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July 07, 2010
Copycat of the Amazon
Researchers in the Brazilian Amazon discover that wild cats called margays are imitating the sounds of tamarins in order to lure the small monkeys in for a snack.
December 16, 2009
Media Availability: WCS President and CEO Steven Sanderson on Potential Deal on Payments, Peat in Copenhagen
NEW YORK (December 16, 2009)—Steven E. Sanderson, President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society, is available for commentary on current efforts at the Copenhagen climate talks to finalize a deal to compensate countries for protecting forests and peatlands. Sanderson can also comment at on avoided deforestation programs (such as REDD projects) and protecting peat soils in locations such as Chile’s Karukinka National Park. In a recently published article appearing in the latest edition of...
October 15, 2009
Media Availability: WCS President and CEO on the Future of Latin America
WCS President and CEO Dr. Steven E. Sanderson, Appearing in Americas Quarterly: Does the 21st Century Belong to Asia or Latin America?Latin America Positioned to Lead On Climate Change and Sustainable Policies Sanderson Suggests a Three-Point Conservation Agenda for Latin America as a prelude to UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December (BRONX, NEW YORK, October 15, 2009) In the article “Growing Green,” appearing in the fall issue of the jour...
July 08, 2009
Discovery in the Amazon
WCS scientists track a new subspecies of tamarin in an isolated region of the upper Amazon. Despite the remoteness of its habitat, the monkey is threatened by development in the region.
July 07, 2009
WCS Discovers a New Monkey in Brazilian Amazon
New sub-species emerges within isolated region in upper Amazon Proposed dams and other regional development threaten the newly found tamarin New York (July 7, 2009) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today the discovery of a new monkey in a remote region of the Amazon in Brazil. The monkey is related to saddleback tamarins, which include several species of monkeys known for their distinctively marked backs. The newly describe...
January 29, 2009
Facebook of the Amazon
Big cats, wild pigs, and short-eared dogs—oh, my! Photos taken in Ecuador by remote camera traps show jaguars, white-lipped peccaries, and a rare canine.
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