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Efforts to Help Bats Survive Deadly Disease Get a Boost

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Research efforts aimed at identifying bat species or individual populations that may be able to survive the arrival of deadly White-nose Syndrome (WNS) received a boost this week with the announcement of $100,000 (U.S.) in new funding for...
19-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Admiralty Sound (Seno Almirantazgo) Will Be The First Marine Protected Area in Tierra del Fuego

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Chilean President Michelle Bachelet committed on September 9th to create a new marine protected area in Admiralty Sound in Tierra del Fuego. The new “Multiple Use Marine and Coastal Protected Area Seno Almirantazgo” will safeguard rich marine...
13-Sep-2017 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

WCS Commends the United Nations General Assembly for Its Leadership to Stop Illegal Wildlife Trade

The following statement was issued today by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) upon the United Nation’s General Assembly adoption of its third resolution on illegal wildlife trade.
11-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Video Shows Dramatic Dolphin Rescue by Bangladeshi Fishermen

Dramatic video released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Marine Program shows a group of Bangladeshi fishermen rescuing a pantropical spotted dolphin (Stenella attenuata) that became entangled in their net in the Bay of Bengal.
29-Aug-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

VIDEO: “One Giant Leap” for Endangered White-Winged Ducklings

Today, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released video of three Endangered white-winged ducklings leaving their Koki tree-hollow home for the first time while their mother patiently waits for them to follow.
29-Aug-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Potential Impacts of Planned Andean Dams Outweigh Benefits, Scientists Say

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An international team of scientists investigating the effects of six planned or potential Andean dams on the Amazon river system has found that major negative ecological impacts can be expected both above the dams and throughout the lowland...
24-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Nineteen and Counting…

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The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), working in collaboration with Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment (MoE), announced today that 19 nests of the giant ibis (Thaumatibis gigantea) have been discovered during the current breeding season in the...
1-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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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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