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Entries for April 2019

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

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WCS Reacts to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Recovery Plan for the Jaguar
(April 26, 2019) CREDIT WCS Paraguay Program NEW YORK , N.Y. |  APRIL 26, 2019 - Experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) reacted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s recently released recovery plan for the jaguar. The recovery has two overlapping emphases: the Pan American Recovery Unit (PARU), which ranges from southwest Arizona to Argentina; and the Northwest Recovery Unit (NRU), which extends from northwestern Mexico into the United States. WCS works r...

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Government of Belize Expands Marine Protected Areas in Biodiverse Offshore Waters

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Government of Belize Expands Marine Protected Areas in Biodiverse Offshore Waters
(April 04, 2019) A spiny lobster in the waters of Belize. CREDIT: A. Tewfik/WCS BELIZE CITY , BELIZE |  APRIL 03, 2019 – The government of Belize has approved “The Expansion of Fisheries Replenishment (No-Take) Zones,” which will increase the total area of Belize’s protected waters from 4.5 percent to 11.6 percent, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society). In this expansion, Belize also establishes its first protected area within its Exclusive Economic ...

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