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A New Marine Protected Area to Protect Biodiversity and Coral Habitat Around Saint Martin’s Island in Bangladesh

The Government of Bangladesh has declared a new marine protected area (MPA) spanning 1,743 square kilometers (672 square miles) around Saint Martin’s Island, a region which represents 1.5 percent of Bangladesh’s exclusive economic zone.

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From Cambodia’s Forests to London’s Grocery Stores: Organic, Zero Deforestation, Zero Poaching Cambodian Rice Now Available in the UK

Grown in the forest regions of Cambodia known for its rare population of the Giant Ibis, IBIS Rice will be available to UK shoppers for the first time in early 2022.

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A Mural in a Guatemala Village Raises Awareness about Global Shorebird Migrations

In an amalgamation of art, conservation, and science, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and partners from a small community on Guatemala’s Pacific Coast recently unveiled an innovative tool to raise awareness about migratory shorebirds: a 90-foot-long, nine-foot-tall mural.

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New Marine Protected Area in Nicaragua:  Corn Island Archipelago Declared “Protected Marine Landscape” (English and Spanish)

The National Assembly of Nicaragua has recently passed legislation declaring Corn Islands a new Marine Protected Area (MPA) under the category “Seascape and Landscape Protected Area.”

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WCS Welcomes EU Steps on Further Restricting its Domestic Ivory Market

The following statement was issued by WCS Vice President of International Policy Dr. Susan Lieberman in response to the European Union’s new ivory trade rules announced today.

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First-ever ‘State of Conservation Technology’ Report Identifies Top 3 Emerging Technologies to Advance Conservation

A first-of-its-kind report assessing the current field of conservation technology and various tools’ ability to diagnose, understand and address the most critical environmental challenges of our time finds three emerging technologies have particularly promising trajectories to advance conservation over the next ten years.

 

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WCS-Supported Marine Protected Areas in Kenya and Cuba Awarded Blue Park Status

Two WCS-supported Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) – Cuba’s Parque Nacional Jardines de la Reina (Gardens of the Queen) and Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park in Kenya – have been designated as Blue Parks, a prestigious recognition for their global importance, as well as the exceptional quality of the science-based conservation and management standards in place to protect them. 

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Biodiversity Research Institute Announces Publication of New Scientific Paper on the Benefits of Savanna Fire Management in Africa

Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Soils for the Future, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and the Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) announces the publication of the scientific paper Savanna fire management can generate enough carbon revenue to help restore Africa’s rangelands and fill Protected Area funding gaps in the December issue of the journal One Earth.

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WCS Climate Adaptation Fund Awards $2.65M in 11 New Grants to Nonprofits Furthering Innovation, Evidence-Based Learning, and Mainstreaming in Climate Adaptation

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced 11 new grants to conservation nonprofit organizations implementing innovative approaches or mainstreaming methods for helping wildlife, ecosystems, and the people who depend on them adapt to climate change.

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WCS Awarded $60 Million by the Bezos Earth Fund to Advance Conservation in the Congo Basin and the Andes-Amazon (English, Spanish, and French)
New York, Dec. 6, 2021 – The Wildlife Conservation Society is scaling up conservation efforts in the Congo Basin and Andean-Amazon countries, with $60 million in support from the Bezos Earth Fund to work in partnership with governments, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) and other organizations.  The Earth Fund announced $20 million for WCS’s efforts in the Andes-Amazon and $40 million for WCS’s efforts in the Congo Basin to support the cons...
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