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New Study: An Estimated 84 Highly Endangered Amur Leopards Remain in the Wild in China and Russia

Scientists estimate there are only 84 remaining highly endangered Amur leopards (Panthera pardus orientalis) remaining in the wild across its current range along the southernmost border of Primorskii Province in Russia and Jilin Province of China.
13-Jul-2018 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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WCS Criticizes the Elimination of U.S. National Ocean Policy, Undermining the Health of the Ocean

WCS Executive Vice President for Public Affairs John Calvelli issued the following statement concerning rescission of the U.S. National Ocean Policy:
20-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Joint Study by WCS & Yale Identifies Challenges and Opportunities to Safeguard One of Mesoamerica’s Last Forest Blocks

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Yale University have created a plan to preserve one of the last intact forest strongholds for the jaguar and other iconic species in Central America: the Moskitia Forest Corridor.
18-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Father of 20 Turns 40 in Congo Rainforest

He’s a father of 20 from nine different mothers. He’s a fierce defender of his family and helped nurse two of his offspring back from leopard attacks. He likes to nap with his feet in the air, and he hums while he eats. Meet Kingo, a wild...
14-Jun-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Research in Kenya Finds Sweet Spot for Harvesting Reef Fish

NEW YORK (June 13, 2018)— An age-old challenge of determining the right amount of fish to harvest from the sea has finally been overcome with the creation of a new biomass-yield model that captures all the necessary factors for accuracy, according...
13-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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WCS Applauds House Appropriations Committee Support for Key Interior Conservation Programs

This week, the House Appropriations Committee marked up and passed the Fiscal Year 2019 Interior Appropriations bill, which controls U.S. government investment in supporting international conservation and stopping wildlife crime.
12-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Massive Study Across Western Equatorial Africa Finds More Gorillas and Chimpanzees Than Expected, but 80% Are Outside the Safe Havens of Protected Areas

A massive decade-long study of Western Equatorial Africa’s gorillas and chimpanzees has revealed that there are one third more western lowland gorillas and one tenth more central chimpanzees than previously thought. The bad news: the vast majority...
25-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Landmark Paper Finds Light at End of the Tunnel for World’s Wildlife and Wild Places

A new WCS paper published in the journal BioScience finds that the enormous trends toward population stabilization, poverty alleviation, and urbanization are rewriting the future of biodiversity conservation in the 21st century, offering new hope...
23-Apr-2018 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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18-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT

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"Science Is Antithesis of Fake News," Says Wildlife Conservation Society President Ahead of Earth Day and March for Science

20-Apr-2017 12:00 PM EDT

WCS Praises Administration Plan to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

11-Feb-2015 11:00 AM EST

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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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