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South Sudan Wildlife Surviving Civil War, but Poaching and Trafficking Threats Increase


The first aerial assessment of the impact of South Sudan’s current civil war on the country’s wildlife and other natural resources shows that significant wildlife populations have so far survived, but poaching and commercial wildlife trafficking...
24-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Are Wolverines in the Arctic in the Climate Change Crosshairs?


Will reductions in Arctic snow cover make tundra-dwelling wolverines more vulnerable to climate change than previously thought? That’s a question scientists hope an innovative method described in a new study co-authored by WCS (Wildlife...
23-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Tiger Breakthrough: Camera Trap Time Stamps Provide Valuable Data for Conservationists

Spatial capture-recapture model analysis is often used to estimate tiger abundance. A new study led by Dr. Robert Dorazio of the United States Geological Survey, and co-authored by WCS’s Dr.Ullas Karanth, however, finds that dates and times of...
17-May-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Climate Change Refuge for Corals Discovered (and How We Can Protect It Right Now)


WCS scientists have discovered a refuge for corals where the environment protects otherwise sensitive species to the increasing severity of climate change.
17-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

WCS’s Queens Zoo Helps Howler Monkeys Thrive in Belize


Recent WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) Queens Zoo surveys of black howler monkeys (Alouatta pigra), translocated to Belize’s Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary 25 years ago reveal that the effort has been a great success, with monkeys now...
17-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Tea-Time Means Leopard-Time in India


A new WCS study finds that leopards are abundant in tea-garden landscapes in north-eastern India, but that their mere presence does not lead to conflicts with people.
16-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New York Seascape Marine Life Now Revealed at Brooklyn Bridge Park Photo Exhibition


New York - May 9, 2017 – Brooklyn residents and visitors can get close-up glimpses of the region’s most mysterious inhabitants at Underwater Wildlife New York, a photo exhibit now underway at Brooklyn Bridge Park that showcases the region’s...
9-May-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Latest Weapons Against Climate Change: The Beaver, the Oyster, Cold Water and More…

Beavers, high elevation streams, and oyster reefs are just three of the weapons in the fight against climate change discussed in 14 Solutions to Problems Climate Change Poses for Conservation, a new report released today by WCS.
9-May-2017 2:05 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


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


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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