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Madagascar & Western Indian Ocean
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...
May 28, 2014
Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo Debuts Three Brown Collared Lemur Babies
Rare twins among the new addition to Madagascar! exhibitBronx, NY – May 28, 2014 – Three brown collared lemur babies (Eulemur collaris) are on exhibit in Madagascar! at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo.The births include a rare set of twins born to mother Vera and father Antoine on April 1. The single baby was born to mother Jakara and father Gerard on April 6. All three infants like to nestle in their mothers’ fur. They live in the Spiny Forest exhibit in Madagascar! along with ...
May 23, 2014
WCS, Along with Flagship Bronx Zoo, Celebrating #WorldTurtleDay
Follow @TheWCS and @JimBreheny to see cool turtle picsNew York (May 23, 2014)—The Wildlife Conservation Society, including its flagship Bronx Zoo, is celebrating World Turtle Day with its continued commitment to saving this increasingly threatened group of animals. “The Wildlife Conservation Society makes turtle conservation a priority every day of the year,” said Jim Breheny, WCS Executive Vice President and Bronx Zoo Director. “It’s on World Turtle Day that we make the added effort to increase...
May 15, 2014
Wildlife Conservation Society’s Christopher Golden Named 2014 National Geographic “Emerging Explorer”
National Geographic program recognizes uniquely gifted individuals at the forefront of discovery Scientist is pioneering research in ecology and public health in MadagascarNEW YORK (May 15, 2014) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is proud to announce that Dr. Christopher Golden, who for more than a decade has been conducting groundbreaking research on ecology and public health in Madagascar, has been named a 2014 National Geographic Emerging Explorer.National Geographic’s Emerging Explor...
May 15, 2014
Christopher Golden Named 2014 National Geographic “Emerging Explorer”
WCS's Dr. Christopher Golden has been named a 2014 National Geographic Emerging Explorer for his groundbreaking research on ecology and public health in Madagascar.
March 20, 2014
The Wildlife Conservation Society To Hold 6th Annual WCS Runfor the Wild At the Bronx Zoo
Annual 5k run/walk is dedicated to WCS’s 96 Elephants Campaign WCS Run for the Wild 2014 will raise funds to save elephants from the worst poaching crisis in two decades96 elephants are killed every day in AfricaRegistration open at www.wcsrunforthewild.orgEvent date:Saturday, April 26, 2014at the Bronx ZooBronx, N.Y. – March 20, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Society is dedicating the 6th annual Run for the Wild to saving elephants from the worst poaching crisis in two decades. Wildlife suppo...
February 19, 2014
Surveys Find that Despite Economic Challenges Malagasy Fishers Support Fishing Regulations
Study authors mull solutions for addressing less support for protected areas and species restrictionsTo access the study click here >> NEW YORK (February 19, 2014)—Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, and other groups have found that the fishing villages of Madagascar—a country with little history of natural resource regulation—are generally supportive of fishing regulations, an encouraging finding that bodes well for susta...
February 12, 2014
Madagascar Sells First Forest Carbon Credits to Microsoft
Carbon credit sale will protect Madagascar's most wildlife-rich forest, support local communities, and fight climate change WCS and Government of Madagascar created the Makira REDD+ Project to prevent the release of 32.5 million metric tons of carbon NEW YORK (February 12, 2014) –The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today that the Government of Madagascar has approved carbon sales with Microsoft and its carbon offset partner, The CarbonNeutral Company, and Zoo Zurich. The carbon credit ...
January 30, 2014
Joel Berger Named a Finalist for 2014 Indianapolis Prize
Six Heroes Now Vie for Quarter of a Million Dollars in World’s Leading Award for Animal Conservation (INDIANAPOLIS-January 30, 2014)— Joel Berger, Ph.D., is one of six exceptional conservationists advancing as a finalist for the 2014 Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation. Selected from a group of 39 nominees, Berger is in the running for $250,000 along with Gerardo Ceballos, Ph.D.; Carl Jones, Ph.D.; Russell A. Mittermeier, Ph.D.; Carl Safina, Ph.D.; and Patricia ...
December 11, 2013
New Environmental Campus in Madagascar
WCS designed and constructed the new MaMaBay Environmental Campus in collaboration with Masoala National Park. The welcome and interpretive centers will help educate and train conservationists.
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