Op-Ed & Blog
News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
Op-Ed & Blog
July 23, 2014
WCS Helps Belize Put Eyes in the Sky
With technical assistance from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Belize Fisheries Department initiated a new monitoring program using unmanned aerial vehicles (i.e. conservation drones) to curtail unsustainable levels of illegal fishing.
July 22, 2014
Wildlife Conservation Society Helps Safeguard Belize’s Barrier Reef With Conservation Drones
With technical assistance from WCS, the Belize Fisheries Department initiated a new monitoring program using conservation drones to curtail unsustainable levels of illegal fishing.
July 15, 2014
The Wildlife Conservation Society Celebrates World Snake Day
WCS’s New York Zoos maintain 50 species of snakes New York (July 15, 2014)—The Wildlife Conservation Society and its flagship Bronx Zoo are celebrating World Snake Day (Wednesday, July 16th) with its continuing efforts to educate the public about this amazing group of reptiles. “Numbering more than 3,400 species worldwide, snakes occupy a wide range of tropical and temperate ecosystems, including deserts, mountains summits, and even marine environments. Since 2008, 309 new snake species have be...
July 15, 2014
Eyeing Multiple Scenarios, Conservation Scientists Can Tackle an Uncertain Future
(BOZEMAN - July 15, 2014) A new publication from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) illustrates that one way to make pro-active decisions in conservation and natural–resource planning today is to consider various scenarios that may unfold tomorrow. Conservation professionals face many challenges due to changes in climate, land use, invasive species, biodiversity, and more. These changes interact in complex ways and can result in unknowns that ...
July 11, 2014
Belize’s Lobster, Conch, and Fish Populations Rebuild in No-Take Zones
A new report from the Wildlife Conservation Society shows that no-take zones in Belize can not only help economically valuable species recover from overfishing, but may also help re-colonize nearby reef areas.
July 09, 2014
Madagascar Community Association Wins Prestigious Equator Prize
New York – July 8, 2014 –A community association, established and supported by the Wildlife Conservation Society since 2003, and focused on improving sustainable management of marine resources in Madagascar’s Antongil Bay has been awarded the Equator Prize. The community association—called the Plate-forme de Concertation pour le Développement Durable de la Baie d’Antongil (PCDDBA)—will receive $5,000 at an upcoming award ceremony at the United Nations on September 22, 2014. Presented by the Equ...
June 30, 2014
Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium Debuts Harbor Seal Pup
Brooklyn, N.Y. - June 30, 2014 – A harbor seal pup (Phoca vitulina) was born at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium – only the second harbor seal born at the aquarium in the past 15 years. The male pup was born on May 27 and weighed 22 pounds at birth. “He has already made an impression on visitors and staff,” said Jon Forrest Dohlin, WCS Vice President and Director of the New York Aquarium. “He is a delightful addition to the aquarium and a treat to everyone who comes through...
June 20, 2014
Protecting Our Air is Protecting Our Oceans
Following the Our Ocean conference in the capital, WCS President and CEO Dr. Cristián Samper congratulates the Obama Administration for its leadership on marine conservation and carbon emissions.
June 05, 2014
Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium Celebrates World Oceans Day
The New York Seascape is WCS’s conservation program designed to restore healthy populations of local marine species and protect waters in and around New York City. Saturday and Sunday, June 7 & 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weekend programming includes hands-on activities and much more Costume characters from Nickelodeon’s animated preschool TV series, Bubble Guppies, will be among the attendees Brooklyn, N.Y. – June 5, 2014 – As the annual United Nations-designated World Oceans Day approaches ...
May 08, 2014
Conservation leader from Malaysia wins 2014 Whitley Award
“Green Oscar” awarded for conservation of Borneo’s iconic great apes London, UK: 8 May 2014 – HRH The Princess Royal will today present a Whitley Award, a prestigious international nature conservation prize, to Melvin Gumal at a special ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society in honour of his work to conserve orang-utans in Sarawak.Melvin Gumal is one of eight exceptional individuals to have been awarded a share of prize funding worth £280,000 by the Whitley Fund for Nature, winning the W...
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