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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


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

Six Indonesians Plead Guilty for Trespass in Malaysian Wildlife Crime Hotspot

Six Indonesians pleaded guilty yesterday to charges for trespassing into the Lanjak-Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary, a hotspot for wildlife crime including the illegal extraction of internationally protected agarwood.
17-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Logging Tropical Forests Jeopardizing Drinking Water

Researchers have found that increasing land clearing for logging in Solomon Islands–even with best management strategies in place – will lead to unsustainable levels of soil erosion and significant impacts to downstream water quality.
16-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


World’s Leading Coffee Companies Commit to Tackle Deforestation in Indonesia

WCS announced today that a group of the world’s leading coffee companies has committed to addressing deforestation from illegal coffee production inside Indonesia’s Bukit Barisan Selatan (BBS) National Park – a key protected area for Sumatran...
12-Apr-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rare Pair of Elephant Twins Thrill Conservationists in Tanzania

Conservationists working in Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park have not one but two good reasons to be hopeful for the park’s savanna elephant population: a pair of rare twin calves who have recently joined their mother’s herd.
5-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


The United Kingdom Announces One of the Strongest National Elephant Ivory Bans To-Date

Elephant conservation received a tremendous boost when the United Kingdom announced an end to all exports, imports and domestic sales of elephant ivory with very few narrow exemptions.
3-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


The Climate is Changing – New Report Says So Should Wildlife Conservation Strategies

A new report released today by WCS shows real world examples of how conservationists in the U.S. have successfully changed their conservation strategies to adapt to climate change.
26-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Experts Available

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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

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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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