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Illegal hunting for meat and pet trade is wiping out critically endangered species Reports of “truckloads” of tortoises being shipped to local marketsEntire forests now devoid of tortoises   NEW YORK (April 5, 2010) –A team of biologists from the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) reported today that Madagascar’s radiated tortoise – considered one of the most beautiful tortoise species – is rapidly nearing extinction due to ram...
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Free Lecture and Reception Sheds Light on the Importance of Protecting Wildlife Health to Protect Human Health New York, N.Y. – Protecting the health of wildlife is a growing challenge to conservation. Outbreaks of infectious diseases often occur at the interface between people, domestic animals and wildlife. Because globalization and wildlife trade increases the threat of new health crises, human and animal health is inextricably linked. WCS’s global health expert...
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South American howler monkeys sound the alert for humans during yellow fever outbreaks
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Wildlife serves as indicator of potential health threats NEW YORK (March 11, 2010)—A group of Argentine scientists, including health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society, have announced that yellow fever is the culprit in a 2007-2008 die-off of howler monkeys in northeastern Argentina, a finding that underscores the importance of paying attention to the health of wildlife and how the health of people and wild nature are so closely linked. The paper—appearing in a rec...
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Dr. Howard Rosenbaum, director of the WCS-Ocean Giants Program, discusses the ins and outs of marine conservation, his contribution to categorizing a new species of right whale, and his favorite bay in the world.
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John was a world-renowned expert on crocodiles, alligators, anacondas, turtles and other species of reptiles and worked tirelessly throughout Latin America, Africa, and Asia to ensure their protection and conservation.
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Executive Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Africa Program, Dr. James Deutsch Testifies before Congress on the Great Ape Conservation Reauthorization and Amendment Act Lauds Representatives George Miller and Madeleine Bordallo for Efforts to Save Humanity’s Closest Relatives NEW YORK (January 27, 2010)  Dr. James Deutsch, Executive Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Africa Program, testified today before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Insular Aff...
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Fish known for sustainability is invasive species on islands NEW YORK (January 12, 2010)—The poster child for sustainable fish farming—the tilapia—is actually a problematic invasive species for the native fish of the islands of Fiji, according to a new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups. Scientists suspect that tilapia introduced to the waterways of the Fiji Islands may be gobbling up the larvae and juvenile fish of several native species of goby, fish that live in ...
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Known by seafood fans as one of the most sustainable options on the dinner menu, tilapia farmed in Fiji is gaining a new reputation as an invasive species that’s threatening the islands’ native fish.
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In "The Secret Language of Elephants," 60 Minutes’ reporter Bob Simon visits WCS conservationist Andrea Turkalo in the Central African Republic, where she studies elephants in the second largest rainforest on Earth.
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