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Illegal Wildlife Trade
August 02, 2021
Mozambique President Visits Niassa Special Reserve to Assist in Collaring Elephant
To Celebrate World Ranger Day on July 31st, President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi joined conservationists in the Niassa Special Reserve (NSR) to place a new GPS collar on an elephant nicknamed “Mr. President,” which in 2018 received its first collar from President Nyusi.
July 14, 2021
Last Chance for Nigeria’s Endangered Elephants: Can a National Elephant Action Plan Help Save Them?
Twenty participants from the National Park Service, Federal Department of Forestry, State Governments and NGOs attended a two-day workshop in Abuja from 23-24 June to identify sites where elephants are still found in Nigeria, as well as their status and threats.
July 08, 2021
WCS and the French Agency for Development Launch New Partnership Agreement to Fight Interlinked Crises of Biodiversity Loss, Climate Change and Global Health
WCS and the French Development Agency (AFD) launched a renewed partnership agreement
committing to share expertise and efforts to fight the interlinked crises of biodiversity loss, climate change and global health.
June 21, 2021
WCS Statement on G-7 Summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, UK
The Wildlife Conservation Society's statement in regards to the G-7 meeting in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, UK.
Democratic Republic of Congo |
June 09, 2021
New Study Offers Hope for Critically Endangered Gorillas in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has updated the global population estimate for the Critically Endangered Grauer’s gorillas (
Gorilla beringei graueri
) – the world’s largest gorilla subspecies– to 6,800 individuals from a previous global estimate of 3,800 individuals.
June 08, 2021
WCS Launches New 10-Year Strategy to Save Imperiled Sharks and Rays
On World Oceans Day, WCS is launching a new 10-year strategy to save the oceans’ remaining sharks and rays in 10 unique shark hotspots around the world.
May 13, 2021
How widespread is lemur and fossa meat consumption?
A new study by WCS looks at the prevalence of human consumption of lemur and fossa (Madagascar’s largest predator) in villages within and around Makira Natural Park, northeastern Madagascar, providing up-to-date estimates of the percentage of households who eat meat from these protected species.
May 06, 2021
Hoofed Migration: New Science Study Chronicles World’s Great Overland Mammal Migrations
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) along with an international team of more than 90 scientists and conservationists have created the first-ever
global atlas of ungulate
migrations, working in partnership with the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), a UN treaty.
April 21, 2021
WCS Statement on Eve of Earth Day 2021
The following statement was issued today by the Wildlife Conservation Society on the eve of Earth Day 2021 and the
Biden-Harris Leaders Summit on Climate
, April 22 and 23.
Republic of Congo |
April 19, 2021
Who is Selling and Trafficking Africa’s Wild Meat?
A new study classifies different
of wildlife traffickers and sellers in
Africa’s growing urban centers, providing new insight into the poorly understood urban illegal wildlife trade
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