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Large-Scale Hydroelectric Dam in Yukon Would Be a Major Environmental Concern


A new Report from Wildlife Conservation Society Canada (WCS Canada) warns of the potential for major negative impacts on fish and fish habitat caused by large hydroelectric dams, like that currently under evaluation through the Next Generation...
30-Nov-2015 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

WCS’s Irma Hermawati and Musir Riswan Receive Disney Conservation Hero Awards

WCS (Wildlife conservation Society) announced today that Irma Hermawati and Musir Riswan of WCS’s Indonesia Program have both been honored with a Conservation Hero Award from the Disney Conservation Fund. The award recognizes local citizens for...
23-Nov-2015 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Find Uganda’s Murchison Falls Protected Area to Be a Hub of Biodiversity


Scientists conducting a series of biological surveys of Uganda’s Murchison Falls Protected Area on the banks of the Nile River have uncovered a noteworthy finding: the park is twice as rich in wildlife as previously thought and is one of the...
20-Nov-2015 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

WCS China Wildlife Guardian App Wins Prestigious Tech Award

The China Wildlife Guardian App was one of two winners of the Intel Environment Award Category. The App is used to fight the illegal wildlife trade by providing law enforcement officers with a tool to quickly identify the legal status of commonly...
16-Nov-2015 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Terminator Terminates Tusk on Video

Watch out ivory poachers – now you got The Terminator mad. WCS’s 96 Elephants campaign has received a powerful new ally: Arnold Schwarzenegger, who recently blew up an ivory tusk on camera in support of efforts to protect elephants from the...
13-Nov-2015 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Massive Mysterious Spring Die-Off Kills More Than 50 Percent of the Global Population of Saiga in Two Weeks


Saiga suffered a massive die-off during the calving season. In the short period of only two weeks, more than half the world population was found dead, the bodies of adults and young calves scattered across the spring grassland in the thousands. A...
6-Nov-2015 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Three Urgent Steps for Better Protected Areas


A group of scientists have developed a three-point plan to ensure the world’s protected areas meet new biodiversity targets set by the 193 signatory nations of the Convention on Biological Diversity's (CBD).
5-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Thought Leaders on Forest Conservation and Urban Design Make Pledge to Promote Sustainably Harvested Wood in Cities


A 2-day conference focused on sustainably harvested wood and forest conservation ended with a consensus resolution to promote policies and practices in responsibly sourced wood for city projects and infrastructure, according to WCS.
2-Nov-2015 4:05 PM EST 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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