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American Icon: House Bill Re-Introduced to Make Bison the National Mammal of the United States


The Vote Bison Coalition applauded the introduction of legislation, H.R. 2908, in the U.S. House of Representatives to officially recognize bison as the National Mammal of the United States.
29-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Traders of One of Indonesia’s Most Hunted Bird Species Arrested


Forest rangers from the Gunung Leuser National Park (GLNP), the Government of Indonesia, and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU) announced today the arrest of two suspects engaged in the illegal trade of helmeted...
19-Jun-2015 7:05 AM EDT

Scientists Studying Blue Whale DNA Uncover an Epic Journey by “Isabela” and First Link to Breeding Ground for Chilean Blue Whales


Scientists studying blue whales in the waters of Chile through DNA profiling and photo-identification may have solved the mystery of where these huge animals go to breed, as revealed by a single female blue whale named “Isabela,” according to a...
11-Jun-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Beijing Customs Launches “Bring No Ivory Home” Campaign


One day before China crushed 660 kg of ivory and indicated it would move to stop the processing and domestic sale of ivory, Beijing Customs launched a campaign called “Customs Actions to Protect Endangered Species – Bring No Ivory Home”
4-Jun-2015 6:05 PM EDT

Eastern Steppe Meets Yellowstone


If you happen to be at one of several popular national parks in the next ten days, you may see a small delegation of Mongolian officials taking in the grandeur alongside you. As part of a trans-national sharing of expertise on park management...
4-Jun-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Government of Bolivia & Wildlife Conservation Society Announce Biodiversity Expedition in Madidi National Park


The Government of Bolivia, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and a number of Bolivian research and conservation organizations announced today (the International Day for Biological Diversity) the launching of a new scientific expedition,...
22-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Lafaza and WCS Announce New Partnership For Sustainable Vanilla and Clove Production Around Madagascar’s Makira Natural Park


Lafaza and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) today announced the launch of a new partnership to work with communities to expand environmentally sustainable vanilla and clove production around the Makira Natural Park in Madagascar’s...
5-May-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Sustainability Progress Should Precede Seafood Market Access, Researchers Urge


A team of researchers from the University of California, Davis, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and other groups has focused its attention on fishery improvement projects (FIPs), which are designed to bring seafood from wild fisheries to the...
1-May-2015 10:05 AM EDT

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WCS Praises Administration Plan to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

11-Feb-2015 11:00 AM EST

WCS Conservationist Lauds “Smart” Protection for Thailand’s Tigers & Elephants


A systematic patrol system called the “Smart” program has become a vital component in the protection of tigers, elephants, and other wildlife species in the forests of Thailand, according to scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society at...
11-Feb-2014 11:00 AM EST

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