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Gorillas, Not Grenades: Conservation as Diplomacy

November 23, 2011

In conflict and post-conflict areas, conservation can play a key role in diplomacy by increasing stability and providing economic opportunities.

Gorillas in the Mix

April 14, 2011

WCS researchers and their colleagues from the Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature braved war-torn areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo in order to check in on the most mysterious of all gorillas. What they found surprised them, in a good way.


A Bridge to Hope in Afghanistan

March 31, 2011

WCS researchers discover the world’s 12th largest natural bridge in a remote region of Afghanistan. The stone arch serves as a reminder of the war-torn country’s many wonders.

New Park for Afghanistan

April 22, 2009

Afghanistan has announced some rare good news: the establishment of its first national park. The park, known as Band-e-Amir, will protect one of the country’s best-known natural areas.

A Coral Comeback

December 29, 2008

A combination of improved management and natural regeneration is helping corals stage a rapid comeback in Indonesia following the December 2004 tsunami.