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Though the last known female giant Yangtze soft shell turtle has died, the fight goes on.

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Thriving in Tanzania

The latest from the Southern Highlands, where zebras were reintroduced last October. This is one of 22 individuals translocated to Kitulo National Park.

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BIG CATS
SHARKS, SKATES, and RAYS
LATIN AMERICA and THE CARIBBEAN

By harnessing the power of its global field conservation programs and its four zoos and aquarium in New York, WCS aims to make measurable progress in the conservation of the flagship species groups pictured and its priority places.

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ASIA
NORTH AMERICA
WHALES and COASTAL DOLPHINS
OCEANS
TORTOISES and FRESHWATER TURTLES

By harnessing the power of its global field conservation programs and its four zoos and aquarium in New York, WCS aims to make measurable progress in the conservation of a number of flagship species groups and priority places.

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April 8, 2019 | Scientific American

Willing Coalition

The secret sauce of environmental problem solving is voluntary collaboration, writes WCS's David Wilkie.

March 28, 2019 | Mongabay

Fishery on the Brink

The fight to save the Nassau grouper. By one estimate, its population has dropped 60% since 1980.

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