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WCS and Partners Win Design Competition to Reimagine the Brooklyn Bridge

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(August 19, 2020)   -   A design by Pilot Projects Design Collective, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Cities4Forests, Grimshaw Architects LLP, and Silman DPC has won the professional category in the worldwide Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge contest.  

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“Brooklyn Bridge Forest” is a Finalist in Contest to Re-imagine the Iconic Brooklyn Bridge (English and Spanish)

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(July 24, 2020)   -   The “Brooklyn Bridge Forest,” which calls for sustainably harvested wood to benefit local communities in Guatemala while safeguarding 200,000 acres of rainforest, is a finalist in a competition to Reimagine the Brooklyn Bridge. The public can vote online to support this project from July 24-30.

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A Jaguar, Nicknamed “Short-Tail,” Becomes Living Symbol of Transboundary Conservation

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(July 07, 2020)   -   A team of WCS scientists have documented an unusual jaguar missing most of its tail crossing the border between Belize and Guatemala – the first confirmed transboundary crossing of a jaguar between the two countries. 

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Mesoamerica Commits to Protect its Five Great Forests as Part of Region’s Climate Action Plan During UN Conference in Madrid

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(June 25, 2020)   -   At COP25, for the first time, the eight countries of Central America presented their regional climate action plan, which commits to protect Mesoamerica’s five great forests as part of the natural solution to the climate crisis. This ambitious initiative aims to bring together the agricultural and environmental sectors to restore and conserve 10 million hectares of forests and degraded land by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality in the agricultural and forest sector by 2040.

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First High-Level Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in the Americas to be Held This Week in Peru

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(June 25, 2020)   -   On October 3-4, a High Level International Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in the Americas will take place in Lima, Peru.

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BISON ON THE EDGE: Scientists, Indigenous Peoples, Government Officials, Ranchers, Gather to Develop Roadmap for Rewilding North America Bison

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(June 25, 2020)   -   The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Pueblo of Pojoaque will co-host a conference to advance a bold vision: rewilding the North American continent with the American bison. 

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WCS Offers Tribute to Dr. Alan Rabinowitz

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(June 25, 2020)   -   The Wildlife Conservation Society mourns the loss of Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, one of the world’s foremost experts on big cats.

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Gearing Up for Reporting on CITES – A Cheat Sheet

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(June 25, 2020)   -   All You Need to Know about the Aug. 17-28 Wildlife Trade Conference in Geneva, Switzerland

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Brazil Creates Protected Area in Amazonia That Will Serve Needs of Wildlife and People

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(June 25, 2020)   -   The Brazilian Government has created an important protected area in Amazonia that will safeguard both iconic wildlife such as jaguars, giant otters and other species as well as the livelihoods of people who depend on natural resources.

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Senate Passes Resolution Commemorating Sat. Nov. 4 as National Bison Day

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(June 25, 2020)   -   WASHINGTON (November 1, 2017) – For the fifth time in five years, the U.S. Senate has passed a resolution marking National Bison Day as the first Saturday in November, which falls this year on November 4th. The resolution comes a year after bison were adopted as the U.S. National Mammal through an act of Congress. 

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