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Support for People and Wildlife Merge in Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park

March 6, 2013

WCS works with Ecuadorian communities to promote financial and environmental sustainability in the country's Yasuní National Park. Writing for National Geographic NewsWatch, Galo Zapata, WCS's Ecology and Wildlife Management Coordinator for Ecuador, underscores the need for collaborative conservation as economic developments threaten previously untouched wild places.  


As Natural Gas Fields Grow, Pronghorn Habitat Shrinks

May 3, 2012

A five-year behavioral study shows that pronghorn in Wyoming are losing their wintering grounds to large-scale industrialization.

Andean Cats Stray from the Andes

March 16, 2011

A WCS survey finds an endangered Andean cat population living lower than ever, down from the Andes Mountains and onto the Patagonian Steppe.

A Lot of Eggs in One Arctic Basket

March 10, 2011

A four-year WCS study finds the Teshekpuk Lake region within the National Petroleum Reserve to hold the highest breeding bird density in Arctic Alaska—one solid reason for its permanent protection from energy development.

Striking Balance in the Arctic

October 13, 2010

WCS asks the government to fully protect “Special Areas” in Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve for caribou and migratory birds.

An Arctic Adventure: Day 8

June 18, 2010

This week, WCS scientists are trekking across the vast and remote Alaskan Arctic and deep into the National Petroleum Reserve to explore how best to conserve Arctic wildlife in the midst of expanding energy development. WCS conservationist Steve Zack is chronicling the trip for the New York Times' Scientists at Work blog.

Treehuggers of the Congo

May 6, 2010

WCS conducts the first landscape-wide survey of how land-use affects chimpanzees, gorillas, and forest elephants.

Penguins Dine Free in Argentina

October 22, 2008

Argentina bans commercial fishing in Burdwood Bank, a key marine wildlife area in the Patagonian ecosystem that is home to albatross, penguins, whales, and seals, among other species.