TUNE IN: This Monday, highly regarded actress, writer, and philanthropist Isabella Rossellini leads a discussion with Wildlife Conservation Society scientists on Women in Conservation. We’ll be coming to you live on Facebook from The TimesCenter in New York starting at 6:15 p.m. EST. Tune in from right here on our page.
Attention savvy divers! With just a pencil and an underwater slate, you can help save coral across the globe.
Following a public outcry to preserve one of Nigeria's last rainforests from a planned superhighway, Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has committed to rerouting the road around some important forest habitat. But there’s more to be done. Forests that house chimpanzees, forest elephants, and pangolins are still in danger. Our voices are being heard. Send a message to the Nigerian...
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Poultry to the rescue? In this article from The New York Times, WCS’s David Wilkie explains why chicken is an important part of ending the bushmeat trade. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Chickens Can Help Save Wildlife

TELL CONGRESS: The ties between conservation and national security have become increasingly clear. The upcoming budget must protect iconic species like elephants, tigers, and rhinos. [ Bit.ly Link ]
To the batcave! WCS Canada and Alberta Environment and Parks have discovered the largest Alberta bat hibernation site ever recorded outside of the Rocky Mountains. Learn more: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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! [ Bit.ly Link ]
Last chance! The comment period ends today. Tell the SEC not to roll back a rule that has curtailed illegal mining in the Congo and protected Grauer's gorillas. [ Bit.ly Link ]
#WCSWildView has a special assignment for you. We want to see your funniest and most surprising animal photos! The top photo wins a Patagonia Cinch Pack Backpack. Submit your pics here by March 31st: [ Bit.ly Link ]
The Securities and Exchange Commission may roll back a rule that helps protect critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas and other wildlife from illegal mining. Tell the SEC right now: U.S. consumers do not want their phones, computers, jewelry, and other everyday purchases to fuel death and destruction for people and wildlife in regions like the Democratic Republic of Congo. Hurry! We need a...
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Sad news from Kenya. Satao II, one of the world’s largest and oldest elephants, is dead in a suspected poaching incident. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Satao, one of the last 'giant tusker' elephants, killed in Kenya - BBC News

A camera trap operated by WCS's CROSS RIVER Gorilla program and the Conservation Association of the Mbe Mountains captured this image of chimpanzees moving through the forest with young infants. The Mbe Mountains are an important habitat corridor, linking Nigeria’s Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary to the west with the Okwangwo Division of Cross River National Park and Cameroon to the east. In...
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In celebration of International Women’s Day, Julie Larsen Maher interviews Enkhchimeg Rashnyam, a ranger who has protected snow leopards, gazelles, ibex, and other wildlife in Mongolia for the past seven years. #WCSWildView [ Bit.ly Link ]
Louis Nkonyu, Conservation Education Coordinator for WCS’s CROSS RIVER Gorilla program, is inspiring a new generation of conservationists while working with children 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.
The Turtle Team in action! In Myanmar, WCS and the Turtle Survival Alliance relocate 24 Burmese eyed turtles to a new home. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Turtle Team in Action

Congrats to National Geographic and 21st Century Fox for winning a Social Good Award from Cynopsis Media for Best Environmental Campaign! The award honors their #BeforeTheFlood promotion (see below). WCS was a partner on the campaign.
A proposed new rule in the U.S. could pose a serious threat to Congo's gorillas. Read more from Leonardo DiCaprio.

Proposed Trump policy threatens Critically Endangered Grauer’s gorilla

Today is World Wildlife Day—a chance for us to recognize the many challenges facing elephants, tigers, gorillas, and other endangered species. Check out our list of five easy things you can do to help wildlife right now. [ Wcs.org Link ]
Make tracks for wildlife at WCS Run for the Wild - just 60 days away! Register or donate here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
WCS’s Ken Huth takes a memorable car ride with a red-throated loon. #WCSWildView. [ Bit.ly Link ]

WCS Wild View: Red-throated and Ready to Go