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February 13, 2019

Scientists Look Into The Past To Help Identify Fish Threatened with Local Extinction

Marine scientists from the University of Queensland, WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other groups have developed a methodology to assess fish stocks that combines new data with archeological and historical records – some dating back to the 8th Century AD.

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January 29, 2019

Nassau Grouper Becomes Critically Endangered

The Nassau grouper—a fish known for its spectacular spawning aggregations in and around the Caribbean Sea—is now a “Critically Endangered” species, according to a new assessment by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) that was recently published and ...

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December 21, 2018

Study Finds Tropical Cyclone Winston Damaged Fisheries as Well as Homes in Fiji

A newly published study by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) has found that impacts of Tropical Cyclone Winston on the coastal communities of Fiji went beyond the immediate loss of lives and infrastructure. The cyclone also had a lingering effect on the fisheries many communities depend on, partic...

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December 12, 2018

Argentina Creates Two Massive Marine Parks

The Government of Argentina has created two massive offshore marine parks in the southwest Atlantic that will help protect the diverse marine life of the Patagonian Sea, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and a host of other partners who have worked for years to protect these biodivers...

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December 03, 2018

WCS Myanmar Program Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The WCS Myanmar Program released a video celebrating its 25th year of conservation.Watch the video here.

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November 26, 2018

Big Study of Fishing Communities Finds Good Neighbors Are Hard to Come By

A study of 89 fishing communities in East Africa has found that good neighbors who agree with common proposals to improve shared fisheries management are uncommon, illustrating that the “tragedy of the commons” dilemma is alive for many fisheries facing sustainable use challenges.

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October 29, 2018

WCS Commits to Protecting Coral Reefs At Our Ocean Conference in Bali, Indonesia

WCS President and CEO Dr. Cristián Samper issued the following statement on the announcement of $185 million in new support from Michael Bloomberg and Ray Dalio’s OceanX to increase ocean exploration and protection at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali, Indonesia.

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October 29, 2018

Op-Ed: Indonesia Sets Example for Global Shark Conservation

As the global Our Ocean Conference opens in Bali, Indonesia, WCS's Noviar Andayani and Hollie Booth discuss the critical importance of shark and ray conservation in an op-ed for the Jakarta Post.

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