Fabricio Diaz Santos Receives Disney Conservation Hero Award

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(June 25, 2020)   -   WCS announced that Fabricio Díaz Santos, Coordinator of WCS's Jaguar Conservation Program in Nicaragua, has been honored with a 2019 Disney Conservation Hero Award. The award recognizes local citizens for their commitment to save wildlife, protect habitats and inspire their communities to take part in conservation efforts. Recipients from around the world were nominated by nonprofit environmental organizations, and each honoree and his nominating organization will share a $1,500 award from the D...

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Study: Wild Tigers Struggle with Work/Life Balance

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(June 25, 2020)   -   Scientists track a tigress in Russian Far East and learn there is lots of running around, wolfing down big meals, and then back home to watch the kids.

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MEDIA STATEMENT: WCS on the First High Level Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in the Americas (English and Spanish)

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(June 25, 2020)   -   WCS released a statement by Padu Franco, WCS Regional Director, Andes, Amazon, Orinoco on the First High-Level Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in the Americas, which concluded on October 4th the with the adoption of the Lima Declaration signed by 20 countries. 

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WCS Brazil Issues Statement on the Amazon Fires (English and Spanish)

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(June 25, 2020)   -   “The Amazon, a fortress for life on Earth, is burning nearly twice as fast as last year. All parties must come together to stop the setting of these devastating fires.” – WCS Brazil Country Director Carlos Durigan

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Global Conservation Organizations Applaud Government of Belize for New Commitment to Protect Central America's Largest, Highly Imperiled Forest

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(June 25, 2020)   -   Leading conservation organizations, including Global Wildlife Conservation, Panthera, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and World Wildlife Fund, alongside The Belize Zoo, Foundation for Wildlife Conservation, Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Field School, and the University of Belize and its Environmental Research Institute, have joined together to applaud the government of Belize for declaring new plans to protect the Maya Forest Corridor – a critical link in Central America’s largest fores...

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WCS Congratulates India for Newly Expanded Protected Areas that Safeguard Macaques, Hornbills, Bats

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(June 25, 2020)   -   WCS congratulates the Indian government for expanding protected areas in the wildlife-rich Western Ghats region to safeguard populations of endangered lion-tailed macaques (Macaca silenus), critically endangered Kolar leaf-nosed bats (Hipposideros hypophyllus), and other species.

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WCS Reacts to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Recovery Plan for the Jaguar

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(June 25, 2020)   -   Experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) reacted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s recently released recovery plan for the jaguar. 

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Sweeping Conservation Bill Signed into Law Today

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(June 25, 2020)   -   The John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act was signed into law today. 

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WCS’s “9 for ‘19”: Nine Iconic Wildlife Species that will Actually do Better this Year

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(June 25, 2020)   -   WCS scientists in our Global Conservation Program and in our zoos and aquarium issued a list of nine iconic wildlife species that are recovering in 2019 due to conservation action.

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Footage Shows Rare Glimpse of Jaguar Swimming through Lagoon in Belize

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(June 25, 2020)   -   WCS shared a video today showing incredible footage of a jaguar swimming across Placencia Lagoon in southern Belize.  The video, shot by Belizean boat captain Darryl Lozano, shows the jaguar effortlessly swimming across a channel until it reaches some red mangroves on a shoreline. WCS recognizes the Placencia Lagoon as an important fish nursery, with rare Halophila seagrass and a mangrove forest surrounding a critical Antillean manatee hotspot. WCS is supporting local efforts to get this lagoon ...

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