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Elephants, Ivory and COVID-19
Elephants, Ivory and COVID-19

This piece comes to us from Tim R.B. Davenport, Director of Species Conservation for Africa at WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society).

I have spent the last four months at home in Arusha, northern Tanzania, isolating as much as possible from the health risks of COVID-19. As Director of Species Conservation for Africa ...

COVID-19: A Catastrophe or Opportunity for Pangolin Conservation?
COVID-19: A Catastrophe or Opportunity for Pangolin Conservation?

This piece comes to us from Charles Emogor, who worked with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Nigeria as part of the Conservation Leadership Program before moving on to get his PhD, for which he is continuing his pangolin research in Nigeria.

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, pangolins have been making headlines. ...

One Way to Prevent Epidemics: Monitoring Wildlife Mortality
One Way to Prevent Epidemics: Monitoring Wildlife Mortality

This piece comes to us from Dr. Alain Ondzie, who leads the Wildlife Health Program for Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Congo.

The current COVID-19 outbreak reminds us that zoonotic viruses can lead to the loss of many human lives and can bring populations of already threatened wildlife species to the brink ...

COVID-19: Could The Deep Sea Hold A Remedy?
COVID-19: Could The Deep Sea Hold A Remedy?

Oceanographer Paul Snelgrove opened people’s eyes to the vastness of the ocean: "We know more about the surface of the Moon and about Mars than we do about the deep sea floor, despite the fact that we have yet to extract a gram of food, a breath of oxygen or ...

How Global Coral Reef Conservation Is Adapting to COVID-19
How Global Coral Reef Conservation Is Adapting to COVID-19

This piece comes to us from Dr. Emily Darling, a conservation scientist with WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) who leads WCS’s global coral reef monitoring program.

In late February, I was with a team of scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) underwater on one of the Caribbean’s isolated atolls: Glover’s Reef in Belize.

The ...

Coronavirus at the End of the Road: Notes from the Russian Far East
Coronavirus at the End of the Road: Notes from the Russian Far East

This piece comes to us from Dale Miquelle, Country Director for the Russia Program at WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society). Dale is working with NATURE producers, filmmakers, researchers and experts on a short film about tiger conservation work.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m relieved to be with my family in the little village ...

What Nature Can Teach Us About Resiliency
What Nature Can Teach Us About Resiliency

In the aftermath of a hurricane where trees, earth and structures are swept away, it is hard to imagine an animal as small as an ant surviving. However, that’s just what fire ants were able to do in the wake of Hurricane Florence and Harvey. A single fire ant would ...