Sight fidelity: Go whale watching in New York Harbor
In recent years, whales have returned to New York waters. It's encouraging, says WCS's Howard Rosenbaum, but "we also have to recognize the big picture, that these animals are coming into contact with ships and other industries." The WCS Marine Program works with the WCS New York Aquarium on a range of conservation projects in the New York Bight.
Strong sharing networks can help communities rebound from crises
Of the top five countries in the world most at risk to disasters, three are Pacific Island nations. Yet time and again, Pacific Islanders exhibit marked abilities to quickly recover. Part of the reason may be due to strong social networks that help to distribute resources to those most in need.
Logging Tropical Forests Jeopardizes Fisheries Important for Food and Livelihoods
The findings illustrate that logging activity in the Solomon Islands is associated with lower coral cover and structural complexity on adjacent reefs, as well as lower abundance of many types of fish commonly caught for food and sold at markets.
WCS Congratulates Government of Belize On Newly Expanded Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve
Given its close proximity to neighboring countries and the threat of transboundary fishing, this declaration allows for the protection of an extensive coral reef complex known as the Corona Reef, located at the southwestern terminus of the Cayman Trench.
Listening to marine mammals is helping scientists understand Arctic impacts of climate change
These findings provide a baseline to guide future efforts to monitor the Arctic’s cetacean and pinniped species. They can also help inform conservation strategies for acoustically sensitive marine mammals.