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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).
October 19, 2016
Park Ranger Murdered in Last Gorilla Stronghold
Oct. 19, 2016 –
WCS is saddened to learn that a park ranger was recently killed in Kahuzi Biega National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo defending critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas.
September 04, 2016
Largest Gorilla Subspecies Declared Critically Endangered by IUCN Red List
Sept 4, 2016
-- Grauer's gorilla (
Gorilla beringei graueri
), a subspecies of eastern gorilla, the world's largest ape, and confined to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, has been listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
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.
June 23, 2016
One of Africa's Most Biodiverse Regions Protected
June 23, 2016 –
The Itombwe Reserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), one of Africa’s most biodiverse sites, had its boundaries formally approved today by the Provincial Governor – a critical step in establishing and ensuring the effective protection of this important site.
June 16, 2016
Imperiled Gorilla Gets Much-Needed Good News
June 16, 2016 –
A new report released by WCS and partners shows how to successfully stem the decline for an imperiled gorilla sub-species hanging on in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
April 04, 2016
New Report Documents Shocking Collapse of Gorilla Subspecies During 20 Years of Civil Unrest
April 4, 2016 –
A shocking new report by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Fauna & Flora International documents a catastrophic collapse of the world’s largest great ape– the Grauer’s gorilla – due to a combination of illegal hunting around mining sites and settlements, prior civil unrest, and habitat loss.
February 24, 2016
Adult Male Gorillas Call More During Feeding Than Females, Juveniles
February 24, 2016 -
Adult male gorillas in the wild ‘sing’ and ‘hum’ more during feeding than their younger or female counterparts, according to a study published today in the open-access journal
by Eva Maria Luef and Simone Pika at the Humboldt Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Germany, and their colleague Thomas Breuer from the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York.
May 07, 2015
WCS Scientist Inaoyom Imong Wins Prestigious Whitley Award
May 7, 2015 -
Inaoyom Imong of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Nigeria Program has won a prestigious Whitley Award for his work in protecting the Cross River gorilla, Africa’s most endangered great ape.
April 29, 2015
April 29 - Congo Republic burns its entire stockpile of seized ivory
WCS applauds Republic of Congo f
or leading wildlife trafficking conference and ivory burn
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