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Will the Jaguar Survive? Conservation Groups Have a Plan


The (WCS) Wildlife Conservation Society reports the publication of a plan to help guide multi-institutional efforts in conserving the jaguar (Panthera onca) in the Amazon basin.
23-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Hacking for Wildlife: Tech Experts to Hold Hackathon to Fight Wildlife Trafficking


The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and SMART Partnership announced that it will hold a hackathon challenge to improve SMART (Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool) – the world’s leading tool for protected area management. The challenge will...
22-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Climate Change Already Dramatically Disrupting All Elements of Nature


Global changes in temperature due to human-induced climate change have already impacted every aspect of life on Earth from genes to entire ecosystems, with increasingly unpredictable consequences for humans – according to a new study published in...
10-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

After a Long Demise Due to Poaching, Virunga’s Hippos Climbing Back

NEW YORK (November 3, 2016)—Recent surveys for hippos in Virunga National Park—the oldest protected area in Africa—have found that the beleaguered behemoths are finally recovering from decades of poaching and habitat loss in the eastern...
3-Nov-2016 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Zoological Society of London Honors WCS’s Dr. John Robinson with Its Lifetime Achievement Award


The ZSL (Zoological Society of London) Awards Committee has presented the ZSL Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. John Robinson, Executive Vice President of Conservation and Science at the Wildlife Conservation Society.
1-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nigeria’s Superhighway Threatens Local Communities, Elephants, and Gorillas


NEW YORK (October 27, 2016) — A proposed superhighway in Nigeria’s Cross River State will displace 180 indigenous communities and threaten one of the world’s great centers of biodiversity if completed, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation...
27-Oct-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

World’s Most Endangered Alligator Making a Comeback – in Shanghai

WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) reports that eggs of critically endangered Chinese alligators discovered recently in a nest in a Shanghai wetland park have hatched and that baby alligators have been photographed and identified swimming in the...
26-Oct-2016 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Park Rangers, Gorillas Under Increasing Threat in DRC

WCS is saddened to learn that a park ranger was recently killed in Kahuzi Biega National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo defending critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas.
19-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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