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News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
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Madagascar & Western Indian Ocean
Central Africa & Gulf of Guinea
East African Forests & Savannah
July 31, 2008
An Uncommon Partnership
For the world’s poor who live outside the borders of cities and towns, help is often scarce. A new WCS-led study identifies some 16 million impoverished people who make their homes in remote corners of the globe, out of reach of major development assistance programs.
July 28, 2008
Newly Discovered Monkey is Threatened with Extiction
Study says Africa’s “kipunji” hovers at 1,100 individuals; Poaching, illegal logging threatens remaining populationNEW YORK (JULY 28, 2008) – Just three years after it was discovered, a new species of monkey is threatened with extinction according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, which recently published the first-ever census of the endangered primate. Known as the “kipunji,” the large, forest-dwelling primate hovers at 1,117 individuals, according to a study released in the July issue of t...
June 18, 2008
WCS Opens Spectacular Bronx Zoo Exhibit Celebrating Madagascar's Wildlife
Exhibit Located in New York City’s First "Green" Renovated Landmark Building: The Lion House, a 1903 Beaux-Arts Jewel Look into the Eyes of a Lemur and See How We Can Work Together to Save Our Planet “Madagascar is the naturalist's promised land…There you meet bizarre and marvelous forms at every step.” Philippe de Commerson, French Explorer (1771) Bronx, NY – June 19, 2008 – The Wildlife Conser...
June 04, 2008
On Sale in Madagascar: Carbon
To save Madagascar’s pristine forests and combat climate change, WCS and the government of Madagascar agree to launch a massive carbon sale, totaling more than nine million tons.
April 21, 2008
Good News for Great Ape
With support from WCS, the government of Cameroon creates the world’s first sanctuary exclusively for the Cross River gorilla, the rarest of the four gorilla subspecies.
March 04, 2008
Snareware: Blight into Beauty
In many parts of the world, procuring dinner can be a daily struggle. A nose for business is not just for the savvy—it’s a survival skill.
February 08, 2008
A Slow and Steady Decline
Madagascar’s turtles and tortoises are vanishing, according to WCS and other groups that met recently in Antananarivo. The conservationists will launch new efforts to protect these living treasures.
December 04, 2007
Reefs Find Shelter from the Heat
A WCS study finds that the prospects of coral reefs in the age of climate change have improved. Reefs living in sites with variable temperatures are better able to survive warm water.
June 12, 2007
Massive Migration Revealed
Despite a decades-old conflict, wildlife populations are thriving in Southern Sudan, where WCS conservationists have tracked astonishing numbers of antelope, elephants, and other migrants.
September 06, 2006
An Elephantine Tragedy
During an aerial survey to assess levels of poaching in Chad’s wet season, WCS conservationist Mike Fay found that elephants who went in search of forage outside Zakouma National Park paid the exit fee with their lives.
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