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MaMaBay Environmental Campus will help implement conservation programs in epicenter of Madagascar biodiversity WCS designed and constructed new facility in collaboration with Madagascar National Parks NEW YORK (December 11, 2013) — The new MaMaBay Environmental Campus, inaugurated on Friday November 22, 2013 by Madagascar’s Prime Minister Jean Omer Beriziky will help implement conservation programs in the epicenter of Madagascar biodiversity. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), in collab...
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Scientists Urge Focus on New Branch of Environmental Health NEW YORK (November 19, 2013) — A new paper from members of the HEAL (Health & Ecosystems: Analysis of Linkages) consortium delineates a new branch of environmental health that focuses on the public health risks of human-caused changes to Earth’s natural systems. Looking comprehensively at available research to date, the paper’s authors highlight repeated correlations between changes in natural systems and existing...
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American Association of Zoo Veterinarians presents Emil Dolensek Award to Bonnie Raphael DVM, Dipl. ACZMBronx, NY – Nov. 12, 2013 – The American Association of Zoo Veterinarians has honored Dr. Bonnie Raphael, a veterinarian at the Bronx Zoo, as the 2013 recipient of the Emil Dolensek Award. The prestigious award was created in honor of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s former Chief Veterinarian Dr. Emil Dolensek after his death in 1990. The prize recognizes members of the American Association...
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For the first time, a mass stranding of whales has been attributed to sonar mapping.
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Investigation of 2008 melon-headed whale stranding in MadagascarConducted by independent review panel NEW YORK (September 25, 2013) — An independent scientific review panel has concluded that the mass stranding of approximately 100 melon-headed whales in the Loza Lagoon system in northwest Madagascar in 2008 was primarily triggered by acoustic stimuli, more specifically, a multi-beam echosounder system operated by a survey vessel contracted by ExxonMobil Exploration and Production (Northern M...
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WCS is proud to partner with the government of Madagascar on an innovative project to help preserve Makira Natural Park.
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WCS and Government of Madagascar create the Makira REDD+ Project to prevent the release of 32.5 million tons of carbonCarbon credit sale will protect Madagascar’s most wildlife-rich forest, support local communities, and fight climate change NEW YORK (September 17, 2013) - The Government of Madagascar and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that 705,588 carbon credits are certified for sale from the Makira Forest REDD+ Project. WCS estimates that it will prevent the release ...
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Prize Officials Encourage People to Take Action as More Species are at Risk of Extinction INDIANAPOLIS — Thirty-nine conservationists who have dedicated their lives to saving the Earth’s endangered species have been nominated to receive the biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation. The winner of the Prize will receive an unrestricted $250,000 cash award and the Lilly Medal. Five other finalists will each receive $10,000. The nominees’ work spans the globe...
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Brown Collared Lemur, Sliver Leaf Langur, and Mandrill babies on exhibit as the summer season gets underway at the Bronx Zoo All three primate births are part of the Species Survival Plan Attached photo (#3610): The baby silver leaf langur stands is easy to spot among the adults until its coat changes from a striking orange color to silver between three to five months of age. Bronx, NY – June 26, 2013 – Three primate species have produced offspring at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Z...
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NEW YORK (June 26, 2013) – Dr. James Watson of WCS has been elected as the President of the Board of Governors of the Society of Conservation Biology (SCB), an international organization promoting the study of biological diversity.Watson, who will begin his term in July of 2015, leads the Climate Change Program at WCS and serves as the chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Climate Change Specialist Group. James is the first Australian and only the third non-American to be elected to th...
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