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News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
Op-Eds & Blogs
March 28, 2011
A Ripple in an Ape Oasis
A WCS census confirms a healthy population of western lowland gorillas in and around Cameroon’s Deng Deng National Park.
March 28, 2011
Gorilla Haven Confirmed in Cameroon by WCS
New Census finds a dense and healthy population of western lowland gorillas ' Deng Deng National Park – plus adjacent logging area – are critical to gorilla survival and need proper protection Region contains world’s northernmost population of western lowland gorillas NEW YORK (March 28, 2011) – A new census by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released today reveals a dense and healthy population of western l...
February 25, 2011
Local Communities Are Sentinels in Wildlife Health Initiatives, Says WCS
From understanding Ebola in Central Africa to using medicinal plants in Bolivia, local communities are emerging as key partners in fighting diseases shared by humans and wildlife WCS health officials presented findings at this week’s OIE Global Conference on Wildlife: “Animal Health and Biodiversity—Preparing for the Future” PARIS, FRANCE (February 25, 2011)—Wildlife health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said they are increasingly relying on th...
January 05, 2011
Scientists Reveal Epic Journeys of Leatherback Turtles
May 06, 2010
Treehuggers of the Congo
WCS conducts the first landscape-wide survey of how land-use affects chimpanzees, gorillas, and forest elephants.
March 08, 2010
Deep Questions: Interview with a Marine Biologist
Dr. Howard Rosenbaum, director of the WCS-Ocean Giants Program, discusses the ins and outs of marine conservation, his contribution to categorizing a new species of right whale, and his favorite bay in the world.
December 23, 2009
Scientists Track Ancient Mariners
Noelle and Darwinia, two leatherback sea turtles from Gabon, are now wearing satellite tracking devices as they swim through the seas, aiding researchers studying the species' movements. Interested members of the public can also keep up with the turtles progress online.
October 14, 2009
Whale-Sized Study in the Southern Hemisphere
Conservationists from WCS and other organizations use DNA to examine the mysterious movements of humpback whales through the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
October 13, 2009
'Whale-sized' Genetic Study, Largest Ever for Southern Hemisphere Humpbacks
NEW YORK —After 15 years of research in the waters of the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History, and an international coalition of organizations have unveiled the largest genetic study of humpback whale populations ever conducted in the Southern Hemisphere. By analyzing DNA samples from more than 1,500 whales, researchers can now peer into the population dynamics and relatedness of Southern Hemi...
June 24, 2009
Congo Gorilla Forest Celebrates 10 Years and $10.6 Million Raised for Central African Parks
Exhibit Turns 7 Million Visitors into Conservationists The Bronx Zoo Congo Gorilla Forest Exhibit Showcases How Zoo and Global Conservation Field Work Can Make a Difference Together Come Celebrate with the Gorillas: Educational and Fun Activities Scheduled in June and July Bronx, NY – June 24, 2009 – WCS announced today that the Bronx Zoo’s Congo Gorilla Forest, celebrating its 10th anniversary this month, has raised more than $10.6 million which has gone directly to fund the c...
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