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Bizarre Bat with Longest Tongue Discovered in Bolivian Park


WCS reports that the groundbreaking Bolivian scientific expedition, Identidad Madidi, has found a bizarre bat along with a new species of big-headed or robber frog (Oreobates sp. nov.) from the Craugastoridae family in Madidi National Park.
21-Aug-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Kalyar Platt Receives the 10th Annual Behler Turtle Conservation Award


The Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) is pleased to announce that the 10th Annual John L. Behler Turtle Conservation Award has been presented to TSA Turtle Conservation Coordinator in Myanmar, Kalyar Platt The award was presented at the 13th Annual...
17-Aug-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Saving the Unloved, One Crowd at a Time


A newly released study from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) offers hope of conservation to the world’s low-profile and more unloved members of the animal kingdom. The study, which appears in the international conservation journal, Oryx,...
10-Aug-2015 12:05 PM EDT

WCS Congratulates the United Nations General Assembly for Passing Wildlife Trafficking Resolution


The United Nations General Assembly today passed a sweeping resolution that targets the global problem of wildlife trafficking, calling on all 193 UN member states (governments of the world) to take on a series of actions to “prevent, combat, and...
30-Jul-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Closing Roads to Save Tigers


A logging company, working with local authorities and WCS, has agreed to begin dismantling abandoned logging roads currently being used by poachers to access prime Amur (Siberian) tiger habitat in the Russian Far East.
27-Jul-2015 3:05 PM EDT

In Indonesia, A Major Ivory Trader Arrested by the Bengkulu Police


Polda Bengkulu (Bengkulu Police) supported by Polres Kaur (District Police), the Government of Indonesia, WCS’s Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU), TRAFFIC, and the Rhino Protection Unit (RPU) announced today the arrest of an Asian elephant ivory trader.
27-Jul-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Researchers Warn About Misuse of Offsets for Biodiversity Damage


New research by Australian scientists and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) published today in Nature warns governments against using biodiversity offsetting to meet existing conservation commitments.
22-Jul-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Major Manta Ray Trader Caught in Indonesia


The Larantuka District Police, the Government of Indonesia, and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)’s Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU) announced today the arrest of a trader of sharks and rays in Indonesia, home to the largest shark fisheries on...
17-Jul-2015 7:05 PM EDT

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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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