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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. 

Ending Wildlife Crime in Vietnam

March 24, 2014

Vice Minister Ha Cong Tuan of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development speaking at a meeting that marks the nation’s first step toward synergy to minimize the transnational wildlife crime affecting this nation.

Good News for Great Ape

March 24, 2014

The Cross River gorilla is one of the world’s largest gorillas and also the rarest, but recently conservationists have made important achievements to help protect this species.

Exxon Valdez: what lessons have we learned from the 1989 oil spill disaster?

March 24, 2014

On the anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill 25 years ago, Dr. Martin Robards, Director of WCS Arctic Beringia program, reflects upon the stakes of another accident and what steps have been taken to prevent one.

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