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Keep up with the latest news from WCS at the World Parks Congress 2014 and around the world.


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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This photo of a month old baby elephant killed by poachers was taken in the Niassa National Reserve in Mozambique. The poachers killed the baby and its mother whose tusks they brutally hacked off for the ivory. The Great Elephant Census will provide the unavoidable statistics of the true scale of the poaching crisis in Mozambique. Horrors such as this image which was taken this summer, coupled with hard data, will drive the nation's elephant strategy.

Photo Credit: A. Jorge/ Niassa Carnivore Project.

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A team of scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society, BirdLife International, and other groups have discovered a new species of bird.

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