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Beebe and the Bathysphere

August 18, 2014

Eighty years ago, WCS naturalist William Beebe and engineer Otis Barton plunged more than 3,000 feet into the ocean and observed never-before-seen marine life in its natural habitat.

An Awed Human Being

August 15, 2014

On his historic dive, writes Institutional Archivist Madeleine Thompson, WCS naturalist William Beebe took on the then-unprecedented work of attempting to understand the lives of these animals in their natural habitat.

As Sharks Disappear, So Could Shark Week

August 15, 2014

Caleb McClennen, executive director for the Wildlife Conservation Society's Global Marine Program, explains the most important take away from Discovery Channel's Shark Week: sharks are an extraordinarily threatened species.

This "Shark Week," Consider a Vital Marine Habitat

August 14, 2014

During "Shark Week" this year, says WCS Executive Vice President of Pubic Affairs John Calvelli, consider the serious threats to sharks and the vital New York seascape they rely on.

New York Leads the Way in Protecting African Elephants and Rhinos

August 12, 2014

WCS president and CEO Cristián Samper commends New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing a historic law banning the purchase and sale of elephant ivory and rhino horn.

Stopping the Elephant Slaughter

August 12, 2014

This World Elephant Day, Elizabeth Bennett, Vice President for Species Conservation at the Wildlife Conservation Society, suggests New York set an example for the rest of the country and the world and ban the sale of ivory.

Go Grey for Elephants

August 12, 2014

Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald is speaking up for elephants. These amazing mammals are being poached at unprecedented levels. But together, she says, we can save them.

Avoiding Extinction on the Goldilocks Planet

August 4, 2014

In a new blog for Huffington Post, WCS Director of Conservation Support David Wilkie suggests that current rates of fossil fuel consumption could both contribute to - and severely limit the Earth’s ability to recover from - a sixth mass extinction event.

A New Name for a New Dolphin

August 1, 2014

Introducing the Australian humpback dolphin, a recently discovered new species of cetacean.

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.

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