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A WCS conservationist maps out a climate change survival plan for species living within Montana’s Crown of the Continent ecosystem.

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WCS scientist assesses conservation value of 1.3 million acres of roadless public land in Montana’s Crown of the Continent Ecosystem   BOZEMAN, MT (June 21, 2011) –A new report by the Wildlife Conservation Society highlights the critical importance of 1.3 million acres of roadless, public lands in Montana’s spectacular Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. The report recommends that most of these lands be preserved to protect wolverines, bighorn sheep, westslope cutthro...
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Eight Chinese merganser ducklings hatch at WCS’s Central Park Zoo New York, NY – June 21, 2011- The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo has successfully hatched eight critically endangered Chinese merganser ducklings – a first for any North American zoo.   The eight ducklings were hatched on April 26.  The zoo has two breeding pairs of Chinese mergansers, or scaly-sided mergansers, a species of sea duck found in eastern Asia.     WCS’s Central Park Zoo maintains the largest publ...
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WCS's Bronx Zoo veterinarians partner with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and New York Department of Environmental Conservation to examine recent mortality increase in tiny bog turtles NEW YORK (May 10, 2011)—The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo veterinarians, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program have joined forces to answer a perplexing wildlife question: ...
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Why are North America’s smallest turtles getting sick? By giving full health check-ups to the rare reptiles, WCS and partners aim to clear the fog hanging over bog turtles. It's a much-needed rescue mission for a species now considered endangered in New York and Massachusetts.
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Edith and Katie make a splash New York, NY – May 6, 2011- Two young, female California sea lions have a new home at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo. Edith, 9 months, was born at WCS’s New York Aquarium, and Katie, 2 years, was born at WCS’s Bronx Zoo. Both are named in honor of long-standing WCS trustees—Edith McBean and Katherine L. (Katie) Dolan. The two new youngsters join Scooter, 25, and April, 20, in the sea lion court. Edith and K...
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Scientists look to pinpoint paths taken by animals on yearly migration   NEW YORK (April 11,  2011) – Twenty-one pronghorn were captured and fitted with  GPS collars in the Upper Snake River Plain of Idaho as part of an ongoing migration study by the Wildlife Conservation Society and its partners, the Bureau of Land Management and Idaho Fish and Game, The pronghorn were captured in a helicopter netting operation on February 28, fitted with the collars, and released. The col...
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After their mother was tranquilized in the family den, these black bear cubs in Nevada recently found themselves visited by field scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and Nevada Department of Wildlife. The scientists collected data on the cub’s health, sex, and color, implanted each with microchips and then placed the three back in the den with Mama bear. The chips enable scientists to monitor cub survival rate and track them as they grow older. WCS and its partners are working to i...
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TULSA, OKLAHOMA (March 24, 2011) – A Wildlife Conservation Society delegation has gathered with leaders in bison conservation in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this week for an American Bison Society meeting. From March 23-25, the American Bison Society, along with a broad range of stakeholders including Native Americans, ranchers, scientists, and government agencies are focused on ensuring the ecological restoration of bison in North America. The ABS was formed in 1905 and led then by William Hornaday, WCS's...
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A group from the American Jewish-Italian Jewish High School Youth Exchange Program, which includes Jewish students from Rome and from the U.S., stand in front of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo’s historic Fountain Circle during a visit to the zoo on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. The recently restored fountain once stood in Como, Italy. The group represents a joint effort between the World Jewish Congress, Jewish Community of Italy, the American Rabbinate, and the Italian Foreign Ministr...
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