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NEW YORK, NY (April 6, 2012)—The Wildlife Conservation Society will honor the conservation work of Chilean scientist Dr. Juan Carlos Castilla at its upcoming Gala 2012: The Coasts of Patagonia on Thursday, June 14 at New York City’s WCS Central Park Zoo. Castilla will receive a Wildlife Conservation Award for his lifetime achievements in marine conservation, specifically in the Chilean sea. The event will also recognize Dr. Steve Sanderson, WCS President & CEO, who is retiring fr...
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WCS helps a group of Argentine cashmere producers adopt sustainable husbandry practices that improve their livelihoods while also protecting the guanacos, rheas, and Andean cats that share their turf.
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WCS assists cashmere producers to minimize wildlife impacts NEW YORK (March 1, 2012)—The Wildlife Conservation Society applauds the efforts of Argentina’s Grupo Costa del Río Colorado cooperative in its first U.S. sale of “green” cashmere, produced through a system of sustainable practices that protects guanacos, rheas, Andean cats, and other wildlife of the windswept expanse of the Patagonian Steppe. With assistance from WCS’s Patagonian and Andean Steppe Program, the group has work...
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WCS track the epic journey of “Jackson,” a young male elephant seal. Elephant seals are potential indicators of marine ecosystem health and may show how climate change influences the distribution of prey species in Patagonia’s oceans.
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Jackson swims the equivalent of New York to Sydney – and back again Elephant seals give insight to health of coastal regions NEW YORK (December, 9, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society tracked a southern elephant seal for an astonishing 18,000 miles – the equivalent of New York to Sydney and back again.WCS tracked the male seal from December, 2010, to November, 2011. The animal – nicknamed Jackson – was tagged on the beach in Admiralty Sound in Tierra del Fuego in south...
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WCS’s Central Park Zoo welcomes Patagonian cavy pup New York, NY- August 25, 2011 – A two-week-old Patagonian cavy is the latest addition to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo. The yet to be named pup joins parents and older sister in the Tisch Children’s Zoo.     Though they look like rabbits, cavies are rodents whose closest relatives are guinea pigs. They are common in the ...
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Wildlife Conservation Society commends officials for safeguarding fragile coastal areas WCS: protection can be improved in other provinces   NEW YORK (August 24, 2011) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) today commended local Chilean officials for keeping salmon farms from the fragile coastal waters of Tierra del Fuego Province due to environmental concerns. The officials also reduced salmon farming in nearby Antarctica and Magellanes Provinces along the Patago...
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WCS applauds Chile’s efforts to protect Patagonia’s waters from the salmon industry. But there are many other fish farms in its seas.
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Featherless penguin chicks have been popping up on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean in the last few years. WCS researchers and their partners are unraveling the clues to this strange disorder.
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Wildlife Conservation Society and partners find endangered cat species beyond the mountains in Patagonian steppe NEW YORK (March 16, 2011)—Once thought to exclusively inhabit its namesake mountain range, the threatened Andean cat—a house cat-sized feline that resembles a small snow leopard in both appearance and habitat—also frequents the Patagonian steppe at much lower elevations, according to a new study published by the Wildlife Conservation Society and partners. ...
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