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Declining Catch Rates in Caribbean Nicaragua Green Turtle Fishery May Be Result of Overfishing


A 20-year assessment of Nicaragua’s legal, artisanal green sea turtle fishery has uncovered a stark reality: greatly reduced overall catch rates of turtles in what may have become an unsustainable take, according to conservation scientists from...
4/16/2014 5:00 PM EDT

Peruvian Pelicans Join the Flock in the Russell B. Aitken Sea Bird Colony At the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo


Peruvian pelicans join the flock in the Russell B. Aitken sea bird colony at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo.
4/16/2014 1:00 PM EDT

Iconic Boreal Bird Species Declining in the Adirondacks, Study Says


A new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society finds that several iconic Adirondack birds are in trouble, with declines driven by the size of their wetland habitats, how connected these wetlands are to one another, and how near they are to human...
4/10/2014 11:00 AM EDT

Poll: NY Voters Overwhelmingly Support Statewide Ivory Ban


A statewide poll shows that more than 80 percent of New York voters are in favor of a permanent state ban on the sale of ivory that is decimating Africa’s elephants.
4/7/2014 10:00 AM EDT

Congo Gets Tough on Wildlife Traffickers


The Wildlife Conservation Society reports a major seizure of illegal bushmeat in Congo at Maya Maya International Airport in Brazzaville.
4/4/2014 12:00 PM EDT

Fences Cause "Ecological Meltdown"


In a paper in the journal Science, published today, April 4th, 2014, WCS and ZSL scientists review the ‘pros and cons’ of large scale fencing and argue that fencing should often be a last resort
4/3/2014 3:00 PM EDT

WCS Applauds Afghanistan's Declaration Establishing Entire Wakhan District as the Country's Second National Park


The Wildlife Conservation Society applauds the Afghanistan Government’s recent declaration establishing the entire Wakhan District, one of the most remote areas of Afghanistan, as the nation's second national park.
4/2/2014 11:00 AM EDT

A Tale of Two Species


A pair of new studies from the Wildlife Conservation Society, Idaho State University, and the University of Nevada Reno look at the surprising variety of factors that prevent two closely related species of woodrats from becoming a single hybrid...
3/27/2014 11:00 AM 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...
2/11/2014 11:00 AM EST

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