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BREAKING SCIENCE NEWS: Wildlife-Snaring Crisis in Asian Forests


A very important article (link) co-authored by WCS scientist Tony Lynam has been published in this week’s Science about a crisis emerging in Asia from snaring, which is wiping out wildlife in unprecedented numbers.
23-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Are Herders and Livestock Bad for Rare Wildlife? It’s Complicated.


The Denver Zoological Foundation, WCS(Wildlife Conservation Society) and other partners have published a paper appearing in the early view edition of Conservation Biology that looks at the positive and negative relationships occurring between...
13-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

News From WCS: A New Year’s Arrest of Poachers Adds Yet Another Reason for Alarm


WCS reports that a poaching gang recently arrested for shooting wildlife in a well-known tiger reserve consisted of software engineers, environmental consultants, wealthy coffee planters, and a leading member of the Rifle Association of Karnataka...
10-Jan-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Massive Genetic Study of Humpback Whales to Inform Conservation Assessments of Ocean Giants


Scientists have published one of the largest genetic studies ever conducted on the humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) for the purpose of clarifying management decisions in the Southern Hemisphere and supporting calls to protect unique and...
9-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

China Announces It Will Shut Down Its Domestic Commercial Elephant Ivory Trade in 2017

The following statement was released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Asia Executive Director Aili Kang.
30-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Paraguay Unveils New Management Plan for Jaguars


Asunción, Paraguay (December 22, 2016) – The Government of Paraguay took a major step forward today to ensuring a future for the Western Hemisphere’s largest cat species by completing a country-wide management plan for jaguars, the culmination...
22-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

CHRISTMAS IN THE CONGO: New Protected Area to Conserve Unique Species Declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo


The Kabobo Natural Reserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), one of Africa’s most biodiverse sites, had its boundaries formally approved today by the Provincial Governor of Tanganyika Province – a critical step in establishing and...
21-Dec-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

WCS Spearheads Conservation Science For U.S. Jaguar Recovery Plan


A recovery plan for the Western Hemisphere’s largest cat species along the U.S.-Mexico border was released today by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). WCS played a critical role in informing the position of USFWS on jaguar conservation by...
19-Dec-2016 4:55 PM EST 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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