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October 27, 2016
Nigeria’s Superhighway Threatens Local Communities, Elephants, and Gorillas
NEW YORK (October 27, 2016)
— A proposed superhighway in Nigeria’s Cross River State will displace 180 indigenous communities and threaten one of the world’s great centers of biodiversity if completed, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society).
July 27, 2016
International Efforts Needed to Save World’s Largest Mammals, Scientists Say
July 27, 2016
– A team of conservation biologists is calling for a worldwide strategy to prevent the unthinkable: the extinction of the world’s largest mammal species.
January 23, 2015
Least Known Chimpanzee Threatened by Climate Change
A recent study by Drexel University, WCS, and other groups shows that the world’s least known chimp may become threatened due to climate change.
November 25, 2013
Study Sheds Light on Forgotten Apes
A recent study discovered that bonobos, formerly known as pygmy chimpanzees, are in danger of losing their habitats.
July 02, 2012
New World Heritage Site in Wild Heart of Central Africa
Forest elephants congregate en masse within TNS, a new World Heritage Site, sometimes in groups of 100 or more. Nowhere else in the world are this many forest elephants spotted together.
February 16, 2012
Congo Park Expanded to Protect “Naive” Chimpanzees
The Republic of Congo has formally expanded Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park to include pristine forest Chimps with no fear of humans approach rather than flee New York (February 16, 2012)—The Republic of Congo has formally expanded Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park to protect an increasingly rare treasure: one of Africa’s most pristine forests and a population of “naive” chimpanzees with so little exposure to humans that the curious apes investigate the conservationists who study them rather than run aw...
June 30, 2011
Rare Chance for the Rarest Chimp
WCS conservationists and their partners announce a plan to protect the Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee. Restricted to pockets of forest within the two countries, the subspecies is the world’s rarest chimp.
June 22, 2010
A Chance for a Chimp
WCS and IUCN launch an international, decade-long action plan to protect eastern chimpanzees by safeguarding 16 crucial areas where their populations number around 48,000 individuals.
May 06, 2010
Treehuggers of the Congo
WCS conducts the first landscape-wide survey of how land-use affects chimpanzees, gorillas, and forest elephants.
February 18, 2009
Wildlife Conservation Society Helps Cameroon Create New National Park
Park safeguards western lowland gorillas, chimps, elephants, and other wildlife NEW YORK (February 18, 2009)—Gorilla population surveys, conducted by the Wildlife Conservation Society, have helped the government of Cameroon create a new national park which will protect more than 600 gorillas, along with other threatened species such as chimpanzees, forest elephants, buffaloes, and bongo. Called Deng Deng National Park, the new protected area measures approximately 224 square miles (580 ...
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