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A New Era For Conservation:  Philippine Government, WCS, and Other Green Groups Launch 30x30 Country Initiative

The Philippines kicked off its first-ever workshop to launch the national rollout of the new global 30x30 target, to protect and conserve at least 30 percent of the world’s land, fresh water and sea by 2030.

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SCIENTISTS: Want to Fight Climate Change? Don’t Poach Gorillas (or Elephants, Hornbills, Toucans, etc.)

Here’s a climate solution we can all get behind: don’t kill elephants. Or poach gorillas – or wipe out tapirs, hornbills, or other large-bodied wildlife that eat fruit and disperse large seeds.

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NEWS FROM GEF: New Global Biodiversity Framework Fund Launched Today will Help Turn Around Our Planet’s Catastrophic Biodiversity Downward Spiral

The following statement was released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society upon the launch of the new innovative Global Biodiversity Framework Fund (GBFF). The fund is designed to finance the implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF).

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A new global initiative that is building bridges across disciplinary, geographic, and jurisdictional domains in the fight against nature crime officially launches today.

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Environmental leaders from 185 countries will gather in Vancouver, Canada for the Seventh Assembly of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) from August 22-26.

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Restoring Degraded Forests: An Underappreciated Climate Solution

A new study mapping the potential scale of forest restoration globally shows that prioritizing 1.5 billion hectares of degraded forest – an area almost the size of Russia - could significantly boost effectiveness of meeting climate and biodiversity goals.

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Amazon Countries Pledge Greater Cooperation in Addressing Environmental and Human Rights Issues

Leaders of the Amazon countries meeting in Brazil this week released the “Belem Declaration,” promising greater regional integration.

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MEDIA STATEMENT ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLD’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

As the world commemorates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on August 9th, the Wildlife Conservation Society has issued the following statement by Sushil Raj, Executive Director of the WCS Rights and Communities Program, and Dawa Yangi Sherpa, Social Safeguards Technical Specialist in the WCS Rights & Communities Program:

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STUDY: Vaccination Campaign in Cambodia Protects Endangered Wild Cattle from Highly Contagious Potentially Fatal Skin Disease

Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Ministry of Environment, and the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries of the Royal Government of Cambodia have documented the first case of lumpy skin disease (LSD) in wildlife in Cambodia.

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WCS Builds Aerial Wildlife Crossing to Protect Endangered Primates on a Highway that Cuts through the Brazilian Amazon

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has built a “canopy bridge” in the Amazon designed specifically to allow endangered and vulnerable primates and other tree-dwelling wildlife to safely cross a highway and reduce collisions with vehicles.

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