WCS in the News
News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
WCS in the News
November 19, 2014
Camera Trap Images Help Wildlife Managers ID Problem Tigers in India
Human-wildlife conflict resolution near protected areas critical for tiger survival Stripe-matching software and individual histories inform decisions on handling conflict-prone big cats NEW YORK (November 19, 2014)—Researchers with the Wildlife Conservation Society and other partners in India are using high-tech solutions to zero in on individual tigers in conflict and relocate them out of harm’s way for the benefit of both tigers and people. I...
September 24, 2014
Saving Tigers in the Russian Far East
Living in the Russian Far East for over 20 years, Dale Miquelle, Director for the WCS Russia Program, is a leading researcher on Siberian tigers. He recently shared some of his insights about the big cats with WCS colleagues in a Q&A.
March 06, 2014
Counting Tigers by Their Stripes
In this video, Ullas Karanth, WCS Director for Science-Asia, explains a new and improved method to study tiger populations – counting their stripes.
February 04, 2014
WCS Investigates Ailing Amur Tiger
VLADIVOSTOK, RUSSIA (February 4, 2014) – A team of conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, along with Russian authorities, immobilizes an ailing Amur (or Siberian) tiger from Amur Province in the Russian Far East on Feb 2nd. WCS has the only specialists in the region trained in the capture and immobilization of big cats. The emaciated tiger was brought to a wildlife care facility where it is being evaluated for injuries or disease including canine distemper, which WCS and Russi...
January 02, 2014
In this profile of Dr. Ullas Karanth, WCS Director for Science-Asia, we learn how the esteemed tiger expert got his start and how his approach to saving the endangered big cats has changed over the course of his career.
October 28, 2013
The King of the Jungle Is Losing Ground
Populations of lions in Uganda are shrinking. The country is often described as the “Pearl of Africa” for its natural wonders.
August 14, 2013
New Report is the First Published Study to Confirm Distemper as a Killer of Amur Tigers
Genetic testing used to verify suspected cause of disease and death Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, Primorskaya State Agricultural Academy in Russia and colleagues characterize new threat to endangered big cat New York, N.Y. – August 14, 2013 – The first-ever published study to genetically characterize canine distemper virus (CDV) in tigers confirms that CDV acts as both a direct and indirect cause of death in the endangered big cats in the Ru...
March 28, 2013
Big Cats in Backyards
In certain urbanized landscapes of western India, leopards and other large carnivores have become routine visitors. But despite their increasing presence in areas devoid of wilderness, most go unnoticed.
March 28, 2013
Move Over Squirrels: Leopards are the New Backyard Wildlife
New WCS-led Study documents rise of big cats in urbanized landscape in India Camera trap photos show leopards, hyenas – and lots of people NEW YORK (March 28, 2013) — A new study led by WCS-India scientist Vidya Athreaya finds that certain landscapes of western India completely devoid of wilderness and with high human populations are crawling with a different kind of backyard wildlife: leopards. The study found as many as five adult large carnivores, including leopards and striped...
March 14, 2013
Fencing in Africa’s Lions
The future looks bleak for Africa’s lions. According to a new report, a fence may be the only thing that stands between them and extinction.
Page 6 of 11