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In winter 2011, WCS Conservation Scientist Steve Zack traveled to Cuba to represent WCS’s ongoing conservation projects on that vibrant island nation. A first-time visitor to the Caribbean and a passionate ornithologist, the birds that he saw there—in every hue, of every size, and in amazing multitudes—inspired this audio slideshow.
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Executive director of WCS-Canada Justina Ray discusses how changes to the landscape and climate of the far north affect its iconic caribou herds, and what we can do to safeguard these beloved Yuletide symbols.
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WCS paper says climate change, increased human development lead list of threats From mighty caribou to tiny hummingbirds, by air and land, migrations of many species at risk BOZEMAN, MT (December 20, 2011) –The Wildlife Conservation Society today announced the release of a report sounding an alarm to an emerging conservation crisis – the loss of great American wildlife migrations. The paper looks at the most spectacular migrations of the western United State...
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Watch baboons, mongoose, and other wildlife receive wrapped presents that hold their favorite treats Every Saturday and Sunday in December at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Toy and food drive: Those who donate a new toy and/or ten food items will receive a ticket to the Bronx Zoo** Brooklyn, N.Y. –December 2, 2011– The holidays are a favorite time of year for all New Yorkers – including the residents of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo who will be celebrating with bags and b...
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North America’s scrappiest critter weighs in at 30 pounds, fights bears, and gives birth in an avalanche chute BOZEMAN, MT (December 1, 2011) – Born during February in snow-caves at 9,000 feet on the north slope of craggy peaks in the Rocky Mountains, Yellowstone’s wolverines are tough. This week in the Journal of Wildlife Management, scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society and their state and federal partners published the f...
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WCS data used to locate overpass and underpass structures that safeguard wildlife and motorists Scientists blog on latest migration news on National Geographic Newswatch BOZEMAN (November 9, 2011) –Scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society observed the successful passage of  more than 1,000 migrating pronghorn across Highway 191 at Trapper’s Point in Wyoming; and  are currently blogging about the pronghorn’s firs...
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Leadership in animal husbandry sciences is key to success of Bronx Zoo okapi programListed as Near Threatened by IUCN, okapis number fewer than 35,000 in the wildView the video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfCOCs86m9cBronx, NY – Nov. 8, 2011 – An okapi has been born at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo following more than a year of careful animal husbandry science by the zoo’s mammal curators. Okapis are closely related to giraffes and native to the Ituri Forest in the Democrat...
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Wildlife Conservation Society photographs show energy development may “subsidize” predators of migratory birds in Arctic Alaska NEW YORK (October 26, 2011)—The Wildlife Conservation Society today released camera-trap photographs of “nest predators” (animals that prey upon the eggs and young of nesting birds) caught in the act of raiding nests in the Alaskan Arctic. The photos show – sometimes graphically – how the ground-nesting birds may be impacted by predators that benefit from h...
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Research will better inform land-use planning and development process SARANAC LAKE, NY (June 23, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Adirondack Program (WCS) announced today that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded two WCS scientists, Dr. Heidi Kretser and Dr. Michale Glennon, a four-year, $350,000.00 grant to study the impacts that exurban development has on wildlife in the Adirondack Park of upstate New York and in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in southweste...
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