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Climate Change Will Affect Water Processes of the Amazon Basin, Study Finds
NEW YORK (October 12, 2016)—Climate change is likely to alter the hydrological processes of the Amazon River basin, according to scientists and authors of a recently published study which predicts that future trends could result in wetter conditions in the western Amazon and drier ones in the east.

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Study Finds Fiji’s Fishing Communities Struggling In Wake of Cyclone Winston
NEW YORK (October 5, 2016) – Fishing-dependent communities in Fiji experienced decreased food security and loss of livelihoods in the wake of Cyclone Winston, according to a post-disaster survey conducted by the WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society).

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CITES CoP17: 7 Reasons Elephants Won at CITES
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (Oct. 5, 2016) – The decisions, resolutions and proposals adopted at the 17th meeting of the CITES Conference of the Parties (CoP17) made it a little better to be an elephant. 

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Categories: Elephants

BREW AT THE ZOO to bring Halloween “Wild Life” to Bronx Zoo

Bronx, NY – Oct. 4, 2016 – Halloween is not just for kids, and the Bronx Zoo’s animals are not the only “wild life” to be found this season in the Bronx. On Saturday, October 29, the Bronx Zoo will host its first ever “Brew at the Zoo” beer tasting. 

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Peccaries of Mesoamerica Now Highly Threatened, Warn Experts
NEW YORK (October 4, 2016)Hunting, deforestation, and cattle ranching in Mesoamerica have become a triad of trouble for the white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari), an ecologically important species now threatened with regional extinction, according WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and a group of experts at a recently held meeting in Belize.

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BAT SIGNALS: $2.5M, Four Year Study Launched to Fight Bat-Decimating Disease
NEW YORK  (October 4, 2016) A four-year $2.5 million study was launched on September 27th by the WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and partnering institutions to help scientists understand White Nose Syndrome (WNS)—a deadly disease encroaching on western bats.

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CITES CoP17 Concludes on the Side of Wildlife and Science
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - (Oct. 4 2016) - Science and wildlife conservation prevailed at CITES CoP17. The decisions made by the gathering countries were based on the best available scientific information. 

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CITES CoP17: Conservationists Welcome Shark & Ray Listings

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (October 4, 2016) – Conservationists are delighted that CITES Parties have officially listed devil rays, thresher sharks, and the silky shark under CITES Appendix II. The listing proposals were supported by more than the two-thirds majority required for adoption in Committee on Monday, and finalized today in Plenary. 

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CITES CoP17: Conservationists Cheer Progress for Sharks & Rays
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (October 3, 2016) – In a highly anticipated Committee session today, proposals to list devil rays, thresher sharks, and the silky shark under CITES were supported by more than the two-thirds of voting Parties required for adoption.  

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CITES CoP17: World's Nations Take Stand to Save the Helmeted Hornbill from Extinction

Johannesburg, South Africa (Oct. 2, 2016) – Governments at CITES CoP17 took action today calling for stricter enforcement from all nations to prevent the extinction of the helmted hornbill. 

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Categories: Indo-Malaya

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