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Let Me Tell You 'Bout the Birds and the Bees... and a Thing Called Neonics

February 6, 2014

If the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, neonics for short, continues, in the future we won't have birds and bees to talk about. Steve Zack, WCS Coordinator of Bird Conservation, explains the dangers of the heavily used insecticide.

Alberta’s Heritage of Wildlife & Headwaters Up for Grabs

December 27, 2013

John Weaver, Senior Conservation Scientist with WCS-Canada, warns that the Alberta government’s draft Regional Plan for the South Saskatchewan, which would establish new Wildland Parks in about a quarter of the area, will be inadequate to conserving its vulnerable fish and wildlife populations and sources of precious water that are cherished by southern Albertans.

Three Strikes You're out in the Old... Great... Plains!

August 2, 2013

Steve Zack, WCS's Coordinator of Bird Conservation, explains the ways in which oil and gas fracking efforts may reshape the American prairie, and the consequences for grassland birds and bison.

The Bison: A National Symbol For All Americans

August 8, 2012

In his first blog celebrating bison, WCS Executive Vice President for Public Affairs John Calvelli discusses ongoing efforts to protect this iconic species. WCS has been protecting buffalo since the turn of the 20th century and is currently working with conservationists, sportsmen, Native American tribes, and lawmakers to advance the National Bison Legacy Act.

The Buffalo has Earned Recognition as our National Mammal

August 3, 2012

WCS has been leading bison conservation efforts since 1905, when William Hornaday co-founded the American Bison Society with Theodore Roosevelt. In addition to supporting bison and the landscapes they roam, WCS has joined efforts to craft the National Bison Legacy Act--Congressional legislation that would designate bison as our country's national mammal. 

Senators Seek to Name Bison 'National Mammal'

May 25, 2012

In concert with the introduction of the National Bison Legacy Act in the U.S. Senate, WCS and its partners have launched a campaign to make the American bison our national mammal.

Big Goals for a Small Bird

April 23, 2012

WCS and partners will work to increase habitat in Montana, North Dakota, and Southern Saskatchewan for the Sprague’s pipit, one of the most endangered grassland birds in North America.

For Many Species, Moving Day Has Added Stress

December 19, 2011

From mighty caribou to tiny hummingbirds, by air and by land, many of the great American wildlife migrations are at risk.

Bringing Bison Back

March 3, 2010

A new publication by IUCN, written with WCS collaboration, reports on the current status of wild American bison, and makes recommendations on how to ensure the species is conserved for the future.

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