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Entries for February 2012

WCS conservationists Alejandro Vila, Marcela Uhart and Daniela Droguett chronicle their latest journey to the remote lands and seascape at the tip of South America.

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In this TV news segment, WCS’s Joe Walston is interviewed about the reasons behind a 2009 spate of Sumatran tiger attacks.

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Categories: Asia, Big Cats, Tigers

BOZEMAN (February 29, 2012) – A baby bear on stilts, perhaps? Nope. Conservationists with the Wildlife Conservation Society recently released this camera-trap photo of a wolverine retrieving bait placed in a tree in Montana. The frame upon which the animal climbs is designed so that the unique markings on the underside of the wolverine are revealed to the motion-sensing camera. Scientists use these markings to identify individual animals and document their distribution and range. WCS’s eight...

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Categories: Strategies, Species

Spring and summer programming gives young participants an introduction to the world of wildlife New York – Feb. 28, 2012 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo has opened registration for spring and summer education programs for children and families. Beginning in March, these programs offer a glimpse into wildlife, nature, and the environment. Participants will learn about wildlife through a variety of activities including age-appropriate games, crafts, sing-alongs, exhibit visi...

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Pot-bellied seahorses, native to Australian Seas, are a threatened species Brooklyn, N.Y. – Feb. 28, 2012 – The newest animals making waves at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium is a herd of baby pot-bellied seahorses. When it comes to breeding seahorses, there is definitely no horsing around. These viable newborns are a credit to the aquarium’s expertise in animal-management and husbandry, the science of breeding, raising and caring for animals. The babies –known as fry, not...

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New York – Feb. 27, 2012 – The Wildlife Conservation Society has teamed up with Fordham University to develop an educational research program focusing on urban ecology and sustainability. The Urban Ecology and Sustainability Program is a multi-faceted research program that includes a lecture series along with courses for youth, families, and teens. There are also plans to expand program offerings to undergrads, graduate students, and post-doctorates. Intended to address concerns surrounding th...

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Categories: Argentina, Discover

A study by WCS and partners presents a novel approach for establishing new large-scale protected areas in Madagascar’s waters.

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New study uses innovative method for establishing range of conservation options along the coast of Madagascar Madagascar now has a roadmap for proposed one million hectare increase in marine protected areas to improve local management of coastal fisheries University of California, Berkeley, WCS, and others authored study NEW YORK (February 24, 2012) – A new study by the University of California, Berkeley, Wildlife Conservation Society, and others uses a new scientific methodology for establishin...

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As Indonesia steps up the fight against the illegal wildlife trade, one baby orangutan confiscated from the pet trade in Sumatra prepares for a return back to the wild.

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Illegal orangutan owner and trader prosecuted in Sumatra NEW YORK (February 23, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) announced today Sumatra’s first ever successful sentence of an illegal orangutan owner and trader in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia.The seven-month prison sentence is only the third for Indonesia, despite orangutans being strictly protected under Indonesian law since 1924. Although there have been over 2,500 conf...

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