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Study Confirms SARS-CoV-2 Related Coronaviruses  in Trade-Confiscated Pangolins in Viet Nam

A new study in the journal Frontiers in Public Health led by scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) confirms that pangolins confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade in Viet Nam host SARS-CoV-2 related coronaviruses.

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WCS Launches New Visual ID Guide to Identify Illegal Shark Products

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) launched a new, visual identification tool to enable trade inspectors and customs officials to quickly identify and seize illegally obtained or traded shark products.

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WCS Partners with Everland to Expand its Portfolio of High-Impact Forest Conservation Projects to Help Address the Climate and Biodiversity Crises

A new agreement between the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Everland will scale a portfolio of forest conservation REDD+ projects to achieve at least 10 million tons of verified emission reductions (VERs) annually with an estimated value of $2 billion over the next decade.

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Carbon Loss Driven by Tropical Deforestation has Doubled this Century

A new study reveals that global tropical deforestation has led to a doubling of carbon loss between 2001-2019.

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Scientists Say Environmental DNA Can Detect Whales and Dolphins in New York Waters

A team of scientists used an emerging genetic tool that analyzes DNA in water samples to detect whales and dolphins in New York waters.

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WCS Climate Adaptation Fund Announces Request for Proposals for Climate Adaptation Projects Promoting Innovation, Results-Sharing, and Mainstreaming

Through its Climate Adaptation Fund, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is soliciting proposals from U.S.-based non-profit conservation organizations implementing new methods that help wildlife adapt to the rapidly-shifting environmental conditions brought about by climate change.

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Wildlife Conservation Society Statement on UN IPCC report, “Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability”

The following statements have been issued by Dr. Daniel Zarin, WCS Executive Director of Forests and Climate Change, and Dr. Hedley Grantham, WCS Director of Conservation Planning, about the newest UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which synthesizes the latest science on  the vulnerability of socio-economic and natural systems to climate change, and challenges and options for adaptation.

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WCS Transitions Programs in the Rocky Mountains to Indigenous & Community-Driven Local Organizations

The Wildlife Conservation Society is pleased to announce a transition in its Indigenous and community-driven conservation efforts in the Rocky Mountains in the U.S.

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Environmental Organizations, Federal and State Leaders Call for a National Biodiversity Strategy to Combat the Escalating Extinction Crisis

With one million species threatened with extinction, leading conservation organizations, including Defenders of Wildlife, Earthjustice, World Wildlife Fund, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Wildlife Conservation Society and Natural Resources Defense Council, announced a new campaign to advocate for a national biodiversity strategy in the United States.

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Gabon Provides Blueprint for Protecting Oceans, Protecting 26 Percent of its EEZ in a Network of 20 Marine Protected Areas

Gabon's network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) provides a blueprint that could be used in many other countries, experts say.

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