November 19, 2014
In India, WCS researchers and other partners are using high-tech solutions to zero in on individual tigers in conflict and relocate them out of harm’s way for the benefit of both the tigers and the people.
Since 2003 tens and thousands of protected areas have been established worldwide to protect endangered animals, like these jaguars. Unfortunately, as James Watson, Director of WCS Global Climate Change Program, explains, 80% of current protected areas are not being managed properly.
November 17, 2014
Among its many treasures, Karukinka has Admiralty Sound—home to the world’s only known colony of in-shore nesting black-browed albatross.
November 14, 2014
Dr. Cristián Samper, WCS President and CEO, explains that "When parks are sufficiently funded and staffed, the results can provide conservationists with important models for how to protect natural resources."
November 5, 2014
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 some colleagues argue that's not the case with many reserves around the world.
November 3, 2014
Northern white rhinos, Kenya, 2014. Only a handful of this white rhino subspecies are believed to remain.
This is a Siberian musk deer, one the seven similar species found in Asia. The fanged Kashmir musk deer recently reported in Afghanistan for the first time since 1948 could not be photographed.
November 1, 2014
October 16, 2014
Ramon, or breadnut, is among the crops harvested by local communities in the Maya Biosphere Reserve. The nutrient-rich seed was once a staple of the Mayas, whose civilization was centered here.
October 2, 2014
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 the award due to his dedicated work on wild yak, musk oxen, and more.