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96 Elephants: A Killing at the Bai

September 26, 2013

In May 2013, an elephant massacre took place at what many consider the best-protected site in Central Africa. WCS field biologist Andrea Turkalo, who has watched over the forest clearing of Dzanga Bai for more than 20 years, reflects on what this means for the future of African elephants.

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Zoos & Aquariums and Their Visitors Can Be Critical Advocates for Conservation Action

Huffington Post

April 10, 2014

John Calvelli, WCS Executive Director of Public Affairs, discusses how zoos and aquariums are increasingly working to educate visitors about global conservation challenges.

Studying muskoxen off of Siberia

Yale Environment 360

April 10, 2014

Yearling and adult muskoxen staring back at Dr. Joel Berger on Wrangel Island in the Russian Arctic.

EU leadership 'must be strong' on tackling global wildlife trafficking

The Parliament Magazine

April 7, 2014

As a major destination for wildlife trade, the EU must 'show courage' and commit to 'strong, meaningful' action in tackling wildlife trafficking, says WCS Executive Director for Conservation Policy, Susan Lieberman.

A United Front in the War for Wildlife

Policy Innovations

April 7, 2014

Ivory is openly sold at the main tourist market, or 'marché de voleurs,' in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, in this October 2013 photo. The domestic ivory market in Kinshasa is large and completely unregulated.

Congo Gets Tough on Wildlife

April 4, 2014

Despite the recent uptick of wildlife crime in Congo, authorities are committed to protecting wildlife, increasing law enforcement and enlisting the help of sniffer dogs.

Afghanistan Creates Super-Park

April 2, 2014

The Afghanistan Government recently created a national park, the second for the country, that covers the entire Wakhan District. The Wakhan National Park is home to the Marco Polo sheep seen here - a subspecies of argali sheep known for having the longest horns of any sheep.

Women's History Month

March 31, 2014

To celebrate Women's History Month, read a few op-eds written by our very own WCS conservationists on the contributions of women to this field.

Vote for Karukinka

March 25, 2014

The guanaco is one of several unique species that inhabit the Karukinka Landscape, located on the southern tip of Tierra del Fuego.

Ending Wildlife Crime in Vietnam

March 24, 2014

Vice Minister Ha Cong Tuan of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development speaking at a meeting that marks the nation’s first step toward synergy to minimize the transnational wildlife crime affecting this nation.

Good News for Great Ape

March 24, 2014

The Cross River gorilla is one of the world’s largest gorillas and also the rarest, but recently conservationists have made important achievements to help protect this species.

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