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People and Wildlife Now Threatened by Rapid Destruction of Central America’s Forests

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Central America’s largest remaining forests are disappearing at a precipitous rate due to illegal cattle ranching, oil palm plantations, and other human-related activities, all of which are putting local communities and the region’s wildlife...
28-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Pangolins at ‘Huge Risk’ as Study Reveals Dramatic Increases in Hunting Across Central Africa

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Hunting of pangolins, the world’s most illegally traded mammal, increased by a staggering 150 percent in Central African forests from 1970s up to 2014, according to a new study by the University of Sussex, WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), and...
20-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Shadow of a Cub Brings More Hope for Tigers in Russia

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A photograph just released by PROO Tiger Center provides further evidence that tigers are re-colonizing lost habitat in Russia.
17-Jul-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Endangered Cuban Crocodiles Come Home

Experts from WCS’s Global Conservation Programs and WCS’s Bronx Zoo assisted Cuban conservationists in the recent release of 10 Cuban crocodiles (Crocodylus rhombifer) into Cuba’s Zapata Swamp as part of an ongoing recovery strategy for this...
13-Jul-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Chinese Enterprises Commit to Wildlife Conservation in Uganda

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At a landmark forum co-hosted by the China Enterprise Chamber of Commerce Uganda (CECCU) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), CECCU declared that Chinese enterprises operating in Uganda would support wildlife conservation.
6-Jul-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: World Heritage Convention Can Play a Critical Role in Protecting the Earth’s Remaining Wilderness Areas

A new WCS and University of Queensland (UQ)-led study urges the UNESCO World Heritage Convention to better conserve wilderness areas through designation of Natural World Heritage Sites (NWHS).
3-Jul-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wildlife of Northern Central African Republic in Danger

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The first aerial assessment of the impact of Central African Republic’s recent conflict on wildlife and other natural resources in the northern part of the country shows that wildlife populations have been depleted in large areas of their former...
29-Jun-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

WCS Field Conservationist Nominated for Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa

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WCS scientist and field conservationist Nachamada Geoffrey has been nominated for the Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa for his efforts to protect Nigeria’s remaining elephants and other important wildlife in Yankari Game Reserve.
28-Jun-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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"Science Is Antithesis of Fake News," Says Wildlife Conservation Society President Ahead of Earth Day and March for Science

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20-Apr-2017 12:00 PM EDT

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

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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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