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Caspian Terns Discovered Nesting 1,000 Miles Farther to the North Than Ever Recorded in Alaska


WCS reported today that in the late summer of 2016, a WCS field team led by Dr. Trevor Haynes monitored Caspian tern chicks through to fledging in Cape Krusenstern National Monument in Alaska. This discovery of Caspian terns breeding above the...
22-Sep-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: A Tenth of the World’s Wilderness Lost Since the 1990s


Researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology show catastrophic declines in wilderness areas around the world over the last 20 years.
8-Sep-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Zolushka Sighting! The Felid Cinderella Story Continues…


New photographs just released from Bastak Reserve in the Russian Far East confirm that a feline Cinderella story continues to unfold.
2-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

WCS Reports Organized Poaching is Decimating Madagascar’s Sea Turtles


The illegal hunting of Madagascar’s sea turtles is reaching a crisis level as a result of organized trafficking networks says a team of WCS conservationists.
1-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

China, Viet Nam and Lao PDR Commit to Enhanced Cooperation and Coordination to Dismantle Wildlife Trafficking Networks


Enforcement agencies from China, Lao PDR and Viet Nam agreed on urgent measures to tackle wildlife trafficking networks operating across their countries. The Wildlife Conservation Society provided technical assistance to the meetings.
31-Aug-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Confirms a Lost Century for Forest Elephants

Because forest elephants are one the slowest reproducing mammals in the world, it will take almost a century for them to recover from the intense poaching they have suffered since 2002.
30-Aug-2016 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Keen-Nosed Canines in Tanzania Help Nab Poacher with Elephant Ivory


Two dogs trained to detect ivory by scent recently made their first bust by helping government authorities seize four elephant tusks in a village outside Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society).
24-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Human Footprint Surprisingly Outpaced by Population and Economic Growth


The global impact of human activities on the natural environment is extensive, but those impacts are expanding at a slower rate than the rate of economic and population growth.
22-Aug-2016 4:05 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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