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WCS Rights +Communities Executive Director, Sushil Raj, Attends United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

The following statement was submitted by Sushil Raj, WCS Executive Director of Rights + Communities, at the United Nations Permanent Forum On Indigenous Issues Twenty-Second Session. The statement was submitted under the Permanent Forum’s theme “Indigenous Peoples, human health, planetary and territorial health, and climate change: a rights-based approach.”

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WCS will hold a media briefing featuring a panel of experts discussing High Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) that is currently wreaking havoc around the world and is the largest known outbreak since scientists have begun tracking the disease.

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New Standard in China Launched for Financial Institutions on Biodiversity Risk Management

A Standard for Financial Institutions on Biodiversity Risks Management recently launched in Kaihua, Zhejiang Province located in China’s Yangtze River Delta.

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WCS Zoological Health Program Receives 2nd Year Funding for Veterinary Residency Program
April 6, 2023 - Bronx, NY - In its second year of funding, the Zoetis Foundation is providing support for the WCS’s veterinary residentcy program. Dr. Catherine M. Bartholf, is continuing her three-year residency with the goal to receive training and mentorship in zoological medicine and surgery. The successful program now has three full-time veterinary residents working to ensure the health and welfare of animals in the five WCS wildlife parks in New York City - Bronx Zoo, New Yor...
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Monica P. Medina, First US Diplomat Designated to Advocate for Global Biodiversity,  Named President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society (English, French & Spanish)

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that Monica P. Medina, the first diplomat in the U.S. designated to advocate for global biodiversity, has been named WCS President and CEO, effective June 1, 2023.

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Bronx Zoo Educators Partner with Roundtable for New Class - Birds of a Feather: Avian Evolution
New York, NY--April 3, 2023--Just in time for the spring bird migration, Roundtable and the Bronx Zoo are flocking together to give birders and the bird curious something to chirp about - a new class featuring conservation educators. The two-part, online course Birds of a Feather: Avian Evolution begins on April 15th (10 am-12 pm, $60); it will explore bird evolution and bird diversity through engaging discussions, activities and presentations from instructors Ma...
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The Wildlife Conservation Society welcomes the Vatican’s statement on March 30, 2023 renouncing the “doctrine of discovery.”

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In Memoriam: Éric Rama Doungous, Ecoguard Team Leader, WCS CAR En mémoire: RAMA DOUNGOUS Éric, Chef d’équipe (Ecogarde) WCS-RCA

The Wildlife Conservation Society Central African Republic Program is deeply saddened by the death of Mr. Éric Rama Doungous, Ecoguard team leader and head of the Base Vie location in Bamingui. He died Monday, March 20, after he and his team, on patrol in the western sector of Bamingui-Bangoran National Park, were ambushed by armed bandits.

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20 Royal Turtles Released Into Their Natural Habitat

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), in collaboration with Mandai Nature and the Fisheries Administration (FiA) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF), released 20 critically endangered Royal Turtles into the Sre Ambel River system in Koh Kong Province's Sre Ambel district.

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WCS Applauds Biden Administration Announcement to Protect Pacific Remote Islands and Release of First-Ever Ocean Climate Action Plan

The following statement is by John Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President for Public Affairs on the Biden Administration's announcent to to start the process to designate the Pacific Remote Islands and their surrounding waters as a National Marine Sanctuary as well as the release of the first-ever Ocean Climate Action Plan

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