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  • WCS Releases Super-Rare Tiger VideoWCS Releases Super-Rare Tiger Video

    November 24, 2015 –  WCS released today camera trap video of rarely seen Amur tigers from Russia’s Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Reserve.

  • Scientists Looking for Whales in Tanzania Find Widespread Blast FishingScientists Looking for Whales in Tanzania Find Widespread Blast Fishing

    November 25, 2015 – WCS scientists conducting a large-scale survey of whales and dolphins along the Tanzanian coast have unintentionally revealed the extent of a major marine threat: blast fishing, a highly destructive fishing method using explosives to catch fish.

  • WCS’s Irma Hermawati and Musir Riswan Receive Disney Conservation Hero Awards

     WCS (Wildlife conservation Society) announced today that Irma Hermawati and Musir Riswan of WCS’s Indonesia Program have both been honored with a Conservation Hero Award from the Disney Conservation Fund. The award recognizes local citizens for their efforts to protect wildlife and wild places and engage communities in conservation.

  •  Breaking News to Cutting Edge Science: Understanding Leopard Populations in Human Landscapes Breaking News to Cutting Edge Science: Understanding Leopard Populations in Human Landscapes

     (Bengaluru, India – November 23, 2015): In a novel study that relied on newspaper reports of “leopard conflict incidents,” scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society's India Program and Centre for Wildlife Studies carried out the first-ever regional scale assessment of leopard populations in human-use areas in Karnataka. 

  • WCS Prospect Park Zoo Debuts Red Panda CubsWCS Prospect Park Zoo Debuts Red Panda Cubs

    Brooklyn, N.Y. – Nov. 23, 2015 – Two red panda cubs (Ailurus fulgens styani), one male and one female,were born at the WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo this summer and have made their public debut. 

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WCS Op-Eds and Blogs

November 23 - A Vote for Natural Heritage

Tanzania's approaching election has brought WCS Country Director Tim Davenport back to the origins of his fascination with the natural world and the need to take better care of it.

November 13 - It’s Time to Terminate the Illegal Ivory Market

Actor and former CA governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has decided to lend his muscle to raise awareness of the elephant poaching crisis. For a new video, he detonates an ivory tusk to symbolize the need to destroy – or should we say terminate – the global demand for ivory.

November 6 - On National Bison Day, a Symbol We Can Be Proud Of

National Bison Day is a day to celebrate the cultural, historical, ecological and economic contributions of bison to our American way of life. The bison is every bit as American as the bald eagle, and no less majestic. It should be celebrated as an American icon right alongside it.

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The Bison: The WCS Storytelling Project

Global Conservation Briefing

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The Wonders of the WCS NY Aquarium: An Ongoing Picture Blog

November 20, 2015

The above photo shows a cownose ray gracefully gliding through its Glover’s Reef habitat at the New York Aquarium. Rays such as this one will be among the 115 species of sharks, skates, rays and other fish that will live in Ocean Wonders: Sharks! Other kinds of elasmobranchs – cartilaginous fish with several rows of teeth – that will be on exhibit include sand tiger sharks, sandbar sharks, nurse sharks, and roughtail rays. Photo: Barbara Russo © WCS

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