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The International Primatological Society grants their 2010 Charles Southwick Award to WCS's Joseph Mulema for his work to protect Cross River gorillas in Cameroon.
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WCS conducts the first landscape-wide survey of how land-use affects chimpanzees, gorillas, and forest elephants.
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African giant snails are giving local villagers big options when it comes to food and livelihoods, and gorilla poaching is not one of them.
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Wildlife Conservation Society Promotes Snail Farming in Nigeria as an Alternative to Gorilla Poaching Cross River gorillas are critically endangered and only inhabit a small area Snail farming provides food and income for villagers NEW YORK (April 28, 2010) — The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is testing a new, innovative approach to prevent Cross River gorilla poaching in Nigeria: snail farming.  This unique initiative will help local people generate income, prov...
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Wildlife Conservation Society releases first high-quality footage of Cross River gorillas in the wild Footage taken by Germany’s NDR Naturfilm “These extraordinary images are vital for the fight to save the world’s least known and rarest ape as well as the mountain rainforest on which they depend” —James Deutsch, Director of WCS Africa Programs ...
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WCS releases the first high-quality footage of Cross River gorillas in the wild, produced by Germany’s NDR Naturfilm after weeks spent in Cameroon’s Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary.

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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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Park safeguards western lowland gorillas, chimps, elephants, and other wildlife NEW YORK (February 18, 2009)—Gorilla population surveys, conducted by the Wildlife Conservation Society, have helped the government of Cameroon create a new national park which will protect more than 600 gorillas, along with other threatened species such as chimpanzees, forest elephants, buffaloes, and bongo. Called Deng Deng National Park, the new protected area measures approximately 224 square miles (580 ...
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Three months after Cameroon created a park to help protect the Cross River gorilla, it declares a second park to safeguard an important population of western lowland gorillas.
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WCS to announce Year of the Gorilla activities in 2009 ROME (December 1, 2008) – The Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is proud to be designated as a key supporter of the world-wide Year of the Gorilla campaign, which was launched here today at the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS). The Year of the Gorilla campaign will support conservation action in protecting gorilla habitat. Other aspects will include the funding and training of r...
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