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International Efforts Needed to Save World’s Largest Mammals, Scientists Say

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(June 25, 2020)   -   July 27, 2016 – A team of conservation biologists is calling for a worldwide strategy to prevent the unthinkable: the extinction of the world’s largest mammal species.

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Good News for Jaguars

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(June 25, 2020)   -   Jaguar populations have grown at an average annual rate of nearly 8 percent across field sites where the Wildlife Conservation Society works in Latin America from 2002 to 2016.

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Vote Bison Coalition Hosts Celebration of National Mammal Adoption

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(June 25, 2020)   -   The Vote Bison Coalition held a special reception at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian to celebrate the adoption of the North American bison as America’s national mammal. 

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La rápida destrucción de bosques en Centroamérica amenaza a las comunidades y fauna locales

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(June 25, 2020)   -   Julio de 25, 2017 – Los bosques más grandes de Centroamérica están desapareciendo a una velocidad precipitada debido a la ganadería ilegal, las plantaciones de aceite de palma, y otras actividades humanas, todas los cuales están poniendo a las comunidades locales y las especies de fauna silvestre de la región en alto riesgo.

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Historic Bison Legislation Signed into Law by President Obama

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(June 25, 2020)   -   NEW YORK (May 9, 2016) – The following is a statement from John Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President for Public Affairs:

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People and Wildlife Now Threatened by Rapid Destruction of Central America’s Forests

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(June 25, 2020)   -   July 25, 2017 – Central America’s largest remaining forests are disappearing at a precipitous rate due to illegal cattle ranching, oil palm plantations, and other human-related activities, all of which are putting local communities and the region’s wildlife species at high risk.

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Senate Approves National Bison Legacy Act

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(June 25, 2020)   -   Cristián Samper, WCS President and CEO, said: “The National Bison Legacy Act is a milestone in a long journey by WCS, its flagship Bronx Zoo, and many other partners to prevent the bison from going extinct and to recognize the bison’s ecological, cultural, historical and economic importance to the United States.”

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WCS Paraguay Reports Jaguar Killing in Loma Plata

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(June 25, 2020)   -   Asuncion, Paraguay (July 3, 2017) – Following the event where a male jaguar was killed while wandering between houses in downtown Loma Plata, Chaco, Maria del Carmen Fleytas, Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society's Paraguay Country Program, has issued the following statement: 

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WCS Applauds Bi-Partisan House Passage of National Bison Legacy Act; Urges Senate to Take Action

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(June 25, 2020)   -   April 26, 2016 – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the National Bison Legacy Act, leaving only Senate passage and President Obama’s signature to officially make bison the National Mammal of the United States.

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Paraguay Unveils New Management Plan For Jaguars

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(June 25, 2020)   -   Asunción, Paraguay (December 22, 2016) – The Government of Paraguay took a major step forward today to ensuring a future for the Western Hemisphere’s largest cat species by completing a country-wide management plan for jaguars, the culmination of two years of cooperation between government agencies, the public and private sectors, and researchers from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other NGOs.

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