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The small non-migratory humpback whale population is genetically distinct, scientists find Researchers recommend “Critically Endangered” status for isolated whales NEW YORK (December 3, 2014) — Scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), the Environment Society of Oman, and other organizations have made a fascinating discovery in the northern Indian Ocean: humpback whales inhabiting the Arabian Sea are the most gen...
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Director of WCS’s Malaysia Program Received the Prestigious Whitley Prize, Funded by the Arcus Foundation NEW YORK (September 18, 2014) – WCS conservationist and Malaysia Program Director Dr. Melvin Gumal was honored last night at a reception hosted by the Arcus Foundation to celebrate his 2014 Whitley Award, a prestigious international conservation prize, and to raise awareness of the need to protect orang-utan.The Whitley Award for Conservation in Ape Habitats, one of eight prizes award...
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“Green Oscar” awarded for conservation of Borneo’s iconic great apes London, UK: 8 May 2014 – HRH The Princess Royal will today present a Whitley Award, a prestigious international nature conservation prize, to Melvin Gumal at a special ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society in honour of his work to conserve orang-utans in Sarawak.Melvin Gumal is one of eight exceptional individuals to have been awarded a share of prize funding worth £280,000 by the Whitley Fund for Nature, winning the W...
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Thanks to his excellent work to conserve orang-utans in Sarawak, Dr. Melvin Gumal has been honored with a 2014 Whitley Award. He is one of eight individuals to be awarded the prestigious international conservation prize.As the WCS Malaysia Program Director, Melvin Gumal has initiated programs to engage local communities with park management through eco-tourism, guiding, and developing alternative livelihood sources. Now that the Sumatran rhino and the Banteng are considered extinct, the Bornean ...
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Melvin Gumal, Director of WCS Malaysia program, has been nominated as one of the eight finalists for the Whitley Award, also known as the Green Oscar. 
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New York, (April 11, 2014) -- Melvin Gumal, Director of the WCS-Malaysia Programme since 2003, has been named one of eight finalists for this year's Whitley Awards. This prestigious international prize honors exceptional individuals working in grassroots nature conservation in the world's developing countries, and who often face humanitarian, environmental and political challenges in the projects they undertake. The prize, awarded by The Whitley Fund for Nature (@WhitleyAwards ) is called the Gr...
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.image { font-size: 10px; color: #a2a2a2; } Author: Southern Weekend reporter Yuan Duanduan From: Kenya, Mozambique, November 15, 2013, 09:48:26 Origin: Southern Weekend China has become the largest illegal ivory consumer market in the world, but 2 /3 of the Chinese people do not know ivory is obtained through killing the elephant. In 1979, there were 1.3 million African elephants, but now less than four hundred thousand remain. If this situation continues, African elephants will become extinc...
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According to recent reports, human consumption of natural resources is officially moving at an unsustainable pace. Dr. David Wilkie, WCS Director of Conservation Support, and Dr. Joshua Ginsberg, WCS SVP of the Global Conservation Program, discuss the necessary steps to protect the earth's biodiversity.
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GENTING, MALAYSIA (December 3, 2013) -- The Malaysian National Elephant Conservation Action Plan was unveiled on November 27th.The plan provides a focused conservation strategy that lays out specific actions for the next 10 years (2013¬-2022) with the overall goal of securing viable and ecologically functional elephant populations in Peninsular Malaysia for the next century and beyond. It was developed over an 18-month period involving focused group discussions, a major stakeholder workshop, and...
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Study of humpback dolphin in Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific waters finds as-of-yet unnamed species NEW YORK (October 29, 2013)—A species of humpback dolphin previously unknown to science is swimming in the waters off northern Australia, according to a team of researchers working for the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History, and numerous other groups that contributed to the study. To determine the number of distinct species in the family of humpback dolphins (anima...
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