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Entries for February 2016

The EU took a giant step today toward eliminating wildlife trafficking which is threatening species worldwide.

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New Bat Habitat Discovered in Western Alberta
Central Alberta (February 25, 2016) WCS Canada announced today the discovery of two bat hibernacula —places where bats hibernate during winter months—in the Alberta foothills. The discovery was made recently during Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Canada’s ongoing research as part of the BatCaver program (www.batcaver.org).

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Feb. 25, 2016 – The following statement was issued by Wildlife Conservation Society President and CEO Cristián Samper:

 

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Adult Male Gorillas Call More During Feeding Than Females, Juveniles
 February 24, 2016 - Adult male gorillas in the wild ‘sing’ and ‘hum’ more during feeding than their younger or female counterparts, according to a study published today in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Eva Maria Luef and Simone Pika at the Humboldt Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Germany, and their colleague Thomas Breuer from the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York. 

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WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo Debuts Bolivian Titi Monkeys
Brooklyn, N.Y. – Feb. 18, 2016 – Two Bolivian titi monkeys (Callicebus donacophilus) are making their public debut at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo.

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With Help, Tigers Clawing Back in Southeast Asia
February 18, 2016 – A new study by a team of Thai and international scientists finds that a depleted tiger population in Thailand is rebounding thanks to enhanced protection measures. 

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Feb. 18, 2016 – WCS submitted the following testimony before the General Assembly of Maryland Committee on Environment and Transportation:

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Conservation groups call for more protection for rays as well as sharks in new 10-year strategy

San José, Costa Rica (February 15, 2016) – A group of experts from international conservation organizations is announcing a new strategy for combating the decline of sharks and closely related rays, while warning that the rays are even more threatened and less protected than the higher profile sharks.


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Conservationists Release Critically Endangered Crocodiles In Colombia
February 12, 2016—The Critically Endangered Orinoco crocodile recently received a helping hand from conservationists working in Colombia, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society.

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Marine Vessel Tracking System Also a Lifesaver for Wildlife
February 11, 2016 - A new paper from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), in partnership with researchers and practitioners from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, Space Quest, Google, and SkyTruth, reviews  the use of a maritime vessel communication and navigational safety system  that is not only effective in protecting people, but wildlife such as whales, walruses, and other wildlife species as well. 

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