Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Colombia program has released the first-known drone footage of wild Orinoco crocodiles (Crocodylus intermedius) -- a Critically Endangered reptile found in northern areas of South America.
WCS scientists working in the vast Amazon Basin have contributed more than 57,000 camera trap images for a new study published in the journal Ecology by an international team of 120 research institutions.
An essay published today in the journal Nature highlights four leading causes of pathogen spillover and calls on global policymakers to take urgent actions that will help prevent future pandemics of zoonotic origin.
Dr. Cristián Samper will step down as President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society later this year. He will become the Managing Director and Leader of Nature Solutions at the Bezos Earth Fund, leading a $3 billion nature solutions portfolio to protect and restore nature and transform food systems to help combat climate change as part of Jeff Bezos’ $10 billion personal commitment to driving climate and nature solutions.
With more than 137,000 observations of fauna and flora, more than 4,300 species and 4,305 participants, the metropolitan region of La Paz topped the charts in the three categories of the City Nature Challenge 2022, in which more than 400 cities from 44 countries competed, and broke records for this international competition.
The 2022 CLP Team Awards, worth a total of $456,077, have been granted to 23 exceptional teams of 98 conservationists who are carrying out priority projects to protect imperilled species across the world.
A team of conservationists have discovered what may be the world’s largest population of Africa’s rarest falcon living in Mozambique’s Niassa Special Reserve – a protected area not listed in the bird-of-prey’s range.
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