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September 26, 2013
WCS Supports Clinton Global Initiative With “96 Elephants” Campaign
96 elephants are killed every day in AfricaCampaign supports and amplifies Clinton Global Initiative to stop the killing, stop the trafficking, and stop the demandCampaign calls for U.S. moratorium on ivory sales, bolsters elephant protection, educates public about ivory trade consumptionU.S. is a major importer of ivoryCampaign URL: www.96elephants.orgNEW YORK (September, 26, 2013) — The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today a campaign to amplify and support the Clinton Global Initiativ...
July 16, 2013
Tanzania is home to 27 species of primates—a third of which are found nowhere else on Earth. A new conservation plan would create “Priority Primate Areas” to protect the baboons, colobus, and others, along with their habitats.
July 16, 2013
Monkey Nation: Africa’s Most Important Mainland Country for Primates Gets Blueprint for Conservation
New plan would create “Priority Primate Areas” to protect all 27 of Tanzania’s primate species and key habitats First full inventory of primates for Tanzania confirms wealth of rare species and ranks species and sites for conservation attention NEW YORK (July 16, 2013) — A five-year study by the Wildlife Conservation Society gives new hope to some of the world’s most endangered primates by establishing a roadmap to protect all 27 species in Tanzania – the most primate-diverse c...
June 05, 2013
Extremely Rare Pic of Baby Kipunji
Today at 11 AM US Eastern Time, @TheWCS and @WCSTanzania will release an extremely rare pic of a baby kipunji Rungwecebus kipunji on Twitter. This is Africa's rarest monkey, first discovered by WCS in 2003 and described as a new genus in 2006. The monkey lives in a protected forest on Mt. Rungwe that WCS helped create two years after the species was first discovered. The baby is part of a habituated group WCS has been following for the past four years. Its mother lost its hand and lower arm ...
February 26, 2013
WCS Supports National Geographic Television’s Film to Save Elephants from Poaching
“Battle for the Elephants” premieres Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS NEW YORK (February 26, 2013)— The Wildlife Conservation Society is collaborating with the National Geographic Society on the release of the film “Battle for the Elephants,” which premieres Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS.WCS has partnered with National Geographic on conservation issues for years. In this case, the organization is teaming up with National Geographic ...
December 11, 2012
Rare Toad Saved By Zoos, Restored to the Wild
Kihansi spray toad is first amphibian species reintroduced into its native habitat after going extinct in the wild WCS Bronx Zoo and partners take important reintroduction step in 12-year effortB-roll download available here: DV KST Release B-Roll.movVideo narrative available here NEW YORK – Dec. 11, 2012 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, the Toledo Zoo, Tanzanian government, World Bank and other partners have reintroduced 2,000 Kihansi spray toads into th...
October 25, 2012
REPORT: Across Southern Africa, Illegal Hunting and Bushmeat Trade Threaten Large Regions with Ecological Collapse
Lions, cheetah, leopard, and wild dog particularly vulnerable Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states take first steps to tackle looming conservation crisis View the report>> JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (October 25, 2012) – A recent report says illegal hunting of wildlife in South African Development Community (SADC) states can lead to the eradication of many species across extensive areas a...
April 30, 2012
Fourth Annual WCS Run for the Wild 5K and Family Fun Run at WCS Bronx Zoo
More Than 5,200 Dash Through WCS’s Bronx Zoo to Save Lions and Other Wildlife Fiona Bayly from Manhattan – First woman to cross the finish line (17:40)Chris Johnstone from Brooklyn – First man to cross the finish line (16:20) Alex Carr of Staten Island earns top fundraiser honors with $7,200 Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show matches top fundraiser VIP attendees include Congressman José E. Serrano, Congressman Joseph Crowley, Elvis Duran and Greg T from Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show, and Jill Nicoli...
March 19, 2012
One Solution to Global Overfishing Found
Largest study of tropical coral reef fisheries ever conducted shows how government, local fishers, and organizations can protect livelihoods and fish NEW YORK (March 19, 2012)—A study by the Wildlife Conservation Society, ARC Centre for Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, and other groups on more than 40 coral reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans indicates that “co-management”—a collaborative arrangement between local communities, conservation groups, and governments—provides a solution t...
February 06, 2012
University of East Anglia Research Reveals Why Fishermen Keep Fishing Despite Dwindling Catches
Half of fishermen will not give up their livelihood in the face of drastically declining catches according to research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA). A new report, published today by PLoS ONE, challenges previously held notions about poverty and adaptation by investigating why fishermen in developing countries stick with their trade.Lead author Dr Tim Daw from UEA’s School of International Development said: “We found that half of fishermen questioned would not be tempted to seek out...
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