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New Study Shows Global Map of Wildlife “Cool-Spots” Where Wildlife Thrives, and “Hot-Spots” Where Species are Imperiled

A new study maps the last vestiges of wild places where the world’s threatened species can take refuge from the ravages of unregulated hunting, land clearing, and other industrial activities.
11-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Chimps Are Losing Their Culture, Study Says

A sweeping new study published in the journal Science says that chimpanzee’s complex cultures – including the use of tools and other behaviors – are being lost as human disturbance expands into previously wild areas.
7-Mar-2019 3:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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In Uganda, WCS Identifies Critical Biodiversity Sites for Conservation of Both Globally and Nationally Threatened Species

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and its partners has announced 45 sites identified to meet Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) status, global priority areas for conservation of biodiversity in Uganda.
26-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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WCS Announces Request for Proposals for Nature-Based Climate Change Adaptation Projects

Through its Climate Adaptation Fund, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is soliciting proposals from nonprofit conservation organizations implementing new methods that help wildlife adapt to the rapidly-shifting environmental conditions brought...
25-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Scientists Look Into The Past To Help Identify Fish Threatened with Local Extinction

Marine scientists from the University of Queensland, WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other groups have developed a methodology to assess fish stocks that combines new data with archeological and historical records – some dating back to the...
13-Feb-2019 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Nine iconic wildlife species that will actually do better this year

WCS scientists in our Global Conservation Program and in our zoos and aquarium issued a list of nine iconic wildlife species that are recovering in 2019 due to conservation action.
13-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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WCS Awards $2.5 Million to 13 U.S. Conservation Projects Implementing Innovative Approaches to Help Wildlife Adapt to Climate Change

WCS has announced 13 new grants to nonprofit organizations implementing on-the-ground, science-driven projects that will help wildlife and ecosystems adapt to climate change.
12-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Nassau Grouper Becomes Critically Endangered

The Nassau grouper—a fish known for its spectacular spawning aggregations in and around the Caribbean Sea—is now a “Critically Endangered” species, according to a new assessment by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).
29-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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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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