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Government of Nigeria Drops Buffer Zone for Superhighway Project but More Must Be Done to Protect Communities and Wildlife


The Cross River State government’s announcement yesterday to drop a 12-mile buffer around a proposed superhighway though one of Nigeria’s last rainforests is still not enough to prevent the loss of important community forests and significant...
16-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

India's Big Cats and Wild Dogs Get Along Really Well


A new WCS study in India shows that three carnivores – tigers, leopards, and dholes (Asian wild dog) – seemingly in direct competition with one other, are living side by side with surprisingly little conflict.
16-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UN Addresses Issue of Ship-Whale Strikes

Scientists and government officials met at the United Nations today to consider possible solutions to a global problem: how to protect whale species in their most important marine habitats that overlap with shipping lanes vital to the economies of...
15-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Climate Change Impacts on Threatened and Endangered Wildlife Massively Underreported


A team of scientists reporting in the journal Nature Climate Change say that negative impacts of climate change on threatened and endangered wildlife have been massively under reported.
13-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Dr. Jonathan Slaght to Be Honored for Work to Conserve Blakiston’s Fish Owl


The WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) announced today that Dr. Jonathan Slaght will be honored for his work in Russia to conserve the Blakiston’s fish owl, an endangered species and the largest owl in the world.
8-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Confirm Dorado Catfish as All-Time Distance Champion of Freshwater Migrations

An international team of scientists has confirmed that the dorado catfish (Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii) of the Amazon River basin holds the record for the world’s longest exclusively freshwater fish migration, an epic life-cycle journey...
7-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

World Heritage Sites Getting Hammered by Human Activities

A new study warns that more than 100 natural World Heritage sites are being severely damaged by encroaching human activities.
30-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Andean Bear Survey in Peru Finds Humans Not the Only Visitors to Machu Picchu

A recent wildlife survey led by SERNANP (Servicio Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado) and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) in the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu in Peru has confirmed that the world-famous site is also home...
26-Jan-2017 3:05 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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