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NEWS FROM CoP26: Scientists Issue New Climate Adaptation “Scorecard”

A new study, co-authored by researchers at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Forestry, offers a “scorecard” for climate adaptation projects – a set of 16 criteria that can be used to evaluate climate adaptation projects and inform their design. 

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NEWS FROM CoP26: WCS and Zoo and Aquarium Partners Launch #FramingOurFuture Campaign to Support Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change

Harnessing the power of AZA accredited zoos and aquariums across 46 states who reach 200 million people each year, the Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today #FramingOurFuture – a partner-based campaign aimed at zoo visitors, as well as digital audiences, about how their actions to protect nature will support our climate. 

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Legacy Landscapes Fund Approves First Two Sites

The Supervisory Board of the Legacy Landscapes Fund (LLF) has decided on funding for the first two LLF sites in a unanimous vote: Madidi National Park in Bolivia und North Luangwa National Park in Zambia were approved as legacy landscapes of the LLF.

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NEWS FROM CoP26: Protecting Our Planet Challenge's Commitment to Support Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities to Secure a Sustainable Future for Nature, Climate, and People

The following statement was released by the nine founding partners of the Protecting Our Planet Challenge:

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Community-Run African Reserve that Stores Almost a Billion Tons of Carbon Quietly Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

As the world’s climate leaders gather in Glasgow for the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (CoP26), a little-known Community Reserve in the Republic of Congo – that helps store some 30 billion tons of carbon – quietly celebrates its 20th anniversary this month.

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Gorilla Coffee Alliance to Enhance Rural Livelihoods and Wildlife Conservation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Gorilla Coffee Alliance was launched today by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Nespresso; Olam Food Ingredients (OFI); international nonprofits, TechnoServe and the Wildlife Conservation Society; and Congolese social enterprise, Asili.

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The 26th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Climate Change Conference (ukcop 26) is taking place in Glasgow from Oct. 31st through November 12, 2021.

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WCS and FFI Launch Local Conservation Funds to Build Resilience of Partners Worldwide

In recognition of the vital role of local organizations in assuring long-term conservation, WCS and FFI are announcing new commitments to help local partners build critical capacities to adapt to new realities.

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The following statement was released by WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper in response to President Biden’s commitment to double the United States’ previous climate finance pledge, announced at the UN General Assembly.

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WCS Annual Gala at Central Park Zoo Celebrates Conservation for a Sustainable Future

On Thursday, September 23, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) hosted its annual gala honoring businessman and philanthropist David Bonderman for his dedication to conservation causes.

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