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Op-Eds & Blogs
September 26, 2013
At CGI, a Commitment to Stop the Bloody Slaughter of African Elephants
An unprecedented collaboration will move beyond extinction stats to finding solutions for elephants under siege in Africa.
September 26, 2013
Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action: Partnership to Save Africa’s Elephants
Commitment’s Goal: Stop the Killing, Stop the Trafficking, Stop the Demand An unprecedented collaboration – moving beyond extinction stats to solutions for elephants Elephant numbers have plummeted by 76 percent since 1980 due to ivory poaching; 35,000 slaughtered by poachers in 2012 alone Commitment Makers include: Wildlife Conservation Society, African Wildlife Foundation, Conservation International, International Fund for Animal Welfare, and World Wildlife Fund Commitment Partners: African P...
August 01, 2013
Giraffe Stops for a Drink In the Bronx Zoo’s African Plains
Follow @JimBreheny to get first look at the news and pictures from WCS’s zoos, aquarium, and conservation work Bronx, NY – August 1, 2013 – The attached photo was tweeted by Jim Breheny (@JimBreheny), Director of the Bronx Zoo and WCS Executive Vice President and General Director of the WCS Zoos and Aquarium. A Baringo giraffe pauses to take a drink of water in the African Plains at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. These giraffes use their long necks a...
March 14, 2013
Fencing in Africa’s Lions
The future looks bleak for Africa’s lions. According to a new report, a fence may be the only thing that stands between them and extinction.
March 08, 2013
Conservationists to CITES: Stop Trade in Wild Cheetahs
Cheetahs taken from wild are sold as pets Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda will bring up issue at CITES, held through March 14 in Bangkok, Thailand BANGKOK, THAILAND (March 8, 2013) — The Wildlife Conservation Society, Zoological Society of London, and Endangered Wildlife Trust have joined representatives from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda at the Convention on Inte...
December 05, 2012
Mountain Gorillas on the Rise
The thick-coated mountain gorilla only inhabits two places on Earth: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the Virunga Volcanoes in the African nations of Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
December 03, 2012
Recent Census Finds Increase in Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
New estimate brings world population of mountain gorillas to 880 NEW YORK (December 3, 2012)—A 2011 census of mountain gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has confirmed that the great apes there have increased in number since the last count in 2006, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, which provided support for the census. Recently released by the Uganda Minister for Tourism, Wildlife, and Antiquities and the Uganda Wildlife Authority, the new census reveal...
May 16, 2012
Wildlife Conservation Society Health Experts Narrow the Hunt for Ebola
WCS and partners recommend focusing on carcasses rather than live animals for samples NEW YORK (May 16, 2012)—Response efforts to outbreaks of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Africa can benefit from a standardized sampling strategy that focuses on the carcasses of gorillas, chimpanzees, and other species known to succumb to the virus, according to a consortium of wildlife health experts. In a recently published study of 14 previous human Ebola outbreaks and the responses of wildlife teams collecting...
May 03, 2012
Africa’s Rift Valley Saved by Parks
New book underscores importance of protected areas and long-term conservation monitoring Book documents changes in climate, habitat, wildlife, and conservation in globally important region spanning five countries The Ecological Impact of Long-Term Changes in Africa’s Rift Valley is published by Nova Publishers (https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=19950) NEW YORK (May 3, 2012) – A new book produced by the Wildlife Conservation Society and Albertine Rift Conservat...
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...
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