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News From CITES CoP19: Survival of Species on the Line at CITES (English and Spanish)

WCS issued the following statement today from CITES CoP19 being held in Panama City, Panama

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News from CITES CoP19: Panama Calls for Major New Protection of Sharks at CITES CoP19
PANAMA CITY, Panama (November 13, 2022) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), IFAW, Blue Resources Trust and Humane Society International (HSI) applaud the Government of Panama for its leadership in proposing major new protections for sharks at the upcoming 19th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP19), which runs from November 14-25th in Panama City. Panama is leading an effor...
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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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News from CITES CoP19: WCS Investigations of Online Trade in Jaguar Parts Show Threat is Widespread

Researchers with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced the results of an international investigation finding that online trade of jaguar parts are openly detectable on multiple online platforms, representing an emerging and serious threat to jaguar populations across the range of this Latin American wildlife icon.

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In Ituri Province in DRC, a Sustainable Cocoa Coalition is Shaping up to Protect Okapi Wildlife Reserve (English and French)

An expanded group of signatories, including key local cocoa exporters, on 2 November joined an innovative landscape-focused collaboration to stimulate the local economy by supporting the production of sustainable cocoa around the Okapi Wildlife Reserve (OWR), in Ituri Province.

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WCS Announces Launch of Supplier Diversity Program
New York – Nov. 2, 2022 -- WCS has launched a new Supplier Diversity Program, an initiative that enables certified diverse vendors to gain access to procurement opportunities at WCS’s zoos and aquarium (Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, New York Aquarium). Among the many categories of certified diverse vendors which the new program plans to engage: Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs), Veteran-owned Business Enterprises (VBEs), Serv...
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CITES CoP19 “CHEAT SHEET”

The 19th meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP19) is taking place in Panama City, Panama from November 14-25, 2022.

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Alaska’s Little-Known Wood Bison Subject of New WCS Film

Just in time for National Bison Day on November 5th, WCS’s Arctic Beringia program has released a new film that follows 28 wood bison yearlings released in the Alaska wilderness.

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Extensive Wildlife Survey in Tanzania Confirms Elephant Recovery in Key African Wildlife Stronghold

Tanzania's Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT) released the results of a second ever landscape wildlife survey confirming that elephant numbers have stabilized in an area that was amongst the hardest hit by ivory poachers in the last decade.

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WCS Helps Congo Key in on Critical Wild Areas for Conservation (English and French)

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is building on its long-standing collaboration with the Republic of the Congo's government to work together to identify key biodiversity areas (KBAs) in a country incredibly rich in biodiversity.

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