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October 08, 2008
Beavers Dam Good for Birds
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...
October 01, 2008
City Bears Live Fast, Die Young
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.
June 10, 2008
Wildlife Conservation Society, With Funding From Goldman Sachs, Launches Study of Guanacos in Tierra Del Fuego
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 ...
March 21, 2008
Bottleneck for a Big Nose
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.
March 04, 2008
Unafraid of the Big, Bad Wolf
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.
February 23, 2006
Beaver Takes a Bite of the Big Apple
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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