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After a year-long hiatus, New York City’s only known beaver has set up a new lodge at the Bronx Zoo and even cut down his own Christmas Tree NEW YORK (December 16, 2008) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today that New York City’s most famous beaver, José, has come home for the holidays! After a year-long hiatus, José – the first wild beaver to return to New York in at least two centuries – is back at the zoo and has even cut down his own Christmas tree, which he is now using to cons...
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WCS to announce Year of the Gorilla activities in 2009 ROME (December 1, 2008) – The Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is proud to be designated as a key supporter of the world-wide Year of the Gorilla campaign, which was launched here today at the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS). The Year of the Gorilla campaign will support conservation action in protecting gorilla habitat. Other aspects will include the funding and training of r...
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Wildlife Conservation Society Study Says Beavers are Dam Good for Songbirds NEW YORK (October 8, 2008) – The songbird has a friend in the beaver. According to a study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the busy beaver’s signature dams provide critical habitat for a variety of migratory songbirds, particularly in the semi-arid interior of the West. The study, which appears in the October 2008 issue of the journal Western North American Naturalist, says that through dam building...
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A WCS study conducted around Lake Tahoe, Nevada shows that a life of garbage-eating, early pregnancies, and violent deaths plague black bears in the big city.
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Once numbering in the tens of millions, guanacos have dramatically declined  NEW YORK (June 10, 2008) –  The Wildlife Conservation Society has launched a study in Chile’s Karukinka reserve on Tierra del Fuego to help protect the guanaco –  a wild cousin of the llama that once roamed in vast herds from the Andean Plateau to the steppes of Patagonia.Today, the guanaco population has dwindled to perhaps half a million animals that live in highly fragmented populations due to habitat ...
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In Mongolia, increased vehicular and pedestrian traffic is strangling the narrow migration corridor for the saiga—Asia’s odd-ball antelope with the enormous schnoz.
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As western states debate removing the gray wolf from the Endangered Species List, WCS researcher Dr. Kim Berger speaks out on behalf of an unsuspecting wolf ally: the pronghorn antelope.
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After an absence from NYC since colonial times, the beaver has returned, taking up residence at the Bronx Zoo, along the banks of the Bronx River.
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