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Extinction Looms for Forest Elephants

March 7, 2013

Following the largest study ever conducted on the forest elephant in Central Africa, conservationists say the species could vanish within the next decade. The study comes as 178 countries gather in Bangkok to discuss wildlife trade issues, including poaching and ivory smuggling.

Elusive Apes Caught on Camera

September 28, 2012

For the first time in history, camera traps captured footage of Cross River gorillas—the rarest of the great apes. Field conservationists devoted to their study rarely spot them, so our colleagues in Cameroon's Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary were floored by footage they discovered last May. Watch as eight gorillas stroll through the woods, and be sure to look out for an incredible demonstration of power by a silverback.

New World Heritage Site in Wild Heart of Central Africa

July 2, 2012

Forest elephants congregate en masse within TNS, a new World Heritage Site, sometimes in groups of 100 or more. Nowhere else in the world are this many forest elephants spotted together. 

Video Captures Hidden World of Elusive Apes

May 8, 2012

Rare camera trap footage of Cross River gorillas reveals candid behaviors of these rarest of apes as they make their way along a forest path in Cameroon’s Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary.

New Turf for the Rarest Gorilla

February 1, 2012

A high-tech study of Cross River gorilla habitat finds that the critically endangered ape’s range is more than 50 percent bigger than previously documented. By protecting habitat corridors between the gorilla’s populations, conservationists may be able to help their numbers grow.

Battling the Bushmeat Trade

August 22, 2011

This investigative piece from CNN focuses on the growing and illegal commercial trade of bushmeat in Cameroon, and features a WCS conservationist who is working to help the country combat it.

Forest Elephants Are Running Out of Space

August 17, 2011

In the rainforests of Central Africa, hunters are finding their way into once inaccessible terrain, spelling disaster for forest elephants.

Rare Chance for the Rarest Chimp

June 30, 2011

WCS conservationists and their partners announce a plan to protect the Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee. Restricted to pockets of forest within the two countries, the subspecies is the world’s rarest chimp.

A Ripple in an Ape Oasis

March 28, 2011

A WCS census confirms a healthy population of western lowland gorillas in and around Cameroon’s Deng Deng National Park.

WCS Mourns Ymke Warren

July 30, 2010

Ymke Warren, gorilla conservationist and friend, will be missed by her colleagues.

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