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National Parks, Rights, and the Need for Fairness

March 24, 2015

In northern Congo, local people benefit from the local wildlife by working as tour guides. That's not the case everywhere, writes David Wilkie, WCS's Director of Conservation Measures, on the Huffington Post.

Hunting for the Next Ebola Outbreak

March 23, 2015

As the current Ebola crisis in West Africa fades, researchers like WCS's Kenneth Cameron are hard at work trying to solve one of the disease's remaining mysteries: Where does it hide out between outbreaks?

As Forests Burn, Conservationists Launch Global Wildlife Rescue

March 9, 2015

NOAA is predicting a 50 to 60 percent chance of an El Niño event in 2015, which could mean forest fires and other threats to wildlife. Jeremy Radachowsky, WCS Assistant Director for the Latin American and Caribbean Program, recalls his experience with the global warming phenomenon in Central America in 1998.

The Rise of Jerdon's Babbler

March 5, 2015

Jerdon's babbler, a small brown bird native to Myanmar, was once feared extinct. But a WCS-led scientific team rediscovered it near an abandoned agricultural station.

On the Tibetan Plateau, Wild Yaks Again Feel the Heat

March 4, 2015

With rising temperatures on the Tibetan plateau, male wild yaks like this one are less likely than females to head up the hills in search of snow, a team of researchers recently found.

Life and Death

March 3, 2015

Narrated by Glenn Close, this short film shows us how elephants are self-aware, playful, and highly intelligent. It also details their great plight at the hands of poachers.

WCS Issues Statement on China's One-Year Ivory Ban

February 27, 2015

Elephants are in grave danger thanks to the global demand for ivory. China's announcement of a one-year ban on ivory imports is a great step to stemming the tide.

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.


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