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New Study Offers Improved Pathways for Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Adaptation Conservation Initiatives

A new study offers pathways to improve monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of climate-informed conservation while revealing how practitioners are currently monitoring conservation adaptation projects.

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The following statement has been issued by Dr. Daniel Zarin, WCS Executive Director of Forests and Climate Change, about the newest UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report which synthesizes the latest science on climate mitigation, including emissions trends, mitigation pathways, innovation and technology, and policy measures.

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The following statement was released by the Wildlife Conservation Society today at the conclusion of three meetings convened under the auspices of the Convention on Biological Diversity or CBD

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Rare Monkey Adapts to Fragmented Habitat by Dieting and Reducing Activity

A team of scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Oxford Brookes University found that a rare species of monkey in Bolivia has adapted to living in a fragmented forest by dieting and moving less during lean times.

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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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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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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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WCS Joins Initiative for Ethical Agriculture and Forestry Supply Chains

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has formally joined the Accountability Framework Initiative (AFi) as a supporting partner.

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