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Will insects and bacteria consume more of the wolverine’s food if the climate warms?  Wildlife Conservation Society and partners say refrigeration of food key to wolverine reproduction, selection of habitat Cached food reserves critical to mothers raising young Scientists eye implications of climate change for species BOZEMAN, MT (July 11, 2012) – A new study released by the Wildlife Conser...
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New Book from the Wildlife Conservation Society illustrates how conservation-planning is evolving to prepare for climate change BOZEMAN, MT (June 14, 2012) –A landmark book released by the Wildlife Conservation Society through Island Press shows that people in diverse environments around the world are moving from climate science to conservation action to ensure their natural systems, wildlife and livelihoods can withstand the pressures of global warming. Climate and Conservation offers a...
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Coalition Launches Campaign to Make North American Bison the National Mammal of the United StatesSenator Michael Enzi and Senator Tim Johnson introduce the National Bison Legacy Act Public urged to take action at www.votebison.org BOZEMAN, MT (May 25, 2012)— The Wildlife Conservation Society, Intertribal Buffalo Council, and National Bison Association today announced the launch of a campaign to make the North American bison the national mammal of the United States. The announcement coincides ...
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First otters born in New York City zoo or aquarium since 1956 Another Spring addition to Prospect Park Zoo’s Discovery Trail View the video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMHWNbB7UEg&feature=youtu.be Brooklyn, NY – May 17, 2012 – Attached photos/video: Three North American river otters born at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo explore their surroundings in the exhibit on Discovery Trail. The three otters were born in February to Dixie, a 3-year-old female, and Oogie, a 10-year-...
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A five-year behavioral study shows that pronghorn in Wyoming are losing their wintering grounds to large-scale industrialization.
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Wildlife Conservation Society documents 82 percent decline of high-use habitat for pronghorn in Wyoming natural gas fields Five-year behavioral study shows large-scale industrialization of landscape is driving pronghorn from wintering grounds WCS has provided recommendations to reduce impacts NEW YORK (May 2, 2012) – A study by the Wildlife Conservation Society documents that intense development of the two largest natural gas fields in the continental U.S. are driving away some wildlife from th...
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WCS and partners will work to increase habitat in Montana, North Dakota, and Southern Saskatchewan for the Sprague’s pipit, one of the most endangered grassland birds in North America.
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Efforts include breeding at zoos combined with intensive field conservation work WCS will take direct responsibility for the continued survival of at least half of the 25 most endangered species of turtles and tortoisesWCS working with Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS), the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), Turtle Conservancy (TC), and the Asian Turtle Program (ATP) in global effort NEW YORK (April 11, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today a new strategy that draws on all of th...
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Said Dr. Steve Zack: “We strongly feel that Alternative B, which categorizes areas critical for wildlife as unavailable for oil and gas leasing, balances energy development and wildlife protection in a landscape rich in both resources.” NEW YORK, NY, MARCH 30, 2012—The Wildlife Conservation Society has issued a statement in response to the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management’s draft Integrated Activity Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (IAP/EIS) for the National Petrole...
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NEW YORK (March 16, 2012)—A rapid increase in shipping in the formerly ice-choked waterways of the Arctic poses a significant increase in risk to the region’s marine mammals and the local communities that rely on them for food security and cultural identity, according to an Alaska Native groups and the Wildlife Conservation Society who convened at a recent workshop. The workshop—which ran from March 12–14—examined the potential impacts to the region’s wildlife and highlighted priorities for fut...
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