May 19, 2015
While traveling in Borneo, Dr. Cristián Samper, President and CEO of WCS, came across a young mother orangutan and her infant. The species is endangered due to habitat destruction, but thanks to the government's efforts to expand protected areas there is hope for this iconic animal.
May 11, 2015
At 120, writes Executive Vice President John Calvelli, WCS continues a tradition of building effecting conservation movements. That tradition began a century ago with bison.
May 6, 2015
Andrea Turkalo has been studying forest elephants at Central African Republic’s Dzanga bai for more than 20 years. In this video co-produced by WCS and the New Yorker, she speaks passionately about their dwindling numbers and recent poaching attacks. “A mammal that has a brain that big, and is so conscious of family ties – they miss family members that have been killed.” Watch the full video now.
April 28, 2015
A new report from IFAW and WCS reveals a thriving ivory trade on Craigslist. Despite the website's policy against animal trade stronger action is needed because, "ivory trade anywhere is a threat to elephants everywhere".
On April 26, the Wildlife Conservation Society, originally the New York Zoological Society, celebrated 12 decades of conservation work. Current CEO and President Cristián Samper gives a history of the organization and the successes that make up the past 120 years.
April 20, 2015
This new photograph is the first ever taken of Bouvier's red colobus monkey. The rare primate is native to the forests of the Republic of Congo and highly threatened by the bushmeat trade.
In a new op-ed for Live Science, part of a "Women in Conservation" series, WCS's Tracie Seimon writes of her work developing and adopting tests to discover diseases in amphibians worldwide.
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.
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.
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.