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Discovery of New Ginger Species Spices Up African Wildlife Surveys


Scientists from WCS have discovered a new species of wild ginger, spicing up a wave of recent wildlife discoveries in the Kabobo Massif – a rugged, mountainous region in Democratic Republic of Congo.
23-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Lack of Staffing, Funds Prevent Marine Protected Areas From Realizing Full Potential


Marine protected areas (MPAs) are an increasingly popular strategy for protecting marine biodiversity, but a new global study demonstrates that widespread lack of personnel and funds are preventing MPAs from reaching their full potential. Only 9...
22-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Coral Bleaching Ready for Crowdsourcing Solution

Savvy divers with just a pencil and an underwater slate can now participate in a WCS-led initiative to record coral bleaching observations around the world.
21-Mar-2017 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Big Bat Find in Alberta’s Boreal Forest


The Wildlife Conservation Society Canada and Alberta Environment and Parks announced today the discovery last month of the largest Alberta bat hibernation site (based on estimated bat count) ever recorded outside of the Rocky Mountains.
16-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hudson Canyon Added to U.S. Government’s Inventory For Potential National Marine Sanctuary Sites


WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) applauds the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for its recent decision to add the Hudson Canyon—the East Coast’s largest submarine canyon—to the inventory of sites now under...
28-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Report Says St. Barthélemy’s Ecosystems Are Reaching Critical Thresholds


A new report says St-Barthélemy’s environment may be rapidly degrading, with major impacts stemming from land-based pollution, urbanization, and overfishing.
28-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

$2.5M Fund Available for Climate Change Adaptation Projects

Through its Climate Adaptation Fund, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) today solicited proposals from nonprofit conservation organizations to explore and implement new methods for helping wildlife adapt to rapidly-shifting environmental conditions...
27-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Government of Myanmar Unveils New Plan To Protect Marine Wildlife and Resources


The Government of Myanmar and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) announced today a comprehensive plan to protect the country’s diverse fisheries and marine life—including dolphins, sea turtles, and other species—and other marine resources.
23-Feb-2017 5:00 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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