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Posted on February 25, 2022 16:03
This year, an entire community that voluntarily decided to participate in the protection of the Giant South-American river turtle, a critically endangered species, will be present during its nesting season. This process, which has been overseen by Pr...

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Posted on February 25, 2022 16:03
The purpose of 33 conservation agreements signed with an equal number of peasant families in Colombia’s Central Range is to make certain habitual production activities of rural life more eco-friendly, especially with the water resources of this Andea...

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Posted on February 25, 2022 16:03
The Alliance for Wildlife and Forests developed a website that includes activities, progress and results in the combat against wildlife and timber trafficking in Colombia, Ecuador, Perú, Bolivia and Brazil.

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Posted on February 25, 2022 16:03
An article published in the magazine of the Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales (Academy of Physics, Exact and Natural Sciences), based on the experience of Proyecto Vida Silvestre (PVS) (Project Wildlife), concludes that conservation w...

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Posted on June 28, 2021 19:42
In San José del Salado and El Limonar, two localities of this municipality of the Department of Valle del Cauca, owners of farms joined the strategy that allocates areas within the properties for the consolidation of a biological corridor to maintain...

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Posted on June 28, 2021 19:42
The project 'Rio Saldaña – Una cuenca de vida' monitors the quality of this vital resource in the Siquila, Amoyá y Cucuana Rivers, to identify the pressures affecting it, take corrective action to strengthen its care and teach communities to preserve...

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Posted on June 28, 2021 19:42
This species (Styracura pacifica) had always been reported in Central America, but a study of the Fundación MarViva, Fundación Squalus and WCS shows that its distribution is wider because it includes the Colombian Pacific and possibly Ecuador.

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Posted on June 28, 2021 19:42
Pest and disease control, seed dispersal, pollination and hundreds of food chains are some of the affected processes when native animals are extracted from their habitats to become pets or to be sold abroad.

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Posted on June 24, 2021 15:31
Forest Ranger, guardian of Nam Et-Phou Louey National Park Interview conducted and translated by NEPL WCS staff Mr. Jay White and Mr. Khamphui Invixay Edited by: Manoly Sisavanh, WCS Lao PDR Disclaimer: This project is funded by IUCN Save Our Species...

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Posted on February 04, 2021 23:25
Primates, birds, reptiles and other individuals of wild and exotic fauna, victims of wildlife trafficking and other events such as accidents, rescues or migration, have one of their last opportunities of survival in the Unidad de Rescate y Rehabilita...

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Posted on February 04, 2021 23:25
The Humboldt Institute, the Regional Environmental Authority of Risaralda (Carder), WCS and National Natural Parks of Colombia, with the support of the European Union, edited a document that embraces the main conclusions of a rehabilitation process o...

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Posted on February 04, 2021 23:25
60% of the planet’s forest coverage, survival of deforestation, has been impacted or transformed, highly or moderately, by man. The research led by WCS and recently published by Nature, appeals for a restraint of these modifications in the forest env...

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Posted on February 04, 2021 23:25
The objective is to identify the greatest possible number of specimens through observers distributed in different regions of the country and to calculate an approximate number of surviving individuals in the territory. This information will be crucia...

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Posted on December 07, 2020 13:23
The work of Police patrolmen and their dogs, known as canine binomials, is decisive to curb the illegal commerce of species. One of them, for instance, found 3200 turtles that were about to be trafficked from the Leticia airport (Amazon). However, th...

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Posted on December 07, 2020 13:23
Silvia Restrepo, Vice President for Research and Creation at Universidad de los Andes, talks about the conclusions of the document related with environment and biotechnology that she coordinated.and that formed part of the final text that the Interna...

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Posted on December 07, 2020 13:23
Raúl Buitrago has worked for three decades at El Cocuy National Park, one of the most attractive reserve areas in Colombia. The expeditions throughout this reserve zone fill the stories of this man, who represents the dozens of park rangers who monit...

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Posted on December 07, 2020 13:23
Two biologists from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, designed and edited the booklet Mamíferos de Bogotá (Mammals of Bogotá) that describes 20 species of vertebrates living in the city. They seek to call attention to the importance of these animals....

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Posted on October 28, 2020 01:36
Landowners in this town of Cesar are protecting the surroundings of the San Fernandera-Caracoli stream, one of the few places in the Atlantic Coast where the reptile still reproduces in a healthy fashion. With the support of WCS, they control livesto...

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Posted on October 28, 2020 01:36
Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) is a global pact that seeks to involve companies and public-private sectors towards the elimination, in productive chains, of processes that generate deforestation. We talked with Javier Ortiz, TFA coordinator for Colom...

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Posted on October 28, 2020 01:36
The National Natural Park Selva de Florencia, located in Caldas, is the national protected area with the highest number of threatened amphibians for its size in Colombia. Through the Strategy for the Conservation of Threatened Amphibians and to recov...

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Posted on October 28, 2020 00:36
Although illegal wildlife trade in Colombia originates mostly in rural zones, large cities are not detached from this problem. Bogotá, for example, is a key location from where animals are shipped directly to foreign black markets or are traded for l...

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Posted on September 30, 2020 16:54
Jorge Soplín, representante del APA Puma Garza I recibe la Resolución Directorial de la DIREPROEl 23 de setiembre del presente año, la Asociación de Pescadores Artesanales (APA) “Puma Garza I” de la comunidad El Chino en el río Tahuayo - Loreto, reci...

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Posted on September 18, 2020 08:05
A foundational element of WCS Lao PDR’s Savannakhet Landscape program is supporting communities in the Xe Champhone wetlands to develop land and resource-use plans that improve local livelihoods and biodiversity conservation. This landscape holds Lao...

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Posted on September 18, 2020 08:05
A foundational element of WCS Lao PDR’s Savannakhet Landscape program is supporting communities in the Xe Champhone wetlands to develop land and resource-use plans that improve local livelihoods and biodiversity conservation. This landscape holds Lao...

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Posted on September 18, 2020 08:05
A foundational element of WCS Lao PDR’s Savannakhet Landscape program is supporting communities in the Xe Champhone wetlands to develop land and resource-use plans that improve local livelihoods and biodiversity conservation. This landscape holds Lao...

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Posted on September 15, 2020 15:36
This is one of the four species of endemic turtles in Colombia and one of the least studied. This region of Chocó, where in 2017 the creation of a protected zone was made official, would guarantee the future of this reptile, also known as ‘cabeza de ...

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Posted on September 15, 2020 15:36
Research in the Magdalena-Cauca basin proves that through unique calls, perceptible to the human ear, the Magdalena River prochilodus or bocachico and the moino fish (or comelón) let females know that they are ready to fertilize their ovules and ensu...

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Posted on September 15, 2020 15:36
Besides the impact on biodiversity, wildlife trafficking increases the risk of zoonotic diseases that can be fatal and reflect the bond imbalance between humans and animals. Rabies, Psittacosis, Leishmaniasis, Leptospirosis, Brucellosis and Covid 19 ...

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Posted on September 15, 2020 15:36
In September, the Alexander von Humboldt Institute celebrates the 25th anniversary of its foundation. This organization is in charge of investigating our natural resources, to contribute with their conservation and sustainable use. We talked with its...

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Posted on August 25, 2020 09:38
Bandar Lampung, 23 Agustus 2020 -- Tim pesepeda dan pejalan sehat Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Indonesia Program menyusuri Kota Bandar Lampung dan berhasil menciptakan landmark spasial berbentuk gajah pada hari Minggu, 23 Agustus 2020 dalam ra...

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Posted on August 13, 2020 20:41
With the images gathered, researchers will make an analysis of the occupation of ungulates or hoofed mammals, as the tapir, to adapt environmental management measures in the protected area. The camera traps will give clues on the status of this type ...

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Posted on August 13, 2020 20:41
In the midst of the identification of the Ecological Structure (conservation area network) for this part of the department, basis for its sustainable land use plan, a WCS Colombia team identified 24 species of amphibians, 227 of birds, 14 of reptiles...

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Posted on August 13, 2020 20:41
Érika Nadachovsky, of the Regional Environmental Authority of Risaralda (Carder), talks of the recuperation of 258 hectares of paramo within Los Nevados National Natural Park, degraded by livestock farming, an initiative of the project ‘Proyecto Pára...

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Posted on August 13, 2020 20:41
The consequences of illegal traffic in animals extracted from forests or jungles in Colombia, are usually irreversible. Few can return to their habitats, because the physical abuse they receive inhibits their capacity to feed and fend for themselves ...

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Posted on July 07, 2020 16:22
The scientific magazine Current Biology recently published that more than half of the planet’s 360 species of continental turtles and tortoises are in danger of extinction. After 400 thousand years of sharing space with mankind, they live their worst...

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Posted on July 07, 2020 16:22
Diego Lizcano, one of the Colombians that knows more about tapirs and especially Tapirus pinchaque, talks of the importance of this species that silently regenerates the vegetation of paramos and Andean forests of the country, amid deforestation proc...

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Posted on July 07, 2020 16:22
In Caldas, 16 foxes of the Cerdocyon thous species perished, when they contracted Canine Distemper, an infectious and contagious disease very common among canines, which was transmitted by domestic dogs that had been abandoned by their owners.

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Posted on July 07, 2020 16:22
A study published in the Regional Studies in Marine Science journal indicates that the future of elasmobranchs in this region of the country depends largely on the fact that the authorities continue preventing the capture of these cartilaginous fish,...

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Posted on July 07, 2020 03:20
Indonesia, May 22nd 2020 - Indonesia is a global hotspot of shark and ray species diversity. Divers from all over the world come to Indonesia to have close encounters with charismatic species such as manta rays, whale sharks and hammerhead sharks. It...

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Posted on July 07, 2020 02:20
Sabang, 8 Juni 2020 – Dinas Kelautan dan Perikanan (DKP) Kota Sabang bekerja sama dengan BKSDA Aceh, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Indonesia Program, dan Panglima Laot; serta mitra lain termasuk Dinas Pariwisata, Geusyik, Aceh Coral Conservatio...

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Posted on July 07, 2020 02:20
MATARAM, 9 JUNI 2020 - Pemerintah Provinsi Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB) menerbitkan Peraturan Gubernur No. 24 Tahun 2020 tentang Sistem Administrasi Manunggal Satu Atap Perizinan Kapal Perikanan di Pelabuhan Perikanan pada tanggal 14 Mei 2020 bulan lalu...

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Posted on May 29, 2020 12:16
A research led by Catalina Gutiérrez, Country Director of WCS Colombia, proved that biological corridors, generally designed and implemented for vertebrates, also contribute to the preservation of bees, especially those that require forests to surviv...

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Posted on May 29, 2020 12:16
The communities that form part of the project ‘Río Saldaña, una cuenca de vida’, are determined to protect this vital resource with the implementation of responsible practices at their farms, such as basic sanitation, management of organic waste and ...

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Posted on May 29, 2020 12:16
In Choachí (Cundinamarca) Carlos Ríos, a man of peasant origin, dedicated his farm to the conservation of Atelopus lozanoi, an endemic harlequin frog that disappeared at the beginning of the century and was rediscovered in 2016. WCS joins Parques Nac...

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Posted on May 29, 2020 12:16
The Colombian Plant Specialist Group, led by Cristina López, biologist of Universidad de Antioquia, is working on the most updated Red List of Colombian Plants, with the purpose of implementing conservation plans. The project is endorsed by the Inter...

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Posted on April 29, 2020 14:58
Biologists of Universidad del Tolima found a population of the harlequin frog Atelopus subornatus, that had not been seen in 24 years. The discovery is crucial, because the country has lost stable populations of at least 38 species of this genus. As ...

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Posted on April 29, 2020 14:58
Between Vichada and Arauca, one of the most important regions in the country for the reproduction of this species, WCS Colombia installed transmitters to a group of turtles to investigate their behavior and their movements along the Meta River.  Depe...

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Posted on April 29, 2020 14:58
A study published in the Scientific Reports magazine that analyzed the condition of 39 national protected areas, reveals that, in 31 of them, deforestation has grown 177 percent after the peace agreement was signed. The investigation was led by Nicol...

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Posted on April 29, 2020 14:58
A renewed and updated digital space informs on the scenarios where conflicts between development and conservation of natural resources can be settled, explains how to give an adequate use to biodiversity goods and advises on alternatives to obtain of...

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Posted on January 24, 2020 20:27
An investigation in which WCS Colombia participated highlights wetlands as important ecosystems for the subsistence of the felid, whose populations are greatly affected because deforestation and the expansion of agriculture and stockbreeding have det...

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Posted on January 24, 2020 19:27
A team researches one of them, called Oophaga lehmanni, to reproduce it in captivity and reintroduce it to its habitat. Physically attractive due to its vivid colors, it is one of the most trafficked species.

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Posted on January 24, 2020 19:27
In a 120 hectare terrain, WCS Colombia, in cooperation with Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) y Rainforest Trust, will stimulate the healthy conservation and reproduction of the reptile, whose wild populations are isolated due to the deterioration of th...

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Posted on January 24, 2020 19:27
This site, home to forests, birds, amphibians and mammals and source of water for several aqueducts in Salamina (Caldas), faces deforestation and agricultural pressure. WCS Colombia included it as a priority area during the identification of the Main...

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Posted on January 14, 2020 02:57
Dr. John Robinson, WCS Executive Vice President for Conservation and Science visited Lao PDR from December 9 to 16, 2019. During his visit, Dr. Robinson met with His Excellency Thongphat Vongmany, Vice Minister of Agriculture and Forestry to highligh...

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Posted on November 19, 2019 21:31
El personal técnico del Centro de Información y Planificación Territorial (CIPTO) y monitores ambientales comunales de las  Federaciones de Comunidades Nativas del Alto Tigre (FECONAT) se capacitaron en uso, manejo y planeamiento de drones el 13 de n...

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Posted on October 11, 2019 12:44
Collaboration will improve coffee farmer productivity and livelihoods while reducing pressure on the Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, Indonesia Over 20,000 smallholder coffee farmers in southern Sumatra will benefit from a unique collaboration w...

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Posted on August 23, 2019 23:39
“The Amazon, a fortress for life on Earth, is burning nearly twice as fast as last year.  All parties must come together to stop the setting of these devastating fires.  “These fires are threatening the livelihoods of all Amazonian people - indigenou...

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Posted on August 12, 2019 11:08
Gakkum Seksi II & Polhut wilayah Jabalnusra melakukan operasi tangkap tangan (OTT) kepada tersangka berinisial B dengan barang bukti puluhan bagian satwa dilindungi seperti kulit harimau, macan tutul, burung merak dan rusa. B merupakan jaringan dari ...

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Posted on August 03, 2019 02:41
Sejumlah pimpinan lembaga yang tergabung dalam Forum Koordinasi Pimpinan Daerah (FORKOPIMDA) Kabupaten Kepulauan Selayar menandatangani Piagam Pa’jukukang sebagai komitmen pemberantasan penangkapan ikan ilegal dan merusak (illegal & destructive fishi...

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Posted on July 30, 2019 08:30
Taman Nasional Bukit Barisan Selatan (TNBBS) menjadi salah satu Tiger Conservation Landscape (TCL) yakni bentang alam yang dapat mendukung kelestarian harimau sumatera. Namun, keberadaan harimau sumatera di kawasan ini masih dihadapkan pada berbagai ...

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Posted on July 12, 2019 05:29
Kura-kura leher ular rote (Chelodina mccordi) (Foto: Maslim As-singkily/WCS-IP) WCS menyampaikan selamat kepada Nusa Tenggara Timur yang telah menetapkan KEE Rote dalam upaya melindungi habitat kura-kura leher ular rote (Bogor – 11 Juli 2019) –...

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Posted on May 16, 2019 04:25
1. We, the Ministers responsible for CITES and Wildlife Enforcement, hereby convey our Statement on Illegal Wildlife Trade in the occasion of the Special ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Illegal Wildlife Trade on 21-22 March 2019 in Chiang Mai, Thailand,...

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Posted on May 16, 2019 04:15
More than 73 kilograms of ivory products were confiscated from a souvenir shop in Luang Prabang province recently and the foreign owner detained for suspected trading in elephant ivory.The Forest Inspection Department, Ministry of Agriculture and For...

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Posted on May 16, 2019 04:10
Laos has vowed to continue cooperation with international partners in addressing challenges in wildlife law enforcement, with the country still at risk of illegal trading.Deputy Director of the Department of Forest Inspection under the Ministry of Ag...

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Posted on May 16, 2019 03:34
via Gov.UKOver 50 countries have adopted the London 2018 declaration committing to action to protect endangered species around the globe, with more expected to sign today and in the coming days.On top of the high-level international agreement, a numb...

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Posted on May 16, 2019 03:30
A Vietnamese businessman suspected of trafficking and trading in elephant ivory was recently arrested in Vientiane, police officers said.The raid was based on a verified tip-off and a report from a citizen about the suspected trafficking, said the De...

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Posted on May 16, 2019 03:26
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has issued an order to tighten regulations against hunting and trade of protected wildlife. Individuals or groups that breach the order are to be arrested and prosecuted.The PM issued the Order for Increased Stringe...

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Posted on March 19, 2019 08:48
On 15-16 October 2018 the Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area (NEPL NPA) welcomed H.E Dr. Mme. Souvanpheng BOUPPHANOUVONG, the Minister to Prime Minister’s Office.

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Posted on March 19, 2019 08:37
As of 1 January 2019, Dr. Santi Saypanya (Joy) formally succeeded· Dr. Christopher Holmes as Country Director of the WCS Lao PDR Program. 

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Posted on February 26, 2019 15:30
Del 23 febrero al 5 de mayo, se lleva a cabo “AMAZONÍAS”, muestra de arte amazónico contemporáneo y tradicional como evento paralelo de la 38º edición de la Feria de Arte Contemporáneo - ARCOMadrid, España. La muestra, conformada por la obra de 24 ar...

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Posted on February 25, 2019 08:43
Lombok, Indonesia, 25 February 2019. Studies revealed that sharks and rays are faced with increasing population decline and up to-one quarter of shark and ray species are threatened with extinction. Overfishing is considered the main threat while the...

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Posted on February 12, 2019 20:52
To mark the Global Climate Action Summit, WCS scientists have authored a series of blogs about how we are working with Indigenous Peoples to advance conservation and climate action, from the Congo to Canada’s Boreal.  In the final part of the series,...

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Posted on February 12, 2019 20:39
How can Ontario best approach the development of the mineral-rich Ring of Fire in the Far North of Ontario? How do we protect the millions of tonnes of carbon stored in peatlands and forests in the area?  How do we intelligently design infrastructure...

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Posted on January 31, 2019 05:29
The status of Sumatran Elephant has been escalated from endangered into critically endangered by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List in 2012. This mostly because the Sumatran Elephants have significant reduction in populati...

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Posted on January 31, 2019 05:12
NEW YORK (April 27, 2015) – The Indonesian National Police’s Criminal Investigation Division (BARESKRIM MABES POLRI), the Government of Indonesia, and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU) today announced the seizure of a shi...

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Posted on January 16, 2019 04:52
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced that a group of the world’s leading coffee companies has committed to addressing deforestation from illegal coffee production inside Indonesia’s Bukit Barisan Selatan (BBS) National Park. The landmark...

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Posted on December 19, 2018 15:40
Jakarta, 17 Desember 2018 - Universitas Indonesia dan Wildlife Conservation Society Indonesia (WCS Indonesia) dengan dukungan Kedutaan Inggris menyelenggarakan seminar nasional bertema Teknologi Genomik dan Forensik Molekular Satwa Liar pada hari Rab...

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Posted on December 19, 2018 08:50
Scientists agreed that the use of DNA analysis technology in animals can be used to assess the conservation status of highly threatened species, support law enforcement agencies in combatting wildlife crime, and much more.

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Posted on October 04, 2018 20:41
The federal Liberal Party made a number of important commitments during the last election campaign on improving environmental protections. In an era when political promises often bring low expectations, it is important to note that this government ha...

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Posted on October 04, 2018 20:27
It took seven winters and 70,000 kilometres of flying over the vast forests and lowlands of far northern Ontario to build a picture of where wolverines are – and aren’t – in their easternmost North American outpost.  Our goal was to develop a method ...

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Posted on October 04, 2018 20:18
Freshwater fish are swimming upstream in a battle against everything from climate change to increased fishing pressure as new roads reach remote lakes.  Our new story map, The Water We Share, explains how we are studying the major challenges facing f...

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Posted on September 03, 2018 19:23
A WCS Brasil participou do 16o Simpósio Anual sobre Conservação e Biologia de quelônios e tartarugas de água doce, que se realizou em Fort Worth, Texas, entre os dias 12 e 15 de agosto. O Simpósio é um encontro internacional onde os pesquisadores e c...

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Posted on September 03, 2018 19:02
WCS Brazil participated in the "16th Annual Symposium on the Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles” held in Fort Worth, Texas, between 12th and 15th of August. The Symposium is an international meeting where researchers and bre...

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Posted on July 09, 2018 04:40
Kiri: Murai batu/ Copsychus saularis; Kanan: Hiu yang ditangkap oleh nelayan di Tanjung Luar, LombokSumber foto: www.number1.abatasa.co.id; Iwan Malaya/WCS Perdagangan satwa liar yang bersifat eksploitatif dan tidak berkelanjutan merupakah salah satu...

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Posted on July 02, 2018 09:08
WCS has just published the results of the most comprehensive assessment of the biodiversity of the Kahuzi Biega National Park...

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Posted on June 28, 2018 15:18
With new all-weather roads, transmission lines, and mines planned for Ontario’s Far North, ecological monitoring and baseline information collection will be critical to help communities understand the impacts of changes to the water, land and wildlif...

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Posted on May 28, 2018 21:37
La información se presentó con el fin de reducir este delito a través de la articulación multisectorial a cargo de SERFOR y otras instituciones del Estado dentro del marco de la Estrategia Nacional para Reducir el Tráfico Ilegal de Fauna Silvestre.Li...

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Posted on April 12, 2018 22:11
Preamble We the undersigned:Recognise the critical importance of Indonesia’s forests and their associated ecosystem services for biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and national economic security; Affirm the global importance of th...

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Posted on April 11, 2018 22:54
Pernyataan Niat BersamaMengatasi Deforestasi Akibat Budidaya Kopi di Lanskap Bukit Barisan SelatanPembukaanKami yang bertanda tangan dibawah ini:(1) Memahami pentingnya hutan Indonesia dan jasa lingkungan yang dihasilkan untuk konservasikeanekaragama...

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Posted on March 29, 2018 13:45
The federal government’s new Impact Assessment Act could be a game changer for ensuring short-term decision making does not undermine the long-term health of ecosystems and species.  But in its current draft form, the Act is long on talk and short on...

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Posted on March 16, 2018 04:59
Mengevaluasi peran megafauna karismatik sebagai spesies payung untuk keanekaragaman spesies mamalia terestrial di SumatraSumatera memiliki beberapa mega fauna karismatik seperti orangutan, harimau, badak dan gajah. Namun, apakah keempat mega fauna te...

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Posted on March 13, 2018 10:05
A new study just published in Biological Conservation shows that on average the endemic species of the Albertine Rift have already lost 38% of their suitable habitat to agriculture and settlement and that it is predicted that climate change will caus...

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Posted on February 26, 2018 09:33
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Canada is pleased to welcome Martin von Mirbach to a new position at WCS Canada -- Director for Conservation Strategy. Martin will be responsible for providing strategic oversight to WCS Canada’s programs. He will ...

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Posted on February 20, 2018 15:23
On Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada rejected a plan by the former government of Yukon to open up a huge swath of the PeelWatershed – an ecologically intact area the size of Nova Scotia -- to industrial development. This is a monumental win that wo...

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Posted on February 20, 2018 15:11
Check out our latest Muddy Boots Blog where WCS Canada President and Chief Scientist Dr. Justina Ray discusses how a good federal plan to save caribou has become stuck in the mud of provincial inaction.  In this blog, Dr. Ray debunks the myth that th...

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Posted on February 09, 2018 09:24
Today (Feb. 8, 2018) the federal government unveiled a new “Impact Assessment Act” that will repeal and replace the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (2012).  Together in one bill with the new Canadian Energy Regulator Act, this is an important –...

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Posted on February 07, 2018 11:43
WCS Canada is investigating whether bats could benefit from the same probiotic approach that has taken foods like yogurt by storm.   The idea is relatively simple.  Bats are dying by the millions due to a fungal disease called White-nose syndrome (WN...

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Posted on February 07, 2018 11:43
Nelson, BC (Sept. 18, 2017) – Research efforts aimed at identifying bat species or individual populations that may be able to survive the arrival of deadly White-nose Syndrome (WNS) received a boost this week with the announcement of $100,000 (U.S.) ...

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Posted on February 07, 2018 11:43
Canada needs stronger environmental laws that help restore science and knowledge – and public input -- to our decision making processes around landscape altering projects such as roads, mines and pipelines.The good news is that the federal government...

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Posted on February 07, 2018 11:43
Wood Buffalo National Park, which straddles the Alberta-NWT border, is an area that can only be described with superlatives. To begin with, it is huge – 45,000 square kilometres, an area bigger than the Netherlands.  It contains one of the world’s la...

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Posted on February 07, 2018 11:12
At WCS Canada, we are working to help wildlife survive – and thrive – across our huge country. Our gorgeous new annual report captures both the beauty of wildlife and the challenges we face in ensuring their survival across Canada.  From caribou to i...

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Posted on January 18, 2018 03:48
A Conservation Action Plan for the Albertine Rift region was recently completed, documenting the conservation importance of the region for global biodiversity conservation and summarizing the key objectives of six Landscape action plans to conserve t...

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Posted on November 29, 2017 14:18
WCS Ecuador team visited five Kichwa communities of the Napo River, in the Ecuadorian Amazon, in order to train the inhabitants on issues of wildlife monitoring and hunting.

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Posted on November 22, 2017 14:03
A new scientific study about large mammal richness in Llanganates National Park, in Ecuador, has been published recently in the scientific magazine Mammalia. The authors, Jaime Palacios, Adrián Naveda-Rodríguez, and Galo Zapata-Ríos, are part of our ...

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Posted on October 25, 2017 19:54
Agentes de la Policía Nacional y la Fiscalía Especializada en Materia Ambiental realizaron un operativo para incautar animales silvestres en el mercado de Aguas Verdes, en Tumbes. 

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Posted on October 20, 2017 08:36
Se realizó el taller sobre Rutas de tráfico de fauna silvestre en la zona norte del Perú.

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Posted on September 02, 2017 23:53
Jakarta, 29 Agustus 2017 – Hiu dan pari merupakan salah satu kelompok ikan yang memiliki kerentanan tinggi terhadap eksploitasi. Faktanya, eksploitasi terhadap hiu dan pari di Indonesia sangat tinggi dalam dua dekade terakhir. Hal ini dipicu oleh per...

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Posted on August 23, 2017 09:59
WCS Colombia shares a new edition of the newsletter "En Terreno".It includes news on reforestation activities carried out in Vichada within the scope of the Wildlife Project, and information on the "Training Center" available at the website of  emerg...

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Posted on June 14, 2017 22:25
15 satwa disita yang seluruhnya merupakan burung paruh bengkok Tersangka melanggar UU 5/1990 tentang Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam Hayati dan Ekosistemnya dengan hukuman maksimal 5 tahun penjara dan denda Rp 100 juta Bogor, 13 Juni 2017 – Tim gabungan ...

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Posted on June 14, 2017 10:40
A new scientific analysis by Wildlife Conservation Society Canada has identified a conservation gem nestled beside the two crown jewels of the Rocky Mountain national park system. The area, known as the Bighorn Backcountry, lies just east of Banff an...

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Posted on June 07, 2017 10:54
Yukon’s Boreal Mountains region adds a whole dimension to Canada’s most iconic forest.  Here snow capped mountains and alpine plateaus are perched above broad river valleys rich with life.  The region is a haven for predators and prey alike, from gri...

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Posted on May 31, 2017 09:48
WCS Colombia shares with you the new edition of the informative boulletin "En Terreno". It includes details of the first tests of SMART Connect tool and a note regarding the meeting between representatives of the two work regions of the Wildlife Proj...

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Posted on May 31, 2017 09:44
WCS Colombia shares the new edition of its bulletin En Terreno.The contents include details on the implementation of a beekeeping pilot project in Magdalena Medio and a note on the work done in advance in Cinaruco as part the declaratory of new prote...

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Posted on May 18, 2017 00:49
• Disita 253 ekor reptil: 181 ekor kadal dan biawak (6 jenis), 65 ekor ular (4 jenis), dan 7 ekor kura-kura (2 jenis)• Tersangka melanggar Undang-Undang No. 16 tahun 1992 tentang Karantina hewan, ikan dan tumbuhan dengan hukuman maksimum 3 tahun penj...

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Posted on May 10, 2017 14:46
To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter in English or Spanish to wcslatinamerica@wcs.org and postulaciones@gestiontalento.com with Ref: Country Director Colombia. Please include at least two references and your salary exp...

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Posted on April 20, 2017 09:23
To address climate change in Ontario, Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) developed a Climate Change Action Plan identifying a number of actions, across multiple ministries aimed at reducing the magnitude and/or rate of g...

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Posted on March 27, 2017 10:25
Although fish and fisheries are an integral part of Canada’s history, culture, and economy, protection for fish and fish habitats has been declining in Canada for at least a decade. The Fisheries Act is Canada’s oldest environmental law and an import...

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Posted on March 23, 2017 16:15
A new study examines the impacts of invasive feral pigs, a favorite prey of vampire bats, on ecosystems in rural Brazil. The distribution of feral pigs — which are also known as wild boars, or “javali” in Portuguese, and are actually the same species...

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Posted on March 22, 2017 11:11
A joint effort between WCS Canada’s BatCaver and Alberta Environment and Parks has led to the discovery of the largest bat hibernation cave ever recorded in Alberta, outside the Rocky Mountains. This newly-discovered cave is being used for hibernatio...

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Posted on March 16, 2017 09:54
In November 2016, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) released a discussion paper outlining how they might approach a Forest Carbon Policy Framework. WCS Canada scientists express concern over the lack of detail about the science un...

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Posted on February 23, 2017 15:12
WCS Colombia  shares the new edition of its newsletter En Terreno.Its contents include details of the initial activities of the project "Río Saldaña, una cuenca de vida" -Saldaña River, a basin of life-, and a note on the haciendas that hace supporte...

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Posted on February 13, 2017 11:28
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has announced the final boundaries and new protection measures for the Castle Wildlands and Provincial Park in southwest Alberta. The management plan is not final, and it needs your help to ensure the protections remain ...

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Posted on February 12, 2017 23:34
Mataram, 9 Februari 2017 – Pemerintah Indonesia bertekad mengelola kawasan konservasi perairan secara efektif dan berkelanjutan seiring dengan komitmen 20 juta hektar kawasan konservasi perairan pada tahun 2020. Menurut data dari Direktorat Konservas...

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Posted on January 25, 2017 09:33
The recent discovery in northwest Washington State of bats infected with white-nose syndrome (WNS), a fungal disease that has devastated bat populations in eastern North America, is a wake-up call. In BC, the disease can only be detected when bats ar...

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Posted on January 23, 2017 13:37
New “Polar Code” will help minimize effects of development on wildlife in changing Arctic and Antarctic waters New standards will help safeguard wildlife, and for the Arctic, the local communities that rely on them for food securityNew York (January ...

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Posted on January 17, 2017 10:23
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Posted on January 10, 2017 10:38
In June, the Government of Canada announced the launch of a comprehensive review of federal environmental assessment processes associated with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012). As part of this process, WCS Canada presented ...

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Posted on January 10, 2017 10:04
B.C. has only a small window to act to help bats CONTACT: Cori Lausen. 250 353 8204 The discovery in northwest Washington State of bats killed by white-nose syndrome (WNS), a fungal disease that has devastated bat populations in eastern North America...

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Posted on January 02, 2017 08:09
Ternate, 15 Desember 2016 – Seksi Konservasi Wilayah I Ternate BKSDA Maluku dan Wildlife Conservation Society-Indonesia Program (WCS-IP) melepasliarkan 117 ekor burung paruh bengkok di Kabupaten Halmahera Selatan, Provinsi Maluku Utara pada hari ini,...

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Posted on January 02, 2017 08:09
Bogor, 25 Oktober 2016 – Pemerintah Indonesia terus berusaha untuk mengeluarkan tiga taman nasional dari Daftar Warisan Dunia dalam Bahaya. Ketiga taman nasional itu adalah Taman Nasional Gunung Leuser (TNGL), Taman Nasional Kerinci Seblat (TNKS), da...

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Posted on January 02, 2017 08:09
Seekor harimau menerkam kuda putih yang ditunggangi laki-laki. Mimik wajahnya terkejut, padahal di tangan kanan terhunus sebilah pedang. Sementara lelaki lain matanya mendelik, bersiap menebas leher sang harimau. Seorang lagi tersungkur ke tanah tert...

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Posted on January 02, 2017 08:09
Lampung, 23 Agustus 2016 – Dipicu perambahan kawasan hutan serta perburuan liar, dalam setahun harimau sumatera telah menyerang masyarakat sekitar kawasan Taman Nasional Bukit Barisan Selatan (TNBBS). Wildlife Conservation Society-Indonesia Program (...

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Posted on January 02, 2017 08:08
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Posted on January 02, 2017 08:08
Ontario’s Far North is becoming the fastest growing area of mineral exploration in the province. The resulting threats to caribou include cumulative habitat disturbance and loss of access to critical areas for calving or feeding. Our recently launche...

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Posted on January 02, 2017 08:08
New river basin classification will help safeguard region’s biodiversity and monitor infrastructure developmeScientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), the Nature Conservancy, and several partners in Brazil and Peru have produced a geograph...

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Posted on January 02, 2017 08:08
WCS Colombia shares the new edition of its newsletter En Terreno. It includes an article about the amphibian conservation project presentation in Tatamá Natural National Park and details of the latest publication in which WCS Colombia participates.

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Posted on January 02, 2017 08:08
**NEWS RELEASE**     CONTACT: SHANNON D’ARCY: (1-416-850-9038 Ext. 26; sdarcy@wcs.org)     MAPPING A FUTURE FOR ONTARIO’S CARIBOU   WCS Canada Launches “Caribou Story Map”  Interactive conservation web tool shows changes to caribou ranges over time,...

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Posted on January 02, 2017 08:08
A camera trap survey conducted by WCS and other groups to survey wildlife in rural locations in Brazil’s Atlantic forest and Pantanal regions produced a big surprise: the unexpected frequency of vampire bats feeding on both wildlife and livestock in ...

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Posted on January 02, 2017 08:08
WCS Colombia shares the new edition of its newsletter "En Terreno".It includes information about the participation of WCS Colombia in the past XII Cimfauna and the signing of an agreement in favor of the Saldaña river basin.

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Posted on January 02, 2017 08:08
The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has a mandate to halt wetland loss in Ontario, and released the first draft of a Wetland Conservation Strategy that is intended to fulfill this important commitment. However, the draft suffers fr...

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Posted on January 02, 2017 08:08
Seeking to bridge the gap between scientists and the public, WCS Brazil and its collaborators have published Ciência Pantanal (Pantanal Science), a new scientific journal designed to inform rural communities of the latest in environmental studies and...

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Posted on January 02, 2017 08:08
Public-private partnership for the main tributary of the Magdalena River in Tolima. National Parks of Colombia, Cementos Argos, and WCS Colombia finalized the agreement that hopes to mitigate threats affecting the supply of environmental resources re...

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Posted on January 02, 2017 08:08
Toronto, 1 December 2016. – In the wake of yesterday’s damning report by Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk in which she directed harsh criticism at the province’s environmental assessment (EA) program, environmental organizations are encouraged by...

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Posted on January 02, 2017 08:08
Canada’s federal environmental and regulatory processes are under review to modernize and improve key environmental legislation. The Fisheries Act is an important piece of legislation that gives the Government of Canada the authority to manage fisher...

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Posted on January 02, 2017 08:08
A new study published in PLos One documents the drastic decline of Grauer’s gorilla, the World’s largest ape and a subspecies of the eastern gorilla. Confined to the Albertine Rift in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the study found that it had ...

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Posted on August 23, 2016 16:37
The need for such statutes becomes obvious when we consider the ever-growing list of species at risk in Canada – mirroring global trends of biodiversity loss. Once a species is “listed” by government as at risk of extinction, it becomes eligible for ...

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Posted on August 23, 2016 04:32
Del 17 al 19 de agosto se realizó el Taller de capacitación: manejo de fauna silvestre decomisada, incautada o hallada en abandono organizado por WCS Perú y Serfor.

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Posted on July 15, 2016 16:45
The 16th North American Caribou Workshop was held in May in Thunder Bay - the first time in 20 years it was hosted in Ontario. This year’s workshop theme is Connections: exploring the link between people, disciplines and ecosystems to further caribou...

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Posted on June 16, 2016 08:59
Despite a 77% decline in the population of Grauer's gorilla across its range as reported by WCS in April 2016, there is one area where their numbers are increasing slowly. The highland sector of Kahuzi Biega National Park has been relatively well pro...

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Posted on June 13, 2016 22:14
Dari tiga orang pedagang gading gajah sumatera, dua diantaranya telah memperdagangkan barang tersebut sejak tahun 2000.Salah satu pelaku merupakan oknum staff Dinas PerikananTurut disita empat puluh tiga pipa rokok terbuat dari gading gajah Bogor, 11...

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Posted on May 13, 2016 16:36
On March 31, the United States Geological Survey and Fish and Wildlife Service announced that White Nose Syndrome (WNS) had been confirmed in a little brown bat in Washington State – the first instance of the deadly disease in western North America. ...

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Posted on May 03, 2016 06:53
Larantuka, Flores Timur, 2 Mei 2016 – Wildlife Conservation Society -Indonesia Program (WCS-IP), bekerja sama dengan Kementerian Kelautan Perikanan pusat dan daerah, Polda Nusa Tenggara Timur, mitra LSM serta Pemerintah Kabupaten Flores Timur me...

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Posted on April 04, 2016 07:01
Grauer’s gorilla is the largest primate on Earth and a close cousin to the mountain gorilla (both are subspecies of the eastern gorilla). It only occurs in eastern Democratic Republic Of Congo, a region that has been torn apart by conflict since 1996...

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Posted on April 01, 2016 10:07
New Bat Habitat Discovered in Western Alberta BatCaver, an ongoing WCS Canada program, has recently discovered two new bat hibernacula —places where bats hibernate during winter months—in the Alberta foothills. Bats hibernate underground for a large ...

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Posted on March 30, 2016 00:00
Medan, 29 Maret 2016 – Taman Nasional Gunung Leuser (TNGL) merupakan kawasan konservasi yang juga menjadi destinasi pariwisata di Sumatera Utara. Bukit Lawang dan Tangkahan merupakan dua tempat yang menjadi primadona pariwisata wilayah yang ditunjuk ...

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Posted on March 29, 2016 11:01
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) seeks a Knowledge Manager to join the team of our Andes-Amazon Region.  This position provides an opportunity for an outstanding professional with a relevant academic background (M.A./M.S. or higher) and work e...

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Posted on March 28, 2016 19:24
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) seeks a Knowledge Manager to join the management team of our Andes-Amazon Region. This position provides an opportunity for an outstanding professional with a relevant academic background (M.A./M.S. or higher) ...

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Posted on March 28, 2016 11:03
The jaguar (Panthera onca) is the top predator of the food chains of ecosystems where it is distributed and the largest land carnivore in Ecuador, but without genetic evidence that respalde- is believed that live here are two subspecies: Panthera onc...

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Posted on March 28, 2016 10:52
During the first week of March 2016, 158 charapas turtles (Podocnemis unifilis) were released on the Napo River in the Ecuadorian Amazon. 

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Posted on March 27, 2016 22:01
El Ministerio del Ambiente (MAE), el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) y la Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) buscan un técnico (a) en Agropecuaria para trabajar en el proyecto “Desarrollo de Enfoques de Manejo de Paisajes e...

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Posted on March 22, 2016 17:24
The Wildlife Conservation Society Ecuador (WCS Ecuador) is at the leading edge of conservation, turning science and research into action. 

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Posted on March 01, 2016 13:11
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) seeks a dynamic, well-organized and hard-working Program Officer to join the Andes-Amazon Region team.This position provides an opportunity for an outstanding professional with a relevant academic background (M...

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Posted on February 26, 2016 01:30
WCS announced 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 their efforts to protect wildlife and wild ...

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Posted on February 25, 2016 16:30
**NEWS RELEASE** New Bat Habitat Discovered in Western AlbertaResident species confirmed as endangered Northern Myotis and Little Brown batsCentral Alberta (February 25, 2016) WCS Canada announced today the discovery of two bat hibernacula —places wh...

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Posted on February 25, 2016 16:22
Habitat loss is – by far – the most common reason species become at risk of extinction. There are many ways to combat this threat, including restoring habitat that has been removed or otherwise damaged. A discussion paper on this topic by WCS Canada’...

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Posted on February 10, 2016 14:29
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) seeks a dynamic, well-organized and hard-working Program Officer to join the management team of our Andes-Amazon Region.  This position provides an opportunity for an outstanding professional with a relevant ac...

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Posted on February 04, 2016 10:58
The emblematic Orinoco Crocodile or Crocodylus intermedius, a critically endangered species, has been given a new opportunity for its conservation. Twenty Orinoco crocodiles (Crocodylus intermedius) were reintroduced into their natural environment on...

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Posted on February 03, 2016 04:47
Jakarta, 2 Februari 2016 – Badan Reserse Kriminal Polri memusnahkan puluhan barang yang terbuat dari kulit harimau di Jakarta, pada hari ini, Selasa, 2 Februari 2016. Barang yang dimusnahkan adalah empat kulit harimau utuh, tujuh kaki harimau, satu k...

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Posted on January 27, 2016 08:31
**NEWS FROM WCS** CONTACT: SCOTT SMITH: (1-718-220-3698; ssmith@wcs.org) STEPHEN SAUTNER: (1-718-220-3682; ssautner@wcs.org Study: Deadly Amphibian Fungus May Decline Scientists predict a major range contraction of chytrid in Africa’s Albertine Rift ...

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Posted on January 25, 2016 18:41
Although we currently know surprisingly little about bats in winter in western Canada, WCS Canada is making giant leaps filling critical knowledge gaps through our on the ground research and citizen science programs. Through these collaborations, we ...

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Posted on January 20, 2016 11:01
The Wildlife Conservation Society seeks a Director of Marine Conservation and Fisheries, to be based at WCS headquarters in New York City.  Please apply online at www.wcs.org/about-us/careers and send a cover letter and CV with the subject line “Dire...

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Posted on January 03, 2016 10:11
The Paris Agreement on Climate Change, signed this past weekend by Canada and 195 other countries, has been greeted with much fanfare and enormous relief. After decades of mounting scientific evidence for the negative impacts of a changing climate – ...

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Posted on December 22, 2015 17:58
The Criminal Investigation Division of the Indonesian National Police and the WCS’s Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU) announced an enforcement action against a major tiger skin trader and an intermediary who offered tiger skin products to potential buyers. 

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Posted on December 22, 2015 17:58
(Medan, 23 September 2015) Pada hari Selasa tanggal 22 September 2015, pukul 23.00 WIB, telah lahir seekor anak gajah sumatera (Elephas maximus sumatranus) berjenis kelamin jantan dengan tinggi 80 cm dan berat 95 kg. Anak gajah tersebut lahir dalam k...

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Posted on December 22, 2015 17:58
Ghidaq Al-Nizar, SenimanMenunjukkan kepedulian pada spesies yang terancam punah dapat dilakukan melalui berbagai macam cara. Dalam rangka Global Tiger Day yang jatuh pada tanggal 29 Juli 2015 yang lalu, Ghidaq Al Nizar, seorang seniman ampas kopi men...

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Posted on December 22, 2015 17:58
Lombok Timur, 10 Agustus 2015 – Dinas Kelautan dan Perikanan (DKP) Provinsi Nusa Tenggara Barat bersama Wildlife Conservation Society – Indonesia Program (WCS-IP) mengadakan Sosialisasi Peraturan Pemerintah tentang Penangkapan Hiu dan Pari di Tanjung...

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Posted on December 22, 2015 17:58
Berdasarkan Daftar Merah Hewan Terancam Punah dari International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) tahun 2012, status keterancaman gajah sumatera naik dari genting menjadi kritis. Keadaan ini disebabkan oleh penurunan jumlah populasi gajah suma...

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Posted on December 22, 2015 17:58
The XII International Congress of Wildlife Management in Amazonia and Latin America, which will take place inQuito, Ecuador, from August 8th to August 12th, 2016 in the campus of Universidad San Francisco de Quito. This conference is open to all stud...

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Posted on December 22, 2015 17:58
Recently, the Guangxi Provincial Office for Combating Smuggling, Guangzhou Branch of the Endangered Species Import and Export Management Office, Nanning Wuxu International Airport, Nanning Customs, Forestry Department of Guangxi Province, WCS, IFAW, ...

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Posted on December 22, 2015 17:58
A new Report 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 Hydro initiative. The Report, which focuses on north-western...

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Posted on December 22, 2015 17:58
The Wildlife Conservation Society seeks to employ a regional wildlife trafficking coordinator to manage a growing portfolio of projects in the region that address this challenge and to provide expertise to country programs in the areas of law enforce...

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Posted on December 22, 2015 17:58
The Wildlife Conservation Society, in partnership with Proteus Wildlife Research Consultants and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, with support from the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, is proud to offer the following training opportunity:...

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Posted on December 22, 2015 17:58
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a conservation organization dedicated to protecting wildlife and their habitat, active in almost 60 countries. Our vision is to save wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, e...

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Posted on December 22, 2015 17:58
It’s the story of the century: how will climate change reshape our planet’s natural systems? We tackle that story from a couple of unique perspectives in our just released annual report. It’s a great read with many stunning visuals that help to remin...

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Posted on December 22, 2015 17:58
A talk between the Biodiversa Colombia Foundation (FBC) and the Antioquia Ornithological Society (SAO) in the roundtable discussion "The story with the birds." The last Medellin Birds Festival of 2015 offered a space where researchers of FBC and SAO ...

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Posted on December 22, 2015 17:58
In recognition of their long-term efforts to protect the headwaters and floodplain of the Pantanal wetlands and bordering Cerrado, the WCS Brazil Pantanal/Cerrado team received the Ecology and Environmentalism Award from the City Council of Campo Gra...

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Posted on December 22, 2015 17:58
WCS is looking for a skilled data analyst with an excellent understanding of data sources relating to the ivory trade, good connections with relevant government and non-government organizations and a strong understanding of international commodity tr...

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Posted on December 22, 2015 17:58
WCS Canada has teamed up with cavers across western Canada in an effort to stop the spread of White-Nose Syndrome (WNS) by launching the BatCaver program. Bats in North America face catastrophic declines due to a fungal pathogen causing WNS. Typified...

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Posted on December 22, 2015 17:58
We are talking about a nursery located on the Bendición premises, in the village of La Esmeralda in Puerto Carreño (Vichada). Around 40 neighbors of the Bita river participated in its construction, including children, youngsters and adults. All of th...

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Posted on December 22, 2015 17:58
Camila Ferrara is an aquatic turtle specialist with the Brazil Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). This article is the second in a series celebrating the contributions of women to the practice of conservation. Ferrara contributed this...

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Posted on December 22, 2015 17:58
By using the computer guided species identification function and expert-assisted species identification, users can identify wildlife species more quickly and efficiently than more traditional methods of using paper field guides. With the new and impr...

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Posted on December 22, 2015 17:58
On September 4, 2015 the Government of Alberta designated 1080 km2 as a Provincial Park and Wildland Provincial Park. Known as the "Castle Special Area", this designation is key to conserving wildlife and their habitats in Alberta, and WCS Canada sci...

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Posted on December 22, 2015 17:58
Training workshops offered by the Orinoquía Biodiversa Foundation in the context of the Project Wildlife (Vida Silvestre) The communities of the middle and lower basin of the Bita river, in the villages of La Esmeralda and El Merey, municipality of P...

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Posted on December 22, 2015 17:58
The Wildlife Conservation Society has won Swiss Re Foundation's prestigious International ReSource Award for Sustainable Watershed Management for its efforts to protect and restore the headwaters of Brazil's Pantanal, one of the world's largest tropi...

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Posted on December 22, 2015 17:58
Support WCS's program to develop and strengthen conservation research, action and policy for big cats and their habitat in Northeast China according to WCS 2020 global strategy; to identify threats posed by human development to big cat species and th...

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Posted on December 22, 2015 17:58
Live bait fishing uses live animals such as small fish, frogs, and leeches to attract larger game fish, and is popular with recreational anglers because it is an effective way to catch fish. Most anglers in Ontario use live bait, and the industry is ...

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Posted on December 22, 2015 17:58
WCS Brasil launches new project to design and build a world-class conservation education center in Manaus, the Amazon’s largest city and the nexus of tourism, wildlife consumption and trade in the region.

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Posted on November 11, 2014 11:33
Canadian bats are threatened by the devastating effects of White Nose Syndrome. Dr. Cori Lausen and her team try to mitigate the spread of the disease and get to know bats in Western Canada.

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Posted on November 10, 2014 22:29
A man accused of being the biggest manta ray dealer since Indonesia established itself as the world's largest sanctuary for the fish earlier this year has been detained. The man was arrested by members of the Wildlife Conservation Society together w...

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Posted on November 05, 2014 17:12
When they're well managed, protected areas, like Yellowstone National Park, are valuable tools for conservation, says Dr. James Watson, Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society's Climate Change Program. But, in a new paper in Nature, Watson and ...

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Posted on November 05, 2014 16:42
Posted on November 05, 2014 15:11
Northern white rhinos, Kenya, 2014. Only a handful of this white rhino subspecies are believed to remain.

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Posted on October 30, 2014 22:30
Two traders arrested for selling endangered Sumatran tiger parts including a whole skin, a stuffed head, and stuffed paws  Arrests were made by West Java Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) of the Ministry of Forestry and the Indonesian Pol...

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Posted on October 20, 2014 05:16
Lombok Tengah (ANTARA News) - "Kalau harga benih lobster seperti sekarang ini kami bisa berangkat haji semua dalam satu kloter," ujar salah seorang nelayan peserta kegiatan bimbingan teknis pembesaran benih lobster.Kegiatan bimbingan teknis digelar o...

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Posted on October 16, 2014 16:51
Ramon, or breadnut, is among the crops harvested by local communities in the Maya Biosphere Reserve. WCS is currently working closely with local communities to ensure that agricultural fires used for the production of staples like corn and beans don...

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Posted on October 13, 2014 09:53
To scale-up adoption of SLUP (Sustainable Land-use Practices) in the highlands region bordering the Pantanal, WCS Brasil in partnership with the rural municipality of Corguinho and the local NGO, Instituto Quinta do Sol, organized a celebration of Br...

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Posted on October 03, 2014 10:46
The Indianapolis Prize is given every other year to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to conservation efforts involving a single animal species or multiple species. Dr. Joel Berger, WCS Senior Conservationist, is nominated for th...

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Posted on October 02, 2014 11:38
During the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly, world leaders discuss some of the greatest challenges facing the global community. Susan Lieberman, WCS Vice President for International Policy, explains why wildlife trafficking is on...

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Posted on September 30, 2014 07:21
Amphibians are facing an unprecedented crisis at the moment around the World. Over one third of known species are classified as threatened with extinction by IUCN. This is partly due to habitat loss but also due to pollution of rivers and streams and...

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Posted on September 30, 2014 04:20
Writing this from a hotel room in Indonesia’s second-largest city, Surabaya, I realize that I am filled with trepidation as I wait for the phone next to me to ring. When it does, the voice on the other end will tell me it’s go time; the culmination ...

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Posted on September 30, 2014 03:50
WCS’s Wildlife Crimes Unit assists Ministry in bustArrest marks first-ever enforcement action of Indonesia’s recent national protection of manta raysIndonesia operates largest known shark and ray fisheries on earthNEW YORK (SEPTEMBER 30, 2014) – The ...

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Posted on September 25, 2014 08:18
A detailed review on the jeopardized survival of African elephants.

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Posted on September 24, 2014 12:43
Living in the Russian Far East for over 20 years, Dale Miquelle, Director for the WCS Russia Program, is a leading researcher on Siberian tigers. He recently shared some of his insights about the big cats with WCS colleagues in a Q&A.

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Posted on September 24, 2014 12:13
At the Clinton Global Initiative, John Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, looks back on the accomplishments that have been achieved in the last year to protect African elephants. Those include the successful 96 Elephants campai...

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Posted on September 23, 2014 10:01
One year ago, WCS launched the 96 Elephants campaign to stop the killing, stop the trafficking, and stop the demand for illegal ivory. Since then, half a million of you have taken action.

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Posted on September 19, 2014 12:29
A group of international scientists have developed a new method to study Ebola virus in wildlife. In this short video, researchers discuss the study and the implications of the new methodology.

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Posted on September 17, 2014 16:09
WCS President and CEO Cristian Samper believes “zoos and aquariums play a key role in shaping the future of our planet.”

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Posted on September 15, 2014 10:13
The WCS Brazil Pantanal program wanted to share this TV news report from a major Brazilian network: REDE RECORD, which was shown on their AgroBrasil TV news.   The launching of the first edition of the "Ciencia Pantanal" journal  was  hosted by FAMAS...

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Posted on September 09, 2014 15:24
On a recent trip to Niassa Reserve Cristián Samper, WCS Presdient and CEO, and Alastair Nelson, WCS Mozambique Country Director, were alerted to, and shown, an elephant that had been killed hours earlier. Unfortunately this is not unusual for the are...

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Posted on September 03, 2014 13:06
On the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, WCS Senior Conservation Scientist John Weaver agues for protecting remaining wild lands and preventing human-caused extinction of species rather than domesticating landscapes to serve economic growth of...

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Posted on August 29, 2014 11:56
Our staff photographer Julie Larsen Maher recently snapped this great shot of a humpback whale off the NY coast, but such a sighting is not as rare as you may think.

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Posted on August 22, 2014 16:14
According to Brendan Mackey, Director the Climate Change Response Program at Griffith University Australia, and James Watson, WCS Global Climate Change Program Director, "it’s now or never if the world’s surviving primary forests are to be saved."

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Posted on August 21, 2014 17:09
Through his conservation work, Steve Zack, WCS Coordinator of Bird Conservation, has learned quite a bit about the Southern Ocean and the seabirds that call it home. Since he began his work in 1990, these species and the environment they live in have...

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Posted on August 21, 2014 16:09
Over the course of several research trips abroad, molecular biologist Dr. Tracie Seimon has mastered the art of packing up her mobile laboratory. This time, she's packing for a trip to Myanmar to check up on Burmese star tortoises.

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Posted on August 21, 2014 14:38
Depending on where one lives, the ability to coexist with wildlife varies drastically. David Wilkie, WCS Director of Conservation Support, discusses the different challenges he experiences in Boston, MA, compared to his friend, Kauteli, who lives in ...

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Posted on August 20, 2014 03:29
Keanekaragaman hayati laut di Indonesia perlu terus dipertahankankelestariannya dengancara menyeimbangkan tujuan sosial-ekonomi dan tujuan ekologis.  Partisipasidan peran aktif semua pihak dibutuhkan untuk mendukung pencapaian target luasankawasan ko...

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Posted on August 19, 2014 08:24
Scientists in Brazil have managed to eavesdrop on underwater "turtle talk".Their recordings have revealed that, in the nesting season, river turtles appear to exchange information vocally - communicating with each other using at least six different s...

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Posted on August 18, 2014 10:19
Eighty years ago, WCS naturalist William Beebe and engineer Otis Barton plunged more than 3,000 feet into the ocean and observed never-before-seen marine life in its natural habitat.

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Posted on August 15, 2014 12:59
On his historic dive, writes Institutional Archivist Madeleine Thompson, WCS naturalist William Beebe took on the then-unprecedented work of attempting to understand the lives of these animals in their natural habitat.

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Posted on August 15, 2014 11:59
Caleb McClennen, executive director for the Wildlife Conservation Society's Global Marine Program, explains the most important take away from Discovery Channel's Shark Week: sharks are an extraordinarily threatened species.

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Posted on August 14, 2014 21:55
During "Shark Week" this year, says WCS Executive Vice President of Pubic Affairs John Calvelli, consider the serious threats to sharks and the vital New York seascape they rely on.

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Posted on August 12, 2014 17:12
WCS president and CEO Cristián Samper commends New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing a historic law banning the purchase and sale of elephant ivory and rhino horn.

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Posted on August 12, 2014 14:42
This World Elephant Day, Elizabeth Bennett, Vice President for Species Conservation at the Wildlife Conservation Society, suggests New York set an example for the rest of the country and the world and ban the sale of ivory.

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Posted on August 12, 2014 12:41
Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald is speaking up for elephants. These amazing mammals are bring poached at unprecedented levels. But together, she says, we can save them.

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Posted on August 08, 2014 09:43
The first magazine called CIÊNCIA PANTANAL (Pantanal Science) – a property-owner-friendly journal for bridging the gap between researchers and landowners, was released today at FAMASUL (Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock). The event...

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Posted on August 04, 2014 15:48
In a new blog for Huffington Post, WCS Director of Conservation Support David Wilkie suggests that current rates of fossil fuel consumption could both contribute to - and severely limit the Earth’s ability to recover from - a sixth mass extinction ev...

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Posted on August 01, 2014 17:41
Introducing the Australian humpback dolphin, a recently discovered new species of cetacean.

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Posted on July 25, 2014 11:10
Dr. Cori Lausen and a bat team have headed to the the Flathead River valley in southeastern British Columbia for a four-day BioBlitz in attempt to find out more information.

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Posted on July 24, 2014 14:28
In a blog for the Huffington Post, K. Ullas Karanth, Regional Science Director with WCS's Asia Program, challenges India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, to balance economic development with natural resource protection.

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Posted on July 23, 2014 13:16
With technical assistance from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Belize Fisheries Department initiated a new monitoring program using unmanned aerial vehicles (i.e. conservation drones) to curtail unsustainable levels of illegal fishing.

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Posted on July 16, 2014 10:43
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Posted on July 07, 2014 15:36
As the Greater Yellowstone grizzly bear population has increased, separation between grizzly bear island populations is shrinking and closing the population gap is within reach.

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Posted on July 01, 2014 09:51
A recent study found that although the amount of protected land is increasing globally, biodiversity isn’t necessarily being protected.

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Posted on June 25, 2014 10:10
WCS commends Ian Somerhalder for his testimony at today’s federal hearing on the U.S. Ivory Ban. “His willingness to lend his invaluable support to the fight to strengthen federal conservation action to protect elephants and the world’s wildlife insp...

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Posted on June 23, 2014 10:49
A new report from WCS Senior Scientist Dr. John Weaver calls for completing the legacy of Wilderness lands on the Flathead National Forest in Montana.

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Posted on June 20, 2014 13:44
Following the Our Ocean conference in the capital, WCS President and CEO Dr. Cristián Samper congratulates the Obama Administration for its leadership on marine conservation and carbon emissions.

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Posted on June 19, 2014 12:34
WCS Canada and Ecojustice just released a new report on Regional Strategic Environmental Assessment (R-SEA) -a tool that would help the newly elected Ontario government plan for big decisions in Ontario's Far North.

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Posted on June 16, 2014 16:33
Cristián Samper, WCS President and CEO, and Cyrus Vance, the Manhattan District Attorney, urge the New York State Senate to pass the ban on the purchase or sale of ivory.

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Posted on June 16, 2014 12:01
In a new study, researchers show that wild yak mothers are found on higher ground than their male counterparts. The scientists expect this is an adaptive way to avoid predators and to access more nutritious food.

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Posted on June 13, 2014 16:22
WCS honored Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, as well as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and WCS Trustee Diane Christensen, at its annual gala on Thursday, June 12.

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Posted on June 12, 2014 21:11
Gala 2014: An Elephant’s Tale was held on Thursday, June 12 at the Central Park Zoo. Welcoming more than 550 guests, the event was a celebration of the majestic elephant and WCS’s efforts to save the remaining populations of these gentle giants. WC...

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Posted on June 12, 2014 10:35
By Alex Abutu, 4 June 2014 The Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee is the rarest and most endangered of four subspecies of chimpanzee currently found in Africa. Man's closest living relative, the ape is fully protected by Nigerian law, and now by communiti...

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Posted on June 10, 2014 13:40
In the fight to save wildlife, whose side are you on? The new United for Wildlife campaign asks the next generation of conservationists to decide just that.

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Posted on June 06, 2014 11:14
Cristián Samper, WCS President and CEO, and John Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President of Pubic Affairs, discuss the “96 Elephants” initiative.

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Posted on June 04, 2014 17:25
Congratulations to WCS Canada's 2014 W. Garfield Weston Fellows, graduate students that are advancing conservation in Canada through their research.

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Posted on June 04, 2014 13:24
Posted on June 04, 2014 09:52
John Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President for Public Affairs, discusses the 96 Elephants Campaign, including proposed legislation to ban the sale of ivory in New York State.

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Posted on June 04, 2014 06:21
By Alex Abutu, 28 May 2014 Yankari Game Reserve contains the largest surviving contingent of elephants in Nigeria and West Africa but, of late, these animals have been subjected to ill treatment, including killing them for the thriving ivory...

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Posted on June 04, 2014 05:21
Written by Anietie Akpan, Calabar WITH African elephant becoming endangered species due to poaching by hunters, a conservation group - Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bauchi stat...

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Posted on June 02, 2014 11:03
Temperatures are on the rise in parts of the United States and many local species have felt the effects, including the cutthroat trout. As a result of climate change, nonnative rainbow trout have begun moving upstream to cutthroat spawning grounds (w...

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Posted on May 31, 2014 22:51
Meet our team in Changtang!

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Posted on May 30, 2014 11:40
While the news about elephants has not been hopeful, three national parks in the Republic of Congo have been a bright spot, writes WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper. There poaching has been prevented and elephant numbers have remained steady for ...

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Posted on May 23, 2014 13:49
On an arctic island 250 miles from the nearest Siberian village, US and Russian scientists are collaborating on wildlife research. Their work proves: Conservation transcends geopolitics.

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Posted on May 23, 2014 13:19
New video from WCS Conservationist Guido Mirando offers the first documentation of great schools of obscure fish called chipi chipis, making their migratory journey upstream.

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Posted on May 22, 2014 18:41
WayneWhite, presidente de la Asociación de Bancos de Mitigación de Estados Unidos junto con otros expertos hablaron sobre la forma como se aplica y las perspectivas que ofrece, además del papel de la estrategia corporativa, la infraestructura,del sec...

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Posted on May 22, 2014 13:09
WCS will partner with the Bauchi State Government in Nigeria to manage the conservation of Yankari Game Reserve and its roughly 350 elephants.

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Posted on May 21, 2014 15:00
John McKew died early Monday, 19 May. He was 81.

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Posted on May 20, 2014 22:52
Challenges of doing conservation work in remote areas speaking completely different languages.

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Posted on May 19, 2014 16:07
Cristián Samper, WCS President and CEO, and Susan Lieberman, WCS Executive Director of Conservation Policy, explain that President Obama's latest policies are a big step toward ending illegal ivory trading.

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Posted on May 15, 2014 14:16
WCS's Dr. Christopher Golden has been named a 2014 National Geographic Emerging Explorer for his groundbreaking research on ecology and public health in Madagascar.

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Posted on May 15, 2014 14:16
Ever wonder what big cats do when no one is looking? WCS Congo Program researcher Patrick Boudjan was surprised to find out when a trio of leopards took more than 800 camera trap images of themselves in just over an hour. It turns out that when big c...

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Posted on May 13, 2014 14:23
Aceh provincial police took big steps for elephants, when they arrested two suspects in possession of ivory, elephant teeth and elephant bone early in May.

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Posted on May 09, 2014 16:01
The Bronx Zoo Birdathon is timed to coincide with the peak of the bird migration in the east, explain Steve Zack, WCS Coordinator of Bird Conservation, and David Oehler, Bronx Zoo Curator of Birds. Massive numbers of warblers, vireos, tanagers, and o...

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Posted on May 08, 2014 13:15
Posted on May 07, 2014 16:34
This year, the annual WCS gala will honor three women who have been instrumental in bringing the WCS mission to realization; Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and Diane Christensen

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Posted on May 07, 2014 10:02
Thanks to new tracking technology, we’re learning more than ever about the extreme distances migratory birds travel. Now that we understand “where” conservation action on bird migration is needed, writes Steve Zack, WCS Coordinator of Bird Conservati...

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Posted on May 05, 2014 12:39
El 30 de abril y el 2 de mayo de 2014, se liberaron en las comunidades de Caño Viejo y Cotocá Arriba (Lorica, Córdoba), cerca de 2000 neonatos de tortuga de río (Podocnemis lewyana). La liberación de neonatos de tortuga de río se viene realizando tod...

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Posted on May 05, 2014 12:09
As part of the 15th North American Caribou Workshop in Whitehorse, YK, next week, we are hosting a free public Celebration of Caribou event, including films and storytelling. Come out if you are in the neighbourhood!

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Posted on May 01, 2014 16:15
A polar bear and her cubs feast on the remains of a muskoxen on Wrangel Island, where WCS Senior Scientist Joel Berger continues his work studying muskoxen.

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Posted on April 30, 2014 17:35
Did you know that the popular PBS series, Antiques Roadshow, regularly appraises ivory carvings on air? Owners of the artifacts may be hoping for a big pay day, but we already know what they are worth: dead elephants.With African forest elephants on ...

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Posted on April 30, 2014 11:03
John Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, explains that a recent poll shows 80 percent of New Yorkers are in favor of an ivory ban. In this instance, the popular opinion is also the right thing to do.

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Posted on April 30, 2014 11:03
Demand for ivory has led to the tragic slaughter of thousands of elephants, leaving the species in crisis. Antiques Roadshow's continued on-air appraisal of ivory sends mixed messages about ivory sales and the elephant crisis, and needs to be stopped...

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Posted on April 23, 2014 17:05
This year for Earth Day, Eric Sanderson, WCS Senior Conservation Ecologist, and Carter Ingram, WCS lead for ecosystem services, ask: "How can we make America more resilient to future natural hazards that may increase in intensity and frequency in the...

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Posted on April 23, 2014 16:05
The theme of Earth Day this year is "Green Cities," an important topic for the many individuals who live in urban areas but care deeply about the wild. In his blog marking this occasion, WCS President and CEO Dr. Cristián Samper observes that as we w...

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Posted on April 23, 2014 16:05
Eric Sanderson, WCS Senior Conservation Ecologist, believes that in order to make cities greener, we need to stop using cars. This change would improve our planet and positively impact individuals.

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Posted on April 22, 2014 14:25
Happy Earth Day! We're grateful to all our supporters for helping to make the planet safe for wildlife. Here's our extra special thank you that is sure to melt your heart: 96 seconds of baby elephants playing and frolicking. This video is pure joy,...

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Posted on April 21, 2014 12:14
Green sea turtles are a popular resource for coastal communities in Nicaragua, but due to overfishing their populations are facing a decline.

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Posted on April 16, 2014 16:13
Melvin Gumal, Director of WCS Malaysia program, has been nominated as one of the eight finalists for the Whitley Award, also known as the Green Oscar. 

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Posted on April 15, 2014 09:29
John Calvelli, WCS Executive Director of Public Affairs, discusses how zoos and aquariums are increasingly working to educate visitors about global conservation challenges.

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Posted on April 15, 2014 09:29
As a major destination for wildlife trade, the EU must 'show courage' and commit to 'strong, meaningful' action in tackling wildlife trafficking, says WCS Executive Director for Conservation Policy, Susan Lieberman.

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Posted on April 11, 2014 14:30
Yearling and adult muskoxen staring back at Dr. Joel Berger on Wrangel Island in the Russian Arctic.

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Posted on April 07, 2014 11:10
Ivory is openly sold at the main tourist market, or 'marché de voleurs,' in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, in this October 2013 photo. The domestic ivory market in Kinshasa is large and completely unregulated.

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Posted on April 04, 2014 13:03
Despite the recent uptick of wildlife crime in Congo, authorities are committed to protecting wildlife, increasing law enforcement and enlisting the help of sniffer dogs.

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Posted on March 31, 2014 14:50
Our Dr. Don Reid has co-authored a study on the effects of climate change on Arctic food webs in Nature Climate Change, which was published online last week! The study found that predation on small Arctic herbivores increases with temperature.

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Posted on March 28, 2014 05:33
Travelling to Tibet is like entering a dream, until you look for a trash bin.

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Posted on March 26, 2014 15:44
The Cross River gorilla is one of the world’s largest gorillas and also the rarest, but recently conservationists have made important achievements to help protect this species.

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Posted on March 25, 2014 16:32
The guanaco is one of several unique species that inhabit the Karukinka Landscape, located on the southern tip of Tierra del Fuego. 

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Posted on March 24, 2014 21:53
Vice Minister Ha Cong Tuan of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development speaking at a meeting that marks the nation’s first step toward synergy to minimize the transnational wildlife crime affecting this nation.

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Posted on March 24, 2014 17:20
On the anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill 25 years ago, Dr. Martin Robards, Director of WCS Arctic Beringia program, reflects upon the stakes of another accident and what steps have been taken to prevent one.

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Posted on March 24, 2014 08:16
Adam Vaughan The world’s rarest gorilla, which is believed to be down to less than 300 remaining individuals, can be saved with a $10.5m action plan, conservationists say. The Cross River gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli) lives in a hilly rainfore...

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Posted on March 20, 2014 04:28
The influence of pasture fences on Tibetan antelopes in Changtang, Tibet.

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Posted on March 19, 2014 17:20
Canines are already using their keen sense of smell to assist in airports, and now conservationists are seeking their talents. Ruth Starkey, WCS technical advisor, explains how man's best friends are helping put an end to the ivory crisis.

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Posted on March 19, 2014 10:48
On a remote and protected Indonesian beach, strange birds and sea turtle hatchlings were recently released into the wild – over thirty olive ridely sea turtles and two maleos, their adult counterparts shown here. 

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Posted on March 17, 2014 16:25
WCS Canada scientists tell their muddy-boots stories from the field and share their reflections on conservation in Canada through our new blog - Muddy Boots.

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Posted on March 17, 2014 12:23
In honor of Women's History Month, WCS Fiji Country Director Stacey Jupiter discusses the role of women in conservation, as well as her specific work with local women in Fiji. 

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Posted on March 14, 2014 03:03
A day together with a yak herdsman on the grasslands of Changtang.

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Posted on March 13, 2014 17:30
Our Justina Ray writes an update for the Canadian Bison Association on the conservation status of bison in Canada, fresh from COSEWIC's November 2013 meeting. 

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Posted on March 12, 2014 10:42
An important new conservation tool, the Northern Appalachian/Acadian Ecoregion Conservation Atlas, is now available on the online platform DataBasin, thanks efforts by Gillian Woolmer and the 2C1Forest collaborative.

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Posted on March 11, 2014 17:34
David Wilkie, WCS Director of Conservation Support, and Joshua Ginsberg, WCS SVP of Global Conservation, discuss an important cue conservationists can take from the medical community - measuring and evaluating success.

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Posted on March 06, 2014 12:42
In this video, Ullas Karanth, WCS Director for Science-Asia, explains a new and improved method to study tiger populations – counting their stripes.

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Posted on March 03, 2014 12:30
Sue Lieberman, WCS Executive Director for Conservation Policy, gives a brief history of events leading up to the declaration of World Wildlife Day and explains the importance behind the UN's decision.

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Posted on February 20, 2014 12:15
Ray populations in Indonesia face serious threats from overfishing, but recently the government has taken action to ensure their future.

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Posted on February 20, 2014 12:15
Posted on February 18, 2014 16:35
As the second-largest market for ivory in the world, the United States recently announced that it will ban the trade within its borders through a series of new rules. The editorial board of the New York Times explores the implications.

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Posted on February 18, 2014 08:00
This week, scientists in Brazil weren’t kidding when they said that they “hit the mother lode.” They were referring to a mass hatching of an estimated 210,000 giant South American river turtles at the Abufari Biological Reserve. It’s one of the larg...

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Posted on February 13, 2014 14:55
The following statement was released today by Dr. John G. Robinson, WCS Chief Conservationist and Executive Vice President of Conservation and Science.

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Posted on February 12, 2014 09:39
The authors of a landmark 2013 study, coordinated by WCS, show that forest elephant poaching continues apace, with 65 percent of the animals lost between 2002 and 2013. The information was released at the United for Wildlife International Wildlife Tr...

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Posted on February 11, 2014 10:24
In her 25 years of work on the issue of international wildlife trade, Dr. Sue Lieberman, WCS Executive Director for Conservation Policy, has never witnessed a level of poaching worse than it is today. The global initiative United for Wildlife will me...

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Posted on February 10, 2014 12:15
Written by Carmen McCain This week I have been teaching Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali re-told by D.T. Niane from the recitation by Guinean griot Djeli Mamoudou Kouyate. The epic is tied to the landscape and environment of the old Mali empire, stretc...

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Posted on February 09, 2014 12:34
Following recent ivory crushes by the governments of France, China, and the U.S., the editorial board of the New York Times evaluates an initiative by New York State legislators to prohibit all ivory sales in the state, including those that are now t...

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Posted on February 07, 2014 09:38
If the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, neonics for short, continues, in the future we won't have birds and bees to talk about. Steve Zack, WCS Coordinator of Bird Conservation, explains the dangers of the heavily used insecticide.

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Posted on February 05, 2014 16:16
Working with a team of ecologists, planners, and programmers, WCS Senior Conservation Ecologist Eric Sanderson has developed Mannahatta2409.org, enabling any individual to visualize a sustainable future New York.

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Posted on February 03, 2014 14:54
The life of a young Magellanic penguin has never been easy. Now, a new study shows that the vulnerable chicks face additional threats to their survival from climate change.

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Posted on January 30, 2014 15:36
Every two years, the Indianapolis Prize is awarded to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to conservation. This year, WCS’s Joel Berger is one of six finalists.

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Posted on January 29, 2014 19:56
Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources has finally started a regional land use planning process for the Ontario's Far North, as mandated by Ontario's 2010 Far North Act. We have submitted comments to the Ministry on their strategy.

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Posted on January 29, 2014 17:25
Millions of people walk and bicycle across the Brooklyn Bridge every day, but few know that the wood planks of the promenade come from tropical rainforests. With its proposal to replace the aging planks of the bridge’s boardwalk with sustainably harv...

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Posted on January 29, 2014 15:25
India is a haven for elusive animals, with close to 50 species of wild carnivores. Krithi Karnath, WCS Associate Conservation Scientist, takes a look back at 20 years of successful camera trapping by the WCS-India Program.

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Posted on January 29, 2014 14:53
Arctic wildlife has been severely impacted by climate change, including steep declines in Arctic birds. In a Yale Environment 360 article, our Dr. Don Reid explains a link between some of these shifts and declining lemming numbers as snow cover is lo...

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Posted on January 29, 2014 09:51
New York City visionaries now have a tool to reshape the city’s environmental future. Mannahatta2409.org builds on WCS’s successful Mannahatta Project, which imagined and examined the natural history of Manhattan prior to European settlement.

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Posted on January 24, 2014 10:50
Although national parks provide much-needed safe havens for wildlife, they’re not enough for the migratory species that travel in and out of their borders. To compensate, conservationists are now paying closer attention to protecting migratory paths.

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Posted on January 24, 2014 09:50
An international trader with ties to global crime syndicates was arrested today for smuggling live animals, including baby siamangs and komodo dragons.

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Posted on January 22, 2014 14:55
As overfishing pushes more and more shark and ray species to the brink, WCS is increasing its commitment to the conservation of these fish and their relatives over the next 10 years.

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Posted on January 21, 2014 22:48
Thejakartaglobe : Aceh Police on Friday confiscated eight specimens of protected wildlife that had been preserved by two men to be sold to a collectors, a local police official said. Speaking at a press conference in Banda Aceh on Monday, the direct...

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Posted on January 20, 2014 11:32
We have supported the production of a short film about the KI First Nation and how they are affected by climate change in northern Ontario. It is available on youtube here.

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Posted on January 17, 2014 16:56
The U.S.’s confusing web of ivory trade laws remains easy to manipulate—and helps keep New York City as one of the world’s largest ivory markets.

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Posted on January 12, 2014 22:32
WCS congratulates authorities in China’s Jilin Province for the recent arrests of five poachers – the largest ever for the province.

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Posted on January 10, 2014 11:32
The groundbreaking of the facility is part of the effort to transform WCS's New York Aquarium and continue the rebirth of Coney Island.

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Posted on January 08, 2014 14:07
Joe Watson, WCS Asia Executive Director, believes the importance of China's ivory crush lies within the government's internal debates, not in its impact on the price of ivory.

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Posted on January 07, 2014 09:24
WCS congratulates China State Forestry Administration and the General Administration of Customs for sending strong anti-poaching message

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Posted on January 06, 2014 13:47
In a continuing effort to raise public awareness of the elephant poaching crisis, the Chinese government has crushed six tons of ivory.

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Posted on January 02, 2014 15:47
In this profile of Dr. Ullas Karanth, WCS Director for Science-Asia, we learn how the esteemed tiger expert got his start and how his approach to saving the endangered big cats has changed over the course of his career.

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Posted on December 30, 2013 12:23
Our Dr. John Weaver wrote an op-ed for National Geographic News Watch on issues around a lack of conservation in Alberta's new regional plan for the South Saskatchewan region. Click here for the story and photos.

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Posted on December 27, 2013 13:01
John Weaver, Senior Conservation Scientist with WCS-Canada, warns that the Alberta government’s draft Regional Plan for the South Saskatchewan, which would establish new Wildland Parks in about a quarter of the area, will be inadequate to conserving ...

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Posted on December 26, 2013 14:23
Durante el 2013, WCS Colombia apoyó a Patrimonio Natural en el desarrollo conceptual, metodológico y la implementación del Sistema deSeguimiento y Monitoreo del Proyecto Mosaicos de Conservación en el Macizo colombiano, el cual se lleva a cabo con el...

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Posted on December 23, 2013 13:59
It's rare to see a snowy owl in the lower 48, but this winter the birds are heading south. Steve Zack, Coordinator of Bird Conservation at WCS, explains the reason for their arrival—and why these denizens of the Far North do care if we’re naughty or ...

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Posted on December 20, 2013 15:33
The elephant poaching crisis has gained national attention in China—a coup in the effort to stop the demand for ivory.

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Posted on December 18, 2013 11:14
Five poachers who admitted to killing more than 20 animals have been arrested in China’s Jilin Province, making it the largest-ever wildlife crime arrest for the area. Here, a forestry official examines the evidence.

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Posted on December 18, 2013 01:41
Pada tanggal 17 Desember 2013, Kementerian Kelautan dan Perikanan (Kemen KP) untuk pertama kalinya menyelenggarakan penghargaan di bidang pengelolaan kawasan konservasi perairan. Penghargaan yang diberi nama E-KKP3K Award atau Efektivitas pengelolaan...

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Posted on December 11, 2013 16:47
Scientists from WCS have worked for over a decade to protect pronghorn migrating along a 100-mile long path to and from Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. Jeff Burrell, WCS Northern Rockies Program Coordinator, knows that if this corridor is severe...

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Posted on December 11, 2013 11:47
WCS designed and constructed the new MaMaBay Environmental Campus in collaboration with Masoala National Park. The welcome and interpretive centers will help educate and train conservationists.

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Posted on December 05, 2013 10:50
According to recent reports, human consumption of natural resources is officially moving at an unsustainable pace. Dr. David Wilkie, WCS Director of Conservation Support, and Dr. Joshua Ginsberg, WCS SVP of the Global Conservation Program, discuss th...

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Posted on December 04, 2013 15:14
La gran mayoría de personas que hayan tenido lafortuna de visitar o nacer en Latinoamérica, seguramente en algún momento de suvida tuvieron un contacto visual o auditivo con alguna especie de Tangara. Susbrillantes colores sólo se pueden ver en estad...

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Posted on December 04, 2013 11:12
The world's largest tropical desert, the Sahara, has recently suffered a catastrophic collapse of wildlife populations. Four species of large mammals are already extinct. Dr. Sarah Durant explains the urgency behind conserving the desert's remaining ...

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Posted on December 04, 2013 02:09
An ordinary example of human-wildlife conflict.

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Posted on December 03, 2013 23:08
Chronicle of a wildlife-human conflict in Changtang, Tibet.

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Posted on November 26, 2013 21:08
We are recruiting a research intern to support our review of the wildlife legal protection framework in China.

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Posted on November 26, 2013 20:38
A family of two adults has been seen breeding a cub once again in north-east China.

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Posted on November 26, 2013 13:35
A recent study discovered that bonobos, formerly known as pygmy chimpanzees, are in danger of losing their habitats.

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Posted on November 26, 2013 11:04
Happy Thanksgiving from the Wildlife Conservation Society...and our many furry, scaly, splashy, snowy, wild representatives across the globe.

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Posted on November 25, 2013 09:54
This Thanksgiving marks the 100-year-anniversary of one of the greatest milestones in the modern conservation movement: the transfer of 14 bison from the Bronx Zoo to Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota.

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Posted on November 25, 2013 03:51
WCS China awarded Ford Green Pioneer Award 2013 in recognition to its work on snow tiger and leopard habitat restoration.

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Posted on November 21, 2013 04:56
Major connivance with illegal wildlife trade in Guangzhou exposed during prime time on China Central TV

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Posted on November 20, 2013 11:20
When poachers fire their shots at elephants, terror ensues. Listen for yourself in this video of elephants reacting to gunfire. When you can't listen any longer… take action. Tell Congress to sweep away the confusing set of state commercial ivory law...

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Posted on November 18, 2013 08:23
While tracking white-lipped peccaries and gathering environmental data in forests that link Brazil's Pantanal and Cerrado biomes, a team of researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society and a local partner NGO, Instituto Quinta do Sol, discovere...

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Posted on November 17, 2013 22:51
As recently as 2004, Karimunjawa National Park was considered as a ‘paper’ park with grim prospects for improvement. Almost 10 years later, Dr. Stuart Campbell revisits the changes that have turned this protected area off the coast of Java into a gro...

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Posted on November 14, 2013 16:30
Our John Weaver's most recent report, Protecting and Connecting Headwater Havens, was released in July and proved very useful very shortly thereafter, as the Government of Alberta released a draft regional plan for the southern portion of the provinc...

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Posted on November 14, 2013 13:29
Dr. Cristián Samper, WCS President and CEO, applauds the United States' commitment to eliminating the market for illegal ivory following an important event in Colorado.

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Posted on November 14, 2013 13:29
Recent camera trap footage from WCS and Panthera reveals humans aren’t the only ones who like Calvin Klein cologne – rare African golden cats do as well.

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Posted on November 13, 2013 17:24
Dr. Jane Carter Ingram, director of the WCS Ecosystem Services Program, explains how investment in coastal ecosystems can reduce the risks associated with catastrophic storms.

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Posted on November 13, 2013 00:19
The waters surrounding Aceh Province’s Weh Island, at the northernmost tip of the island of Sumatra, supports large shark and ray populations. There are no regulations on shark fisheries in these waters and awareness of the need to protect shark spec...

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Posted on November 12, 2013 23:49
Just off from Bahoi village in North Sulawesi, locals are used to a familiar sight: a middle-aged man setting out using his small motorboat to maintain, clean and repair the marker buoys that delineate the boundary of the village’s 10-hectare sanctua...

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Posted on November 12, 2013 21:48
In the small hamlet of Lihunu, North Sulawesi, the story goes that dugongs shed tears—and it is this human-like trait that has earned them respect and empathy from locals. But what also sets Lihunu, a village of some 1,300 souls located on Bangka Isl...

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Posted on November 12, 2013 13:17
Steve Zack, WCS Coordinator of Bird Conservation, explains the conservation efforts needed to protect the intelligent and highly social African Grey Parrot.

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Posted on November 08, 2013 15:24
While tracking white-lipped peccaries in Brazil’s Pantanal and Cerrado biomes, a team of researchers made a remarkable discovery – ancient cave drawings.

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Posted on November 08, 2013 03:20
A new study byWCS identifies more than 4.5 million hectares of potential Marine ProtectedAreas (MPAs) that can help the Indonesian Government to achieve its target ofestablishing 20 million hectares of MPAs by 2020.

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Posted on November 07, 2013 11:15
David Wilkie, the director of WCS Conservation Support program; Michael Painter, the director of WCS Conservation and Quality of Human Life Program; and Heidi Krester, the Livelihoods and Conservation Coordinator with WCS North America Program; explo...

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Posted on November 07, 2013 07:45
Lombok’s southern coast unfolds across a string ofcoves and bays where a diverse range of interests converge: aquaculture,surfing, diving and fishing among others. Unchecked, the expansion of theseactivities could threaten the ecological integrity of...

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Posted on November 07, 2013 07:15
A new study by WCS identifies more than 4.5 millionhectares of potential Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) that can help theIndonesian Government to achieve its target of establishing 20 million hectaresof MPAs by 2020.

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Posted on November 05, 2013 14:28
WCS Brasil in partnership with Instituto Quinta do Sol gives an Agroforestry Course to family farmers in the highlands bordering the Pantanal. The idea is to promote sustainable land-use, improving the farmers livelihoods and protecting and recuperat...

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Posted on October 30, 2013 22:47
On September 18-19, 2013, to advance the practice of leopard transboundary conservation WCS China hosted the 2nd Hunchun Workshop of the Amur Leopard International Conservation Specialist Working Group in Hunchun, Jilin Province, jointly with Forestr...

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Posted on October 29, 2013 17:10
Populations of lions in Uganda are shrinking. The country is often described as the “Pearl of Africa” for its natural wonders.

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Posted on October 29, 2013 17:09
Listen to this Radio Canada interview of our Dr. Don Reid on changes in the Arctic and the results of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment!

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Posted on October 29, 2013 13:08
In an exciting discovery, researchers have identified a new species of humpback dolphin in Australia.

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Posted on October 29, 2013 12:38
Initial results of Spring 2013 Camera-trap Survey in Jilin province

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Posted on October 29, 2013 10:07
To support the New York Aquarium as it is rebuilt and transformed following Hurricane Sandy, WCS has launched an online campaign. Virtual tiles of a shimmer wall, which will surround the aquarium's new Ocean Wonders: Sharks! exhibit, are being sold ...

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Posted on October 28, 2013 02:28
WCS has completed a 3-day training on illegally traded wildlife to 46 officers of the China Customs in Guangzhou.

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Posted on October 24, 2013 14:35
Andrea Turkalo, a conservationist with WCS, has been studying the behavior of elephants in Central African Republic’s Dzanga Bai for over two decades. Here, she discusses the political changes that are necessary to stop the poaching of elephants.

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Posted on October 23, 2013 16:58
Dwi Dhiasto of WCS’s Indonesia Program discusses the threat of extinction facing the pangolin, an extraordinary and rare dog-sized animal, in Asia and Africa.

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Posted on October 22, 2013 14:19
Stop-action images recorded in a Bolivian park reveal Andean bears and cubs repeatedly surrounding and attempting to dismantle the remote camera traps intended to monitor their distribution, abundance, and behavior. In addition to demonstrating the b...

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Posted on October 17, 2013 02:13
The whale shark was occur first time on 8 pm, October 2013 in west coast of Karimunjawa, and at the same time Mr Solikun, has been netting for anchovy. That whale shark try to get closer to anchovy net because many anchovy around Mr solikun’s net.

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Posted on October 16, 2013 15:39
In light of World Food Day this week, Cristián Samper, President and CEO of WCS, and Ann Tutwiler, Director General of Bioversity International, consider two crucial challenges facing humankind: biodiversity conservation and food security.

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Posted on October 15, 2013 12:01
The Pantanal team just recently conducted the 6th capacity-building course that teaches the movable fencing technique to owners and workers of regional dairy farms and small-scale livestock operations.   The main idea is that cows in a rotational gra...

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Posted on October 10, 2013 10:58
Steve Zack, WCS's Coordinator of Bird Conservation, explains the complexities associated with recreating extinct species.

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Posted on October 08, 2013 17:17
New fish traps designed by researchers from WCS and the Kenyan Marine and Fisheries Research Institute keep big fish in and let non-target fish out.

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Posted on October 02, 2013 15:38
Aided by camera traps and bushmeat hunting records, a team of researchers maps 12 carnivores in Gabon.

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Posted on September 30, 2013 10:53
WCS Canada just released a new report that uses modeling to predict how different development scenarios will affect wildlife and habitat in Ontario's Far North.

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Posted on September 26, 2013 18:28
An unprecedented collaboration will move beyond extinction stats to finding solutions for elephants under siege in Africa.

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Posted on September 26, 2013 12:26
In May 2013, an elephant massacre took place at what many consider the best-protected site in Central Africa. WCS field biologist Andrea Turkalo, who has watched over the forest clearing of Dzanga Bai for more than 20 years, reflects on what this mea...

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Posted on September 26, 2013 11:26
For the first time, a mass stranding of whales has been attributed to sonar mapping.

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Posted on September 26, 2013 04:54
For the first time, we have a solid evidence of a tiger family living in Northeast China: a female tiger has been photographed, and a tracks of a cub identified.

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Posted on September 24, 2013 16:14
With an extinction crisis looming, reporter Elizabeth Kolbert writes for National Geographic on the importance of, conservation efforts by zoos—modern-day arks to protect the world’s biodiversity.

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Posted on September 24, 2013 16:14
After a gunfight with poachers on September 13th, two wildlife rangers were killed and two others seriously injured in their efforts to protect the Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Posted on September 24, 2013 16:14
Announced at the Clinton Global Initiative, SNAP aims to solve the world’s most pressing conservation and human development issues.

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Posted on September 23, 2013 01:33
A new capacity training workshop has been delivered to representatives of 17 agencies in north-east China.

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Posted on September 22, 2013 06:57
A new breeze of hope for wild yaks and the sustainable development of local communities in Changtang, Tibet.

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Posted on September 20, 2013 10:13
A new map shows the regional effects of climate change and identifies those areas that are most, and least, vulnerable.

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Posted on September 17, 2013 15:22
WCS is proud to partner with the government of Madagascar on an innovative project to help preserve Makira Natural Park.

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Posted on September 16, 2013 12:43
Conservationists are working with local communities to protect the biodiversity of the Albertine Rift.

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Posted on September 16, 2013 10:43
WCS and various other global conservation organizations are partnering with the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to safeguard the world’s natural resources for future generations. 

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Posted on August 27, 2013 10:06
A famous snow leopard produces his first offspring at the Bronx Zoo. The rambunctious cub serves as living proof of the positive influence wildlife conservation can have in the world of diplomacy. 

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Posted on August 21, 2013 10:19
Their name makes them sound tough, but Eastern hellbenders are in need of protection in New York State. The salamanders are facing population decline due to habitat destruction, disease, and pollution.

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Posted on August 20, 2013 13:13
In a blog post following her recent trip to Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park, where she observed elephants and met with WCS staff, Chelsea Clinton writes on the urgency of ending the poaching crisis.

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Posted on August 15, 2013 15:38
A new study shows that Blakiston's fish owls are a clear indicator of the health of the forests, rivers, and salmon populations in Russia’s Far East.

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Posted on August 14, 2013 14:31
The New York Aquarium was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy. Through the hard work of our staff and volunteers we've been able to reopen and to start rebuilding new exhibits that will transform the facility.

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Posted on August 13, 2013 16:56
The American bison, or “iinnii,” as they are called in the Blackfoot language, gave strength to the tribes, providing lodging, clothing, food, and the foundation of spiritual and social relationships. Now, the Blackfeet and WCS are working to restore...

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Posted on August 09, 2013 16:50
As Myanmar transitions to peace after years of internal conflict, WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper, who visited the country earlier this year, writes on the importance of balancing development with natural resource conservation efforts.

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Posted on August 09, 2013 10:17
Scott Roberton, representative of WCS’s Vietnam Program, describes the country’s vast wildlife trade that is driving many species to extinction, as well as the progress being made to combat it.

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Posted on August 07, 2013 12:33
At their last remaining stronghold in Guatemala, scarlet macaw chicks are getting a head start with the help of WCS conservationists. The researchers monitor the critically endangered birds’ nests and habitat in the forests of El Peru, and care for v...

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Posted on August 07, 2013 11:03
With relentless fishing, dams, habitat loss, and pollution threatening their populations, American eels need our help. Dr. Merry Camhi, director of the New York Seascape Program at WCS’s New York Aquarium, and Dr. John Waldman, Professor of Biology a...

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Posted on August 06, 2013 17:19
Argentina has created its first open-ocean protected area, Burdwood Bank. This sanctuary in the Patagonian Sea will protect whales, penguins, and rare cold corals. WCS commends Argentina’s government on the achievement, and thanks local partners of t...

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Posted on August 02, 2013 17:19
Steve Zack, WCS's Coordinator of Bird Conservation, explains the ways in which oil and gas fracking efforts may reshape the American prairie, and the consequences for grassland birds and bison.

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Posted on August 02, 2013 12:47
Namena Reserve is Fiji’s largest marine protected area, located on the southern coast of Vanua Levu Island. Fishing is banned here, and the reserve is home to abundant populations of sharks and rays, octopi, seahorses, and schooling fish—all on view ...

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Posted on July 31, 2013 13:01
Dr James Watson, director of WCS’s Global Climate Change Program, explains that to understand the impacts of climate change on wildlife, we must first address the ways in which humans are changing their behaviors in response to the warming planet.

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Posted on July 31, 2013 08:30
The population decline of the White-lipped Peccary (Tayassu pecari) has recently steepened, resulting in this previously Near Threatened species being reassessed asVulnerable. The threats causing this decline are habitat loss, illegal hunting, compet...

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Posted on July 31, 2013 08:00
It turns out the white-lipped peccary -- a pig like animal from Central and South America -- will settle for fish when fruits (its main food) are no longer on the menu, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society and partners revealing the first-e...

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Posted on July 31, 2013 05:59
Plenty of forests but no species to call them home Vientiane Times, July 17, 2013 By Keoxomphou Sakdavong Laos is rich in natural resources and biodiversity, yet there is only the Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area (NEPL-NPA) which provid...

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Posted on July 30, 2013 02:52
Harimau Sumatera Terancam Punah MedanBisnis – Medan. Harimau Sumatera merupakan subspesies harimau terakhir yang tersisa di Indonesia, setelah harimau Bali dan Jawa dinyatakan punah oleh International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Populas...

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Posted on July 29, 2013 12:48
WCS’s John Calvelli, Exec. Vice President for Public Affairs, describes the momentum building to save elephants as U.S. lawmakers begin to understand how the poaching crisis is impacting not just wildlife, but security, diplomacy, development, and co...

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Posted on July 26, 2013 19:44
WCS staff and Belizean volunteers joined Google staff volunteers to survey sea turtles at the heart of the largest coral reef system in the Western Hemisphere.

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Posted on July 26, 2013 16:42
Ghislain “Pepito” Ngondjo was sentenced to 5 years in jail for killing of scores of elephants and illegally selling their ivory, while recruiting new poachers and supplying them with illegal assault rifles.

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Posted on July 25, 2013 14:04
A new study by WCS reveals that the proliferation of the cashmere garment industry poses dangers to wildlife, including snow leopards, wild yak, Tibetan antelope, gazelles, and kiang, pictured here.

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Posted on July 24, 2013 05:24
"Rewind" is a fifty second animated video from WorldWomenWork explaining where ivory comes from.

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Posted on July 23, 2013 11:48
A newly published WCS database shows the range of 116 species of Bolivian mammals, from the obscure “Count Branickii’s terrible mouse” to the mighty jaguar. The database will help shape future conservation decisions for some of South America’s most t...

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Posted on July 22, 2013 02:08
Conservation and economic development are often antonyms. Check out how WCS is succeeding in bringing them together to protect wild yaks in Tibet.

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Posted on July 17, 2013 14:39
WCS Canada's Dr. John Weaver released a report today assessing habitat needs for six iconic species vulnerable to habitat loss. Based on his studies of these species, the report proposes new land designations to protect them.

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Posted on July 17, 2013 00:33
Pentje started to collaborate with WCS to create a Marine Sanctuary in the Lihunu village for the conservation of coral reefs

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Posted on July 16, 2013 18:30
Tanzania is home to 27 species of primates—a third of which are found nowhere else on Earth. A new conservation plan would create “Priority Primate Areas” to protect the baboons, colobus, and others, along with their habitats.

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Posted on July 16, 2013 15:29
Marine researchers find that many more sharks swim in a Fijian marine reserve in which fishing is prohibited compared to adjacent areas that permit fishing.

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Posted on July 16, 2013 11:27
WCS Canada's Dr. Cori Lausen is working with animal enclosure specialists to keep people out of a high-biodiversity bat cave in southern BC, reducing the risk of White Nose Syndrome spreading there.

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Posted on July 15, 2013 04:47
Pentje nowadays believes he sinned against God and his environment

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Posted on July 15, 2013 04:47
Certainly the science of the benefits of no fishing areas related to preserving biodiversity, protecting fish species and replenishing depleted stocks are

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Posted on July 15, 2013 04:16
The public consultation meetings on the draft management plan and zoning system were held at each of 10 villages in Gili Matra during February 25-27, 2013.

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Posted on July 15, 2013 04:16
Professor Kerry Black from Waikato University in New Zealand headed the program which delivered a wide range of coastal livelihood programs

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Posted on July 15, 2013 04:16
As part of WCS’s new initiatives in the Lesser Sunda Seascape, our team conducted assessments of MPAs and fisheries off the islands of Lombok and Sumbawa from January to March 2013

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Posted on July 15, 2013 03:46
The plan allows for local people and businesses to take advantage of the mangrove boardwalk managed by the Karimunjawa National Park Authority

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Posted on July 15, 2013 03:46
WCS surveys found a 30% decline in the abundance of all grouper species during that period. With new regulations on gears and species in place thanks to community and government support

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Posted on July 15, 2013 03:16
The fins are sold to traders who then trade them on to Medan for export, about 430 km south-west of Banda Aceh. The shark body is bought by domestic buyers who use the meat for a range of dishes, in particular “Shark Bakso” or shark meat balls, which...

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Posted on July 15, 2013 02:16
WCS facilitated a set of incentives-based conservation agreements between the national park authority and local fishers.

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Posted on July 15, 2013 01:46
KOMPAS.com - Sejak 2005, lembaga swadaya masyarakat Wildlife Conservation Society Indonesia Project (WCS IP) Sulawesi Utara melakukan upaya pelestarian burung Maleo (Macrocephalon maleo) di pantai Tanjung Binerean, Desa Mataindo, Kecamatan Pinolosian...

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Posted on July 15, 2013 01:46
MANADO, KOMPAS.com — Karamoy Maramis (69) sudah beranjak dari pembaringan ketika mentari belum muncul. Di pagi yang gelap dan dingin, dirinya  bersiap menuju hutan yang tepat berada di belakang tempat tinggalnya, sebuah Pos Penjaga Hutan milik Taman ...

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Posted on July 10, 2013 15:31
Dr. Merry Camhi, who directs WCS’s New York Seascape Program at the New York Aquarium, discusses challenges for sharks at large, and for one beleaguered East Coast species that is the subject of loopholes in shark-finning regulations.

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Posted on July 08, 2013 12:55
A new report from Wildlife Conservation Society Canada (WCS Canada) ranks the vulnerabilities of six iconic species—bull trout, westslope cutthroat trout, grizzly bears, wolverines, mountain goats, and bighorn sheep—to current and future impacts of c...

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Posted on July 08, 2013 03:22
Watch this 3-minute introduction about WCS conservation work in Changtang, Tibet broadcasted on CCTV China state television and featuring interviews to our field staff.

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Posted on July 05, 2013 11:52
WCS scientists informed discussions of the future of the Arctic at the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Kiruna, Sweden on May 15, 2013. At the meeting, the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment report was released - this is a synthesis of scientific ev...

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Posted on July 05, 2013 00:16
Vientiane Times, July 5, 2013 Nearly 100 officials from three northern provinces gathered in Luang Prabang province last week to discuss the sustainability of the Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area (NPA), regarded as one of the most impor...

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Posted on July 04, 2013 23:46
Manoeuvring a long-tail boat with a bamboo stick, a Khmu boatman, Mr Khounthone, pointed his headlight left and right, up and down to spot wildlife along the Nam Nern River. He was tracing the bushes and trees like a painter, colouring silhouettes on...

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Posted on July 01, 2013 16:12
WCS conservationists, together with officials from South Sudan’s Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism, have ramped up efforts to protect the country’s last elephants by fitting individual animals with GPS collars for remote tracking.

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Posted on June 28, 2013 14:30
Steve Zack, WCS's Coordinator of Bird Conservation, describes the impacts of climate change on the annual spring journeys and breeding habits of migratory birds.

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Posted on June 26, 2013 12:07
A new species of bird turns out to have been hiding in plain sight: in Cambodia’s capital city limits of Phnom Penh, home to 1.5 million people.

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Posted on June 19, 2013 04:25
In this second episode, BBC and WCS teams are on the quest for breeding female tigers and they run into an orphaned tiger cub, would they manage to rescue him?

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Posted on June 18, 2013 05:19
Jakarta, Kompas - Badan Reserse Kriminal Polri menangkap seorang berinisial MHJ yang bertugas sebagai polisi hutan Balai Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam DKI Jakarta. MHJ ditetapkan sebagai tersangka pelaku perdagangan satwa liar yang dilindungi. Penangk...

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Posted on June 17, 2013 12:12
This video by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks highlights a new tool developed by WCS Associate Conservation Scientist Sarah Reed. The tool is being used by scientists and land managers to model how noise travels through landscapes and affects specie...

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Posted on June 17, 2013 05:10
The Wildlife Conservation Society is looking for a Project Assistant based in Guangzhou.

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Posted on June 16, 2013 23:08
This documentary unveils the hidden world of this mysterious predator, determines why they are declining, and what can be done to save them.

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Posted on June 14, 2013 10:18
On March 5th, 2013, WCS Canada hosted a workshop on corporate social responsibility at the world's largest mining convention, PDAC 2013, in Toronto. The session ended up being standing room only, showing that the mining industry's interest in this to...

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Posted on June 14, 2013 10:18
Since 2009 Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Canada and The W.Garfield Weston Foundation have worked together to effect large scale conservation outcomes and wildlife recovery in Ontario’s Far North and Northern British Columbia/Southern Yukon; two...

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Posted on June 14, 2013 10:18
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Canada today announces a three-year grant from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation to help fund our continued conservation efforts in two of Canada’s most pristine,yet imminently threatened, northern regions — Ontari...

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Posted on June 14, 2013 10:18
WCS Canada was invited to appear before the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development as part of a study to provide recommendations regarding the development of a National Conservation Plan. WCS Canada’s Dr. Damien Joly gave a 10 ...

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Posted on June 14, 2013 10:18
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Posted on June 13, 2013 11:09
WCS has been saving wildlife and wild places around the globe for more than a century.

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Posted on June 12, 2013 14:31
As a group of armed Séléka rebels invaded the Dzanga-Sangha National Park this spring, WCS conservationist Andrea Turkalo was forced to flee her jungle compound. Her life’s work—and the fate of the park’s famed elephants—now hang in the balance.

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Posted on June 11, 2013 10:20
BIRD enthusiasts are in for a treat, with more migratory birds, including some rarely species, flocking to Nigeria from Europe, especially barn Swallows. These birds have been coming to Boje for many years unannounced until it was reported in The Gu...

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Posted on June 11, 2013 10:20
CONSERVATION experts have identified hunting and other human activities as major threats to gorillas in Nigeria and Cameroon. They made the submission after a two-day workshop convened by the Fish and Wildlife Service, United States Department of th...

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Posted on June 11, 2013 10:20
NEW agreement to strengthen trans-boundary conservation and protect gorillas and other endangered species in the Nigeria and Cameroun forests may be underway. The proposed pact was agreed upon recently in a one day workshop organised by the Wildlife...

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Posted on June 11, 2013 10:19
Fewer than 250 of the critically endangered crocs remain in the wild Release is a collaboration of WCS, Government of Lao PDR, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment,  Minmetals Resources Limited, Lao Zoo,  and local communities THAN S...

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Posted on June 11, 2013 10:19
MedanBisnis – Medan. Perburuan dan perdagangan ilegal harimau sumatera telah menjadi penyebab terbesar menurunnya populasi harimau sumatera. Selain itu juga dipicu maraknya perdagangan illegal satwa yang bahkan merugikan negara hingga Rp9 triliun per...

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Posted on June 11, 2013 10:19
On December 18th, 2012, the WCS Lao program signed a six year agreement with the Lao Department of Forestry to support the implementation of the Lao – GermanClimate Protection through Avoided Deforestation (CliPAD) project in Houaphan Province. Under...

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Posted on June 11, 2013 10:19
KabarIndonesia – Problematika kompetisi perebutan lahan tinggal antara harimau dan manusia disepanjang Taman Nasional Gunung Leuser terus menciptakan konflik frontal. Eksplorasi kekayaan alam bumi Aceh serta perburuan harimau Leuser dengan dalih pena...

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Posted on June 11, 2013 10:19
Increasing the effectiveness of protected area (PA) management in Laos, as well as elsewhere in Asia, requires the development of specialized fields of expertise through proven models of PA management. Although some expertise, such as in law enforcem...

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Posted on June 11, 2013 10:19
Habitat loss, prey loss, and poaching are major threats to tigers. The first is of great concern, as it affects not only tigers, but many other forestdwelling species.  A failure to carry out vigorous conservation campaigns to protect remaining tig...

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Posted on June 11, 2013 10:19
Hanoi, Vietnam –  Two decades after the sensational discovery of a new ungulate species called the saola, this rare animal remains as mysterious and elusive as ever. WWF, the Saola Working Group (SWG) of the IUCN Species SurvivalCommission and the Wi...

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Posted on June 11, 2013 10:19
KabarIndonesia - "WCS", salah satu lembaga peneliti dan pemerhati harimau Sumatera bersama Balai Besar Taman Nasional Gunung Leuser (BB-TNGL) mulai mengidentifikasi individu melalui pemberian kode pada belang harimau layaknya sidik jari manusia.  Pe...

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Posted on June 11, 2013 10:19
New program focuses on saving Critically Endangered reptile and its wetland habitat NEW YORK (August 30, 2011)—Working with the government of Lao PDR, the Wildlife Conservation Society has helped to successfully hatch a clutch of 20 Siamese crocod...

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Posted on June 11, 2013 10:19
GORONTALO, KOMPAS - Laju kerusakan hutan di Gorontalo yang mencapai hampir 4.000 hektar per tahun telah mengancam habitat burung maleo (Macrocephalon maleo). Populasi burung yang kini berstatus genting ini hanya sekitar 10.000 ekor saja di Gorontalo....

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Posted on June 11, 2013 10:19
Durante los días 6, 7 y 8 de mayo de 2013 se realizó el primer taller para construir el modelo conceptual y priorizar los Valores Objeto de Conservación (VOC) del PNN El Tuparro para el Programa de Monitoreo. El taller tuvo lugar en las instalaciones...

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Posted on June 11, 2013 10:19
WCS trained 93 law enforcement officers on the identification of commonly traded wildlife.

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Posted on June 11, 2013 10:19
Recognizing the key role ofColombia for the conservation of South American freshwater turtles andtortoises, and the imminent threat that many of these species face, the TSAlaunched a new Colombian program in July 2012.  This program is possible due t...

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Posted on June 11, 2013 10:19
WCS has released a new tool for combating illegal wildlife trade directly through your mobile phone.

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Posted on June 11, 2013 10:19
An assessment has been made by WCS Field Scientists of theareas where species are likely to remain stable under future climate change. The study, supported by the MacArthur Foundation, analysed how predicted climate changes would affect the key habit...

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Posted on June 11, 2013 10:19
En la Reserva Forestal nacional Bosque de Yotoco se encuentra la Pava Caucana (Penelope perspicax), un ave que se creía extinta en el departamento. Ahora con el apoyo de CVC,  la Universidad Nacional sede Palmira, WCS Colombia y otras instituciones s...

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Posted on June 11, 2013 10:19
An innovative approach is showing promising results in reducing the impact of snares on wildlife animals in northern China.

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Posted on June 11, 2013 10:19
A documentary about the plight of lions in Uganda has been shown at least three times on the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, Uganda's most widely accessible television network. This film shows the current status of lions in Uganda and that their dec...

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Posted on June 11, 2013 10:19
El Próximo 11 y 12 de mayo se llevara a cabo el simposio "Biodiversidad en paisajes rurales colombianos, alcances, retos y perspectivas de investigación" en el Salón de Posgrado en Ciencias-Biología Edf 320. Contará con la presencia de importantes co...

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Posted on June 11, 2013 10:19
Which is more difficult, to win a 1 million lottery or to see an endangered species in the wild? Let's discover it together with WCS!

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Posted on June 11, 2013 10:19
A recent report has been uploaded that describes a method to examine trade offs in competing land uses and biodiversity conservation. Using the conservation planning software Marxan the report shows how it can be used to identify sites which will con...

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Posted on June 11, 2013 10:19
Multiscale patterns of habitat and space use by the pacarana Dinomys branickii: factors limiting its distribution and abundance (Patrones de hábitat y el uso del espacio a múltiples escalas en el Pacarana Dinomys branickii: factores que limitan su di...

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Posted on June 11, 2013 10:19
The Wildlife Conservation Society is looking for full-time / part-time interns in several locations in China.

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Posted on June 11, 2013 10:19
A workshop was held at the Institute for Tropical Forest Conservation, Uganda which brought scientists from across Africa with long term data on flowering and fruiting of forest trees to assess patterns in phenology across the continent. Datasets fro...

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Posted on June 11, 2013 10:19
A new book that has recently been published shows that much of the biodiversity of the Albertine Rift has been conserved because protected areas were created in the region. Titled The Ecological Impacts of Long-Term Changes in Africa's Rift Valley (N...

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Posted on June 06, 2013 18:31
At our annual gala, WCS honors Ward W. Woods, Chair of the Board of Trustees, for his commitment to conservation. Woods is dedicated to finding solutions to conservation challenges and educating the next generation of environmental leaders.

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Posted on May 31, 2013 13:08
Black bears are making a comeback in Nevada. WCS’s Jon Beckmann, conservation Scientist for the North America Program, urges that hunters and ranchers, the agricultural community, and environmentalists must determine together how we manage and live w...

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Posted on May 31, 2013 10:37
WCS wishes to recognize the outstanding leadership of Gabon president Ali Bongo Ondimba and Michel Djotodia, acting president of the CAR transitional government, in confronting this urgent wildlife emergency and restoring security to Dzanga Bai.

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Posted on May 24, 2013 10:17
In the battle against the illegal ivory trade that is decimating elephants, conservation groups are turning to technological solutions to better assist local security forces. WCS's Emma Stokes describes one: the free, open-source Spatial Monitoring a...

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Posted on May 23, 2013 12:11
WCS has been working to save some of the most endangered turtles, an effort that combines the creation of assurance colonies at its zoos with in-country field conservation work.

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Posted on May 16, 2013 14:32
With the emergence of a new zoonotic disease, H7N9, WCS’s Bird Coordinator Steve Zack reflects on the increasing mingling of birds, humans, and domesticated animals across the globe, and the need for improved management practices by poultry farms and...

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Posted on May 16, 2013 13:31
The U.S. highway system includes more than 4 million miles of road. Roads crisscross even the most remote parts of the country, fragmenting habitat and causing regular encounters between motorists and wildlife.

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Posted on May 15, 2013 14:20
Elas vivem em bandos, se alimentam de frutos e deveriam estar presentes em todas as matas do território nacional. As queixadas, aliás, deveriam estar também nas florestas que vão desde do sul do México ao Noroeste da Argentina. Mas, este animal, tamb...

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Posted on May 15, 2013 11:19
On a recent expedition to CAR’s Dzanga Bai, part of a World Heritage Site, WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper witnessed first-hand the severity of the danger facing both elephants and the heroic rangers who protect them.

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Posted on May 10, 2013 14:14
With hundreds of elephants in Central African Republic’s Dzanga Bai facing death at the hands of criminal bands of poachers, WCS appeals to neighboring countries and the world community to stop the slaughter.

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Posted on May 02, 2013 11:32
WCS entomologist Craig Gibbs reflects on this spring’s emergence of Brood II cicadas, seen only once every 17 years along the East Coast. Gibbs explains the ecological role of this remarkable phenomenon, part of the “microcosmos beneath our feet.”

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Posted on April 29, 2013 17:00
Dr. Julie Kunen, Director of WCS’s Latin America and Caribbean Program, describes the value of Amazon waters to the lives of millions of people and a spectacular array of wildlife. These waters are facing steep threats from a combination of infrastru...

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Posted on April 25, 2013 15:04
Every year, millions of birds migrate to the coastal wetlands of Arctic Alaska to breed. Joe Liebezeit, WCS’s Arctic birds project leader, explains how rising temperatures are dramatically transforming this landscape and the lives of its seasonal res...

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Posted on April 25, 2013 14:33
With field reports indicating a new wave of elephant slaughter near the Dzanga-Sangha protected areas in the Central African Republic, WCS and WWF call for immediate action.

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Posted on April 22, 2013 15:17
Coral reef fisheries expert Dr. Tim McClanahan highlights the resilience of coral reefs in the face of stressful conditions, and the ability of many of these ecosystems to adapt to changing conditions.

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Posted on April 22, 2013 14:48
Camera trap footage reveals an intimate glimpse of Asian elephants in Seima Protection Forest, Cambodia. The stunning images were collected during biodiversity monitoring work by WCS and the Cambodian Government's Forestry Administration, and filmed ...

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Posted on April 15, 2013 16:11
Penny Kalk began working with elephants at WCS’s Bronx Zoo in 1976, looking after the youngest members of the herd. Today, she continues to oversee their care as Collections Manager for the Mammal Department. With her intimate understanding of indivi...

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Posted on April 15, 2013 13:40
In a survey of the Chagos Archipelago in the central Indian Ocean, due south of the Maldives, marine scientists found a huge array and high numbers of fish. The area was declared a no-take zone just a few years ago.

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Posted on April 15, 2013 12:39
Reflecting on the American Museum of Natural History’s captivating new whale exhibition, Dr. Howard Rosenbaum, director of WCS’s Ocean Giants program, describes the challenges these beloved, but troubled creatures face in today’s oceans.

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Posted on April 12, 2013 16:12
In his New York Times blog, Andrew Revkin shares a note he received from WCS President and CEO, Cristián Samper, on a meeting held at Cambridge University to discuss how synthetic biology and conservation will shape the future of nature.

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Posted on April 10, 2013 14:35
Just a few thousand Bornean orangutans remain on the planet, but a new discovery offers hope for these shy red apes.

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Posted on April 08, 2013 16:47
Reporting on the aquarium’s comeback following Hurricane Sandy, ABC News visited Coney Island to talk with WCS Vice President and Director of the New York Aquarium, Jon Forrest Dohlin.

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Posted on April 03, 2013 17:57
This month, synthetic and conservation biologists meet in Cambridge, England for the Synthetic Biology and Conservation Conference. Organized by Kent Redford of WCS and Archipelago Consulting, the conference will explore how the rapidly growing field...

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Posted on April 03, 2013 17:28
Writing an op-ed for the Casper Star-Tribune, WCS Conservation Scientist Jon Beckmann explores how pronghorn make their way through the western United States. Safe passages allow North America’s fastest land mammal to safely navigate the 100-mile rou...

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Posted on April 03, 2013 16:58
The Path of the Pronghorn is the country’s only federally designated migration corridor, but until last fall, the animals risked vehicular collisions as they traveled along the 93-mile long passage. With the guidance of WCS and partner organizations,...

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Posted on March 28, 2013 17:21
In certain urbanized landscapes of western India, leopards and other large carnivores have become routine visitors. But despite their increasing presence in areas devoid of wilderness, most go unnoticed.

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Posted on March 28, 2013 16:21
At one time, American black bears roamed throughout Nevada, but by the early 1900s, they’d all but disappeared from the state. A new study co-authored by WCS indicates that: numbers are rebounding, with populations scattered across the animal’s forme...

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Posted on March 28, 2013 12:49
WCS recently announced the hatching of three rare maleo chicks at the Bronx Zoo. Writing for the Huffington Post, Steve Zack, WCS's Coordinator of Bird Conservation, shares unique insights into megapodes--fascinating birds that incubate their eggs in...

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Posted on March 25, 2013 16:55
In an in-depth interview with Mongabay, WCS CEO Cristián Samper shares that childhood interactions with nature in Colombia prompted a career in conservation biology. After helming the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History for nearly a decade, Sampe...

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Posted on March 19, 2013 15:43
After carefully recreating the conditions needed for incubation, WCS ornithologists at the Bronx Zoo helped a maleo family hatch three rare chicks. The zoo is the only home for maleos outside Indonesia, and the staff’s insights into this rare bird’s ...

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Posted on March 16, 2013 17:46
In their New York Times op-ed about the plight of elephants, WCS conservationists Samantha Strindberg and Fiona Maisels conclude: "If we do not act, we will have to shamefully admit to our children that we stood by as elephants were driven out of exi...

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Posted on March 15, 2013 15:05
A pair of courting cormorants soak up the sun in a newly minted marine protected area in Argentina. These seabirds share the Isla Pingüino Coastal Marine Park with sea lions, penguins, and dolphins.

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Posted on March 14, 2013 10:54
The future looks bleak for Africa’s lions. According to a new report, a fence may be the only thing that stands between them and extinction.

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Posted on March 11, 2013 16:48
For the first time in 30 years, WCS's Bird Coordinator, Steve Zack, is traveling in East Africa, where he can't help but notice a void of vultures. Zack shines a light on the dangers plaguing these incredible birds of prey, among them unintentional p...

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Posted on March 06, 2013 15:28
WCS works with Ecuadorian communities to promote financial and environmental sustainability in the country's Yasuní National Park. Writing for National Geographic NewsWatch, Galo Zapata, WCS's Ecology and Wildlife Management Coordinator for Ecuador, ...

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Posted on March 06, 2013 13:58
Two million hectares of tropical forests will be protected thanks to Size of Wales, an environmental charity based in its namesake country. WCS-Europe worked with Size of Wales on its project in the Republic of Congo’s Conkouati National Park.

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Posted on March 06, 2013 11:25
Conservationists from around the world have convened for a meeting of CITES, this time in Bangkok. While there, a coalition of delegates will ask the convention to safeguard a number of shark and ray species.

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Posted on March 05, 2013 15:40
Two million hectares of tropical forests will be protected thanks to Size of Wales, an environmental charity based in its namesake country. WCS-Europe worked with Size of Wales on its project in the Republic of Congo’s Conkouati National Park.

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Posted on March 04, 2013 17:27
Following the largest study ever conducted on the forest elephant in Central Africa, conservationists say the species could vanish within the next decade. The study comes as 178 countries gather in Bangkok to discuss wildlife trade issues, including ...

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Posted on March 01, 2013 17:18
More than 30 million bison roamed the United States at its founding, but the largest land mammal in the Western Hemisphere nearly went extinct as Americans expanded to the west. Writing for National Geographic NewsWatch, Executive Vice President of P...

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Posted on February 28, 2013 16:35
WCS conservationists fear the worst for forest elephants in the Democratic Republic of Congo after a new survey shows their numbers in the Okapi Faunal Reserve have taken a dramatic plunge. Ivory poaching is to blame.

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Posted on February 26, 2013 16:54
A new study reveals that some birds keep their distance from human dwellings, while others cozy up to our homes. The study examined the impacts of the human footprint encroaching on the Adirondack Park’s rural areas, finding that development may affe...

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Posted on February 26, 2013 11:23
Hurricane Sandy damaged the New York Aquarium, as well as other Coney Island landmarks. For months, the facility has been closed to the public while repairs are made, but WCS has just announced that the marine park will partially reopen during late s...

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Posted on February 21, 2013 12:56
WCS and partners in Lao PDR have collaborated to reintroduce 19 critically endangered Siamese crocodiles to the wild. Next month, a public ceremony will commemorate their repatriation.

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Posted on February 19, 2013 11:00
Writing about feral and domestic cats, our Species Program Bird Coordinator reiterates the significant toll these felines have on wild birds throughout the country. A new study by Smithsonian and Fish and Wildlife researchers reveals that cats kill b...

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Posted on February 15, 2013 15:53
The beaver is one of nature’s most skillful architects, but it doesn’t just create lodges for its own toothy kin. The dams this engineering rodent builds can create water storage ponds that provide habitat for entire communities of wildlife, and ensu...

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Posted on February 13, 2013 16:01
A study co-authored by WCS conservationists shines light on the important question of how many humpback whales swam the North Atlantic before commercial whaling. This historical information will help guide future conservation goals for the species.

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Posted on February 07, 2013 16:05
A new survey conducted by WCS and partners reveals that, since 2004, poachers have slaughtered 11,000 forest elephants in a Gabonese national park. Until recently, elephant herds were thought to be less impacted by poaching in Gabon than in other par...

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Posted on February 04, 2013 12:04
After losing their mother--likely to poachers--a trio of young Siberian tiger cubs attempted to prey upon a farmer's dog. Working alongside Inspection Tiger, WCS conservationists set about capturing the helpless cubs, now recovering at a Russian reha...

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Posted on January 31, 2013 09:59
The Republic of Congo has just announced creation of a new national park that protects some 15,000 western lowland gorillas. Ntokou-Pikounda National Park also provides safe harbor for an estimated 800 elephants and 950 chimpanzees, as well as a remo...

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Posted on January 22, 2013 12:29
WCS conservationists have scoured the Peru-Bolivia border for signs of lowland tapirs—large herbivores that possess distinctive markings and snouts. After 12 years of research, they’re able to report that these animals are thriving within five nation...

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Posted on January 16, 2013 12:51
Once decimated by hunting, wild yaks appear to be rebounding in parts of Tibet. During a recent expedition to the country’s Qinghai Plateau, WCS and Chinese conservationists counted nearly 1,000 individuals.

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Posted on January 11, 2013 11:33
WCS teamed up with New York Congressman José Serrano to pen an op-ed in Crain's New York Business. Serrano and John Calvelli--WCS's Executive VIce President of Public Affairs--discuss restoration of the Bronx River, reiterating that its cleanup provi...

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Posted on January 10, 2013 10:35
After revealing that tigers are roaring back in three landscapes where WCS works, our CEO penned a blog for the Huffington Post relaying his recent trip to India. While there, Dr. Samper observed a wild tigress--whose presence reflects a significant ...

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Posted on January 09, 2013 10:26
WCS's President and CEO wrote a letter to the editor of The New York Times to address wildlife poaching. Referencing several recent Times articles on the topic, he reiterated the importance of addressing wildlife crime at its source. 

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Posted on January 08, 2013 16:51
Dr. Cristián Samper—an international authority on conservation biology, as well as President and CEO of WCS—has become one of the most effective advocates for wild animals and wild places in the world. Get a glimpse of his passion for saving wildlife...

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Posted on December 24, 2012 15:24
Despite dangerously low global numbers, tigers are rebounding in three significant landscapes where WCS operates. Success in India, Thailand, and Russia fosters hope for these iconic big cats.

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Posted on December 21, 2012 11:22
Christmas came early for caribou and other denizens of the Arctic when the federal government announced a balanced plan for a huge tract of land in Alaska. Blueprints for the NPR-A ensure protection for wetlands and migratory pathways utilized by bir...

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Posted on December 20, 2012 13:45
On the eve of December 21--a significant date according to the ancient Mayan calendar--Director of WCS's Latin America and Caribbean program discusses the way previous civilizations interacted with nature. Dr. Kunen likens our contemporary relationsh...

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Posted on December 12, 2012 14:37
WCS commends villages from southwest India for helping to save a tiger injured by barbed-wire fencing. Their swift and peaceful actions ensured survival for the regal feline, now undergoing treatment at the Mysore Zoo.

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Posted on December 12, 2012 12:37
Bolivia’s Madidi National Park may be the most biodiverse place on Earth, according to WCS experts, who recently helped put together a comprehensive list of species found there. Reuters takes viewers on a journey through this natural haven and talks ...

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Posted on December 11, 2012 17:30
After construction of a dam disrupted their lone Tanzanian habitat, Kihansi spray toads faced extinction. Devoted to preserving a future for these rare amphibians, WCS and partners transported a number of them to the Bronx and Toledo Zoos, where herp...

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Posted on December 06, 2012 16:22
For the better part of two decades, biologists Alexine Keuroghlian and Donald Eaton have made it their mission to attempt to understand the Pantanal's complex and diverse ecosystem. Although they are studying very different aspects of the region, bot...

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Posted on December 06, 2012 13:21
WCS's CEO, Dr. Cristián Samper, addresses the link between wildlife trafficking, crime, and disease in a new statement published online with the Huffington Post. To eradicate trafficking, he urges conservationists and citizens to "protect the source,...

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Posted on December 05, 2012 12:38
In a brand-new PSA, Secretary Clinton urges citizens to take the pledge to protect wildlife. By promising to abstain from purchasing illegal wildlife products, we do our part to reduce wildlife trade and protect animals in the wild. After watching th...

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Posted on December 05, 2012 11:37
The thick-coated mountain gorilla only inhabits two places on Earth: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the Virunga Volcanoes in the African nations of Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Posted on November 29, 2012 17:34
A WCS camera trap snapped a photo of the rarely seen oncilla, and the BBC has recognized the photo via its annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest.

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Posted on November 29, 2012 13:32
Alongside local government and action groups, we’ve undertaken restoration of the Bronx River. Once plagued by pollution, the New York waterway now shelters herring, egrets, muskrats, and snapping turtles. Take a virtual canoe trip down its banks and...

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Posted on November 20, 2012 10:42
In a new blog post for National Geographic NewsWatch, WCS's Executive Vice President for Public Affairs discusses National Bison Day festivities, as well as WCS's ongoing efforts to elect bison the country's national mammal. With the support of a bro...

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Posted on November 09, 2012 08:43
During Hurricane Sandy, the ocean surged through the New York Aquarium’s 14 acres. Staff remained on-site throughout the super storm to care for the animals.

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Posted on November 08, 2012 22:38
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hosted a panel on wildlife trafficking, with a panel moderated by WCS CEO, Dr. Cristián Samper. Dr. Samper also released a statement reiterating the need to advance initiatives that will halt wildlife trafficking.

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Posted on November 07, 2012 12:24
Farmers in the Luangwa Valley in Zambia grow vegetables with a rural development model linking agriculture and local markets to natural resource management. WCS's COMACO business model rewards farmers with increased commodity prices for adopting impr...

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Posted on November 07, 2012 10:54
Under the support of the Conservation Leadership Programme, Chinese researcher Wang Jie conducted a learning exchange at Purdue University where he learned techniques which help him conserve the endangered Chinese giant salamander- the largest amphib...

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Posted on November 01, 2012 20:28
A statement issued by Jim Breheny, Executive Vice President of WCS Zoos and Aquarium and Director of the Bronx Zoo.

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Posted on October 28, 2012 14:57
All WCS zoos (Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and Queens Zoo) and the New York Aquarium will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 29 & 30, due to Hurricane Sandy. Please check back here for updates.

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Posted on October 26, 2012 12:02
WCS and partner organizations have issued a new report emphasizing paramount threats to wildlife in Southern Africa. Illegal hunting, the bushmeat trade, and unselective snaring are compromising already-fragile species.

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Posted on October 24, 2012 16:29
The recent death of "Lonesome George"--the last of our planet's Pinta Island tortoises--reminds us of these creatures' fragility. Although we've been working to conserve turtles and tortoises for decades, risks that include global trade persist. 

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Posted on October 23, 2012 17:22
Animal lovers from around the globe are smitten with Mitik, the orphaned walrus calf who recently joined the New York Aquarium. Writing for the Huffington Post, WCS's President and CEO discusses Mitik's condition, as well as larger concerns about pro...

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Posted on October 23, 2012 14:50
George Schaller, senior conservationist at WCS and one of the founding fathers of wildlife conservation, has released a new book. Read the Wall Street Journal’s review of Tibet Wild.

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Posted on October 20, 2012 11:21
Mitik the walrus calf is getting used to his new home at the New York Aquarium. Although the orphaned calf confronted health problems when rescued by fisherman this July, he’s now growing daily under the watchful eye of Aquarium staff.

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Posted on October 19, 2012 17:14
WCS and several partner organizations undertook the first range-wide genetic study of bowhead whales, their findings revealing good and bad news. Although these ocean giants expertly navigate seemingly impassable portions of the ocean, the species ha...

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Posted on October 15, 2012 12:19
WCS celebrates newly minted highway crossing structures that help keep Wyoming’s roads safe for drivers and ensure a healthy future for migrating pronghorn and other wildlife.

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Posted on October 10, 2012 17:03
Threats loom within Guatemala's Maya Biosphere Reserve, a vast natural sanctuary that protects more than 5 million acres. Jaguars, pumas, monkeys, and tapirs are some of the species fighting to survive in a place jeopardized by drug cartels, illegal ...

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Posted on October 10, 2012 15:33
After being discovered off the coast of Alaska, two unrelated walrus orphans received treatment at the Alaska SeaLife Center. One of the marine miracles is bound for a new life at the New York Aquarium.

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Posted on October 05, 2012 15:45
Two new buildings join the C.V. Starr Science Campus at the Bronx Zoo. The LaMattina Wildlife Ambassador Center and expanded Wildlife Health Center help WCS continue its mission of connecting people to nature while ensuring exemplary care for animals...

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Posted on October 05, 2012 14:45
An article published in the Reno Gazette relays curious findings about America's largest cat: the mountain lion. A seven-year long study conducted by WCS, the University of Nevada, and the Nevada Department of Wildlife reveals that many of the big ca...

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Posted on October 01, 2012 16:40
Wolverines are known for their ferocity: these powerful carnivores are able to kill prey many times their size and are built to live in inhospitable environments. Despite these advantages, wolverine numbers steadily declined throughout the 19th and e...

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Posted on September 28, 2012 14:21
For the first time in history, camera traps captured footage of Cross River gorillas—the rarest of the great apes. Field conservationists devoted to their study rarely spot them, so our colleagues in Cameroon's Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary were floored ...

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Posted on September 28, 2012 11:49
During the September 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress in Korea, WCS co-sponsored a motion to create a conservation “Green List.” The newly adopted category will feature thriving species, emphasizing that conservation doesn’t merely exist to ward...

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Posted on September 21, 2012 17:33
In an op-ed for the Christian Science Monitor, Colin Poole, head of WCS's Myanmar program, discusses Myanmar's green leadership. President Thein Sein has put an environmental agenda into action, demonstrating Myanmar's potential as a model of sustain...

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Posted on September 21, 2012 17:33
As the Save Vanishing Species postage stamp celebrates its one-year anniversary, WCS urges Congress to reauthorize the conservation-centric initiative for another four years. Although the stamp has generated $1.58 million in its first year, it now st...

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Posted on September 17, 2012 17:13
The Bronx Zoo and New York City's Jacobi Medical Center work together to treat snake bite victims. Although physicians at Jacobi administer antivenin to those bitten by poisonous snakes, the Bronx Zoo possesses 14 types of antivenin, which it can sup...

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Posted on September 17, 2012 12:41
Elephant poaching is rising at an alarming rate, and it's now reached an all-time high since the 1989 global ivory ban. In an article for the New York Daily News, John Robinson, WCS's executive vice president for conservation and science, discusses p...

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Posted on September 12, 2012 15:52
With help from WCS, the Bolivian Park Service released a new compendium documenting the abundant plant and wildlife found within Madidi National Park. The natural haven houses more than 200 mammal species, 11 percent of the world’s birds, and the vib...

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Posted on September 10, 2012 12:35
Delivering a keynote speech at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Republic of Korea, WCS President and CEO Dr. Cristián Samper shared his vision for the future of wildlife conservation.

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Posted on September 06, 2012 10:28
During September 6-13, 2012, leaders from more than 150 countries descended upon Jeju, Korea, where priorities were guided by “Nature +,” the 2012 slogan. WCS President and CEO delivered a keynote speech, in which he discussed the legacy of the passe...

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Posted on September 05, 2012 15:22
Attending the World Conservation Congress in Korea, leaders from WCS promote a three-pronged approach to conservation that focuses on recognition, responsibility, and recovery. Comparing tigers and bison, WCS emphasizes the importance of taking respo...

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Posted on September 05, 2012 15:22
Ted Roosevelt V, the great-great-grandson of our country's 26th President, has voiced his support for the bison as the country's national mammal. Writing for USA Today, Roosevelt recounts the mammal's storied history and explains the importance of th...

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Posted on September 04, 2012 14:12
During the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Korea, WCS urges government entities to protect sharks and rays from overfishing. WCS advocates improved management of fisheries, limits on catches of certain species, and increased CITES prot...

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Posted on August 30, 2012 12:26
Since its inception, WCS has worked to save the American bison from extinction, and the Bronx Zoo grounds have housed bison for over one hundred years. Today, new conservation efforts focus on genetic purity in this iconic mammal. Listen and learn as...

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Posted on August 28, 2012 17:05
By Dr Alexine Keuroghlian, member of IUCN’s Peccary Specialist Group. I was honoured and flattered to receive the Harry Messel Award for Conservation Leadership, from IUCN's Species Survival Commission, especially knowing how many wonderful conser...

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Posted on August 28, 2012 15:35
Patagonian cashmere has gone “green” with a new certification by the Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network. The business venture supports the local economy while respecting this magnificent yet fragile landscape.

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Posted on August 24, 2012 12:31
WCS and the New York Botanical Garden have launched a digital collection of historic postcards. With images ranging from a 1959 shot of Komodo dragons to a 1916 card of iconic buildings at the Botanical Garden, the “Bronx Park Postcard Collection” te...

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Posted on August 23, 2012 17:25
Size often matters in the animal kingdom, with larger animals faring better than their compact counterparts. But a recent WCS study suggests that for a juvenile moose, mother’s presence—not body mass—is key to survival.

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Posted on August 17, 2012 16:26
The government of Madagascar has officially created Makira Natural Park, the nation’s largest protected area and a haven for lemurs. Having vied for this safeguard for more than a decade, WCS applauds this watershed moment in the country’s history.

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Posted on August 16, 2012 17:18
Mayor Bloomberg and WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper announced new funding and designs for the New York Aquarium’s “Ocean Wonders: Sharks!” exhibit. The 57,000-square-foot building slated to open in 2015 will house 115 species of marine animals,...

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Posted on August 16, 2012 12:15
The Vote Bison coalition has launched a sweeping campaign to elect the bison as the United States National Mammal. With legislative support gaining traction through the National Bison Legacy Act, the momentum has gone from a race to a stampede. Check...

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Posted on August 08, 2012 13:59
In his first blog celebrating bison, WCS Executive Vice President for Public Affairs John Calvelli discusses ongoing efforts to protect this iconic species. WCS has been protecting buffalo since the turn of the 20th century and is currently working w...

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Posted on August 03, 2012 14:14
On August 1, 2012, Dr. Cristián Samper began his tenure as President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society. As head of WCS, Dr. Samper will lead the world’s preeminent science-based conservation organization, which includes the Bronx Zoo, New ...

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Posted on August 03, 2012 10:43
WCS has been leading bison conservation efforts since 1905, when William Hornaday co-founded the American Bison Society with Theodore Roosevelt. In addition to supporting bison and the landscapes they roam, WCS has joined efforts to craft the Nationa...

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Posted on August 02, 2012 17:07
A recent blog for National Geographic NewsWatch celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve in Belize, the country's first marine reserve and one that protects the greatest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. Conservation effor...

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Posted on August 01, 2012 10:27
As head of WCS, Dr. Samper will lead the world’s preeminent science-based conservation organization, which includes conservation projects in 65 nations and all the world’s oceans. He will also run the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, P...

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Posted on July 31, 2012 15:19
Fitted with a tiny camera on its back, an imperial cormorant dove to the ocean floor to pursue a meal. Although conservationists know these seabirds seek underwater snacks, they never anticipated the depths of their fishing feats, as captured in this...

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Posted on July 25, 2012 17:23
Although conservationists have long known that turtles return to their natal beaches to lay eggs, direct evidence of these pilgrimages is scant. With sea turtles more imperiled than ever, conservationists can’t help but delight in success stories lik...

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Posted on July 19, 2012 12:31
WCS tracks oryx in South Sudan, a country celebrating its first year of independence. Although uncertainty looms for this young nation, locals and conservationists hope to preserve South Sudan's natural resources while improving conservation efforts ...

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Posted on July 18, 2012 16:25
The Bubble Safari social game from Zynga.org stars a monkey whose friends are captured by poachers. As they come to his aid, players can raise funds for WCS and its mission to save wildlife and wild places around the globe.

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Posted on July 16, 2012 09:34
It’s a banner year for Caribbean flamingos in Inagua National Park, Bahamas. In June, WCS veterinarians and Bronx Zoo bird experts joined a crew of international researchers to band the juvenile birds, and check up on their health.

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Posted on July 13, 2012 17:16
Fishers hunt rodents and are the only predators tenacious enough to regularly prey upon porcupines. Unfortunately, these hardy carnivores are now threatened by toxic rodenticides used by illegal growers of marijuana.

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Posted on July 12, 2012 17:38
Poachers target elephants for their tusks, which they illegally sell for profit. Although demand is highest in China and Japan, a recent seizure in New York City serves as a stark reminder that no place is immune from the illegal wildlife trade.

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Posted on July 11, 2012 12:56
Wolverines have always flocked to frozen terrain. In a new study, WCS biologists further explore the significance of cold temperatures and snow for these mountain-dwelling animals. 

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Posted on July 06, 2012 16:14
The 6, 7 and 8 June, was made in the Amazonia the conference Jaguars for Always, organized by WCS Ecuador. In the event topics like mythology and culture around the jaguar; the world-wide areas of distribution of its habitat and perspective on th...

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Posted on July 03, 2012 14:47
Pakistan’s national mammal is making a comeback, with populations growing across northern Pakistan. A wild goat, the majestic markhor possesses corkscrew horns that can be 5-feet long.

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Posted on July 02, 2012 15:38
Forest elephants congregate en masse within TNS, a new World Heritage Site, sometimes in groups of 100 or more. Nowhere else in the world are this many forest elephants spotted together. 

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Posted on June 29, 2012 16:11
Bandits murdered 7 people and 14 okapis when they attacked the village of Epulu and Okapi Wildlife Reserve. Although okapis share physical similarities to zebras, they are more closely related to giraffes.

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Posted on June 28, 2012 15:02
Mountain lion is one of many species inhabiting the southern border of the United States. In an article for UT-San Diego, WCS conservationist Jon Beckmann discusses the importance of maintaining opportunities for animals to cross between borders.  

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Posted on June 28, 2012 12:01
Loons nesting and raising their young in the New York Adirondacks are increasingly threatened by mercury contamination, which impacts reproduction and behavior. A new scientific report on Adirondack loons emphasizes the importance of reducing mercury...

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Posted on June 25, 2012 16:36
With vulture numbers drastically down across the Asian continent, scientists hone in on protecting Cambodian populations, one of the last hopes for these critically endangered birds.

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Posted on June 25, 2012 16:06
For the past year, WCS scientist-divers have been visiting the waters off Montauk, N.Y., to document the Lightburne, a vessel that famously sank during 1939. The conservationists are studying the sea life that swarms around this and other local shipw...

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Posted on June 25, 2012 12:34
John Calvelli, WCS Executive VP for Public Affairs, discusses threats to global shark populations and the devastating legacy of Jaws. As demand for shark fin soup grows, Calvelli emphasizes that efforts to conserve vulnerable shark species must incor...

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Posted on June 15, 2012 10:31
Alaska’s wetlands are home to more than migratory birds: Arctic fox, polar bear, and caribou also dwell in the country’s largest tract of public land.

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Posted on June 13, 2012 11:43
A Brazilian aquarium displays discus fish, coveted for their bright colors by fish keepers around the world. WCS is working with local fishermen in the Brazilian Amazon to sustainably manage discus cultivation. 

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Posted on June 11, 2012 14:27
No elephants are immune from increased poaching in the Republic of Congo. WCS advocates doubling the number of guards monitoring the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park and surrounding areas, one of the few safe havens where elephant numbers have remained s...

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Posted on June 01, 2012 16:02
City Hall's plan to dramatically cut funding for WCS's Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium by 58 percent has deeply troubled our staff and supporters. Still, we try to keep news of these worrisome cuts away from our animals. But unfortunately, it looks l...

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Posted on May 25, 2012 14:08
In concert with the introduction of the National Bison Legacy Act in the U.S. Senate, WCS and its partners have launched a campaign to make the American bison our national mammal.

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Posted on May 25, 2012 12:07
WCS VP for Species Conservation Liz Bennett details efforts to combat the illegal wildlife trade and highlights the urgent need for additional security forces to slow and ultimately reverse the decimation of myriad charismatic species.

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Posted on May 23, 2012 12:23
Researchers who discovered a prehistoric crocodile fossil have named the species Crocodylus thorbjarnarsoni, in honor of the late WCS conservationist Dr. John Thorbjarnarson. The enormous horned croc was a relative of the Nile crocodile that lives to...

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Posted on May 22, 2012 13:15
This is the group of the assistants who worked within the framework of the special natural surroundings of Papallacta. The April 30, 2012, and from the 1 to the 4 of May, development in Papallacta, Province of the Napo, the regional meeting of WCS t...

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Posted on May 15, 2012 13:15
The first satellite tag study for the world’s largest ray, conducted by researchers from WCS, the University of Exeter, and the Mexican government, reveals its habits and hidden journeys.

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Posted on May 10, 2012 14:06
After last year’s successful scarlet macaw nesting season in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, which produced a bumper crop of 29 new fledglings, WCS conservationists like Melvin Merida, a field veterinarian, are hoping to continue the upward trend for the...

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Posted on May 08, 2012 12:51
Rare camera trap footage of Cross River gorillas reveals candid behaviors of these rarest of apes as they make their way along a forest path in Cameroon’s Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary.

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Posted on May 03, 2012 15:12
A five-year behavioral study shows that pronghorn in Wyoming are losing their wintering grounds to large-scale industrialization.

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Posted on May 01, 2012 12:56
Researchers working in the Republic of Congo find that bigger adult male western lowland gorillas have a better chance of attracting mates and raising healthy offspring. The study looked at overall body length and the size of head crest and gluteal m...

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Posted on May 01, 2012 11:56
Each May, millions of shorebirds and waterfowl migrate from every continent and ocean to breed on the immense wetlands of Arctic Alaska’s coastal plain. But expanding oil concessions and climate change are transforming the region, and with it, this t...

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Posted on April 25, 2012 16:09
Camera traps set up by protected area staff in Hunchun Amur Tiger National Nature Reserve snap the first-known camera trap photos of an Amur leopard in China.

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Posted on April 24, 2012 09:59
WCS and partners will work to increase habitat in Montana, North Dakota, and Southern Saskatchewan for the Sprague’s pipit, one of the most endangered grassland birds in North America.

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Posted on April 23, 2012 19:55
White-Lipped Peccaries are found in the Cerrado and Pantanal forests of South America. Peccaries, or Queixadas, as they are locally known as, are the unsung, misunderstood heroes of environmental engineering in the Cerrado and Pantanal biomes of S...

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Posted on April 23, 2012 19:55
Call it the under-pig. While Brazil’s tropical wetlands may be better known for their spotted cats and freshwater fish, the peccary is one of the country’s most important forest critters. (Though distinct from pigs, peccaries bear a strong resemb...

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Posted on April 23, 2012 10:21
With support from the Summit Foundation, WCS conservationists and their local and international partners have introduced a new system of managed access to the Glover's Reef Marine Reserve’s conch fishery.

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Posted on April 20, 2012 11:47
WCS President and CEO Dr. Steven E. Sanderson recounts his recent expedition to one of the greatest wild places left on Earth: Karukinka, Chile. The trip was part of an effort to preserve this landscape and make it sustainable for generations to come...

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Posted on April 13, 2012 15:20
A new 1,000 square-mile park will safeguard leopards and Siberian tigers in Russia. Far Eastern leopards are considered the world’s rarest big cat.

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Posted on April 11, 2012 11:33
WCS recently began breeding four endangered turtle species, including the golden coin turtle, at its wildlife parks in New York City. Eventually, the plan is to reintroduce some species to the wild and develop assurance colonies for others. WCS conse...

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Posted on April 09, 2012 16:49
Birdwatchers from across Asia and beyond flock to Cambodia for a glimpse of two of the world's rarest birds: the giant ibis and its cousin the white-shouldered ibis. The birds’ nesting grounds sit at the outskirts of Tmatboey, a rural village where W...

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Posted on April 06, 2012 15:54
WCS and the Government of Chile collaborate on a new trekking trail on the island of Tierra del Fuego. The trail is intended to attract ecotourists to the Karukinka reserve, a national treasure largely untouched by the human footprint.

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Posted on March 30, 2012 18:01
Um dia de campo WCS e REPAMS No dia 03 de setembro, proprietários de RPPN associados à Associação de Proprietários de RPPN do MS (REPAMS) e ONG WCS Brasil Pantanal/Cerrado fizeram um dia de campo para conhecer as fazendas Laranjeira e Sucupria qu...

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Posted on March 30, 2012 18:00
I Curso de capacitação para veterinários de campo com animais de vida livre no Pantanal Sulmatogrossense- Teórico/Prático / Projeto Tamanduá e Animalia Curso com o objetivo de capacitar Médicos Veterinários e estudantes de Medicina Veterinária para ...

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Posted on March 30, 2012 18:00
Técnica permite ampliar rentabilidade da pecuária no Pantanal sem intensificação A implementação da técnica do pastejo rotacionado (ou rotativo) em pastagens nativas do Pantanal pode ser uma solução para aumentar a rentabilidade da pecuária na planí...

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Posted on March 30, 2012 16:00
As their sea ice habitat diminishes in the Arctic, Pacific walruses increasingly use coastal lands to haul out, and feed in the surrounding shallow waters. Because this phenomenon poses new threats to walrus populations, conservationists are adopting...

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Posted on March 26, 2012 16:59
The New York Times interviews WCS's Dr. Rachel Graham about her work in the Gulf and the Caribbean to create a constituency for the protection of a magnificent—and often misunderstood—ocean giant: the shark.

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Posted on March 23, 2012 16:35
When local fishers in Kia Island opened a protected coral reef to fishing for a short-term community fundraising effort, the effects of the harvest bore long-term consequences for the reef's health.

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Posted on March 21, 2012 13:48
Scientists and government officials from across the world come to India’s Nagarahole National Park to learn how tiger champion and WCS Senior Scientist Ullas Karanth has reversed the tide for this big cat on the brink.

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Posted on March 16, 2012 10:03
Marine mammals contend with new industrial developments in the Arctic as local waters become increasingly ice-free during the summer and fall.

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Posted on March 09, 2012 15:27
Dr. Alexine Keuroghlian, peccary specialist and Pantanal/Cerrado Landscape Director for WCS–Brazil, has won the 2012 Harry Messel Award for Conservation Leadership from the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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Posted on March 07, 2012 12:44
The sentencing of two tiger poachers marks a major turning point in Asia’s war against wildlife crime. WCS helped apprehend the pair last summer after authorities discovered a cell phone with images of a dead tiger.

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Posted on March 02, 2012 11:12
WCS helps a group of Argentine cashmere producers adopt sustainable husbandry practices that improve their livelihoods while also protecting the guanacos, rheas, and Andean cats that share their turf.

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Posted on March 01, 2012 10:35
In this TV news segment, WCS’s Joe Walston is interviewed about the reasons behind a 2009 spate of Sumatran tiger attacks.

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Posted on February 29, 2012 15:31
WCS conservationists Alejandro Vila, Marcela Uhart and Daniela Droguett chronicle their latest journey to the remote lands and seascape at the tip of South America.

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Posted on February 28, 2012 15:23
A study by WCS and partners presents a novel approach for establishing new large-scale protected areas in Madagascar’s waters.

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Posted on February 23, 2012 13:51
As Indonesia steps up the fight against the illegal wildlife trade, one baby orangutan confiscated from the pet trade in Sumatra prepares for a return back to the wild.

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Posted on February 17, 2012 12:16
A new collaboration between WCS and Children's Hospital Boston uses media reports to help track wildlife trade and reduce its associated disease risks.

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Posted on February 16, 2012 16:41
The Republic of Congo formally expands Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park to help protect a rare population of chimps, known for both their skillful tool use and greenness to people.

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Posted on February 16, 2012 09:39
The Government of Bangladesh declares three new wildlife sanctuaries for Ganges River and Irrawaddy dolphins. A WCS collaborative study with the Bangladesh Forest Department helped pinpoint the locations of the new protected areas.

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Posted on February 10, 2012 10:00
In a big boost for wildlife, 23 new species conservation projects will receive funding from the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the World Bank, and the Global Environment Facility.

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Posted on February 09, 2012 15:25
WCS conservationist Carol Bogezi and others, trained by late WCS croc expert John Thorbjarnarson, continue critical research of the little-known pygmy Nile crocodile.

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Posted on February 03, 2012 16:19
The giant leaf frog is one resident of Peru’s Bahuaja Sonene National Park, where 50 reptiles and amphibian species, along with hundreds of other undocumented birds, mammals, insects, and plants were recently found during an extensive survey.

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Posted on February 02, 2012 17:13
Researchers from WCS, Columbia University, and other institutions find an unusual divide in song themes sung by humpback whales in Madagascar and Western Australia.

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Posted on February 02, 2012 15:12
WCS senior scientist Joel Berger reflects on how Alaska’s recent decision to cull an Arctic predator in order to protect its prey may redefine the ecosystem’s hierarchy in unforeseen ways.

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Posted on February 01, 2012 12:04
A high-tech study of Cross River gorilla habitat finds that the critically endangered ape’s range is more than 50 percent bigger than previously documented. By protecting habitat corridors between the gorilla’s populations, conservationists may be ab...

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Posted on January 31, 2012 15:59
Dozens of volunteers have braved northeast China’s freezing temperatures to clear illegal wire traps that catch endangered Amur tigers.

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Posted on January 26, 2012 16:26
A discovery of brown-spider monkeys in Parque Nacional Natural Selva de Florencia offers the critically endangered species a second chance.

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Posted on January 26, 2012 13:26
Posted on January 24, 2012 15:44
A newly released study finds that people are increasingly consuming marine mammals—including some very rare species, like the Fraser’s dolphin—in more than 100 countries around the world.

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Posted on January 23, 2012 12:07
Dr. Cristián Samper, Director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, will lead WCS starting August 1, 2012. Dr. Samper follows Dr. Steven E. Sanderson, who retires after a decade of renewing WCS parks, expanding global c...

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Posted on January 20, 2012 14:19
In conjunction with the Cambodian Fisheries Administration and Wildlife Reserves Singapore, WCS helped a captured Southern River terrapin, one of the rarest and most endangered turtles on Earth, make her way back into the wild. The release, on the sh...

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Posted on January 11, 2012 21:26
Proceedings of the Second Fiji Conservation Science Forum now available

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Posted on January 11, 2012 08:52
A study finds evidence that bushmeat (including these straw-colored fruit bats) illegally imported into the country by air can contain and spread pathogens from wildlife to humans, and establishes the importance of tracking diseases associated with t...

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Posted on January 10, 2012 14:17
A WCS marine project to reduce bycatch in Kenya and Curacao through a low-cost, low-tech fish trap design takes the top honor in a contest sponsored by Rare, in partnership with National Geographic.

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Posted on January 10, 2012 13:47
In winter 2011, WCS Conservation Scientist Steve Zack traveled to Cuba to represent WCS’s ongoing conservation projects on that vibrant island nation. A first-time visitor to the Caribbean and a passionate ornithologist, the birds that he saw there—i...

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Posted on January 09, 2012 15:42
WCS and the Museo delle Scienze of Trento, Italy discover a spectacularly colored new snake. Named Matilda’s horned viper, the snake is restricted to remote forest in southwest Tanzania.

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Posted on January 09, 2012 11:10
A pneumonia outbreak reduces numbers of a wild population of endangered wild goats in Tajikistan by as much as 20 percent. Fewer than 2,500 markhor are left in the wild.

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Posted on January 05, 2012 10:15
Indonesian authorities arrest a bird smuggler traveling through the island of Sumatra by bus, saving more than 20 rare birds—including the palm cockatoo—from becoming victims of the illegal wildlife trade.

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Posted on December 27, 2011 10:53
Executive director of WCS-Canada Justina Ray discusses how changes to the landscape and climate of the far north affect its iconic caribou herds, and what we can do to safeguard these beloved Yuletide symbols.

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Posted on December 23, 2011 09:58
Researchers find that fishery closures in Belize’s Glover’s Reef help barracudas, groupers, and other predatory fish recover while the parrotfish and other herbivores essential for reef recovery still need more protection.

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Posted on December 22, 2011 11:22
Fragmentation of habitat potentially threatens black bears and other species at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Posted on December 20, 2011 09:10
From mighty caribou to tiny hummingbirds, by air and by land, many of the great American wildlife migrations are at risk.

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Posted on December 16, 2011 19:13
Video camera traps in Thailand’s Western Forest Complex show amazing scenes of tigers, elephants, clouded leopards and other rare wildlife prowling about, alive and well.

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Posted on December 16, 2011 10:11
WCS and Canada’s Earth Rangers join forces to protect woodland caribou. WCS conducts scientific research on caribou, which are threatened by development of their home in the far north.

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Posted on December 09, 2011 13:27
WCS track the epic journey of “Jackson,” a young male elephant seal. Elephant seals are potential indicators of marine ecosystem health and may show how climate change influences the distribution of prey species in Patagonia’s oceans.

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Posted on December 08, 2011 12:20
As global leaders convene in Durban, South Africa to tackle climate change, WCS coral reef fisheries expert Dr. Tim McClanahan and his colleague Dr. Joshua Cinner urge action on behalf of the world’s fishing communities dependent upon the increasingl...

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Posted on December 02, 2011 16:10
WCS Ecologist Jerry Jenkins, who has spent more than four decades studying the environment of the Adirondacks, documents the impacts of climate change on the region’s wildlife, habitats, and communities.

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Posted on November 30, 2011 16:26
WCS’s James Deutsch, Executive Director of the Africa Program, reflects on the impacts that Congo’s presidential and parliamentary elections may have on the fate of the region’s vast natural resource wealth.

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Posted on November 23, 2011 12:11
In conflict and post-conflict areas, conservation can play a key role in diplomacy by increasing stability and providing economic opportunities.

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Posted on November 03, 2011 14:44
As pronghorn set out on their long fall journey, new protections are underway to help them reach their destination. WCS conservationists Renee Seidler and Jon Beckmann describe the impressive migration, its formidable obstructions, and a few new ways...

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Posted on November 01, 2011 17:31
As the namesake of a new species of Southeast Asian  bat, WCS's Joe Walston says that these winged mammals are the good guys of nature. Bug-eating bats aid in the pollination of plants and trees, and are the main consumer of crop pests and mosquitoe...

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Posted on October 28, 2011 16:03
The reality for many of the real creatures we celebrate at Halloween is gloomy. In particular, three of its winged icons face more tricks than treats.

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Posted on October 26, 2011 13:47
Arctic Alaska, famous for playing host to tens of thousands of migratory birds that come from around the world to breed and nest each summer, has also become a playground for predator species like Arctic foxes, ravens, gulls, and owls. WCS conservati...

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Posted on October 19, 2011 13:32
In a recent study conducted in Bolivia’s Madidi National Park, WCS researchers have identified a record number of jaguars through a digital camera trap survey.

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Posted on October 13, 2011 17:24
WCS conservationists have found that the same gangs that smuggle weapons and drugs are poaching the last remaining tigers to the edge of existence. But as organized crime steps up its game in wildlife trade, WCS is fighting back, working to monitor w...

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Posted on September 30, 2011 14:28
Health experts from WCS’s Bronx Zoo, Primorskya State Agricultural Academy, and Moscow Zoo uncover how distemper may be affecting Siberian tigers.

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Posted on September 29, 2011 11:51
A new study identifies a better way to determine if coral ecosystems are in danger of collapse.

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Posted on September 21, 2011 06:26
Forum hears our conservation issues

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Posted on September 21, 2011 06:26
Overhanging culverts threaten Fiji's fresh water fish article...interview with WCS staff member Kini Koto

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Posted on September 21, 2011 06:26
Fiji One TV coverage of the 2nd Conservation Science Forum

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Posted on September 20, 2011 11:05
The Save Vanishing Species postage stamps will benefit wildlife protection for tigers, elephants, great apes, and more at no cost to the American taxpayer.

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Posted on September 14, 2011 09:24
Scientists, conservation practitioners, decision and policymakers meet in Suva, Fiji to address environmental challenges brought on by climate change.

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Posted on September 06, 2011 15:01
WCS conservationists help Belize develop a management program to restore the health of both fisheries and the coral reef ecosystems at its Glover’s Reef and Port Honduras Marine Reserves.

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Posted on September 01, 2011 13:30
Posted on August 31, 2011 17:55
Sante Fe is the first province in Argentina to take steps toward cutting allowable amounts of lead ammunition used for hunting. WCS commends the effort and hopes others will follow their lead against lead pollution.

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Posted on August 24, 2011 15:41
WCS applauds Chile’s efforts to protect Patagonia’s waters from the salmon industry. But there are many other fish farms in its seas.

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Posted on August 22, 2011 16:28
WCS’s COMACO program in Zambia transforms poachers into organic farmers, benefitting local communities and wildlife alike. A new study documents the program’s growing success.

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Posted on August 22, 2011 12:57
This investigative piece from CNN focuses on the growing and illegal commercial trade of bushmeat in Cameroon, and features a WCS conservationist who is working to help the country combat it.

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Posted on August 18, 2011 15:41
The Republic of Congo sends a Chinese ivory smuggler to jail, an example of the tough law enforcement that WCS recommends for combating the illegal wildlife trade.  

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Posted on August 17, 2011 14:57
In the rainforests of Central Africa, hunters are finding their way into once inaccessible terrain, spelling disaster for forest elephants.

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Posted on August 15, 2011 13:16
WCS marine scientists provide a color code for coral conservation by mapping out the stress loads of the world's reefs.

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Posted on August 15, 2011 12:15
The grant will support efforts by New Yorkers to tackle climate change via a public forum on WCS’s new Mannahatta 2409 website.

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Posted on August 03, 2011 16:28
Scientists discover the first mammal, an African rat, to use a poisonous plant to defend itself from predators.

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Posted on July 27, 2011 16:13
How does one combat the illegal trade and poaching of tigers in Indonesia. The WCS Indonesia Program's Wildlife Crimes Unit Coordinator explains the dangers and goals of his mission.

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Posted on July 27, 2011 14:43
As organized crime steps up its game in wildlife trade, a WCS conservationist suggests fighting back through the increased law enforcement and better use of resources.

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Posted on July 27, 2011 13:42
WCS veterinarian Dr. Paul Calle recently traveled to Grand Cayman to conduct health examinations on a group of captive-bred blue iguanas before their release into the wild. Through an emergency response effort, Calle and his colleagues have helped th...

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Posted on July 20, 2011 16:32
In a recent study, WCS Conservationist Joel Berger concludes that the loss of large predators in the wild may be humankind’s most pervasive influence on nature.

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Posted on July 19, 2011 14:25
Health experts from WCS’s Bronx Zoo and other members of the Blue Iguana Recovery Program are close to saving the endangered reptile in its home on Grand Cayman island.

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Posted on July 15, 2011 16:58
Park rangers from Thailand’s Western Forest Complex apprehend a group of poachers suspected to have killed as many as 10 tigers in the region. The poachers were involved in an organized crime ring that WCS and other partners have been tracking for th...

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Posted on July 12, 2011 16:11
Dr. Steve Zack blogs on his migratory bird studies from Alaska’s Teshekpuk Lake, the largest Arctic wetland complex in the world.

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Posted on July 12, 2011 16:11
Fisher numbers in northwestern California are falling. A new WCS study finds the population of these elusive forest predators dropped 73 percent in less than a decade.

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Posted on July 08, 2011 12:56
A clean-shaven champion of the moustache toad, WCS herpetologist Ben Han wins three Conservation Leadership Program grant awards. By inspiring young scientists, Han is sewing a future for amphibians and conservation in China.

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Posted on July 06, 2011 17:07
Conservationist Paul Elkan, director of WCS’s South Sudan Country Program, discusses his work surveying the new nation’s vast wildlife herds, identifying its key migratory corridors, and helping to ensure a future for one of the great wonders of the ...

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Posted on June 30, 2011 11:18
WCS conservationists and their partners announce a plan to protect the Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee. Restricted to pockets of forest within the two countries, the subspecies is the world’s rarest chimp.

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Posted on June 28, 2011 11:00
An archaeological study by a WCS marine researcher in Kenya compares fish communities from modern times with those from the Middle Ages. The scientist finds that the modern fish are overwhelmingly smaller, lower on the food chain, and shorter-lived. ...

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Posted on June 24, 2011 10:34
WCS conservationist maps out a climate change survival plan for species living within Montana’s Crown of the Continent ecosystem.

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Posted on June 24, 2011 10:34
A DNA study finds that Cuban and American crocodiles are getting along a little too well. Interbreeding between the species is putting the Cuban croc at risk for extinction.

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Posted on June 24, 2011 10:34
NPR reporter Frank Langfitt visits WCS’s Paul Elkan and Mike Kock on a mission to locate and radio-collar a group of elephants on the savannahs of South Sudan. The expedition is part of WCS’s work to protect the emerging nation’s remarkable wildlife ...

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Posted on June 24, 2011 10:34
Things are getting tough around the Bronx Zoo. The owls have been losing sleep. The sloths are biting their claws. The emu chicks are spontaneously bursting into tears. Get a glimpse of a recent therapy session at the zoo, then please help us by tell...

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Posted on June 19, 2011 20:54
Feature on World Ocean's Day in the Fiji Times - June 18, 2011.

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Posted on June 08, 2011 12:55
In an effort to ensure vitality, livelihoods, and culture, fishing off of Fiji’s Totoya Island coral reef is declared off-limits. The announcement comes on World Oceans Day, June 8th, a celebration of ocean conservation officially recognized by the U...

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Posted on June 02, 2011 16:52
WCS begins our annual tally of vulture populations in Cambodia. After last year’s record numbers, hopes for these birds are on the rise.

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Posted on May 31, 2011 20:35
Deforestation and conversion of native habitats to exotic pasture and crops, plus inefficient agricultural and cattle management practices, are placing great pressures on natural resources in the Pantanal and Cerrado. To prevent further deforestation...

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Posted on May 31, 2011 15:34
Follow along on the adventures of WCS marine conservationist Stacy Jupiter, Fiji Country Program Director, as she explores the sacred reefs of Totoya Island in the company of the island's high chief and various conservation partners. The expedition a...

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Posted on May 22, 2011 21:08
Fiji Times article in Saturday's paper...May 21st.

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Posted on May 19, 2011 22:47
Article in Fiji Times in the lead up to World Oceans Day June 8, 2011.

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Posted on May 19, 2011 21:46
Posted on May 14, 2011 12:12
WCS researchers in Argentina help keep populations of wild caiman healthy by checking their farm-raised counterparts for Salmonella infections and other diseases.

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Posted on May 13, 2011 15:06
Olive ridley sea turtles nest on the beaches Gabon but spend most of their lives in waters off the Republic of Congo. To protect them, WCS recommends the first international marine park off Africa’s western coast.

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Posted on May 12, 2011 12:59
The U.S. Postal Service unveils a design for a new stamp benefitting wildlife conservation. The specialized Save Vanishing Species stamps, featuring an illustration of a tiger cub, will benefit existing wildlife protection funds at no cost to America...

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Posted on May 12, 2011 11:29
Dr. Graham, director of WCS’s Gulf and Caribbean sharks and rays program, receives one of the world’s most prestigious prize for grassroots nature conservation. The award recognizes her work to implement a national action plan for sharks and get more...

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Posted on May 10, 2011 15:48
Why are North America’s smallest turtles getting sick? By giving full health check-ups to the rare reptiles, WCS and partners aim to clear the fog hanging over bog turtles. 

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Posted on May 05, 2011 13:48
p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } A WCS study finds when Brazilian ranchers rotate crops in the Pantanal and Cerrado, they get b...

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Posted on May 04, 2011 16:14
WCS’s Wildlife Crime Teams commemorate the anniversary of the death of Vietnam’s last rhino with raids on restaurants and shops in the city of Da Lat, where civets, mouse deer, pangolin, and other rare species continue to be served to diners and sold...

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Posted on April 28, 2011 18:43
Jeremy Hance mongabay.com March 28, 2011   The Pantanal spanning Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay is the world's largest wetland—the size of Florida—and home to a wide-variety of charismatic species, such as jaguars, capybaras, and giant anteaters. ...

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Posted on April 28, 2011 18:13
Mention “bushmeat hunting” or “invasive species” to a typical conservation biologist, and you’re likely to hear groans. Both threaten ecosystems around the world. In Brazil’s massive Pantanal wetland, however, the two problems are adding up to a cons...

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Posted on April 27, 2011 14:35
A team of conservationists has released three adult cheetahs, rescued from the hands of an illegal wildlife trader, into Tarangire National Park in Tanzania.

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Posted on April 07, 2011 15:56
WCS researchers and partners are working to find out why penguin chicks across the Southern Hemisphere are losing their feathers.

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Posted on April 04, 2011 13:05
Attention, conservationists: The Wildlife Conservation Society’s North America Program is pleased to announce the first round of grant-making through the WCS Climate Adaptation Fund—a program to support projects that demonstrate effective interven...

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Posted on March 31, 2011 17:17
Posted on March 29, 2011 14:58
A WCS census confirms a healthy population of western lowland gorillas in and around Cameroon’s Deng Deng National Park.

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Posted on March 25, 2011 17:12
‘Invisible’ barriers within the western Indian Ocean are keeping populations of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins from intermingling. New research advises conservation plans to take environmental conditions such as currents into consideration.

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Posted on March 24, 2011 16:30
@font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } A WCS delegation visits Tulsa, OK for a conference geared t...

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Posted on March 24, 2011 16:30
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Posted on March 23, 2011 16:32
A new book series, Birds of Brazil, explores how the hobby of birdwatching can encourage conservation. The first stop for the field guides? The Pantanal and Cerrado.

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Posted on March 23, 2011 14:30
p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } WCS has developed a stress test to map out which coral reefs will have the best chance of surv...

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Posted on March 16, 2011 13:55
A WCS survey finds an endangered Andean cat population living lower than ever, down from the Andes Mountains and onto the Patagonian Steppe.

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Posted on March 14, 2011 22:36
After the great success of the 1st Fiji Conservation Science Forum in 2009, we are pleased to announce that the 2nd Fiji Conservation Science Forum will be held in Suva, from September 14th-16th, 2011. The theme for the conference will be “Confrontin...

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Posted on March 14, 2011 05:45
A new collaborative study by researchers from WCS Fiji and James Cook University.

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Posted on March 14, 2011 05:45
A research team consisting of two NGOs (Wetlands International-Oceania & Wildlife Conservation Society) and two government departments (Fisheries & Forestry) are currently in Vanua Levu for one month conducting freshwater fish and riparian forest sur...

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Posted on March 14, 2011 05:45
In Novemeber 2009,  we were extremely excited because for the first time, we were able to catch some very elusive white-lipped peccaries (in the Pantanal's Cerrado plateau). This will give us the opportunity to see if the population moves back an...

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Posted on March 14, 2011 05:45
On 25 October 2010, WCS and the Fiji Department of Environment co-hosted a side event at the Convention of Biological Biodiversity to promote the application of ecosystem-based management in the Pacific. The event featured a launch of a new handbook ...

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Posted on March 14, 2011 05:45
Globo Ecologia feature on Cerrado species threatened with extinction. The program team visited Serra da Canastra to talk about the situation of the maned wolf and checked out the Canastra Maned Wolf Project, which performs monitoring, collection of s...

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Posted on March 14, 2011 05:45
WCS is pleased to announce a new guide to be released in early 2010 that presents lessons learned from four years of researching and implementing Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) in the western Pacific. The guide is designed for use by conservation p...

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Posted on March 14, 2011 05:45
National Geographic grantee and WCS-Brasil Conservation Scientist Jean Boubli travels to Brazil’s Rio Negro in Amazon rain forest to search for a wedge-capped capuchin, a primate that historically is not known to inhabit the region. The primatolo...

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Posted on March 14, 2011 05:45
Fiji Islands Conservation Science Forum proceedings CD The Fiji Islands Conservation Science Forum (FICSF) was convened from 5-7th August 2009. The forum was attended by 115 participants from various national, regional and international organization...

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Posted on March 14, 2011 05:45
From 21 to 29 July 2009, the WCS-Brazil/Amazon team started the field work for the project “Effects of the repaving of BR-319 on the medium- and large-sized mammals”. With the help of six local field assistants, they managed to set up one of the six ...

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Posted on March 14, 2011 05:45
A month after the end of the first phase of trail openings on BR-319, the WCS-Brazil/Amazon team returns to the road to conclude the opening up of the sampling plots. From Aug 29 to Sep 12, researchers Eduardo Venticinque, Fabio Rohe, Marcelo dos...

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Posted on March 14, 2011 04:14
A four-year WCS study finds the Teshekpuk Lake region within the National Petroleum Reserve to hold the highest breeding bird density in Arctic Alaska—one solid reason for its permanent protection from energy development.

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Posted on March 14, 2011 04:14
The WCS Bronx Zoo, Buffalo Zoo, and New York State DEC team up to save one of the largest salamanders in the world—the eastern hellbender, AKA “devil dog,” “Allegheny alligator,” or “snot otter.”

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Posted on March 14, 2011 04:14
After making a huge impact with the No. 23 Wildlife Conservation Society paint scheme in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway; the green, white and blue design is returning to Richardson’s racecar this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedw...

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Posted on March 14, 2011 04:14
WCS applauds the bipartisan effort in the House of Representatives to defeat an amendment to the Continuing Resolution funding bill for Fiscal Year 2011, which would have drastically hurt such programs as the Global Environment Facility that are c...

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Posted on March 14, 2011 04:14
WCS partners with local groups to protect elephant seals, albatrosses, penguins, and other marine wildlife in Admiralty Sound, on an expedition to help safeguard this coastal region.

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