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Noelle and Darwinia, two leatherback sea turtles from Gabon, are now wearing satellite tracking devices as they swim through the seas, aiding researchers studying the species' movements. Interested members of the public can also keep up with the turtles progress online.
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Infant Wolf’s Guenon is the latest addition to WCS’s Congo Gorilla Forest Bronx, NY – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is proud to announce one of its newest residents, a female Wolf’s guenon, born recently to parents Jordan and Gigi. This new addition to WCS’s Bronx Zoo can be seen year-round in the state-of-the-art Congo Gorilla Forest exhibit.   Wolf's guenons (Cercopithecus wolfi) are tree dwellers found south of Africa's Congo River primarily bet...
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Wildlife Conservation Society releases first high-quality footage of Cross River gorillas in the wild Footage taken by Germany’s NDR Naturfilm “These extraordinary images are vital for the fight to save the world’s least known and rarest ape as well as the mountain rainforest on which they depend” —James Deutsch, Director of WCS Africa Programs ...
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WCS releases the first high-quality footage of Cross River gorillas in the wild, produced by Germany’s NDR Naturfilm after weeks spent in Cameroon’s Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary.

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Brooklyn, NY – December 11, 2009. Animal enrichment at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is not a new practice. For many years WCS keepers have put effort and creativity into enriching the lives of our animals.  Within the last few years, WCS made a commitment to formal, science-based enrichment programs at all of our wildlife parks, and the Animal Enrichment Program (AEP) was born. The fundamental objective of AEP is to ensure that all animals in the Society’s care receive optimal physica...
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A WCS report, “Species Feeling the Heat: Connecting Deforestation and Climate Change,” highlights the impacts of deforestation and climate change on species around the globe.
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Report Highlights Impacts of Deforestation & Climate Change NEW YORK (December 7, 2009) —The Wildlife Conservation Society today released a list of animals facing new impacts by climate change, some in strange and unexpected ways. In a new report titled “Species Feeling the Heat: Connecting Deforestation and Climate Change,” the Wildlife Conservation Society profiles more than a dozen animal species and groups that are facing threats...
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“Where the Wild Things Were How Conservation Efforts Are Failing” International Institutions Charged with the Planet's Care Just Can’t Get It Right The Time Is Ripe for a New Vision: One That Takes Biodiversity And Climate Change Seriously and Explores Their Crucial Connections Will the U.N. Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen Or the International Year of Biodiversity in 2010 Mark this Breakthrough? ...
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A year after WCS researchers discovered a motherlode of gorillas in a swampy forest in the Republic of Congo, the population is coming under increasing threat.
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NEW YORK (November 23, 2009)—A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society says that western lowland gorillas living in a large swamp in the Republic of Congo—part of the “mother lode” of more than 125,000 gorillas discovered last year—are becoming increasingly threatened by growing humans activity in the region. The study recommends protection of the swamp forests adjacent to the southwest border of Lac Télé Community Reserve after recent surveys confirmed that high densities of the great ...
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