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Landmark Paper Finds Light at End of the Tunnel for World’s Wildlife and Wild Places
A new WCS paper published in the journal BioScience finds that the enormous trends toward population stabilization, poverty alleviation, and urbanization are rewriting the future of biodiversity conservation in the 21st century, offering new hope for the world’s wildlife and wild places.
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10th Annual “WCS Run for the Wild” at the Bronx Zoo

Bronx, N.Y. – April 23, 2018 – The 2018 WCS Run for the Wild marks the 10th anniversary of the Bronx Zoo’s 5K event dedicated to saving wildlife and wild places.  The annual 5K race and family fun run/walk scheduled for Saturday, April 28.  Runners, walkers, and wildlife supporters are invited to participate.

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BRONX ZOO CREATES DIGITAL DOCUMENTARY SERIES WITH LEGENDARY BRONX ARTISTS AS PART OF SPRING EVENT SERIES “BOOGIE DOWN AT THE BRONX ZOO”
Bronx, NY – April 20, 2018 – The Bronx Zoo is hosting a series of spring events called “Boogie Down at the Bronx Zoo” celebrating the diverse culture and history of the Bronx. In a new series of digital documentary videos produced by the Bronx Zoo in collaboration with Cutters Studios, featured performers and artists reveal why the Bronx and the Bronx Zoo were so important to them growing up, and how the Bronx Zoo is integral to the fabric of all cultures represented in t...
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WCS: No Oil and Gas Development Should be Allowed in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

WASHINGTON (April 19, 2018) – WCS remains adamant that no oil and gas development should occur in one of America’s most unspoiled, treasured landscapes. 

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New York Aquarium Opens New “OCEANSIDE GRILL” Serving up Sustainable Seafood and No Plastics
The WCS New York Aquarium has opened an ocean-side grill that will serve up sustainable seafood and tips on how to eat responsibly as stewards of the world’s ocean. The grill is a no single-use plastic zone. All food is served on environmentally-friendly packaging: no plastic straws, cups, bags or other items.
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62 Shark Scientists Endorse Bipartisan Shark Sustainability Bill

WASHINGTON (April 17, 2018) – Ahead of a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on various shark conservation bills, 62marine scientists with expertise on sharks and rays submitted a letter to the committee calling for passage of the H.R. 5248, the Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act.

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Six Indonesians pleaded guilty yesterday to charges for trespassing into the Lanjak-Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary, a hotspot for wildlife crime including the illegal extraction of internationally protected agarwood.

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Business in Key Biodiversity Areas: minimising the risk to nature
Gland, Switzerland, 17 April 2018 – A roadmap for businesses operating in some of the most biologically significant places on the planet has been issued today by the Key Biodiversity Area Partnership involving 12 of the world’s leading conservation organisations.
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STUDY: Logging Tropical Forests Jeopardizing Drinking Water
A team of researchers from The University of Queensland (UQ), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and other groups have found that increasing land clearing for logging in Solomon Islands–even with best management strategies in place – will lead to unsustainable levels of soil erosion and significant impacts to downstream water quality.
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World’s Leading Coffee Companies Commit to Tackle Deforestation in Indonesia

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that a group of the world’s leading coffee companies has committed to addressing deforestation from illegal coffee production inside Indonesia’s Bukit Barisan Selatan (BBS) National Park – a key protected area for Sumatran tigers, rhinos, and elephants, and part of the “Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra,” an internationally recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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