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News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
Op-Eds & Blogs
January 24, 2012
Marine Mammals On the Menu in Many Parts of World
New study finds 87 marine mammal species consumed by people in 114 countries New York (January 24, 2012)—The fate of the world’s great whale species commands global attention as a result of heated debate between pro and anti-whaling advocates, but the fate of smaller marine mammals is less understood, specifically because the deliberate and accidental harvesting of dolphins, porpoises, manatees and other warm-blooded aquatic denizens is rarely studied or monitored. To shed more light on the i...
January 24, 2012
Best Valentine’s Day Gift EVER Returns
Name a Madagascar hissing cockroach after your Valentine and sweeten the gift with a solid dark chocolate COCOA-ROACH Nothing says forever like a cockroach from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo Visit www.bronxzoo.com/roach to view the video and place an order NEW YORK – January 24, 2012 – Valentine's Day is upon us and there is no better way to say “forever” than with the gift of a cockroach. The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is offering a light-hearted w...
January 10, 2012
WCS's Marine Program Wins Grand Prize for Work in Curacao and Kenya
Honor Awarded by Rare in Partnership with National GeographicWCS's "Bycatch Escape Gaps for Fish Traps" Takes Top Honor NEW YORK, (January 10, 2012) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society has won top honors from Rare, in partnership with National Geographic, for an innovative marine program operated in Curacao and Kenya. WCS won the grand prize in the contest called "Solution Search: Turning the Tide for Coastal Fisheries."The Wildlife Conservation Society’s winning solution is entitled “...
January 10, 2012
WCS Wins Grand Prize for Fisheries Project
A WCS marine project to reduce bycatch in Kenya and Curacao through a low-cost, low-tech fish trap design takes the top honor in a contest sponsored by Rare, in partnership with National Geographic.
December 01, 2011
WCS’s New York Aquarium’s Coral Lab Fascinates And Educates Visitors
Coral propagation lab allows aquarium staff to grow various species on site, eliminating the need to disrupt fragile reefs in the wild Brooklyn, N.Y. – Dec. 1, 2011 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium is now growing corals on site in an effort to educate the public about the need to preserve fragile reef systems in the wild. Coral reefs are vital to the health of marine life. They provide shelter and food for countless marine species and help maintain a balanced ocea...
November 21, 2011
Wildlife Access Critical to Children’s Health
Experts from UC Berkeley, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, and the Wildlife Conservation Society find powerful connection between wildlife access and prevention of critical childhood nutritional deficiencies in Madagascar NEW YORK (November 21, 2011) —For the first time, researchers have uncovered a powerful connection between loss of access to wildlife and micronutrient deficiencies in children, according to a recently published study by the University of California-Berke...
April 15, 2011
WCS's New York Aquarium Unveils Its New Conservation Hall and Glover’s Reef
Conservation Hall spotlights marine life native to three regions of the world: The Indo-Pacific, freshwater lakes of Africa, and Brazil’s rainforest Glover’s Reef showcases fish and coral native to this magnificent reef in Belize WCS conservation efforts to protect endangered marine species will be featured Conservation Hall and Glover’s Reef is major part of A Sea Change at the New York Aquarium, a 10-year transformation initiative announced in 2009 Campaign will tran...
March 25, 2011
For Dolphins, Chemistry Is in the Water
‘Invisible’ barriers within the western Indian Ocean are keeping populations of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins from intermingling. New research advises conservation plans to take environmental conditions such as currents into consideration.
March 24, 2011
Against the Tide: Currents Keep Dolphins Apart
Study by Wildlife Conservation Society, AMNH, on dolphins finds invisible oceanographic factors that keep populations separate NEW YORK (March 24, 2011)—Conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History, and other conservation and research groups have discovered that groups of dolphins in the western Indian Ocean do not mix freely with one another. In fact, dolphin populations are kept separate by currents and other unseen factors. S...
March 22, 2011
A Stress Test for Corals on Edge
WCS has developed a stress test to map out which coral reefs will have the best chance of surviving through the climate change era.
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