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News From COP27 Climate Conference: European Union announces EUR 25.5 M investment in Mesoamerica’s Five Great Forests (English and Spanish)

The European Union (EU) announced a 25.5 million euro investment in the protection and sustainable use of the Five Great Forests of Mesoamerica, and the Indigenous Peoples and local communities that risk their lives as their frontline defenders.

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News from CoP27 Climate Conference: WCS Brasil and State of Amazonas Agree to Pilot Program Paying Stewards of High Integrity Tropical Forests (English and Portuguese)

WCS Brasil and the State of Amazonas agreed to work together to develop the first pilot areas for a new high integrity forest investment initiative designed to pay the stewards of high integrity tropical forests for the ecosystem services those forests provide, including their CO2 absorption, which helps cool the planet. The agreement was signed at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Climate Conference.

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At UN Climate COP27, WCS Urges Governments to Act For Coral Reefs

At the close of the first week of the UN Climate Conference in Egypt, WCS is sounding a global call to action for governments around the world planning for climate change mitigation and adaptation: put coral reefs front and center.

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Beyond Humans – Mammal Combat in Extreme Environs

A new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Colorado State University, and the National Park Service indicates previously unknown high altitude contests between two of America’s most sensational mammals – mountain goats and bighorn sheep – over access to minerals previously unavailable due to the past presence of glaciers which, now, are vanishing due to global warming. 

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Bloomberg Philanthropies Intensifies Efforts to Protect the World’s Ocean
Today, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced it is expanding its commitment to protect the ocean, coastal communities and marine ecosystems. The Bloomberg Ocean Initiative will invest $204 million to leverage data-driven solutions, policy solutions, and community involvement to protect coral reefs, stop illegal fishing, and safeguard marine ecosystems and biodiversity that are at risk from the growing impacts of climate change. Today’s commitment builds on Bloomberg’s efforts to fight c...
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Empire Wind and WCS Announce Extension of Historic Near Real-Time Acoustic Marine Monitoring Project In New York Bight

Empire Wind and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today the extension to 2028 of their historic agreement to monitor large whales in the lease area of Empire Wind, an offshore wind project located in the New York Bight off the southern coast of Long Island.   

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City of New York Partners with WCS’s Eric Sanderson In Efforts to Make NYC More Resilient to Intense Rainfall

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today marked the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Ida by announcing a suite of stormwater infrastructure initiatives aimed at making the city more resilient to extreme rainfall in the future -- including a partnership with Dr. Eric Sanderson, Senior Conservation Ecologist at WCS.

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News Advisory: Empire Wind and WCS Expand Historic Acoustic Marine Monitoring Project In New York Bight; Gathering Near Real-Time Data to Protect Marine Mammals

Equinor and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) will hold a news announcement, Wednesday, September 7, at the New York Aquarium on the expansion of the collaborative effort to monitor several species of large whales in the New York Bight. 

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WCS Statement on 40 Percent Increase of Tiger Numbers

A statement by Dale Miquelle, WCS Tiger Program Coordinator, on the recent Red List Assessment by IUCN, which announced a 40 percent increase since the last tiger assessment in 2015 – a result of improvements in monitoring.

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WCS Welcomes $1B Protecting Our Planet Challenge Commitment to Protect the World’s Oceans

“This remarkable commitment is a major step toward sustainably managed seas which is so critical to nature, people and climate.” Simon Cripps, Executive Director of the WCS Marine Program

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