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WCS in the News
September 01, 2021
WCS Focused on Supporting a Nature Positive Future for the Planet
The following is a statement delivered by WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper at the Biodiversity PreCOP event hosted by the Government of Colombia here on August 30. The virtual event was held under the leadership of President Iván Duque Márquez. This event is a part of the Third Session of the Open-Ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (WG2020-3) negotiating sessions, from 23 August to 3 September 2021. Those participating...
August 26, 2021
Conservation Leadership Programme Awardees Help Establish New Management Plan for Brazil’s Largest Coastal Marine Protected Area
A team of conservationists in Brazil funded by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP), of which WCS is a partner, has assisted in the creation and recent publication of a new government-executed management plan to conserve threatened coral reefs in Brazil’s largest
federal coastal marine conservation unit
Costa dos Corais.
August 23, 2021
To Understand Future Habitat Needs for Chimpanzees, Look to the Past
A new study provides insight into where chimpanzees (
) avoided climate instability during glacial and interglacial periods in Africa over the past 120,000 years.
August 20, 2021
WCS Statement on the Importance of High Forest, Low Deforestation Countries, and the Need to Increase Finance for Protection of Their Forests
High Forest, Low Deforestation (HFLD) countries and jurisdictions are those with very extensive, ecologically intact forests and low past rates of deforestation.
August 20, 2021
IUCN SSC Experts Urge for Immediate Action to Find Saola Before it’s too Late
IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) released today a Position Statement on the critical need for greater search effort for Saola
, calling to bring expertise, funding and innovation together to save one of the world’s rarest species.
August 12, 2021
New Marmoset Species Discovered in Brazilian Amazon
A team of scientists has discovered a new marmoset species in the Brazilian Amazon. The research was
funded in part by
Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP)
, a capacity-building partnership between WCS, BirdLife International and Fauna & Flora International (FFI).
July 16, 2021
STUDY: Nearly 20 Percent of Globally Important Intact Forest Landscapes Overlap with Concessions for Extractive Industries
A new study from WCS and WWF reveals that nearly 20 percent of tropical Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) overlap with concessions for extractive industries such as mining, oil and gas. The total area of overlap is 376,449 square miles (975,000 square kilometers), about the size of Egypt. Mining concessions overlap most with tropical IFLs, at 11.33 percent of the total area, while oil and gas concessions overlap with 7.85 percent of the total area.
July 13, 2021
Camera Trap Images Reveal that Tiny Nigeria Wildlife Sanctuary is a Haven for Rare Primates and Other Wildlife
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Nigeria Program released a series of camera trap images from Nigeria’s Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary revealing an array of primates and other wildlife that live in this 100 square kilometer (38.6 square mile) protected area that is smaller than the city of Paris.
July 08, 2021
WCS and the French Agency for Development Launch New Partnership Agreement to Fight Interlinked Crises of Biodiversity Loss, Climate Change and Global Health
WCS and the French Development Agency (AFD) launched a renewed partnership agreement
committing to share expertise and efforts to fight the interlinked crises of biodiversity loss, climate change and global health.
Democratic Republic of Congo |
June 09, 2021
New Study Offers Hope for Critically Endangered Gorillas in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has updated the global population estimate for the Critically Endangered Grauer’s gorillas (
Gorilla beringei graueri
) – the world’s largest gorilla subspecies– to 6,800 individuals from a previous global estimate of 3,800 individuals.
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