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Bangladesh Rolls Out SMART Patrolling Across the Sundarbans


In response to the threats of wildlife and forestry crime and illegal fishing to the Sundarbans—the world’s largest mangrove forest—the Government of Bangladesh through its Forest Department has expanded the scope of its current protection...
28-Jun-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

DNA Testing Challenges Traditional Species Classification


Experts from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) have made a surprising discovery that could subvert the significance of traditional criteria used for species classification.
23-Jun-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

One of Africa's Most Biodiverse Regions Protected


The Itombwe 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 – a critical step in establishing and ensuring the effective protection...
23-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Historic Declaration Signed to Ensure Protection of Amazon Basin


More than a dozen institutions signed the historic Joint Statement for the Amazon Waters today at the Amazon Waters International Conference in Lima, marking an unprecedented commitment to collaboration in efforts to promote the integrity of the...
16-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Russian-American Team Goes to Extremes to Answer Pressing Conservation Questions


The Wrangel Island Federal Reserve, a remote island some 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Russia, was recently the site of an expedition to understand the impacts of climate change and polar bear predation on muskoxen—a Pleistocene relic...
1-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Breaking News in Indonesia: Whale Sharks Confiscated From Wildlife Traffickers and Released Back to the Wild


Indonesian government agencies, supported by the Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU) of the Wildlife Conservation Society, confiscated and released back into the wild two illegally caught whale sharks from a major supplier of large marine megafauna to the...
29-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Following Statement Was Released Today by Dale Miquelle, Director of the WCS Russia Program on the Opening of the First Wildlife Tunnel in Russia


“The Wildlife Conservation Society congratulates the Russian conservation community, especially Land of the Leopard National Park, on the grand opening of the Narvinskii Pass tunnel on March 26th, 2016.
4-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Expedition Scientists in Bolivia Discover Seven Animal Species New to Science in World’s Most Biodiverse Protected Area


Scientists on an expedition through Madidi National Park—the world’s most biologically diverse protected area— have now discovered seven animal species new to science, finds that were made in 2015 and recently confirmed through careful...
28-Apr-2016 1:05 PM 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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