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The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Center for Global Wildlife Conservation (CGWC) is a research and education center that works to conserve wildlife and their habitats around the world. The CGWC is a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the world’s leading authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to conserve it.

The CGWC’s work is focused on four main areas:

  • Research: The CGWC conducts research on the ecology, conservation, and management of wildlife and their habitats. This research helps to inform conservation policy and practice.
  • Education: The CGWC provides education and training on wildlife conservation to students, professionals, and the public. This education helps to build a global community of conservationists.
  • Partnerships: The CGWC partners with other organizations to conserve wildlife and their habitats. These partnerships help to leverage the CGWC’s expertise and resources to achieve conservation goals.
  • Advocacy: The CGWC advocates for the conservation of wildlife and their habitats. This advocacy helps to raise awareness of the threats facing wildlife and to promote conservation action.

The CGWC’s membership in IUCN gives it access to a global network of conservation experts and resources. This network helps the CGWC to conduct cutting-edge research, provide innovative education and training, and build effective partnerships. The CGWC is committed to using its membership in IUCN to make a difference for wildlife and their habitats around the world.

Here are some specific examples of the CGWC’s work:

  • The CGWC is conducting research on the population dynamics of the black rhinoceros in Africa. This research is helping to inform conservation efforts to save this endangered species.
  • The CGWC is providing education and training to park rangers in Tanzania on how to combat poaching. This training is helping to reduce the illegal killing of elephants and other wildlife.
  • The CGWC is partnering with the World Wildlife Fund to protect the snow leopard in the Himalayas. This partnership is helping to conserve this elusive and endangered species.
  • The CGWC is advocating for the protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. This refuge is home to a variety of wildlife, including polar bears, caribou, and wolves.

The CGWC’s work is making a difference for wildlife and their habitats around the world. By conducting research, providing education and training, building partnerships, and advocating for conservation, the CGWC is helping to ensure a future for wildlife.