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Entries for April 2013

First images of peccaries eating fish in Brazil’s Pantanal indicate a more varied diet for the species NEW YORK (April 29, 2013)—It turns out the white-lipped peccary—a piglike animal from Central and South America—will settle for fish when fruits (its main food) are no longer on the menu, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society and partners revealing the first-ever photos of fish-eating peccaries. The images of fish consumption by white-lipped peccaries were taken by Douglas Fernandes ...
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Laura Wang from Manhattan – First woman to cross the finish line (18:01)Birger Ohlsson from Mt. Vernon, NY – First man to cross the finish line (15:29) Gauthier family from Los Angeles, Calif. earns top fundraiser honors raising more than $11,000 Bronx, N.Y. – April 27, 2013 – More than 5,200 ran, jogged, and walked through the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo in support of elephant conservation at the fifth annual WCS Run for the Wild – a 5K event to raise money to save elephants, t...
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With field reports indicating a new wave of elephant slaughter near the Dzanga-Sangha protected areas in the Central African Republic, WCS and WWF call for immediate action.
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WCS Expert Available To Discuss the Mass Emergence of the 17-year Cicadas Flushing, N.Y., April 24, 2013 – New Yorkers will soon observe an event not seen since 1996: The coming mass emergence of the Brood II cicadas. After spending 17 years living underground as nymphs, these large, winged insects will emerge to live out their short adult lives above ground. As many as 1.5 million cicadas can live per acre within the entire Northeast over a span of six weeks. But if they aren’t seen by the...
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WCS releases camera trap footage showing intimate glimpse of Asian elephants in Seima Protection ForestWatch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwPoA8G6jJo&feature=youtu.be NEW YORK (Earth Day, April 22, 2013) — The Wildlife Conservation Society released video footage today collected from a series of remote camera traps that gives an intimate glimpse of families of wild Asian elephants living in a protected area in Cambodia. The footage—taken from Cambodia’s Seima Protection Forest—s...
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Coral reef fisheries expert Dr. Tim McClanahan highlights the resilience of coral reefs and the conservation efforts that will help them adapt to changing conditions.
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Camera trap footage reveals an intimate glimpse of Asian elephants in Seima Protection Forest, Cambodia. The stunning images were collected during biodiversity monitoring work by WCS and the Cambodian Government's Forestry Administration, and filmed by Daniel Morawska, WCS's Seima Management Advisor.
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Ignoring declining species until they become rare poses risks to ecosystems NEW YORK (April 18, 2013) – A provocative new paper written by current and recent Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) scientists takes the international wildlife conservation community to task for ignoring abundant wildlife and their importance to ecosystems and humans worldwide. The paper, “Abundance as a Conservation Value,” written by longtime WCS scientist Kent Redford, now head of Archipelago Consulting; WCS Senior...
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Prospect Park Zoo Hosts Annual Fleece Festival: Saturday and Sunday, May 18 – 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brooklyn, N.Y. - April 15, 2013 – Two babydoll lambs at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo play in their pasture as mother, Ginger, watches closely. Also known as the miniature Southdown, babydolls are the oldest known purebred sheep in the world. The brother and sister pair was born last month. The male, Arthur, weighed eight pounds at birth while his sister, Brooklyn, weig...
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Reflecting on the American Museum of Natural History’s captivating new whale exhibition, Dr. Howard Rosenbaum, director of WCS’s Ocean Giants program, describes the challenges these beloved, but troubled creatures face in today’s oceans.
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