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Coral Reef Finance: An Essential Investment
by David Meyers
Many finance tools have been shown to be effective at raising capital, realigning incentives, and increasing efficiency of coral reef management but are not widely implemented due to limited knowledge and capacity.
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The Secret Sauce for Environmental Problem Solving
by David Wilkie
An open mind and the right connections may sound so simple," notes WCS Conservation Measures and Communities Exec Director David Wilkie, "but they are undervalued ingredients in effective collaborations."
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What Are Vipers? (Photos)
by Kevin Torregrosa, Julie Larsen Maher
While vipers’ adaptations for survival have given rise to generations of people with an irrational fear of snakes, they bear no ill well to humans. They simply want to do what they've done for the last 60 million years: survive.
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Promoting Diversity in the STEM Workforce
by Karen Tingley
"There are thousands of women in STEM who can influence young people looking for validation of their interests and motivation to solve our world’s most complex problems," writes WCS's Karen Tingley.
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In the Field and at the Policy Table, We’ve Come a Long Way
by Sue Lieberman
"I was at a meeting in Jakarta with senior officials of the government of Indonesia," notes WCS's Sue Lieberman, " and I realized that we were all women around the table," adding, "Sometimes we need to reflect on how far we have come."
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Take It from the 'Crocodile Lady': Conservation Needs More Women
by Natalia Rossi
WCS Cuba Manager Natalia Rossi notes, "A new wave of women scientists is entering the field of conservation, and we are working from the field to the policy-level to address problems and change attitudes."
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Take a Page from Fiji’s Fisherwomen
by Sangeeta Mangubhai
In an essay for Women's History Month, WCS Fiji Country Director Sangeeta Mangubhai notes, "There is a growing interest in ensuring that approaches we are using in fisheries incorporate gender equality.”
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A Geneticist’s Journey to Conserve the Diversity of Life
by Noviar Andayani
While we are continuing our tradition of ‘muddy boots’ interventions  to support the government in protecting wildlife and its habitats, we are also seeking stronger political support for wildlife conservation in Indonesia.
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From the Zoo to the Field: A Curator Charts Her Course
by Jessica Moody
Bronx Zoo Assistant Curator of Mammals Jessica Moody describes her career as a zoo-based conservationist for a WCS series on "Women in Conservation" to celebrate Women's History Month.
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Are Dhole Packs in Peril?
by Arjun Srivathsa
India has set a stellar example at the forefront of global efforts in scientific monitoring and conservation of tigers. It is time we replicated those efforts to secure the future for dholes– true underdogs of India’s tropical forests.
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Guns, Snares and Bulldozers: New Map Reveals Hotspots for Harm to Wildlife
by James Watson, James Allan, Christopher O'Bryan
WCS's James Watson and colleagues have produced the first global map of human impacts on threatened species. The overwhelmingly dominant hotspot for threatened species was Southeast Asia.
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Sharks and CITES — A Celebration of Conservation Progress
by Luke Warwick, Jon Forrest Dohlin
At an event at the New York Aquarium sponsored by the Maldives Mission to the United Nations, guests discussed listing proposals for 18 species of shark and ray that will be debated at the CITES CoP 18 this May.
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Chimps Are Losing Their Culture
by WCS
A sweeping new study published in the journal Science says that chimpanzee’s complex cultures — including the use of tools and other behaviors — are being lost as human disturbance expands into previously wild areas.
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Going Wild for Marine Wildlife in Bangladesh
by Elisabeth Fahrni Mansur
Healthy Ocean — Healthy People. This is the theme WCS Bangladesh has been promoting to build partnerships among fishing communities and civil society to secure a bright future for marine wildlife.
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With Two New Marine Parks, Argentina Gives Reason for Optimism
by Graham Harris, Claudio Campagna
This past December, Argentina announced the creation of two large marine protected areas, Yaganes Marine Park in Drake’s passage and Namuncurá II along the southern shelf break of the Burdwood/Namuncurá Bank.
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Life Below Water Depends on Actions Above
by Jason Patlis
On World Wildlife Day, WCS's Jason Patlis remains optimistic that we can reverse the trend of ocean decline thanks to the leadership of government, conservation, and business, and the action of people worldwide.
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Marine Protected Areas Are getting SMART
by Drew T. Cronin, Katherine Holmes, Dayne Buddo
Conservation groups are turning to tech solutions like the Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) to improve the performance of protected areas, both on land and at sea, and better use limited resources.
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Ensuring Sustainable Marine Conservation in the Republic of Congo
by Zanne Labuschagne
WCS Congo, together with the Congolese Government and other partners, has initiated a broad marine conservation program aimed at strengthening and increasing Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).
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News Corp Attacks Scientists, Ignores Science
by James Watson, Sarah Bekessy, Hugh Possingham, Georgia Garrard, Alex Kusmanoff
The relentless, sustained, needlessly personal attacks on the scientists analyzing the impacts of the Adani coalmine undermines the role of science – and scientists – in important decisions that affect our future.
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Wolves and Wolverines: A Complicated Relationship
by Tom Glass
At WCS, we’re combining intensive field studies, cutting-edge wildlife research technology, and the knowledge of indigenous peoples to better understand the ecology of wolverines on the harsh Arctic tundra.
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What Sturgeon, Huge and Ancient Fish, Tell Us About Our Ecological Past and Future
by Jon Forrest Dohlin
With the introduction of sturgeon to the NY Aquarium, visitors have the opportunity to see these representatives of an ancient lineage and learn of their place in our state's history," notes aquarium Director Jon Forrest Dohlin.
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Why the Effort to Ban Plastic Straws is Growing
by John Calvelli
A City Council bill to ban single-use plastic in NYC dovetails with the WCS New York Aquarium's Give a Sip campaign, educating consumers across the five boroughs about the need to ban plastic straws.
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We Cannot Cede Ground on Animal Poaching
by Hillary Clinton, John Kasich
We must end the market for wildlife and wildlife parts by confronting ruthless criminal trafficking syndicates and governments whose policies and actions (or inaction) contribute to the senseless slaughter of species.
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Let's Start Saving the Pigs this Year
by Melvin Gumal
For the long-term health of Malaysia’s tiger population, large ungulates such asgsur, sambar deer, and even bearded pigs and common wild pigs have to survive and proliferate.
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