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Take a Stand

April 17, 2015

“Don’t be the generation that allows elephants to go extinct,” urges music legend and elephant supporter Billy Joel in our new video. Heed his call and take a stand today.

Fish ©Keith A. Ellenbogen

Restoring the World's Coral Reefs

April 8, 2015

Coral reefs are in trouble. A newly released paper in Nature, authored in part by WCS scientists, asserts that fish are a key ingredient to their health and recovery. Click image to enlarge. 

Chimpanzee ©Ian Nichols

Plan to Save Central Africa's Great Apes

April 7, 2015

Central Africa's great apes remain under great threat. A new report by a number of organizations proposes an action plan to save them over the next ten years.

National Parks, Rights, and the Need for Fairness

March 24, 2015

In northern Congo, local people benefit from the local wildlife by working as tour guides. That's not the case everywhere, writes David Wilkie, WCS's Director of Conservation Measures, on the Huffington Post.

Hunting for the Next Ebola Outbreak

March 23, 2015

As the current Ebola crisis in West Africa fades, researchers like WCS's Kenneth Cameron are hard at work trying to solve one of the disease's remaining mysteries: Where does it hide out between outbreaks?

As Forests Burn, Conservationists Launch Global Wildlife Rescue

March 9, 2015

NOAA is predicting a 50 to 60 percent chance of an El Niño event in 2015, which could mean forest fires and other threats to wildlife. Jeremy Radachowsky, WCS Assistant Director for the Latin American and Caribbean Program, recalls his experience with the global warming phenomenon in Central America in 1998.

The Rise of Jerdon's Babbler

March 5, 2015

Jerdon's babbler, a small brown bird native to Myanmar, was once feared extinct. But a WCS-led scientific team rediscovered it near an abandoned agricultural station.

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.

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