Op-Ed & Blog
News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
Op-Ed & Blog
Entries for December 2008
December 29, 2008
A Coral Comeback
A combination of improved management and natural regeneration is helping corals stage a rapid comeback in Indonesia following the December 2004 tsunami.
December 19, 2008
WCS’s Schaller Wins Award for Chinese Conservation
NEW YORK (December 18, 2008)—The Wildlife Conservation Society’s own Dr. George Schaller—the world’s leading field biologist and conservationist—has been awarded the China Environment Prize for his efforts to study and protect China’s giant pandas, Tibetan antelope, and the wild places where they exist. Schaller is a Senior Conservationist with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Asia Programs and has worked with the Bronx Zoo-based organization for over 50 years. He has worked in China for much...
December 16, 2008
José the Beaver Has Come Home for the Holidays
After a year-long hiatus, New York City’s only known beaver has set up a new lodge at the Bronx Zoo and even cut down his own Christmas Tree NEW YORK (December 16, 2008) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today that New York City’s most famous beaver, José, has come home for the holidays! After a year-long hiatus, José – the first wild beaver to return to New York in at least two centuries – is back at the zoo and has even cut down his own Christmas tree, which he is now using to cons...
December 11, 2008
Zakouma Elephant Population May Be Down to 1,000
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has launched an urgent appeal today to protect an isolated population of elephants in the Central African nation of Chad, where rampant, organized poaching has caused the number of these majestic animals to drop by two-thirds in just the past two years.
December 09, 2008
Asian Elephants Need More Turf
It’s true what they say about animals with big feet—they’ve got big ranges. Conservationists have hatched a new strategy to help save elephants across their turf.
December 01, 2008
WCS Designated as Official Supporter of Worldwide Celebration of Year of the Gorilla
WCS to announce Year of the Gorilla activities in 2009 ROME (December 1, 2008) – The Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is proud to be designated as a key supporter of the world-wide Year of the Gorilla campaign, which was launched here today at the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS). The Year of the Gorilla campaign will support conservation action in protecting gorilla habitat. Other aspects will include the funding and training of r...