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Entries for August 2015

August 31-Forest Rangers Arrest Six Bird Poachers in Gunung Leuser National Park
Forest Rangers from Gunung Leuser National Park and WCS– Indonesia Program’s SMART (Spatial Management and Reporting Tool) Patrol Unit announced the arrest of six bird poachers in Tegapan Village in Gunung Leuser National Park (GLNP), Stabat Area, Sumatera, in Indonesia.Evidence seized in the arrest consisted of lesser green, greater green, and blue-winged leafbirds, along with bird netting and bird decoy equipment. A total of twenty-five birds was confiscated. Arrests were...
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August 26 - Scenes from Cycle Adirondacks- Amazing Video and Photos From the Road
Hosted by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in partnership with I Love NY, the inaugural Cycle Adirondacks is in full gear as the riders have reached the half-way point of the week-long tour.  More than 150 riders from 30 states and two Canadian provinces are enjoying the hospitality of the host-towns and exploring the natural beauty of the Adirondacks. Many of the first time visitors are already talking about coming back. If you want to check out the action from each day’s eve...
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WCS Praises Thailand for Destroying Illegal Ivory
August 26, 2015 – The Following statement is from Cristián Samper, WCS President and CEO and a member of the U.S. Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking:
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North American Porcupine Born at WCS’s Bronx Zoo

Bronx, NY – Aug. 26, 2015 – Attached photos: A baby North American porcupine was born at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo and is on exhibit with its family in the newly renovated Children’s Zoo. The young male porcupine was born on July 28 to mother, Alice, and father, Patrick.  This is the pair’s third offspring.


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 August 21, 2015 - WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) congratulates WCS scientists Joel Berger, P. Dee Boersma, and Tim Davenport for being nominated for the 2016 Indianapolis Prize— the world's leading award for animal conservation.


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Biodiversity Expedition in Madidi National Park Discovers New Frog Species
NEW YORK - August 20, 2015  WCS reports that the groundbreaking Bolivian scientific expedition, Identidad Madidi, has discovered a new species of big-headed or robber frog (Oreobates sp. nov.) from the Craugastoridae family in Madidi National Park.
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August 20 - Cycle Adirondacks is Here!
Hosted by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in partnership with I Love NY, the inaugural Cycle Adirondacks kicks off this weekend. At last count, more than 150 cyclists from 29 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces are gearing up for one of three tour options taking place from August 23-29.  The event connects cyclists directly with the Adirondack Park and Tug Hill region like never before. During the day, riders will experience a route that boasts thousands of acres of scenic vista...
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Orangutans Poised To Receive Major Boost

KUCHING, MALAYSIA - August 18, 2015  – The Chief Minister of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, Tan Sri Haji Adenan Bin Satem, issued a video statement which highlights his intention to protect orangutans and other fauna and flora located in this biodiverse-rich region in Malaysia.  

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 August 17- Kalyar Platt Receives the 10th Annual Behler Turtle Conservation Award


WCS congratulates Kalyar Platt of The Turtle Survival Alliance for winning the 10th Annual John L. Behler Turtle Conservation Award. Read about Kalyar’s story in a press release from TSA.

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Make Room for Wildlife / Cohabiter Avec la Nature
WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and Appalachian Corridor have partnered on developing a landowner tool to protect wildlife habitat. The guidebook, “Cohabiter avec la nature!” was developed in French to provide guidance on wildlife-friendly residential development and land-use planning in the Appalachians of Southern Quebec.
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