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Fencing in Africa’s Lions

March 14, 2013

The future looks bleak for Africa’s lions. According to a new report, a fence may be the only thing that stands between them and extinction.

Mountain Gorillas on the Rise

December 5, 2012

The thick-coated mountain gorilla only inhabits two places on Earth: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the Virunga Volcanoes in the African nations of Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Prehistoric Croc Named for WCS Reptile Expert

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.

Finding Rare Crocs in Uganda

February 9, 2012

WCS conservationist Carol Bogezi and others, trained by late WCS croc expert John Thorbjarnarson, continue critical research of the little-known pygmy Nile crocodile.

Battle Scars from the Bush

December 1, 2010

Elephants that share their turf with poachers may face life-threatening injuries when they encounter a rusty manacle buried in the foliage.

Counting Lions in the Night

August 11, 2010

A WCS carnivore researcher based in Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park searches for lions at prime-time for big cats: in the pitch dark.

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.

New Initiatives in the Congo Basin

October 1, 2009

Congo Basin heads of state and conservation groups celebrate 10 years of success in saving the world’s second largest rainforest.

Good News for Gorillas

April 21, 2008

A recent census conducted by WCS and other groups found that Uganda’s endangered mountain gorillas have increased in number, thanks in part to a thriving ecotourism program.

Clothing with a Conscience

January 7, 2008

“Conservation cotton” from Africa is making its way onto the backs of U2 fans across the world, thanks to a partnership between Hard Rock International, T-shirt company edun LIVE, and WCS.