Happy World Whale Day! To help celebrate cetaceans, WCS’s Sarah Marks shares a poster highlighting the many species of whales and dolphins that her research revealed can be found in Tanzania. #WCSWildView [ Bit.ly Link ]

WCS Wild View: Whales and Dolphins of Tanzania

February 18 is #WorldPangolinDay. Pangolins are the most trafficked mammal on the planet. We must protect them. Take the pledge today: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Climate change has already done far more harm to threatened and endangered species than previously believed, says a new report from WCS and the University of Queensland. [ Bit.ly Link ].
Read the full report here: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Climate change is worse for many species than previously thought, new study says.

We're making a difference! The governor of Nigeria's Cross River State just announced they are suspending plans to make a six-mile buffer on either side of their proposed superhighway. This is a big win! But there's more to be done. Unless it's re-routed, the proposed road would still be a disaster for wildlife. Let's keep the pressure on: [ Bit.ly Link ]
It’s the last day to save $100 on registration for Cycle Adirondacks, a guided adventure designed to connect you with the stunning and diverse Adirondack wilderness in support of WCS! [ Bit.ly Link ]

Cycle Adirondacks | Ride with a Cause

How’s Valentine’s Day going so far? Whether you’re feeling the love, or feeling a little spiteful, there’s still time to Name A Roach. Plus, your donation will help us continue to protect animals around the world. Happy Naming! [ Bit.ly Link ]

Name a Roach

We stand for wildlife, and are constantly inspired by it. That’s why WCS is proud to sponsor the New York WILD Film Festivall, bringing all things wild to New York City. Join us February 23-26 to celebrate the filmmakers who educate, promote, and inspire us to protect the natural world.
Justin Biebiem was a poacher. Now he's a WCS ranger in the CROSS RIVER Gorilla program, protecting wildlife in Nigeria’s Mbe Mountains. His new job as a guardian of the forest is a great source of pride for him in his community. This short feature was created by Joan Poggio, and funded by the UNEP Great Apes Survival Partnership and Puma’s Play for Life campaign.
Saiga, an ancient, critically-endangered species of antelope, are facing a catastrophic plague. [ Nyti.ms Link ]

Saiga Antelopes Are Struck Again by a Plague in Central Asia

We have no shortage of #ActualLivingScientists here at WCS. This gallery includes just a few of our team members from around the world, all protecting wildlife and wild places. Feel free to follow them on Twitter to learn more about their work.
Meet the dorado catfish, the all-time distance champion of freshwater migrations. A WCS-led study charts the epic life-cycle journey of this fish, stretching nearly the entire width of South America, from the Amazon to the Andes.
You can do it, baby turtle! Watch this weeks-old yellow-spotted river turtle make a sprint for Ecuador's Napo River. The WCS Ecuador team has been working with local communities to protect this species since 2010.
This camera trap was set up to photograph tigers in Indonesia; a guest appearance by an orangutan was a pleasant surprise for WCS researchers. For more great candids from the wild, visit [ Bit.ly Link ].
Jacob Osang is a WCS ranger in the CROSS RIVER Gorilla program, protecting wildlife in Nigeria’s Mbe Mountains. In this video, Jacob tells the story of his first dramatic encounter with Cross River gorillas and his transformation from hunter to wildlife guardian. This short feature was created by Joan Poggio, and funded by the UNEP Great Apes Survival Partnership and Puma’s Play for Life campaign.
A new study co-authored by WCS says that natural World Heritage Sites, including Yellowstone and Waterton Glacier International Peace Park, are becoming increasingly impacted by human activities. World Heritage sites are designated by the World Heritage Convention as places of outstanding universal value that should be safeguarded for future generations. Many sites are under continued threat...
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Video proof from Peru’s Ministry of Culture that the ruins of Machu Picchu are not only an iconic cultural site for humans, but also an important habitat for Andean bears.
Do you see a rhino in this pic? Tim Lewthwaite explains that even large animals can be difficult to spot in the northwestern Namibian desert. #WCSWildView [ Bit.ly Link ]
Happy Lunar New Year! Today marks the start of the Year of the Rooster. On our photo blog, Melvin Gumal, Director of WCS Malaysia, warns that rooster-like, ground-dwelling birds like this one aren’t immune from the wildlife trade. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Machu Picchu - it’s not just for people. Turns out that Peru’s world-famous Incan ruins are an important habitat for Andean bears. A recent wildlife survey led by WCS Perú and the Servicio Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado resulted in some amazing visual evidence. [ Bit.ly Link ]

The Bears of Machu Picchu

Join us on Saturday, April 29 for WCS Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo, a 5k run/walk presented by Con Edison.

This year, we're letting you choose your favorite animal to run for. Help WCS make tracks for wildlife all over the globe and continue the critical work needed to protect these animals. Register today to get started! [ Bronxzoo.com Link ]

Run for the Wild - Bronx Zoo