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Reforesting project in Rwanda sees regrowth within a year — despite lockdown interruptions

Trillion Trees partner the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has proven the viability of Assisted Natural Regeneration (ANR) in degraded forest areas of Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest National Park – even during a pandemic.

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Birds and Rural Sprawl: New study finds that bird communities in two key landscapes react differently to “exurban” development
new study in the journal Diversity by researchers from Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) finds that bird communities in two rapidly developing rural landscapes react differently to increased “rural sprawl.”
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Top Security Experts Identify Ecological Disruption as a Major Security Threat  in a Landmark Report by the Converging Risks Lab of the Council on Strategic Risks
The Converging Risks Lab of the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) released a landmark report today, “The Security Threat That Binds Us: The Unraveling of Ecological and Natural Security and What the United States Can Do About It.
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Southern Africa’s Most Endangered Shark  Just Extended its Range by 2,000 Kilometers

A team of marine scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has confirmed that southern Africa’s most threatened endemic shark – the Critically Endangered shorttail nurse shark (Pseudoginglymostoma brevicaudatum) – has been found to occur in Mozambique; a finding that represents a range extension of more than 2,000 kilometers (1,242 miles).

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“Resistance-Resilience-Transformation”: New Classification Marks Paradigm Shift in how Conservationists Tackle Climate Change
A new study co-authored by researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Global Conservation Program and the University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Forestry introduces a classification called Resistance-Resilience-Transformation (RRT) that enables the assessment of whether and to what extent a management shift toward transformative action is occurring in conservation. 
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Statement by Cristián Samper, President and CEO, Wildlife Conservation Society, at the One Planet Summit, January 11, 2021 (English, French, Spanish)

WCS's President and CEO Cristián Samper's statement at the One Planet Summit, held on January 11, 2021

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Good News From the Navajo Nation - Scientists Succeed in Tagging Nearly 100 of their Most Iconic of Wild Animals – the Tsétah dibé

Some of the world’s most sacred and spectacular lands unfold across the sovereign Navajo Nation – an area nearly the size of Maine encompassing parts of Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico. 

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World’s Most Endangered Turtle Gets Some Good News  In 2020
The Ha Noi Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, in collaboration with the Asian Turtle Program (ATP) of Indo-Myanmar Conservation (IMC) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have made dramatic progress to possibly prevent the extinction of Swinhoe’s softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) also known as the Yangtze giant softshell turtle or or Hoan Kiem turtle. 
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TURTLE TSUNAMI! WCS releases incredible footage of mass hatching of locally endangered turtle

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released an amazing video showing tens of thousands of Giant South American River turtle hatchlings (Podocnemis expansa) emerging from a sandy beach in a protected area along the Purus River – a tributary of the Amazon River in Brazil.

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