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Keen-Nosed Canines in Tanzania Help Nab Poacher with Elephant Ivory


Two dogs trained to detect ivory by scent recently made their first bust by helping government authorities seize four elephant tusks in a village outside Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society).
24-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Human Footprint Surprisingly Outpaced by Population and Economic Growth


The global impact of human activities on the natural environment is extensive, but those impacts are expanding at a slower rate than the rate of economic and population growth.
22-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Russian and U.S. Scientists Collaborate to Map Migration Paths of Arctic Breeding Birds


Conservation of intertidal habitat— 65 percent of which has been lost over the last 50 years— is critical to the survival of countless birds during migration on the East Asian Australasian Flyway. In an effort to understand the threats and...
18-Aug-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wildlife Crimefighting Breakthrough: New Ranger Patrol Method Shows Major Improvements in Detection of Illegal Activities


A team of scientists from WCS, University of York, and Uganda Wildlife Authority have developed a new method of detecting illegal activities in protected areas by as much as 250 percent.
17-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

China Sentences International Ring of Radiated Tortoise Smugglers


Seven defendants who were engaged in smuggling radiated tortoises from Madagascar into China were sentenced to prison terms, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), which praised Guangzhou Intermediate Court’s July 26th verdict. The...
16-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Analysis in Journal Nature Shows Threats to 8K Red List Species


Less than a month away from the kick-off the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii, a team of scientists report in the journal Nature that three quarters of the world’s threatened species are imperiled because people are converting their...
10-Aug-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

WCS Chile’s Education Program for Conservation Among the Best Environmental Projects in Latin America


The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is pleased to announce that the WCS Chile program has been nominated for the 2016 Latinoamérica Verde Awards, an event that recognizes work to address the most critical environmental issues of the region...
27-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cambodia’s Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary Sells First Carbon Credits


The Royal Government of Cambodia, through a long-running partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), has sold to Disney the first carbon credits from a climate change mitigation project in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, which encompasses a...
22-Jul-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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