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Entries for June 2013

Steve Zack, WCS's Coordinator of Bird Conservation, describes the impacts of climate change on the annual spring journeys and breeding habits of migratory birds.

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Categories: Climate Change

A new species of bird turns out to have been hiding in plain sight: in Cambodia’s capital city limits of Phnom Penh, home to 1.5 million people.

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Brown Collared Lemur, Sliver Leaf Langur, and Mandrill babies on exhibit as the summer season gets underway at the Bronx Zoo All three primate births are part of the Species Survival Plan Attached photo (#3610): The baby silver leaf langur stands is easy to spot among the adults until its coat changes from a striking orange color to silver between three to five months of age. Bronx, NY – June 26, 2013 – Three primate species have produced offspring at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Z...

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NEW YORK (June 26, 2013) – Dr. James Watson of WCS has been elected as the President of the Board of Governors of the Society of Conservation Biology (SCB), an international organization promoting the study of biological diversity.Watson, who will begin his term in July of 2015, leads the Climate Change Program at WCS and serves as the chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Climate Change Specialist Group. James is the first Australian and only the third non-American to be elected to th...

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Cambodian tailorbird discovered within city limits of Phnom Penh NEW YORK (Embargoed Until 5 P.M. EDT, June 25, 2013) — A team of scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society, BirdLife International, and other groups have discovered a new species of bird with distinct plumage and a loud call living not in some remote jungle, but in a capital city of 1.5 million people.Called the Cambodian tailorbird (Orthotomus chaktomuk), the previously undescribed species was found in Cambodia’s u...

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This video by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks highlights a new tool developed by WCS Associate Conservation Scientist Sarah Reed. The tool is being used by scientists and land managers to model how noise travels through landscapes and affects species and ecosystems— a major factor in decisions such as where to locate new roads or recreational trails.

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As a group of armed Séléka rebels invaded the Dzanga-Sangha National Park this spring, WCS conservationist Andrea Turkalo was forced to flee her jungle compound. Her life’s work—and the fate of the park’s famed elephants—now hang in the balance.

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WCS has been saving wildlife and wild places around the globe for more than a century.

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Wildlife Conservation Society launches Instagram project for 17-year cicada emergence NEW YORK (June 6, 2013)—The Wildlife Conservation Society is launching an Instagram project, "Cicadas in My Hood," to document the current appearance of the periodical cicada in the eastern United States. In a natural phenomenon occurring in wooded areas from North Carolina to Connecticut, the periodical cicadas of “Brood II” are emerging en masse from their 17-year development underground. These cicadas a...

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Categories: Lions

At our annual gala, WCS honors Ward W. Woods, Chair of the Board of Trustees, for his commitment to conservation. Woods is dedicated to finding solutions to conservation challenges and educating the next generation of environmental leaders.

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