A team of scientists have identified coronaviruses closely related to SARS-CoV-2 from two bats sampled in Cambodia more than a decade ago.
23-Nov-2021 3:10 PM EST Add to Favorites
A new, widespread study of the global state of marine coral reef wilderness by WCS, NGS, and university collaborators found that remote ocean wilderness areas are sustaining fish populations much better than some of the world’s best marine...
22-Nov-2021 4:55 PM EST Add to Favorites
STUDY: New Survey Confirms that Gabon is the Largest Stronghold for Critically Endangered African Forest Elephants
The most comprehensive survey conducted of elephant numbers in the Central African nation of Gabon since the late 1980s has found elephants occurring in higher numbers than previously thought.
18-Nov-2021 10:40 AM EST Add to Favorites
A new study, co-authored by researchers at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Forestry, offers a “scorecard” for climate adaptation projects – a set of 16 criteria that can be used to...
8-Nov-2021 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites
A new study in the journal Biological Conservation has documented Nigeria’s staggering role in trafficking of wild pangolins, the anteater-like mammal whose scales are used in traditional Chinese medicines; all international commercial trade in...
4-Nov-2021 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Climate change will triple impacts to world’s “life zones” unless emission rates are dramatically reduced
A new study from WCS and multiple partners that modeled changes in the world’s 45 different “life zones” from climate change revealed that climate impacts may soon triple over these areas if the earth continues “business-as-usual”...
1-Nov-2021 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites
First-Ever Africa-Wide Great Ape Assessment Reveals Human Activity, not Habitat Availability, is Greatest Driver of Ape Abundance
The first-ever Africa-wide assessment of great apes – gorillas, bonobos and chimpanzees – finds that human factors, including roads, population density and GDP, determine abundance more than ecological factors such as forest cover.
21-Oct-2021 9:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites
In recognition of the vital role of local organizations in assuring long-term conservation, WCS and FFI are announcing new commitments to help local partners build critical capacities to adapt to new realities.
5-Oct-2021 12:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites
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The Wuhan #coronavirus has been tracked to eating wild animals. Global veterinarian, Dr. Christian Walzer, based in New York at the Wildlife Conservation Society, is available for interview. Email [email protected] for more info
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WCS experts on Nature-Based Solutions available for comment on climate summit. Tweet at @wcsnewsroom
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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...
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