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Entries for March 2014

To celebrate Women's History Month, read a few op-eds written by our very own WCS conservationists on the contributions of women to this field. 

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Chilean park in competition to win 23,000 Euros ($31,000) from European Outdoor Conservation Association Protected area contains Andean Condors, old growth forests, and spectacular marine life Vote today on the EOCA's English language site >> NEW YORK (March 26, 2014) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today that Karukinka – the Rhode Island-sized wilderness it manages on the Island of Tierra del Fuego in Chile – has been selected for a competition as one of the world's most "...

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Data-driven analysis will maximize return-on-investment in protecting wildlife and wild lands New York (March 26, 2014)—Scientists seeking a more efficient way of protecting the heart of Africa’s wildlife—the Greater Virunga Landscape—have developed a method to make the most of limited enforcement resources, according to a new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Queensland, Imperial College London, and the Uganda Wildlife Authority. By channeling data on wildlife sight...

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The guanaco is one of several unique species that inhabit the Karukinka Landscape, located on the southern tip of Tierra del Fuego. 

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Vice Minister Ha Cong Tuan of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development speaking at a meeting that marks the nation’s first step toward synergy to minimize the transnational wildlife crime affecting this nation.

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The Cross River gorilla is one of the world’s largest gorillas and also the rarest, but recently conservationists have made important achievements to help protect this species.

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Aligning Efforts to Address the Crime; and Considering Destruction of Stockpile of Rhino Horn, Elephant Ivory and Tiger Bone Hanoi, 24th March 2014 - The Vietnam CITES Management Authority of the Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development today hosted a roundtable meeting that marks the nation’s first step toward synergy to minimize the transnational wildlife crime affecting this nation; and further, a Vietnam official indicated they are considering destroying stockpiles of rhino horn, elep...

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On the anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill 25 years ago, Dr. Martin Robards, Director of WCS Arctic Beringia program, reflects upon the stakes of another accident and what steps have been taken to prevent one.

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Categories: Marine

Register online at: www.nyaquarium.com Brooklyn, N.Y. –– March X, 2014 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium has announced registration for its spring minicamp, “Tales of the Seven Seas,” Thursday and Friday, April 17 & 18. The program is geared toward children ages 6 to 8. Activities planned include sea-themed storytelling, aquatic animal exhibit visits, crafts, and other hands-on activities. Children will have opportunities to get up close with some of the aquarium’s an...

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Local and international support crucial to continued protection for Cross River gorilla according to revised conservation action plan NEW YORK (March 20, 2014)—In spite of the continued threats of poaching and habitat destruction, future prospects for the world’s rarest gorilla have improved but are still dependent on continued local and international partnerships, according to a new action plan published by the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group and the Wildlife Conservation Society, and produce...

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