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Categories: Discover, Inspire

Afghanistan Governor Habiba Sarabi and WCS conservationists discuss successes in Afghanistan, South Sudan, and Democratic Republic of Congo OCTOBER 31, 2011 – With ongoing nation-building efforts in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and most recently, South Sudan, the need to integrate conservation efforts with building democracy, stability, and economic growth is increasing. The Wildlife Conservation Society is pleased to invite you to its first EU panel discussion about ...

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The reality for many of the real creatures we celebrate at Halloween is gloomy. In particular, three of its winged icons face more tricks than treats.

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Categories: Species, Vultures

“Adapting to a Changing Environment” provides governments, scientists, and managers with a framework for action NEW YORK (October 27, 2011)—The impacts of climate change on the world’s land and sea will become more pronounced in the years to come. According to the authors of a new book, the impacts of this change will fall hardest on poor communities that are highly dependent on natural resources for their livelihoods, but much can be done to protect the environment and maintain human we...

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Wildlife Conservation Society photographs show energy development may “subsidize” predators of migratory birds in Arctic Alaska NEW YORK (October 26, 2011)—The Wildlife Conservation Society today released camera-trap photographs of “nest predators” (animals that prey upon the eggs and young of nesting birds) caught in the act of raiding nests in the Alaskan Arctic. The photos show – sometimes graphically – how the ground-nesting birds may be impacted by predators that benefit from h...

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Arctic Alaska, famous for playing host to tens of thousands of migratory birds that come from around the world to breed and nest each summer, has also become a playground for predator species like Arctic foxes, ravens, gulls, and owls. WCS conservation biologist Joe Liebezeit researches and photographs the effects of a changing landscape on area wildlife.

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Categories: Species

“Walston’s tube-nosed bat” named after WCS Executive Director for Asia Program’s Joe Walston Walston recognized for his contribution to bat research and biodiversity in Vietnam and Cambodia WCS headquarters are based at the Bronx Zoo NEW YORK (October 25, 2011) – Call him Batman. The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Executive Director for Asia Programs Joe Walston has received an honor befitting of the Caped Crusader himself – a new...

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“Insider’s Tour” gives a shark’s eye view of some of the aquarium’s most popular exhibits Sunday, Nov. 6; 10 – 11:30 a.m. Register now at: www.nyaquarium.comBrooklyn, N.Y. – Oct. 21, 2011 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium is offering an opportunity for visitors to go behind the scenes of some of the most exciting animal exhibits in New York. The aquarium’s education staff will guide visitors through a one-of-a-kind “Insider’s Tour” on Sunday, Nov. 6, from 10 – 11:30...

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Categories: Marine, Species, Sharks

Brooklyn, NY- October 21, 2011 – A dwarf mongoose surveys its new exhibit at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo. The family of six previously lived at WCS’s Central Park Zoo. They can be seen in the Animals in Our Lives building.Dwarf mongoose are native to the grasslands of southern Africa and are the continent’s smallest carnivore.Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCSContact:Sophie Bass (212) 439-6527; sbass@wcs.orgThe Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo - Ope...

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Categories: Africa

Report Features Major WCS Studies on Western Indian Ocean Coral Reefs and the Albertine Rift Recommendations Include Improvements in Data Sharing, Workshops and Technology WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 20, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society and other members of the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group released a report today that will help African nations plan for the impending effects of climate change, such as more severe storms and flooding,...

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