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  • WCS Statement on Pope Francis Speaking out Against Ivory TradeWCS Statement on Pope Francis Speaking out Against Ivory Trade

    November 30, 2015 – The following statement is from WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper on Pope Francis speaking out against the ivory trade on his visit to Kenya:

  • Conservationists Praise New EU Report on African Wildlife Conservation StrategyConservationists Praise New EU Report on African Wildlife Conservation Strategy

    BRUSSELS (26 November, 2015) – Conservation and animal welfare groups are welcoming the European Commission’s announcement of a new report that will inform the EU’s strategy to save Africa’s unique wildlife and ecosystems. 

  • Mozambique Completes Major Elephant Collaring EffortMozambique Completes Major Elephant Collaring Effort

    November 26, 2015 – A team of conservationists from WCS, the Government of Mozambique’s National Administration for Conservation Areas (ANAC) and other partners, completed a five-day effort to fit tracking collars on 20 elephants in the Niassa Reserve, the most important protected area in the country. 

  • New Report: Large-Scale Hydroelectric Dam in Yukon  Would be a Major Environmental ConcernNew Report: Large-Scale Hydroelectric Dam in Yukon Would be a Major Environmental Concern

    A new report from Wildlife Conservation Society Canada (WCS Canada)  warns of  the potential for major negative impacts on fish and fish habitat caused by large hydroelectric dams, like that currently under evaluation through the Next Generation Hydro initiative. The report, which focuses on north-western Canada, notes that substantial destruction of fish habitats caused by such a dam, along with additional threats and effects will be either very expensive or impossible to mitigate.

  • 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.

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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 27, 2015

The coral reef tunnel in Ocean Wonders: Sharks! will have artificial corals that create a beautiful reef-like home for the animals that will live there. The above picture shows a model made by staff from WCS’s Exhibit and Graphic Arts Department. Coral creation starts with a small, six-inch clay-like model like this, followed by a precise process of designing, crafting, and installing life-size pieces into the building. Once complete, our coral reef will be a colorful world filled with replica corals of different kinds and majestic marine life that will amaze all who visit. Photo Credit: Lauren Anker

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