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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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At our annual gala, WCS honors Ward W. Woods, Chair of the Board of Trustees, for his commitment to conservation. Woods is dedicated to finding solutions to conservation challenges and educating the next generation of environmental leaders.
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WCS Chair of the Board of Trustees Ward W. Woods Honored for His Commitment to Conservation: Dedicated to Finding Solutions to Conservation Challenges and Educating the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders First annual gala for WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper New York, N.Y. – EMBARGOED UNTIL 6:00 PM US EASTERN TIME, THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society, at its annual gala tonight, honored Ward W. Woods, Chair of the WCS Board of Trustees, for his dedicatio...
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Please see the link to the study: “Human deforestation outweighs future climate change impacts of sedimentation on coral reefs” published today in the journal Nature Communications:  http://dx.doi.org/ . To download the paper, use DOI code 10.1038/ncomms2986.The work suggests that regional land-use management is more important than mediating climate change for reducing coral reef sedimentation on Madagascar.Forest cover upriver is known to affects the sediments that are washed down to the ...
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