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May 26, 2017
Study Finds Congo’s Miners Often Resort to Hunting Wildlife for Food
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo (May 26, 2017)
– A new study by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) has revealed how mining for valuable minerals in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a major driving factor in the illegal hunting of great apes and other wildlife for food.
May 02, 2016
Countdown to CITES
MAY 3, 2016
-- The world will gather for the first time since March 2013 for the CITES Conference of the Parties. The 17
meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP17) will take place Sept. 24-Oct. 5, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The agenda was released on May 2nd.
August 10, 2015
WCS is Awarded $40k Grant by National Endowment for the Humanities for Planning of New Archive Space
Bronx, NY – Aug. 10, 2015
The WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) has been awarded a $40,000 planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections grant program to develop the WCS Archives Conceptual Preservation Design Plan. Founded upon preservation strategies that balance effectiveness, cost, and environmental impact, the Conceptual Preservation Design Plan will serve as a crucial first step in WCS’s development of a new space to preserve its unique historical collections.
June 04, 2015
Eastern Steppe Meets Yellowstone
June 4, 2015- If you happen to be at one of several popular national parks in the next ten days, you may see a small delegation of Mongolian officials taking in the grandeur alongside you. As part of a trans-national sharing of expertise on park management issues, (WCS) Wildlife Conservation Society is hosting six key members of the Mongolian government for a protected area study tour. Development, led by an exploding extractive industry, is on the rise and bringing big c...
May 06, 2015
Conservationists “On the Fence” About Barriers to Protect Wildlife in Drylands
May 6, 2015 -
To fence or not to fence? That is the question facing conservationists concerned with barriers that keep wildlife in and people out.
April 22, 2015
April 22--Madagascar Creates Nation’s First Community-Led Marine Protected Areas
The Government of Madagascar commemorates Earth Day with the formal creation of three community-led marine protected areas that will double the surface of the country’s marine protected area network, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society).
April 16, 2015
Billy Joel Lends Voice to Save Elephants
Africa’s elephants have just gotten a powerful new supporter –music legend, Billy Joel.
April 08, 2015
April 8--Recipe for Saving Coral Reefs: Add More Fish
Fish are the key ingredients in a new recipe to diagnose and restore degraded coral reef ecosystems, according to scientists from the Australian Institute of Marine Science, WCS, James Cook University, and other organizations in a new study in the journal
March 31, 2015
The Illegal Wildlife Trade and Decent Work
The following statement was given today by John Robinson, WCS Executive Vice President for Conservation and Science at the
2015 ECOSOC Integration Segment held by the Permanent Missions of Germany and Gabon:
February 06, 2015
Scientists Produce Roadmap for Using Evolutionary Research and Education to Guide Conservation in Central Africa
Researchers from Africa, North America and Europe have published a road map on how future evolutionary research and education efforts in Central African forests can guide conservation strategies and actions.
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