News and Features

Mother India Cannot Survive Without Grandmother Nature

July 24, 2014

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.

WCS Helps Belize Put Eyes in the Sky

July 23, 2014

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.

Yellowstone Grizzly Bears Are on the Rebound and Outbound

July 7, 2014

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.

Protecting Cheap Land Isn’t Protecting Biodiversity

June 30, 2014

A recent study found that although the amount of protected land is increasing globally, biodiversity isn’t necessarily being protected.

Ian Somerhalder Stands Up For Elephants

June 24, 2014

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 inspires others to join our cause” said John Calvelli, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs.

Protecting Our Air is Protecting Our Oceans

June 20, 2014

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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Mother Yaks Are the Real Climbers

June 16, 2014

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.

Africa's Elephants, New York's Problem

June 16, 2014

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.

WCS Honors Hillary Clinton at Annual Gala

June 13, 2014

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.

An Elephant's Tale

June 12, 2014

An Elephant’s Tale: The Matriarch tells the story of a single elephant, but provides powerful testimony to the experience of the species as a whole at this crucial moment in its existence. Together, we must work to ensure that we are not remembered as the generation that let elephants disappear.