WCS in the News
News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
WCS in the News
October 27, 2008
Danger: Elephant Crossing
Poorly planned roads, which are spreading across Central African wilderness areas, attract poachers and cause fear and death among forest elephants.
August 21, 2008
Elephant Elders Know Better
A WCS study suggests that the experience of matriarchs may help herds survive in the age of climate change, when animals may have to contend with increasing drought
August 11, 2008
Wildlife Conservation Society Finds Elephant Memories May Hold Key to Survival
Recent study suggests experience of old matriarchs may help herds survive in age of climate changeNEW YORK (August 11, 2008)—A recent study by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) suggests that old female elephants—and perhaps their memories of distant, life-sustaining sources of food and water—may be the key to survival during the worst of times.In particular, experienced elephant matriarchs seem to give their family groups an edge in the struggle for sur...
March 04, 2008
Snareware: Blight into Beauty
In many parts of the world, procuring dinner can be a daily struggle. A nose for business is not just for the savvy—it’s a survival skill.
July 12, 2007
Snarewear, A New Eco-Trend
It’s more than a fashion statement. The latest trend in African jewelry design takes its raw material from snares once used to trap wildlife. And its salesmen are the poachers who laid the snares.
June 12, 2007
Massive Migration Revealed
Despite a decades-old conflict, wildlife populations are thriving in Southern Sudan, where WCS conservationists have tracked astonishing numbers of antelope, elephants, and other migrants.
September 06, 2006
An Elephantine Tragedy
During an aerial survey to assess levels of poaching in Chad’s wet season, WCS conservationist Mike Fay found that elephants who went in search of forage outside Zakouma National Park paid the exit fee with their lives.
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