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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

WCS Uses Facebook To Stop Wildlife Trafficking in Peru


NEW YORK (October 14, 2016)—WCS’s Peru Program is fighting wildlife trafficking through a campaign that leverages one of the most effective means of reaching a wide audience: Facebook.
14-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Fiji’s Fishing Communities Struggling in Wake of Cyclone Winston


Fishing-dependent communities in Fiji experienced decreased food security and loss of livelihoods in the wake of Cyclone Winston, according to a post-disaster survey conducted by the WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society).
5-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Peccaries of Mesoamerica Now Highly Threatened, Warn Experts

Hunting, deforestation, and cattle ranching in Mesoamerica have become a triad of trouble for the white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari), an ecologically important species now threatened with regional extinction, according WCS (Wildlife Conservation...
4-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bat Signals- $2.5M, Four Year Study Launched to Fight Bat-Decimating Disease


A four-year $2.5 million study was launched on September 27th by the WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and partnering institutions to help scientists understand White Nose Syndrome (WNS)—a deadly disease encroaching on western bats.
4-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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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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