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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

Research Yields a Game Changer for Improving Understanding of Ebola and Great Apes

A group of international scientists have developed a new method to study Ebola virus in wildlife.
18-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

WCS President on Role of Zoos in Conservation

Wildlife Conservation Society President and CEO Cristian Samper highlighted in the keynote speech at the AZA 2014 Annual Conference the vital role zoos and aquariums are playing in conservation.
17-Sep-2014 9:45 AM EDT

WCS Applauds ‘Crushed Ivory Design Challenge’ Launched by USFWS in Partnership with AZA

The following statement was issued today by Wildlife Conservation Society President and CEO Cristián Samper from the 2014 AZA Annual Conference.
15-Sep-2014 2:00 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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