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Madagascar & Western Indian Ocean
August 17, 2012
Mighty Makira: Madagascar’s Wild Haven
The government of Madagascar has officially created Makira Natural Park, the nation’s largest protected area and a haven for lemurs. Having vied for this safeguard for more than a decade, WCS applauds this watershed moment in the country’s history.
August 17, 2012
Government of Madagascar Reaches Milestone with Creation of Nation’s Largest Protected Area
Wildlife Conservation Society commends Madagascar for creation of Makira Natural Park New park contains 20 lemur species NEW YORK (August 17, 2012)—The Wildlife Conservation Society applauds the government of Madagascar for recently creating Makira Natural Park, now the island nation’s largest protected area and home to the highest diversity of lemur species on the planet. Makira Natural Park represents an important milestone toward ac...
June 01, 2012
Two Lemurs, Born this Spring, Debut at WCS's Bronx Zoo
Coquerel’s sifaka and collared lemur join the Bronx Zoo’s Madagascar! exhibit View the videos at: http://youtu.be/psckL953QZM (sifaka) http://youtu.be/YbX1XGC5_UE (collared lemur) Bronx, NY – June 1, 2012 – ATTACHED PHOTOS: A Coquerel’s sifaka, born this spring, clings to its mother’s back as she perches on a branch in the Madagascar! exhibit at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. A collared lemur, also born this spring, curls up to its mother as...
April 11, 2012
WCS Launches Global Effort to Save Critically Endangered Turtles from Extinction
Efforts include breeding at zoos combined with intensive field conservation work WCS will take direct responsibility for the continued survival of at least half of the 25 most endangered species of turtles and tortoisesWCS working with Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS), the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), Turtle Conservancy (TC), and the Asian Turtle Program (ATP) in global effort NEW YORK (April 11, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today a new strategy that draws on all of th...
March 22, 2012
World’s Forests Defended and Celebrated on Capitol Hill
Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) Recognized as “Champion of the Forests” World Forestry Day Commemorates the Importance and Benefits of Forests WASHINGTON (March 22, 2012) – Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Executive Vice President of Public Affairs John F. Calvelli advocated for greater protection of the world’s forests by funding the U.S. Forest Service Office of International Programs (FSIP) during testimony before the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee. In a celebration of World Fores...
March 19, 2012
One Solution to Global Overfishing Found
Largest study of tropical coral reef fisheries ever conducted shows how government, local fishers, and organizations can protect livelihoods and fish NEW YORK (March 19, 2012)—A study by the Wildlife Conservation Society, ARC Centre for Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, and other groups on more than 40 coral reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans indicates that “co-management”—a collaborative arrangement between local communities, conservation groups, and governments—provides a solution t...
February 27, 2012
Madagascar Gets 'Roadmap' To Conserving Marine Life
A study by WCS and partners presents a novel approach for establishing new large-scale protected areas in Madagascar’s waters.
February 24, 2012
Creating a “Diversified Portfolio” for Marine Protection
New study uses innovative method for establishing range of conservation options along the coast of Madagascar Madagascar now has a roadmap for proposed one million hectare increase in marine protected areas to improve local management of coastal fisheries University of California, Berkeley, WCS, and others authored study NEW YORK (February 24, 2012) – A new study by the University of California, Berkeley, Wildlife Conservation Society, and others uses a new scientific methodology for establishin...
February 06, 2012
University of East Anglia Research Reveals Why Fishermen Keep Fishing Despite Dwindling Catches
Half of fishermen will not give up their livelihood in the face of drastically declining catches according to research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA). A new report, published today by PLoS ONE, challenges previously held notions about poverty and adaptation by investigating why fishermen in developing countries stick with their trade.Lead author Dr Tim Daw from UEA’s School of International Development said: “We found that half of fishermen questioned would not be tempted to seek out...
February 03, 2012
Presented by Con Edison: The WCS Run for the Wild 2012: Run to Save Lions
4th Annual 5k and Family Fun Run at WCS’s Bronx Zoo Registration is now open at www.wcs.runforthewild.orgEvent Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012 Bronx, N.Y. – Feb. 2, 2012 – Calling all runners, walkers, and athletic hopefuls – it is time to lace-up your running shoes to prepare for New York City’s wildest race: the fourth annual Wildlife Conservation Society’s Run for the Wild at WCS’s Bronx Zoo. This year’s 5k-run/walk takes place on Saturday, April 28, 2012 and is dedicated to saving lions...
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