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January 30, 2014
Joel Berger Named Finalist for 2014 Indianapolis Prize
Every two years, the Indianapolis Prize is awarded to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to conservation. This year, WCS’s Joel Berger is one of six finalists for his conservation work for large mammals, like the muskoxen pictured above.
January 30, 2014
Joel Berger Named a Finalist for 2014 Indianapolis Prize
Six Heroes Now Vie for Quarter of a Million Dollars in World’s Leading Award for Animal Conservation (INDIANAPOLIS-January 30, 2014)— Joel Berger, Ph.D., is one of six exceptional conservationists advancing as a finalist for the 2014 Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation. Selected from a group of 39 nominees, Berger is in the running for $250,000 along with Gerardo Ceballos, Ph.D.; Carl Jones, Ph.D.; Russell A. Mittermeier, Ph.D.; Carl Safina, Ph.D.; and Patricia ...
December 16, 2013
Endangered Chinese Big-Headed Turtles Hatch At the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo
Rare hatching is a first for a North American zooWCS has the largest collection of Chinese big-headed turtles Breeding program is part of WCS’s global effort to save critically endangered turtles from extinctionVideo of rare turtle hatching available here >>Brooklyn, N.Y. – December 16, 2013 -- Five Chinese big-headed turtles (Platysternon megacephalum) have hatched at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo. Hatched in November, this is the first time the species has success...
November 25, 2013
Great American Conservation Success Story Celebrates 100-Year Milestone
Thanksgiving Day Marks the 100-Year Anniversary Of Historic Transfer of Endangered BisonWildlife Conservation Society and Wind Cave National Park Celebrate Landmark Conservation Effort that Helped Save a Species from ExtinctionEffort Helped Launch Modern Conservation MovementNEW YORK (November 25, 2013) )—This Thanksgiving, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Wind Cave National Park (WCNP) are marking the 100-year anniversary of one of the great milestones in the modern conservation move...
November 12, 2013
Alberta Plan Fails to Protect Headwater Havens for Vulnerable Wildlife
WCS Canada Analysis Calls for More Protection across Southern Canadian Rockies of AlbertaGrizzly bear, wolverine, and native trout ranked as “highly” vulnerable to loss of habitat security and climate change TORONTO (November 12, 2013) Wildlife Conservation Society Canada (WCS Canada) scientists said today that the draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan released recently by the Alberta government falls far short of protecting vulnerable fish and wildlife populations and headwater sources of pre...
October 31, 2013
Pronghorn Warming to Safe Passages
Wildlife Conservation Society Scientists Observe as Pronghorn Use Overpass Without HesitationBOZEMAN (October 31, 2013) –Scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) observing the fall migration of pronghorn from Grand Teton National Park to the Upper Green River Basin announced that for the second year, the animals have successfully used the newly constructed overpasses that provide safe passage over U.S. Highway 191 in Trapper’s Point, Wyoming. More telling, the scientists report th...
October 30, 2013
Happy National Bison Day!
Senate Passes Bipartisan Resolution; America Celebrates a National Icon on November 2ndPublic can show their support at www.votebison.orgWASHINGTON (OCTOBER 30, 2013) – The Wildlife Conservation Society, Intertribal Buffalo Council, National Bison Association, and dozens of bison-friendly businesses and groups around the country are celebrating the second annual National Bison Day on Saturday, November 2. The U.S. Senate passed a resolution on October 29th that officially recognizes National Bis...
October 16, 2013
DUCK! Flocks of New Waterfowl Hatch at The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo
Zoo’s breeding program sees tremendous success with hatching chicks of eight different rare or endangered speciesView the slideshowNew York – Oct. 16, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo has become a breeding ground for some of the most beautiful and endangered waterfowl from around the world, with eight rare or endangered species producing chicks this year.The Central Park Zoo began a waterfowl breeding program four years ago and the rate of success has been steadily inc...
September 24, 2013
National Bison Day—Let’s Make it Official!
Senate Resolution Seeks to Celebrate American Icon on November 2nd Senator Michael Enzi and Senator Tim Johnson introduce the National Bison Day Resolution Public urged to take action at www.votebison.org WASHINGTON (SEPTEMBER 24, 2013) – The Wildlife Conservation Society, Intertribal Buffalo Council, and National Bison Association today announced the introduction of a U.S. Senate resolution to recognize National Bison Day on Saturday, November 2, 2013. The resolution, which was introduced ...
September 03, 2013
Wildlife Conservation Society Zoos Welcome Five California Sea Lions
Two sea lions rescued in Oregon debut at Queens Zoo Two sea lions stranded along California coast make a big splash in Prospect Park Zoo Sea lion pup born at Bronx Zoo B-Roll of Bronx Zoo sea lion pup available here >> New York, N.Y. — September 3, 2013 — The Wildlife Conservation Society’s zoos are welcoming the arrival of five new California sea lions. Four of the five were rescued from the wild and the fifth was born at the Bronx Zoo. “We are happy to provi...
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