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Scientists associated with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) are doling out a dose of good news. After more than a century of coordinated conservation efforts, the organization is rolling out its "9 for '19" list of recovering species expected to do better this year as a result of conservation efforts.
WCS consulted with scientists working under the Global Conservation Program and at the organization's zoos and aquariums for their take on the conservation status of some of the world's most iconic wildlife species. Founded in 1895 under the leadership of Theodore Roosevelt, the non-profit organization's mission is to conserve the world's largest wild places, prioritizing 16 regions home to more than half of the planet's biodiversity.