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Study Confirms Norway-Sized Swath of Mountain Forest Lost Between 2001-2018

A WCS-coauthored study reveals that global mountain forests – critically important to wildlife – are vanishing at an accelerating rate with an area twice the size of Norway lost between 2001-2018.

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Colombia's National Natural Park  Sierra Nevada de Santana Marta has Expanded (English and Spanish)

WCS Colombia celebrates the expansion of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Natural Park, a process initiated by the Arhuaco and Kogui Indigenous Peoples for the protection of their ancestral territory.

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WCS Run for the Wild: Registration Open for New York’s Premiere Spring Event
Bronx, NY – March 7, 2023 – The event that marks the official start of spring/summer in New York City is back and accepting registrations. The 15th annual Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Run for the Wild 5K run/3Kwalk at the Bronx Zoo is returns on Saturday, April 29 at the Bronx Zoo. Each year the WCS Run for the Wild is dedicated to an animal or family of animals in need of conservation support to raise awareness of threats they face. This year’s event is dedicated to ...
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Wildlife Conservation Society Announces 30x30 Ocean Accelerator to Advance the Historic Commitment to Protect 30% of the World's Oceans by 2030

From the 2023 Our Ocean Conference taking place this week in Panama, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced the launch of a new global 30x30 Ocean Accelerator to advance the historic goal of protecting and conserving at least 30% of the world’s ocean by 2030 – ”30x30.”

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Dr. Luthando Dziba Joins WCS as East Africa, Madagascar &Western Indian Ocean Regional Director

On April 1, 2023, Dr. Luthando Dziba is joining the Wildlife Conservation Society as its East Africa, Madagascar and the Western Indian Ocean Regional Director, based in Kigali

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WCS Celebrates World Wildlife Day and 50 Years of CITES

The Wildlife Conservation Society is recognizing World Wildlife Day, March 3, 2023, with a video featuring a message from WCS’s Interim President and CEO Robb Menzi.

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The following statement is by Dr. Susan Lieberman, WCS Vice President of Internation Policy, addressing the 4th meeting of the International Negotiating Body (INB) of the World Health Organization (WHO) is in the process of drafting and negotiating a convention, agreement, or instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response.

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Update on American Alligator Rescued from Prospect Park Lake
Bronx, NY – Feb. 22, 2022 – The following statement was issued by the Bronx Zoo: “The American alligator recovered from a lake in Prospect Park on February 19 is undergoing medical evaluation at the Bronx Zoo by veterinarians and animal care staff. The alligator, which was lethargic and suffering from exposure to cold temperatures, is extremely emaciated. After arriving at the Bronx Zoo, the animal was slowly warmed to an appropriate ambient temperature and received supporti...
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HAULOUT: Oscar-Nominated Documentary Short Featured as Best of Festival at Upcoming New York WILD Film Festival

The New York WILD Film Festival and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) are hosting a screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary “HAULOUT,” which chronicles the dramatic effects of climate change from the most rapidly transforming ecosystem on the planet – the Russian Arctic.

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Update on Eurasian Eagle Owl, Flaco
Feb. 17, 2023, New York – The following statement was issued by the Central Park Zoo: “Last evening, Central Park Zoo staff attempted to lure Flaco, the Eurasian eagle owl, with bait and recordings of eagle owl calls. Though he showed some interest in the calls, the attempt was unsuccessful. As we noted previously, efforts at recovering the bird have proven more difficult since he has been very successful at hunting and consuming the abundant prey in the park. “We ar...
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