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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.

tiger camera trap photos Kalyan Varma

It's All in the Stripes

January 13, 2015

As with human fingerprints, no two tigers have the same stripe pattern. This enables Dr. K. Ullas Karanth and his team to count the number of tigers ‘captured’ by their many camera traps.

Suburban Sprawl Doesn't Have to be Ecologically Devastating

January 12, 2015

"As development gobbles up open space, conservationists take a fresh look at subdivisions with biodiversity in mind."

10 Successes from 2014

December 31, 2014

To ring in the New Year, WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper counts down the top 10 conservation successes from 2014. 

Our Favorite Stories of the Year

December 30, 2014

In the past 12 months, some stories have really stood out.


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