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Siberian Tiger Saviors: Meet The Team Helping Tigers ‘Claw Back’
Siberian Tiger Saviors: Meet The Team Helping Tigers ‘Claw Back’

In honor of International Tiger Day, July 29th, we're featuring a short film entitled, "Tigers: Clawing Back" which focuses on a group of filmmakers and conservationists attempting to answer the question: what does the future hold for one of the largest cats on earth? NATURE caught up with the featured ...

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 ...

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 ...

China Is Closing Its Wildlife Markets. Let’s Make It Permanent.
China Is Closing Its Wildlife Markets. Let’s Make It Permanent.

This piece comes to us from Colin Poole, a Regional Director for WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) based in Phnom Penh, where he manages a portfolio of programs that include China.

This week, we are reopening the WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) office in Guangzhou, China, and—after working from home for over two ...

Ecology in the Time of Pandemic
Ecology in the Time of Pandemic

This piece, which explores the assault on nature that has contributed to the spillover of the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19, was prepared by Wildlife Conservation Society's Senior Conservation Ecologist and Fellow with the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, New York Public Library, Eric Sanderson.

One of ...