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Latest Wildlife Conservation Society Stories

male tigers
2015-03-10 14:12:51

Male Amur tigers are generally thought to live a solitary existence; however, a new series of photographs released by the Wildlife Conservation Society has revealed a family of wild Amur tigers with an adult male with family.

blue whales
2014-12-19 16:01:33

At almost 100 feet in length, blue whales are believed to be the largest animals that ever existed, bigger even than any known dinosaur. And yet, scientists now tell us, there is room in the southeastern Pacific Ocean for two different kinds of blue whales, with two distinct populations living in the waters of the region.

whale Spitfire
2014-12-04 10:22:44

Scientists have made a fascinating discovery in the northern Indian Ocean: humpback whales inhabiting the Arabian Sea are the most genetically distinct humpback whales in the world and may be the most isolated whale population on earth.

leopards
2014-11-25 03:00:58

In the first-ever GPS-based study of leopards in India, led by WCS and partners has delved into the secret lives of these big cats, and recorded their strategies to thrive in human-dominated areas.

Volunteering Can Help Save Wildlife
2014-11-23 03:00:07

Participation of non-scientists as volunteers in conservation can play a significant role in saving wildlife, finds a new scientific research led by Duke University, USA, in collaboration with Wildlife Conservation Society and Centre for Wildlife Studies, Bengaluru.

camera traps and problem tigers
2014-11-21 03:00:25

Researchers with the Wildlife Conservation Society and other partners in India are using high-tech solutions to zero in on individual tigers in conflict and relocate them out of harm’s way for the benefit of both tigers and people.

yellowstone
2014-11-19 03:30:11

Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, NASA, and other organizations have partnered to focus global attention on the contribution of satellites to biodiversity conservation in a recently released study.

New Threat For Tiger Populations
2014-11-11 03:45:16

Along with the pressures of habitat loss, poaching and depletion of prey species, a new threat to tiger populations in the wild has surfaced in the form of disease, specifically, canine distemper virus (CDV).

Siberian musk deer
2014-11-02 06:14:02

The Kashmir musk deer, a strange breed with vampire-like fangs, was last spotted in 1948. That is until now. The endangered, and presumed extinct, deer has been spotted at five different times in the forested slopes of the northeastern province of Nuristan.

pronghorn migration
2014-09-29 03:00:09

Five-year study identifies dense natural gas field developments, highways, and fencing as threats to one of North America's last great long-distance mammal migrations.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.