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New Study Draws Links Between Wildlife Loss and Social Conflicts

Citing many sobering examples of how wildlife loss leads to conflict among people around the world, a new article co-authored by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Health & Ecosystems: Analysis of Linkages (HEAL) Program Director Dr. Christopher...
24-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Wildlife Conservation Society Helps Safeguard Belize’s Barrier Reef with Conservation Drones

Seeking to gain a high-tech edge over illegal fishers, the Government of Belize will use “eyes in the sky” to enforce fishing regulations in the biodiverse Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve and other reef systems in what is the first use of...
22-Jul-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Eyeing Multiple Scenarios, Conservation Scientists Can Tackle an Uncertain Future


A new publication from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) illustrates that one way to make pro-active decisions in conservation and natural–resource planning today is to consider various...
15-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Spectacular Marine and Terrestrial Wildlife Haven Becomes Four Million-Acre Biosphere Reserve


A rugged peninsula in Argentina’s Patagonia region teeming with wildlife has been declared a Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations Environmental, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
14-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Earlier Snowmelt Prompting Earlier Breeding of Arctic Birds


A new collaborative study that included the work of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) biologists has revealed that migratory birds that breed in Arctic Alaska are initiating nests earlier in the spring, and that snowmelt occurring earlier in the...
25-Jun-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Study Finds World’s Protected Areas Not Protecting Biodiversity, But There is Room For Hope

Scientists from James Cook University, the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Queensland, Stanford University, BirdLife International, the International Union for Nature Conservation, and other organizations have warned that the...
24-Jun-2014 3:30 PM EDT

WCS Applauds Ian Somerhalder For Congressional Testimony On Behalf of Elephants


The Wildlife Conservation Society applauds American actor Ian Somerhalder for his testimony before a Congressional subcommittee at today’s Federal Hearing on the U.S. Ivory Ban on behalf of elephant conservation.
24-Jun-2014 4:00 PM EDT

How to Protect an American Wildlife Legacy


A new paper shows that while science plays a critical role in informing conservation action, scientists must move beyond the realm of their expertise into less familiar areas like public relations, education, and even politics, to ultimately meet...
24-Jun-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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