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An Earth Day Moment of Zen

April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day! We're grateful to all our supporters for helping to make the planet safe for wildlife. Here's our extra special thank you that is sure to melt your heart: 96 seconds of baby elephants playing and frolicking.

This video is pure joy, but sadly the problems facing these magnificent creatures are downright heartbreaking. Check out this video, then head over to to find out more about what you can do to save them.

Trouble for Turtles

April 17, 2014

Green sea turtles are a popular resource for coastal communities in Nicaragua, but due to overfishing their populations are facing a decline.

Melvin Gumal Nominated for Green Oscar

April 16, 2014

Melvin Gumal, Director of WCS Malaysia program, has been nominated as one of the eight finalists for the Whitley Award, also known as the Green Oscar. 

Zoos & Aquariums and Their Visitors Can Be Critical Advocates for Conservation Action

April 10, 2014

John Calvelli, WCS Executive Director of Public Affairs, discusses how zoos and aquariums are increasingly working to educate visitors about global conservation challenges.

Studying muskoxen off of Siberia

April 10, 2014

Yearling and adult muskoxen staring back at Dr. Joel Berger on Wrangel Island in the Russian Arctic.

EU leadership 'must be strong' on tackling global wildlife trafficking

April 7, 2014

As a major destination for wildlife trade, the EU must 'show courage' and commit to 'strong, meaningful' action in tackling wildlife trafficking, says WCS Executive Director for Conservation Policy, Susan Lieberman.

A United Front in the War for Wildlife

April 7, 2014

Ivory is openly sold at the main tourist market, or 'marché de voleurs,' in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, in this October 2013 photo. The domestic ivory market in Kinshasa is large and completely unregulated.

Congo Gets Tough on Wildlife

April 4, 2014

Despite the recent uptick of wildlife crime in Congo, authorities are committed to protecting wildlife, increasing law enforcement and enlisting the help of sniffer dogs.

Afghanistan Creates Super-Park

April 2, 2014

The Afghanistan Government recently created a national park, the second for the country, that covers the entire Wakhan District. The Wakhan National Park is home to the Marco Polo sheep seen here - a subspecies of argali sheep known for having the longest horns of any sheep.

Vote for Karukinka

March 25, 2014

The guanaco is one of several unique species that inhabit the Karukinka Landscape, located on the southern tip of Tierra del Fuego. 


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