Two Rare Malayan Tiger Cubs Debut at WCS’s Bronx Zoo
Cubs were hand-raised by Bronx Zoo keepers
WCS president and CEO Cristián Samper lays out a vision for cooperation on conservation in a new administration.
The world's largest display of origami elephants
FORT COLLINS, CO – December 8, 2016 – Newly published research in the journal PLOS ONE by scientists at WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society ), Colorado State University (CSU), and University of California-Berkeley finds that human recreation activities in protected areas are impacting wildlife, and more often than not, in negative ways.
December 8, 2016—Scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), The Nature Conservancy, and several partners in Brazil and Peru have produced a geographic information system (GIS) “roadmap” to help guide conservation efforts at large scale in the Amazon River basin, a region roughly the size of the United States.
December 6, 2016 – As 196 signatory nations of the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) meet this week in Cancun, Mexico, to discuss their progress towards averting the current biodiversity crisis, researchers from a range of universities and NGOs report in the international journal Conservation Letters that habitat destruction still far outstrips habitat protected across many parts of the planet.
November 30, 2016—A study of complex coral reef ecosystems in the western Indian Ocean found that one species of fish—the orange-lined triggerfish—may play a significant role in maintaining a reef’s ability to thrive and grow, according to investigations by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society).
November 29, 2016 —The Los Angeles Superior Court has upheld California’s ban on trade in ivory and rhino horn, rejecting claims that the ban was unconstitutional.
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Work on Ocean Wonders: Sharks! continues to move along. Crews are working on prepping the building’s precast panels to receive the framework for the future Shimmer Wall that will span 1,100 feet and wrap the outside of the building with 30,000 movable aluminum tiles. Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS