April 17, 2015
“Don’t be the generation that allows elephants to go extinct,” urges music legend and elephant supporter Billy Joel in our new video. Heed his call and take a stand today.
April 8, 2015
Coral reefs are in trouble. A newly released paper in Nature, authored in part by WCS scientists, asserts that fish are a key ingredient to their health and recovery. Click image to enlarge.
April 7, 2015
Central Africa's great apes remain under great threat. A new report by a number of organizations proposes an action plan to save them over the next ten years.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.