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Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park Celebrates 30 Years, as 2023 Marked First Year Without Any Elephant Poaching Detected
BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo, January 31, 2024 – The 30th Anniversary of Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park commemorates conservation achievements, despite increasing pressures. On this occasion, the Park ramps up tourism-oriented efforts with the unveiling of its new official website – https://ndoki.org – and marks this celebration with a special video. Republic of Congo’s Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park commemorates 30 years of conservation, science and local community deve...
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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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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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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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MEDIA STATEMENT ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLD’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

As the world commemorates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on August 9th, the Wildlife Conservation Society has issued the following statement by Sushil Raj, Executive Director of the WCS Rights and Communities Program, and Dawa Yangi Sherpa, Social Safeguards Technical Specialist in the WCS Rights & Communities Program:

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WCS Builds Aerial Wildlife Crossing to Protect Endangered Primates on a Highway that Cuts through the Brazilian Amazon

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has built a “canopy bridge” in the Amazon designed specifically to allow endangered and vulnerable primates and other tree-dwelling wildlife to safely cross a highway and reduce collisions with vehicles.

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Bakan Grassland Officially Protected: A Major Step for Cambodia's Biodiversity and 30x30 Goals

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Cambodia, in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and the Pursat Provincial Administration and Department of Environment, announced the official designation of the Bakan grassland as a national protected area officially called the Bakan Protected Landscape.

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In Papua New Guinea, Inaugl Tribe Members Commit to Legally Protect More Than 12,000 ha (46 square miles) of High Biodiversity Forest

In the Highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG), Indigenous landowners of the Inaugl tribe have joined their neighbours in the Bismarck Forest Corridor to commit to legally protecting 12,241 hectares (46.3 square miles) of forest under a conservation deed.

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