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WCS in the News
August 16, 2011
Forest Elephants Are Running Out of Space
Tropical forests with multiple access points for hunters have fewer elephants NEW YORK (August 16, 2011)—The survival of the forest elephants of Central Africa depends on limiting access to rain forests via roads, settlements, and other entry points to otherwise inaccessible habitat, according to a new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society and other partnersThe study says that entry points to the rain forests facilitated by roads, rivers, or oth...
June 30, 2011
Rare Chance for the Rarest Chimp
WCS conservationists and their partners announce a plan to protect the Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee. Restricted to pockets of forest within the two countries, the subspecies is the world’s rarest chimp.
June 27, 2011
Hope for the World’s Most Endangered Chimp
New plan will increase long term survival of Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzeeWCS developed plan with government officials, other conservation groups, and scientists NEW YORK (June 27, 2011) – The world’s most endangered subspecies of chimpanzee got a much needed shot in the arm today when government officials, conservation groups, and scientists released an action plan to bolster numbers of this critically endangered great ape. Known as the as the Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee, the subspecies, ...
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...
September 22, 2010
New Study Suggests Malaria Originated in Gorillas
Finding underlines importance of protecting wildlife populations to gain insights into pathogens that impact human populations WCS researchers provided key data for study NEW YORK (September 22, 2010)—Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Wildlife Conservation Society and others have discovered that the most common form of human malaria—Plasmodium falciparum—may have originated in western lowland gorillas. This finding comes from...
July 30, 2010
WCS Mourns Ymke Warren
Ymke Warren, gorilla conservationist and friend, will be missed by her colleagues.
July 29, 2010
Bank of America Presents “Zoofari” at WCS's Bronx Zoo
Visitors get “passports” stamped at five zoo exhibits that represent global locations where WCS works to save wildlife and wild places The weekends of July 31 – August 1 and August 7 –8: Celebrate the cultures of Africa with entertainment and activities courtesy of the Museum of African Art Redeem passport coupons for deals at participating stores, museums, and restaurants throughout New York New York – July 29, 2010 – This weekend at ...
July 01, 2010
Statement on the Passing of WCS Conservationist Ymke Warren
New York (July 1, 2010)—The following statement was issued by the Wildlife Conservation Society on the passing of conservationist Ymke Warren: “The Wildlife Conservation Society sends its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Ymke Warren, a dedicated conservationist who worked with WCS on the protection of Cross River gorillas in Cameroon. She was deeply committed to primate conservation, and her work greatly strengthened our program and brightened the future for this critically e...
June 16, 2010
WCS Educator Wins Award for Raising Awareness of World’s Rarest Great Ape
NEW YORK (June 15, 2010)—The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Joseph Mulema is the winner of the Charles Southwick Conservation Education Commitment Award for his work with the government and local communities in Cameroon to protect the world’s rarest ape, the Cross-River gorilla. Presented by the International Primatological Society, the award was established to recognize individuals living in primate habitat countries who have made significant contributions to conservation education.Mulema is ...
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