April 22, 2013
Coral reef fisheries expert Dr. Tim McClanahan highlights the resilience of coral reefs and the conservation efforts that will help them adapt to changing conditions.
May 23, 2012
Researchers who discovered a prehistoric crocodile fossil have named the species Crocodylus thorbjarnarsoni, in honor of the late WCS conservationist Dr. John Thorbjarnarson. The enormous horned croc was a relative of the Nile crocodile that lives today.
January 10, 2012
A WCS marine project to reduce bycatch in Kenya and Curacao through a low-cost, low-tech fish trap design takes the top honor in a contest sponsored by Rare, in partnership with National Geographic.
December 8, 2011
As global leaders convene in Durban, South Africa to tackle climate change, WCS coral reef fisheries expert Dr. Tim McClanahan and his colleague Dr. Joshua Cinner urge action on behalf of the world’s fishing communities dependent upon the increasingly threatened bounty of warming tropical seas.
August 12, 2011
WCS marine scientists provide a color code for coral conservation by mapping out the stress loads of the world's reefs.
August 3, 2011
Scientists discover the first mammal, an African rat, to use a poisonous plant to defend
itself from predators.
June 24, 2011
An archaeological study by a WCS marine researcher in Kenya compares fish
communities from modern times with those from the Middle Ages. The scientist finds that
the modern fish are overwhelmingly smaller, lower on the food chain, and
March 25, 2011
‘Invisible’ barriers within the western Indian Ocean are keeping populations of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins from intermingling. New research advises conservation plans to take environmental conditions such as currents into consideration.
March 22, 2011
WCS has developed a stress test to map out which coral reefs will have the best chance of surviving through the climate change era.
January 11, 2011
A long-term WCS study off the Kenyan coast finds overfishing in coral ecosystems can stunt the growth of reefs.