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Conservation From the Last of the Wild to the Least of the Wild

April 23, 2014

The theme of Earth Day this year is "Green Cities," an important topic for the many individuals who live in urban areas but care deeply about the wild. In his blog marking this occasion, WCS President and CEO Dr. Cristián Samper observes that as we work to inspire city dwellers the world over to care for nature, we would do well to recognize that our least wild places might just be the best hope for our last wild places.

America Resilient

April 23, 2014

This year for Earth Day, Eric Sanderson, WCS Senior Conservation Ecologist, and Carter Ingram, WCS lead for ecosystem services, ask: "How can we make America more resilient to future natural hazards that may increase in intensity and frequency in the future?"

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.

Want green cities? Lose the cars

April 22, 2014

Eric Sanderson, WCS Senior Conservation Ecologist, believes that in order to make cities greener, we need to stop using cars. This change would improve our planet and positively impact individuals.

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.


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