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Primate Paradise

July 16, 2013

Tanzania is home to 27 species of primates—a third of which are found nowhere else on Earth. A new conservation plan would create “Priority Primate Areas” to protect the baboons, colobus, and others, along with their habitats.

An Investment in Stripes and Ribbits

February 9, 2012

In a big boost for wildlife, 23 new species conservation projects will receive funding from the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the World Bank, and the Global Environment Facility.

Meet Matilda

January 9, 2012

WCS and the Museo delle Scienze of Trento, Italy discover a spectacularly colored new snake. Named Matilda’s horned viper, the snake is restricted to remote forest in southwest Tanzania.

cheetah rescue Annette Simonson

Rescued Cheetahs Set Free in Tanzania

April 27, 2011

A team of conservationists has released three adult cheetahs, rescued from the hands of an illegal wildlife trader, into Tarangire National Park in Tanzania.

For Dolphins, Chemistry Is in the Water

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.

Road to Bisect the Serengeti

August 25, 2010

The government of Tanzania plans to build a highway through Serengeti National Park, potentially disrupting one of the world’s biggest migrations of large mammals and jeopardizing a popular tourism destination. WCS and partners urge the country's officials to consider alternate routes.

Special Delivery: Toads Touch Down in Tanzania

August 17, 2010

Born and bred in American zoos, 100 highly endangered Kihansi spray toads take a flight to Tanzania to repopulate their home turf. The species was recently listed as "extinct in the wild," but scientists, zoo staff, and government officials hope to turn its fate around.

A Chance for a Chimp

June 22, 2010

WCS and IUCN launch an international, decade-long action plan to protect eastern chimpanzees by safeguarding 16 crucial areas where their populations number around 48,000 individuals.

Extinct Toad on Exhibit at WCS’s Bronx Zoo

February 2, 2010

The new exhibit highlights the work of WCS to conserve the Kihansi spray toad, which has disappeared from its native home in the Kihansi Gorge of Tanzania.

Africa's Super Reefs

April 23, 2009

In the face of warming ocean waters due to climate change, some coral reefs off East Africa are demonstrating unusual resiliency. A WCS study shows that successful fisheries management is key.

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