April 23, 2012
With support from the Summit Foundation, WCS conservationists and their local and international partners have introduced a new system of managed access to the Glover's Reef Marine Reserve’s conch fishery.
March 23, 2012
When local fishers in Kia Island opened a protected coral reef to fishing for a short-term community fundraising effort, the effects of the harvest bore long-term consequences for the reef's health.
January 24, 2012
A newly released study finds that people are increasingly consuming marine mammals—including some very rare species, like the Fraser’s dolphin—in more than 100 countries around the world.
January 10, 2012
A WCS marine project to reduce bycatch in Kenya and Curacao through a low-cost, low-tech fish trap design takes the top honor in a contest sponsored by Rare, in partnership with National Geographic.
December 22, 2011
Researchers find that fishery closures in Belize’s Glover’s Reef help barracudas, groupers, and other predatory fish recover while the parrotfish and other herbivores essential for reef recovery still need more protection.
December 8, 2011
As global leaders convene in Durban, South Africa to tackle climate change, WCS coral reef fisheries expert Dr. Tim McClanahan and his colleague Dr. Joshua Cinner urge action on behalf of the world’s fishing communities dependent upon the increasingly threatened bounty of warming tropical seas.
September 28, 2011
A new study identifies a better way to determine if coral ecosystems are in danger of collapse.
September 6, 2011
WCS conservationists help Belize develop a management program to restore the health of both fisheries and the coral reef ecosystems at its Glover’s Reef and Port Honduras Marine Reserves.
June 24, 2011
An archaeological study by a WCS marine researcher in Kenya compares fish
communities from modern times with those from the Middle Ages. The scientist finds that
the modern fish are overwhelmingly smaller, lower on the food chain, and
January 11, 2011
A long-term WCS study off the Kenyan coast finds overfishing in coral ecosystems can stunt the growth of reefs.