists and conservationists have created the first-ever global atlas of ungulate (hooved mammal) migrations, working in partnership with the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), a UN treaty.
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New Global Collaboration to Tackle Impacts of Wastewater Pollution on the World’s Coral Reefs
A new multi-sector collaboration involving 22 organizations is being launched to address a pervasive global problem - marine pollution from sewage and wastewater. 
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Leading International Conservation Organizations Send Letter on Climate Crisis to Biden-Harris White House
The following letter was sent to President Biden on April 29, 2021, concerning the climate crisis. 
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Breakthrough Study Shows No-take Marine Reserves Benefit Overfished Reefs
A powerful, long-term study from WCS adds scientific backing for global calls for conserving 30 percent of the world’s ocean. 
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Scientists Say Policy is Urgently Needed for “Assisted Colonization”  To help Wildlife Cope with Climate Change
NEW YORK – April 29, 2021 –A team of of scientists is calling for the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD), which holds its 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP 15) in October in China, to launch a process to establish global standards for “assisted colonization,” the practice of physically moving wildlife into new areas to reduce extinction risk from climate change. Writing in the journal Science, authors representing conservation organizations and academic in...
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