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A New Era For Conservation:  Philippine Government, WCS, and Other Green Groups Launch 30x30 Country Initiative

The Philippines kicked off its first-ever workshop to launch the national rollout of the new global 30x30 target, to protect and conserve at least 30 percent of the world’s land, fresh water and sea by 2030.

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SCIENTISTS: Want to Fight Climate Change? Don’t Poach Gorillas (or Elephants, Hornbills, Toucans, etc.)

Here’s a climate solution we can all get behind: don’t kill elephants. Or poach gorillas – or wipe out tapirs, hornbills, or other large-bodied wildlife that eat fruit and disperse large seeds.

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Bronx Zoo's Beloved ‘Boo at the Zoo’ Continues Tradition in 2023
BRONX, N.Y. — Aug. 29, 2023 — Fall under autumn’s spell and join us at the Bronx Zoo as “Boo at the Zoo” returns for another year of family fun. On Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 30 to Oct. 29 (and Monday, Oct. 9), this New York tradition allows families to enjoy Halloween festivities and see animals from all over the world. Boo at the Zoo joins the festive fall lineup at the Bronx Zoo, which also includes the all-new Pumpkin Nights which takes place Thursdays &nd...
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NEWS FROM GEF: New Global Biodiversity Framework Fund Launched Today will Help Turn Around Our Planet’s Catastrophic Biodiversity Downward Spiral

The following statement was released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society upon the launch of the new innovative Global Biodiversity Framework Fund (GBFF). The fund is designed to finance the implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF).

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A new global initiative that is building bridges across disciplinary, geographic, and jurisdictional domains in the fight against nature crime officially launches today.

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WCS News Statement Issued from the Seventh Assembly of the Global Environment Facility
Vancouver, Aug. 22, 2023 – The following statement was released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society concerning the new Global Biodiversity Framework Fund (GBFF) to finance the implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework. The fund will be officially launched here on Thursday, Aug. 24, during the Seventh Assembly meeting of the Global Environment Facility. Said Monica Medina, President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society: “The ur...
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Environmental leaders from 185 countries will gather in Vancouver, Canada for the Seventh Assembly of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) from August 22-26.

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Restoring Degraded Forests: An Underappreciated Climate Solution

A new study mapping the potential scale of forest restoration globally shows that prioritizing 1.5 billion hectares of degraded forest – an area almost the size of Russia - could significantly boost effectiveness of meeting climate and biodiversity goals.

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PHOTO RELEASE: A Whale of a Day – Clear skies and calm seas allowed WCS Scientists to capture stunning photos of humpback whales with the New York City Skyline backdrop

It’s clear that whales have become regular “New Yorkers” as evidenced by these recent images taken by scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Ocean Giants Program.

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Amazon Countries Pledge Greater Cooperation in Addressing Environmental and Human Rights Issues

Leaders of the Amazon countries meeting in Brazil this week released the “Belem Declaration,” promising greater regional integration.

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