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When they're well managed, protected areas, like Yellowstone National Park, are valuable tools for conservation, says Dr. James Watson, Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society's Climate Change Program. But, in a new paper in Nature, Watson and some colleagues argue that's not the case with many reserves around the world.

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Northern white rhinos, Kenya, 2014. Only a handful of this white rhino subspecies are believed to remain.

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With the help of WCS's Wildlife Crimes Unit, the Indonesian authorities arrested two traders allegedly involved in the shipment of one whole tiger skin, two stuffed tiger paws, one stuffed tiger head, and a tiger claw. The arrests took place near Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, one of the most important sites globally for Sumatran tiger.

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Ramon, or breadnut, is among the crops harvested by local communities in the Maya Biosphere Reserve. The nutrient-rich seed was once a staple of the Mayas, whose civilization was centered here.

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The Indianapolis Prize is given every other year to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to conservation efforts involving a single animal species or multiple species. Dr. Joel Berger, WCS Senior Conservationist, is nominated for the award due to his dedicated work on wild yak, musk oxen, and more.

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During the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly, world leaders discuss some of the greatest challenges facing the global community. Susan Lieberman, WCS Vice President for International Policy, explains why wildlife trafficking is on this list. 

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