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Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre and WCS Join Forces for
Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre (HPAC) and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Rocky Mountain Program (WCS Rockies) are thrilled to announce the launch of their collaborative project: NatureCultures, a special series opening on April 21st in celebration of Earth Day.
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WCS’s Jonathan Slaght Wins PEN America/E.O. Wilson Science Writing Award
WCS’s Jonathan Slaght has won the PEN America/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award for his book “Owls of the Eastern Ice,” which chronicles his efforts in the Russian Far East to save Blakiston’s fish owl, the world’s largest owl species.
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One of Africa’s Rarest Primates Protected by… Speedbumps

A new study revealed that a drastic reduction of deaths of one of Africa’s rarest primates, the Zanzibar red colobus (Piliocolobus kirkii), followed the installation of four speedbumps along a stretch of road where the species frequently crossed.

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African Elephants’ Range is Just 17 Percent of What it Could be, Study Finds
A study reported in the journal Current Biology on April 1 has both good news and bad news for the future of African elephants. 
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WCS Statement on WHO-China Report on SARS-CoV-2 (English and Spanish)

The following statement was released today from the Wildlife Conservation Society on the WHO-China report listing scenarios for the emergence of SARS-CoV-2:

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New Paper Addresses Impacts of COVID-19 and Cyclone Harold on Indo-Fijians Engaged in Small Scale Fisheries
A new study published in the journal Environmental Science and Policy addresses the impacts of COVID-19 and Cyclone Harold on Indo-Fijians engaged in small scale fisheries.
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New Endangered and Critically Endangered status for African elephants
The African savannah elephant and the forest elephant have now been classified as Endangered and Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM
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WCS Climate Adaptation Fund Announces Request for Proposals for Climate Adaptation Projects Promoting Innovation, Evidence-Gathering, and Mainstreaming
Through its Climate Adaptation Fund, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is soliciting proposals from nonprofit conservation organizations implementing new methods that help wildlife adapt to the rapidly-shifting environmental conditions brought about by climate change, one of the top crises facing the world today. 
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Just Add Jaguars: Scientists identify large swath of potential habitat for iconic big cat in Arizona and New Mexico
A team of scientists have identified a wide swath of habitat in Arizona and New Mexico that they say could eventually support more than 150 jaguars. 
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COVID-19’s Impacts on Global Conservation Efforts Laid Bare in Latest PARKS Issue

A new special issue of PARKS, the journal of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, published today reveals massive impacts on global conservation efforts seen during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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