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Strange, Fanged Deer Persists in Afghanistan


More than 60 years after its last confirmed sighting, a strange deer with vampire-like fangs still persists in the rugged forested slopes of northeast Afghanistan according to a research team led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which...
31-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Tiger Traders Busted in Indonesia


The West Java Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) of the Ministry of Forestry, the Indonesian Police (Lampung office), and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Wildlife Crimes Unit announced today enforcement action against two wildlife...
30-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Climate Change Impacts Countered By Stricter Fisheries Management


A new study has found that implementing stricter fisheries management overcame the expected detrimental effects of climate change disturbances in coral reef fisheries badly impacted by the 1997/98 El Niño, according to the Wildlife Conservation...
24-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Are Montana’s Invasive Fish in for a Shock?


A new paper from the Wildlife Conservation Society, Montana State University, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and the U.S. Geological Survey looks at the feasibility of electrofishing to selectively remove invasive trout species from...
6-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Major Bust of Indonesia Manta Ray Dealer


The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), Government of Indonesia, and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)’s Wildlife Crimes Unit announced today the first-ever series of enforcement actions against a trader of sharks and rays in...
30-Sep-2014 9:35 AM EDT

Two Ivory Poachers Arrested Near Elephant Stronghold in Mozambique


Two known ivory poachers were arrested and five illegal firearms seized on Monday, September 22nd near Niassa National Reserve by a joint force including Niassa Reserve scouts from WCS and the Ministry of Tourism, supported by the new branch of the...
29-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Colombian President Honors WCS President and CEO Dr. Cristián Samper


Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has presented Dr. Cristián Samper, president and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society, with the prestigious Order of San Carlos.
29-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Great Elephant Survey To Commence in Mozambique


The Wildlife Conservation Society ( is partnering with the government of Mozambique, Paul G. Allen, and USAID ( to conduct a national elephant survey to collect data essential to protecting Mozambique's...
26-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT

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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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