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Entries for July 2012

Amazing WCS video captures imperial cormorant diving 150feet underwater, then feeding on ocean floor See the video at: http://youtu.be/jZ4QAWKgBu4 Bird was fitted with tiny camera by conservationists WCS protects cormorant’s coastal home in ArgentinaNEW YORK July 31, 2012— A team of researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the National Research Council of Argentina recently fitted a South American sea bird called ...

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Fitted with a tiny camera on its back, an imperial cormorant dove to the ocean floor to pursue a meal. Although conservationists know these seabirds seek underwater snacks, they never anticipated the depths of their fishing feats, as captured in this video. The WCS team that worked with the National Research Council of Argentina to track the “super-bird” has studied cormorant feeding behavior in the Patagonian Sea for the past decade.

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Presented by Con Edison The Wildlife Conservation Society Announces Second Annual WCS Run for the Wild at the New York Aquarium This year’s WCS Run for the Wild 5K run/walk in Brooklyn is dedicated to saving walruses and other wildlife Event date: Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012; 5K Run: 8 a.m.; Family Fun Run/Walk: 8:45 a.m. Registration is now open at: wcsrunforthewild.org/nyaquarium Brooklyn, N.Y. – July 26, 2012 – Time to lace up the sneakers – and perhaps snowshoes – as the sec...

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A rare species in U.S. zoos, Bronx Zoo’s World of Birds is home to three chicks Bronx, NY – July 25, 2012 – Attached Photos: One of three recently hatched spur-winged lapwing chicks at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo explores its surroundings at the World of Birds. The chicks hatched last month and can be found at the popular bee-eater exhibit. The species is rare in U.S. zoos; there are currently only 35 birds in 14 AZA-accredited facilities. Spur-winged lapw...

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Although conservationists have long known that turtles return to their natal beaches to lay eggs, direct evidence of these pilgrimages is scant. With sea turtles more imperiled than ever, conservationists can’t help but delight in success stories like this one.

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Fourth annual event awards enforcement personnel and others on the front lines of illegal wildlife trade Wildlife Conservation Society created the event in 2008 BEIJING (July 25, 2012) — Nominees for China’s fourth annual “Wildlife Guardian” competition, which awards the best customs officials, forest police, border guards, community organizations, and individuals working on wildlife conservation and law enforcement, were announced in Beijing recently. The competition, cre...

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NEW YORK July 25, 2012—Many of the world’s tropical protected areas are struggling to sustain their biodiversity, according to a study published today in Nature by more than 200 scientists from around the world. Professor William Laurance, from James Cook University in Cairns, Australia, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, said: “These reserves are like arks for biodiversity. But some of the arks are in danger of sinking, even though they are our best hope to sustain trop...

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The arrival marks the first hatching of this endangered species at the aquarium in 15 years View footage of the penguin Brooklyn, N.Y. – July 24, 2012 – The newest animal to nest at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium is a black-footed penguin chick, the first one to hatch in 15 years at the aquarium. Black-footed penguins are endangered, making the chick’s arrival significant not only for the aquarium, but for the species’...

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WCS tracks oryx in South Sudan, a country celebrating its first year of independence. Although uncertainty looms for this young nation, locals and conservationists hope to preserve South Sudan's natural resources while improving conservation efforts and ecotourism opportunities. 

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Categories: South Sudan

Leopard first photographed by WCS in 2004 Leopard ID-ed through computer software that compares unique spot pattern NEW YORK (July 19, 2012)— A dramatic photo of a male leopard dragging a massive gaur (or Indian bison) calf in Karnataka’s Bandipur Tiger Reserve turned out to be the same animal photographed by a WCS camera trap nearly eight years ago. The photo, taken by Indian photographer Vinay S. Kumar, was initially submitted to Conservation India, a not-for-profit portal to enab...

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Categories: India, Bison, Tigers

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