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Mapping the Illegal Wildlife Trade

February 17, 2012

A new collaboration between WCS and Children's Hospital Boston uses media reports to help track wildlife trade and reduce its associated disease risks.

Wildlife Trade Gone Viral

April 14, 2010

At our country's doorstep, WCS health experts are helping authorities investigate the smuggling of wildlife and its stowaway diseases.

Something's Wrong with Right Whales

March 17, 2010

Large numbers of right whale calves are mysteriously dying off Argentina's coast. Conservationists are coming together to solve the case and save the whales.

A Howling Warning

March 16, 2010

South American howler monkeys sound the alert for humans during yellow fever outbreaks

Relocation of Endangered Chinese Turtle May Save Species

May 21, 2008

Turtle biologists, veterinarians, and zoo staff from partner organizations convened at China’s Changsha Zoo to collect a lone, elderly female Yangtze giant softshell turtle and transport her to Suzhou Zoo, where she joined one of the few remaining males to potentially breed and save their entire species.