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Madagascar Creates Shark Park

February 4, 2015

A new law announced by the Government of Madagascar will provide a sanctuary for 19 shark species.

Spotted: African Golden Cat with Kittens

February 2, 2015

How’s this for a first: A photo of an elusive African golden cat, with her kitten. It’s a win-win for researchers, who learned new information about the mysterious cats from these cute photos.

Cinderella Tiger Lives Happily Ever After

January 21, 2015

Zolushka, an Amur tiger found orphaned and starved in 2012, is reportedly doing well in the wild and conservationists are hopeful she’ll soon reproduce.

tiger camera trap photos Kalyan Varma

It's All in the Stripes

January 13, 2015

As with human fingerprints, no two tigers have the same stripe pattern. This enables Dr. K. Ullas Karanth and his team to count the number of tigers ‘captured’ by their many camera traps.

Suburban Sprawl Doesn't Have to be Ecologically Devastating

January 12, 2015

"As development gobbles up open space, conservationists take a fresh look at subdivisions with biodiversity in mind."

10 Successes from 2014

December 31, 2014

To ring in the New Year, WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper counts down the top 10 conservation successes from 2014. 

Our Favorite Stories of the Year

December 30, 2014

In the past 12 months, some stories have really stood out.

Feeding Conservation

December 29, 2014

Over at National Geographic, Dale Lewis, the President and Founder of COMACO who has over 20 years of experience protecting elephants with WCS, writes of his organization's conservation-focused work with African farmers. It helps locals and local wildlife, like hippos.

Humpback Whale feeding NY Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS

Monitoring Whales in Real Time

December 23, 2014

Using new technology, WCS and Woods Hole will start monitoring whales in the New York Bight to understand their interaction with humans, and what we can do to protect them.

DNA Tells of Two Blue Whale Populations

December 19, 2014

By collecting and analyzing the DNA of 60 blue whales, a group of scientists determined there may be two distinct populations in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. This information could help inform an effective protection plan for this endangered species.


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