A team of scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Appalachian State University used environmental DNA (eDNA) to document the breadth of high-alpine biodiversity present on Earth’s highest mountain, 29,032-foot Mt. Everest (8,849 m).
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Library and Archives has been awarded a multiyear grant from the Leon Levy Foundation to preserve its historical film collection.
A statement by Dale Miquelle, WCS Tiger Program Coordinator, on the recent Red List Assessment by IUCN, which announced a 40 percent increase since the last tiger assessment in 2015 – a result of improvements in monitoring.
A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) reports that a notoriously unsafe road in Bolivia nicknamed “Camino de la Muerte” or “Death Road” has become a surprising haven for wildlife since traffic has decreased by 90 percent due to construction of a nearby, safer roadway.
Dr. Emma Stokes has been appointed Vice President of Field Conservation for the Wildlife Conservation Society, overseeing the organization’s conservation portfolio in nearly 60 countries and across the world’s oceans.
The Wildlife Conservation Society will execute a $12.84 million USD grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to maintain the high conservation status of the Putumayo-Içá river basin in the Amazon, home to some of the richest ecosystems in the world.
WCS is pleased to announce our participation in the Coalition for Aquatic/Blue Foods, a new international effort to elevate the importance of climate smart blue foods in global food systems and to progress key UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Today a consortium of farmers, conservation organizations, companies, government bodies, and universities and research institutes announced an innovative landscape-focused collaboration to secure the future of the Okapi Wildlife Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Ituri Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and to stimulate the local economy by supporting the production of sustainable cocoa.
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are working together to prevent environmental crime in the Amazon of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
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