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WCS in the News
May 06, 2021
Hoofed Migration: New Science Study Chronicles World’s Great Overland Mammal Migrations
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) along with an international team of more than 90 scientists and conservationists have created the first-ever
global atlas of ungulate
migrations, working in partnership with the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), a UN treaty.
May 30, 2019
More Than 40,000 Acres of Critical Wildlife Habitat to be Protected in the Spectacular Payunia Reserve of Argentina
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and
Fundación Vida Silvestre Argentina
(Vida Silvestre), the associate organization to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Argentina, with funding from The Rainforest Site and
, have negotiated the resignation of grazing rights from livestock producers for 43,570 acres in the Payunia Natural Protected Area of Mendoza, Argentina.
July 27, 2016
International Efforts Needed to Save World’s Largest Mammals, Scientists Say
July 27, 2016
– A team of conservation biologists is calling for a worldwide strategy to prevent the unthinkable: the extinction of the world’s largest mammal species.
March 11, 2016
Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network Welcomes WCS-Argentina and First Certified Wool Producers From Peninsula Valdés.
Puerto Madryn, Argentina (March 11, 2016)–
Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network
(WFEN), a global community dedicated to developing and promoting products and tourism that contribute to the conservation of threatened wildlife and to the economic vitality of rural landscapes, is pleased to announce the awarding of Wildlife Friendly® Certification for “Merino Peninsula Vald
s” to the Wildlife Conservation Society-Argentina (WCS) program, “Patagonian Fibers with a Conscience”.
November 18, 2014
WCS’s Karukinka Reserve Celebrates 10 Years of Conservation
Public-Private Partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Goldman Sachs, and Chilean people marks first decade with milestones of scientific discovery, conservation, and public education & engagement Created in 2004, the 735,000 acre reserve in Chilean Tierra del Fuego contains southernmost old growth forests, largest population of guanacos in Chile, condors, and spectacular marine wildlife Intact forests and peatlands sequester almost 300 million tons of c...
March 26, 2014
Help Make WCS’s Karukinka Natural Park One of the World’s Most “Breathtaking” Places
Chilean park in competition to win 23,000 Euros ($31,000) from European Outdoor Conservation Association Protected area contains Andean Condors, old growth forests, and spectacular marine life Vote today on the EOCA's English language site >> NEW YORK (March 26, 2014) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today that Karukinka – the Rhode Island-sized wilderness it manages on the Island of Tierra del Fuego in Chile – has been selected for a competition as one of the world's most "...
August 28, 2012
Cashmere's Conscience: Wildlife Friendly Practices in Patagonia
Patagonian cashmere has gone “green” with a new certification by the Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network. The business venture supports the local economy while respecting this magnificent yet fragile landscape.
August 27, 2012
Patagonian Green Cashmere Certified Wildlife Friendly
WCS applauds efforts of Patagonian partners in sustainability NEW YORK (August 27, 2012)—It’s official: Patagonian “green” cashmere has been certified as “Wildlife Friendly,” according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, supporter of a group of eco-minded cashmere producers living in Argentina’s Patagonian Steppe region. The new certification—granted by the Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network—represents a victory for the Grupo Costa del Rio Colorado, a cooperative that works to minimiz...
April 11, 2012
WCS and Government of Chile Sign Sweeping Conservation Agreement
"Chile is blessed with some of the world's most beautiful land and seascapes and this country's leadership is taking important steps to protect these natural treasures." Dr. Steven Sanderson, WCS President and CEO SANTIAGO, CHILE, Chile (April 11, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society and the Government of Chile's Ministry of the Environment have agreed to work in cooperation on a range of conservation issues affecting the nation's lands, seas and wetlands.On Tuesday, April 10, WCS repr...
April 11, 2012
WCS y el Gobierno de Chile firman el Acuerdo General de Conservación
"Chile está bendecida con algunos de los paisajes terrestres y marítimos más hermosos del mundo y los líderes de este país están desarrollando medidas importantes para proteger estos tesoros naturales". Dr. Steven Sanderson, Presidente y Director Ejecutivo de WCS SANTIAGO, CHILE, Chile (11 de abril de 2012) – Wildlife Conservation Society y el Ministerio del Medio Ambiente del Gobierno de Chile han acordado en tratar conjuntamente una variedad de asuntos de conservación que afectan las ...
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