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Admiralty Sound (Seno Almirantazgo) Becomes First Marine Protected Area in Chile’s Tierra del Fuego


The Government of Chile has officially designated Admiralty Sound (Seno Almirantazgo)—a scenic and biologically diverse 80-kilometer-long (49 miles) fjord—Tierra del Fuego’s first marine protected area (MPA), according to WCS (Wildlife...
20-Mar-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Sustainable Shark Trade Bill is Supported by Both Conservationists and Fishing Industry


WCS supports a new bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. Congress that encourages a science-based approach to fisheries conservation and management to significantly reduce the overfishing and unsustainable trade of sharks, rays, and skates around...
15-Mar-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Predicts Unique Animals and Plants of Africa’s Albertine Rift Will be Threatened by Climate Change


A new study by scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other groups predicts that the effects of climate change will severely impact the Albertine Rift, one of Africa’s most biodiverse regions and a place not normally associated...
8-Mar-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

A Bird in the Bush Equals Money in the Hand


A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Foundations of Success (FOS) finds that an ecotourism strategy based on “direct payments,” where local people are compensated for the amount of wildlife seen by tourists, has resulted in...
1-Mar-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Critically Endangered Siamese Crocodile to Get Key Recognition as Mascot


WCS Indonesia applauds the Government of East Kutai for celebrating the Siamese crocodile as the mascot for the East Kalimantan Provincial Games of 2018.
28-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Successful Anti-Poaching Operation Leads to 5-Year Conviction for Three Poachers in Republic of Congo


Three poachers responsible for slaughtering eleven elephants in and around Nouabale-Ndoki National Park in January were convicted to five years’ imprisonment by the local district court last week, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society)....
23-Feb-2018 4:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Birds and Beans: Study Shows Which Type of Coffee Plantations Are Best for Bird Diversity


Which is better for bird diversity: Arabica or Robusta beans?
15-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

WCS Media Briefing: The Hi-Tech Tool Poachers Hate

1) SMART Connect allows rangers and conservation area managers to exchange critical information and transmit data in real time, 2) Developer of “SMART Connect” will explain how new tool can revolutionize protected area management, 3) SMART is...
13-Feb-2018 7:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Experts Available


18-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT

"Science Is Antithesis of Fake News," Says Wildlife Conservation Society President Ahead of Earth Day and March for Science


20-Apr-2017 12:00 PM EDT

WCS Praises Administration Plan to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

11-Feb-2015 11:00 AM EST

WCS Conservationist Lauds “Smart” Protection for Thailand’s Tigers & Elephants


A systematic patrol system called the “Smart” program has become a vital component in the protection of tigers, elephants, and other wildlife species in the forests of Thailand, according to scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society at...
11-Feb-2014 11:00 AM EST

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