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September 08, 2021
Two WCS Conservationists Elected to IUCN Council
Conservationists meeting in person and virtually at the
International Union for Conservation of Nature
(IUCN) World Conservation Congress have elected two WCS scientists to IUCN’s 2021-2025 Council.
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 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.
DAR ES SALAAM,
July 20, 2021
Technology helps tree-planting champions in Tanzania
Local communities in Tanzania’s Southern Highlands are involved in a forest restoration project aimed at protecting fresh water supplies, reforesting degraded areas and creating sustainable supplies of timber and fuelwood.
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.
July 07, 2021
BEYOND “JAWS”: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Shark Conservation (Spanish and French)
“Shark Week” kicks off on July 11th, and just in time, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has released five facts you probably did not know about shark conservation to raise awareness about this imperiled group of fishes and what’s being done to protect them.
Republic of Congo |
May 19, 2021
In Memoriam to Marcel Ngangoue – A Defender of the Rights of Wildlife A Tribute by Richard Malonga, WCS Congo Director
It is with a heavy heart I report the death of our Nouabalé Ndoki Park Warden, Marcel Ngangoue, who passed away on May 16
in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, after a short illness.
May 19, 2021
The Legacy Landscapes Fund (LLF) -- Next Level of Biodiversity Conservation – Officially Launches (English and Spanish)
A diverse group of international stakeholders has initiated a new fund called “Legacy Landscapes Fund” (LLF) to stop the loss of biodiversity.
May 11, 2021
Now is the Time to Think about Reintroducing Jaguars into the U.S.
A group of scientists say now is the time to talk about reintroducing jaguars (
) into the U.S.
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