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Changes in Subsistence Hunting Threaten Local Food Security

Scientists with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito and WCS Ecuador Program publishing in the journal BioTropica say that subsistence hunting in Neotropical rain forests – the mainstay of local people as a source of protein and a direct...
17-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ocean Skeletons Reveal Historical Climate Impacts

WCS 3-Sentence Science: A limiting factor in projecting where coral reefs will survive under 21st century climate change is a lack of quantitative data on the thermal thresholds of different reef communities.
16-May-2019 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Using “Systems Thinking” for Conservation Change

WCS 3-Sentence Science: “Systems thinking,” which considers the elements, interconnections, and function or goal of things, offers approaches that could help conservation be more adaptive, transparent, and evidence-based.
16-May-2019 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Mapping Human Dependence on Marine Ecosystems

WCS 3-Sentence Science: Researchers created a new conceptual model to map the degree of human dependence on marine ecosystems based on the magnitude of the benefit, susceptibility of people to a loss of that benefit, and the availability of...
16-May-2019 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Thinking Locally

WCS 3-Sentence Science: Policies and interventions designed based on indicators of human well-being can potentially do unintentional harm if there is a mismatch between local and global worldviews.
16-May-2019 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Meet the Tenrecs

WCS 3-Sentence Science: Researchers reviewed the conservation priorities for the 31 species of tenrec – a poorly understood family of small mammals superficially resembling hedgehogs, found only on the island of Madagascar.
16-May-2019 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Extreme Heat – and Maybe a Virus – Wiped Out Cambodian Bats

WCS 3-Sentence Science: A mass mortality event involving two bat species, the wrinkle-lipped free-tailed bat (Chaerephon plicatus) and Theobold’s bat (Taphozous theobaldi) occurred during a heat wave in April 2016 in Cambodia.
16-May-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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When People Get Along, Fish Thrive

WCS 3-Sentence Science: Complex social-ecological interactions underpin many environmental problems.
9-May-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Expert available to comment on the UN Biodiversity report

6-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Experts Available

18-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT

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"Science Is Antithesis of Fake News," Says Wildlife Conservation Society President Ahead of Earth Day and March for Science

20-Apr-2017 12:00 PM EDT

WCS Praises Administration Plan to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

11-Feb-2015 11:00 AM EST

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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...
11-Feb-2014 11:00 AM EST

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The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

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