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Scientific Collaboration in a Divided World
by Rebecca McGuire
In a new commentary for Scientific American, WCS's Rebecca McGuire asks whether Arctic birds can adjust their nesting behavior to keep pace with the rate at which the Arctic’s climate is changing, or will additional evolutionary adjustments will be required?
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Transforming Conservation in a Changing Climate
by Molly Cross
Conservation investments are at risk of failing as the climate changes. The good news is that conservation practitioners are experimenting with novel approaches to conservation that embrace the realities of this global challenge.
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Jacob’s Story: Saving an Injured Lion in Uganda
by Simon Nampindo
After a satellite collar helped locate a lion who lost a hind leg to a poacher’s trap in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park, WCS teamed with local partners to nurture the lion back to health. Read the story by WCS's Simon Nampindo at PBS Nature.
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The Buffalo Way Is a Model to Heal a Divided Nation
by Roger Fragua, Ted Roosevelt V
“Moving on from one of our nation’s most divisive elections,” note Roger Fragua and Ted Roosevelt V in an op-ed for the Salt Lake Tribune, “we have an opportunity to remember that we still have much to learn from the history of buffalo conservation.”
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Bats Are Superheroes of the Night
by Cori Lausen
Monitoring bats is critical at a time when they are facing many challenges like the steady spread of White Nose Syndrome. Scientists are keeping their ears open to better understand how we can help these fascinating creatures.
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Sustainable Financing Is Pivotal for Marine Conservation Beyond 2030 Pledges
by Simon Cripps
In a new commentary for Mongabay, WCS's Simon Cripps argues that one of the biggest challenges in getting political will for protecting 30 percent of the oceans in MPAs by 2030 and maintaining it thereafter is financial.
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Vaccinations May Be Vital for Saving Amur Tigers from Virus Outbreaks
by Dale Miquelle, Martin Gilbert
WCS's Dale Miquelle and his colleague Martin Gilbert, argue it is incumbent upon science-based conservation agencies to consider vaccinating high-risk tiger populations to mitigate extinction risks.
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by Cristián Samper
In a new interview, WCS president and CEO Cristián Samper describes how WCS is focused on the health of wildlife all over the globe. Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, WCS warned about the dangers of a viral pandemic.
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Beluga whistles and clicks could be silenced by an increasingly noisy Arctic Ocean
by William Halliday
Sound is an integral part of a beluga’s life, so the quality of the underwater acoustic environment is very important for their health and survival. Yet climate change is transforming the Arctic marine environment, and it is likely becoming more noisy underwater.
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To Prevent the Next Covid-19, We Must Prioritize Biodiversity
by Susan Lieberman, Christian Walzer
In a new op-ed for Undark magazine, WCS's Sue Lieberman and Chris Walzer argue that part of pandemic preparedness is acknowledging that human, wildlife, and ecological health are inseparable.
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A Duet of Fish Owls
by Jonathan Slaght
In a new excerpt from his award-winning book "Owls of the Eastern Ice," WCS's Jon Slaght describes the sound of two fish owls for Scientific American readers as part territorial call and part pair bond affirmation as their cries break the silence of a frozen Siberian landscape.
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Preventing Future Pandemic: Combating Emerging Disease Threats in the Andean Amazon
by Yovana Murillo
In the wake of the current COVID-19 crisis, all stakeholders must work to stop destroying the habitats of species in the Amazon if we are to minimize the risk of another, perhaps more lethal, pandemic.
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When Interfaces Become Wounds
by Christian Walzer
In a new commentary for the German publication NZZ, WCS's Chris Walzer argues that the corona pandemic shows what happens when the structure of humans, animals and the environment is out of balance.
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One Health and Wildlife Trade(-offs) - Preventing Future Pandemics
by Christian Walzer, Susan Lieberman, Amanda Fine, Kim Grützmacher
Zoonotic diseases are on the increase. Reducing the risk of further pandemics requires action in a range of areas, including measures centering on a One Health approach that could be taken to prevent further outbreaks of devastating diseases.
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Don’t Allow Sale of Wild Meat
by Elizabeth Bennett
Sarawak maintaining its ban on all commercial sales of wild meat provides a laudable way for it to conserve its wildlife, maintain the healthy diets and cultures of native communities, and maximize the future health of the entire population of the state.
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10 Reasons to Thank Nature
by WCS Communications
This Thanksgiving, let’s thank one entity that rarely gets the full measure of gratitude it deserves: Nature. Nature-based solutions to the global environmental challenges we face are at the heart of WCS’s mission to save wildlife and wild places.
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