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Outdoor Recreation in Protected Areas Negatively Impacts Wildlife Globally
FORT COLLINS, CO – December 8, 2016 – Newly published research in the journal PLOS ONE by scientists at WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society ), Colorado State University (CSU), and University of California-Berkeley finds that human recreation activities in protected areas are impacting wildlife, and more often than not, in negative ways.
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WCS Applauds China for Progress in National Park Initiatives
NEW YORK (November 16, 2016) – WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) applauds the statements made on November 4th by the General Director of National Development and Reform Commission, Mr. Xu Shaoshi, indicating that the SangJiangYuan National Park pilot program has been initiated while a second pilot—the Amur Tiger and Amur Leopard National Park program—is in the approval process.
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The Felid Cinderella Story Continues…

(Vladivostok, Russia September 1, 2017)- New photographs just released from Bastak Reserve in the Russian Far East confirm that a feline Cinderella story continues to unfold. 

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WCS Ecotourism Partner Named Finalist for 2016 World Responsible Tourism Awards
(London, England  August 29, 2016)Cambodia’s Sam Veasna Center (SVC) has been named one of just 13 finalists in the 2016 World Responsible Tourism Awards at the World Travel Market in London. SVC manages wildlife viewing trips with exclusive access to Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) sites across Cambodia. 
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 Russian Wilderness: Then and Now

 NEW YORK (August 25, 2017) – A new translation of a Russian natural history classic provides a snapshot of Amur tiger habitat in the Russian Far East a hundred years ago. In Across the Ussuri Kray (Indiana University Press, 2016), famed Russian explorer and ethnographer Vladimir Arsenyev catalogued the people and animals he encountered during a grueling six-month expedition to the forests of the Sikhote-Alin Mountains in 1906.  This book was partial source material for Akira Kurosawa’s 1975 Academy Award-winning film “Dersu Uzala.”

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OCEARCH and the New York Aquarium Lead Shark Expedition in Long Island, NY This August

(PARK CITY, UT – August 11, 2016)—OCEARCH and its team of collaborating scientists are joining forces in the waters off Long Island, New York for a wide-ranging study to gather data on the ecology, physiology, and behavior of sharks in the Atlantic Ocean, with a special focus on blue, mako, and great white sharks.

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DNA Testing Challenges Traditional Species Classification
Yangon, Myanmar (June 23, 2016) - Experts from (WCS) Wildlife Conservation Society and the National University of Singapore (NUS) have made a surprising discovery that could subvert the significance of traditional criteria used for species classification.
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 Pronghorn Migration Interpretive Site Completed in Wyoming
BOZEMAN (April 11, 2016) Scientists with the WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) announced the completion of an interpretive site celebrating the hard work of numerous partners that resulted in an outstanding conservation success and improved safety for motorists and wildlife—including pronghorn during their biennial migration.
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New Bat Habitat Discovered in Western Alberta
Central Alberta (February 25, 2016) WCS Canada announced today the discovery of two bat hibernacula —places where bats hibernate during winter months—in the Alberta foothills. The discovery was made recently during Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Canada’s ongoing research as part of the BatCaver program (
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Two WCS Scientists Are Finalists for World’s Leading Award for Animal Conservation
(NEW YORK- February 9, 2016) WCS is pleased to announce that two of its scientists, Dr. Joel Berger and Dr. P. Dee Boersma, have advanced as finalists for the 2016 Indianapolis Prize.  This announcement was made by Indianapolis Prize officials today as the six finalists for the world’s leading award for animal conservation were revealed. In recognition of their success in the conservation of at-risk species, Berger and Boersma join fellow finalists Dr. Rodney Jackson, Professor Carl Jones, Dr. Carl Safina and Dr. Amanda Vincent.
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