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WCS Supports Bi-Partisan Bill in US Senate to Prevent the Next Zoonotic Pandemic
A statement is from John F. Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President for Public Affairs of the Wildlife Conservation Society in support of reintroduction of a bipartisan bill in the U.S. Congress, which includes measures to prevent future zoonotic pandemics
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Disease Threatens to Decimate Western Bats

A four-year study recently published in Ecology and Evolution concludes that the fungal disease, white-nose syndrome, poses a severe threat to many western North American bats.

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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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A new initiative involving 20 of the world’s leading conservation organisations, including the Wildlife Conservation Society, today issued an unprecedented joint declaration to the G20 calling for urgent action to invest in nature to protect biodiversity, reduce the risk of future pandemics, and safeguard the long-term well-being and security of current and future human generations.

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Protect Wildlife. Protect Us.™
WCS has created a powerful 30-second PSA, narrated by award-winning actress, director and artist Lucy Liu, to raise awareness and spark action to advance legislation to prevent future pandemics. 
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WCS will hold a virtual press conference following a two-day event held in conjunction with the German Federal Foreign Office: “One Planet, One Health, One Future: Moving Forward in a Post COVID-19 World.” 
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WCS and the German Federal Foreign Office announce a two-day conference on November 17-18: “One Planet, One Health, One Future: Moving Forward in a Post COVID-19 World.”
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Statement on the WCS US Policy Agenda
The following statement was released by Cristián Samper, President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society:
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WCS News Advisory/Release/Availability: The World Needs to Urgently Operationalize the Concept of One Health
Global leaders in wildlife and human health are taking further active steps to ensure that governments, academia, and civil society break down barriers and form a united effort to prevent the emergence or resurgence of diseases, like COVID-19, that threaten people, wildlife, and livestock.
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IT'S BAT WEEK! How to Make Bats Less Scary

A team of conservationists say that in order for the public to help bats, they need to be perceived as less scary.

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