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December 09, 2011
Elephant Seal Tracked by WCS Travels 18,000 Miles in 11 Months
Jackson swims the equivalent of New York to Sydney – and back again Elephant seals give insight to health of coastal regions NEW YORK (December, 9, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society tracked a southern elephant seal for an astonishing 18,000 miles – the equivalent of New York to Sydney and back again.WCS tracked the male seal from December, 2010, to November, 2011. The animal – nicknamed Jackson – was tagged on the beach in Admiralty Sound in Tierra del Fuego in south...
November 14, 2011
WCS Helps Scarlet Macaws Take Flight in Guatemala
Program posts record number of parrot fledglings in 2011 Bronx Zoo’s Ornithology Department and Global Health Program provided key guidance NEW YORK (November 14, 2011)—Researchers and conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Guatemala Program, WCS’s Bronx Zoo, the National Park Service of Guatemala, and other groups report a major conservation victory from Central America: a bumper crop of magnificent scarlet macaw fledglin...
October 19, 2011
Bolivia’s Jaguars Set a Record
In a recent study conducted
in Bolivia’s Madidi National Park
, WCS researchers have identified a record number of jaguars through a digital camera trap survey.
October 19, 2011
WCS Uncovers Record Number of Jaguars in Bolivia
New digital cameras capture images of 19 individual jaguars i n Madidi National Park NEW YORK (October 19, 2011) – In a new camera trap survey in the world’s most biologically diverse landscape, researchers for the Wildlife Conservation Society have identified more individual jaguars than ever before. Using technology first adapted to identify tigers by stripe patterns, WCS conservationists have identified 19 individual jaguars by spot patterns in the rainforests o...
May 04, 2011
The Grass Gets Greener for Cows and Jaguars
A WCS study finds when Brazilian ranchers rotate crops in the Pantanal and Cerrado, they get bigger cows, bigger profits, and better ecosystems for wildlife.
May 03, 2011
Grazing as a Conservation Tool
WCS: Rotational grazing in native pasturelands benefits wildlife in Brazil’s Pantanal and Cerrado regions Pantanal and Cerrado are the most endangered ecosystems in Brazil – highlighted in new WCS book – Birds of Brazil NEW YORK (May 3, 2011) – Rotational grazing of cattle in native pasturelands in Brazil’s Pantanal and Cerrado regions can benefit both cattle and wildlife, according to a new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society. The techn...
April 07, 2011
The Mystery of the Naked Penguins
Featherless penguin chicks have been popping up on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean in the last few years. WCS researchers and their partners are unraveling the clues to this strange disorder.
April 07, 2011
"Naked" Penguins Baffle Experts
Wildlife Conservation Society and others discover chicks with feather-loss disorder in Argentina and South Africa WCS’s third annual “Run for the Wild” is dedicated to helping save penguins Saturday, April 30, Bronx Zoo NEW YORK (April 7, 2011)—Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Washington, and other groups are grappling with a wildlife mystery: Why are some penguin chicks losing their feathers? The appearance of “naked” penguins—afflicte...
March 16, 2011
Rare Andean Cat No Longer Exclusive to the Andes
Wildlife Conservation Society and partners find endangered cat species beyond the mountains in Patagonian steppe NEW YORK (March 16, 2011)—Once thought to exclusively inhabit its namesake mountain range, the threatened Andean cat—a house cat-sized feline that resembles a small snow leopard in both appearance and habitat—also frequents the Patagonian steppe at much lower elevations, according to a new study published by the Wildlife Conservation Society and partners. ...
February 25, 2011
Expedition Uncovers the Wildlife Wonders of Tierra del Fuego’s End of the World
WCS partners with local groupsto protect elephant seals, albatrosses, penguins, and other marine wildlife in Admiralty Sound Results of expedition will help safeguard this coastal region NEW YORK (February 25, 2011)—The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and other partners have concluded a scientific survey of an icy, remote fjord on the southern tip of South America, home to seals, penguins, albatrosses, whales, and o...
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