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News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
Op-Eds & Blogs
August 06, 2013
A Habitat for Komodo Dragons Under Construction At the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo
Follow @JimBreheny to get first look at the news and pictures from WCS’s zoos, aquarium, and conservation work Bronx, NY – August 5, 2013 – Jim Breheny (@JimBreheny), Director of the Bronx Zoo and WCS Executive Vice President and General Director of the WCS Zoos and Aquarium, tweeted this glimpse of the artists from the zoo's Exhibition and Graphic Arts Department building an indoor habitat for Komodo dragons. The exhibit will open this fall in the historic Zoo Center building.In the wild, Ko...
June 26, 2013
Not Exactly Monkey Business as Usual as WCS Debuts Three Primate Babies
Brown Collared Lemur, Sliver Leaf Langur, and Mandrill babies on exhibit as the summer season gets underway at the Bronx Zoo All three primate births are part of the Species Survival Plan Attached photo (#3610): The baby silver leaf langur stands is easy to spot among the adults until its coat changes from a striking orange color to silver between three to five months of age. Bronx, NY – June 26, 2013 – Three primate species have produced offspring at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Z...
May 23, 2013
Slow and Steady, Turtles Gain Ground
WCS builds assurance colonies in its zoos and in the field to help restore endangered turtles May 23, Thursday: World Turtle Day NEW YORK (May 23, 2013) — The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today progress in its effort to restore some of the world’s most endangered turtles , an effort that combines the creation of assurance colonies at its zoos with in-country field conservation work. The announcement comes on World Turtle Day – a global celebration to bring...
April 27, 2013
More Than 5,200 Dash through WCS’s Bronx Zoo To Save Elephants and Other Wildlife
Laura Wang from Manhattan – First woman to cross the finish line (18:01)Birger Ohlsson from Mt. Vernon, NY – First man to cross the finish line (15:29) Gauthier family from Los Angeles, Calif. earns top fundraiser honors raising more than $11,000 Bronx, N.Y. – April 27, 2013 – More than 5,200 ran, jogged, and walked through the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo in support of elephant conservation at the fifth annual WCS Run for the Wild – a 5K event to raise money to save elephants, t...
March 21, 2013
Conservationists Unite to Unleash Public Tool to Stop Poaching
Conservationists make available computerized anti-poaching tools to wildlife managers around the world SMART 1.0 is available for free at http://www.smartconservationsoftware.org SMART is a partnership of conservation organizations including CITES-MIKE, the Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS), the North Carolina Zoo (NCZ), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) N...
March 19, 2013
Successful Incubation Strategy Leads to Hatching of Rare Birds at WCS’s Bronx Zoo
Bronx Zoo replicates conditions in the wild to provide maleos optimal chance for successful breeding and egg incubation Found on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi – the Bronx Zoo is the only other place in the world to observe these endangered birds In the wild, maleos incubate eggs using unusual heat sources Bronx, NY – March 19, 2013 – Three rare maleo chicks have been hatched at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo after careful study and re-creation of the s...
February 21, 2013
Nineteen Baby Siamese Crocodiles Released in Lao PDR by WCS and Partners
Fewer than 250 of the critically endangered crocs remain in the wild Release is a collaboration of WCS, Government of Lao PDR, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Minmetals Resources Limited, Lao Zoo, and local communities THAN SOUM, LAO PDR (February 21, 2013) — The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today the successful release of 19 critically endangered baby Siamese crocodiles into a local wetland in Lao PDR, where they will be repatri...
February 07, 2013
Indonesian Fishing Communities Find Balance Between Biodiversity & Development
Co-management approach safeguards marine protected area in Indonesian Coral Triangle NEW YORK (February 7, 2013)—Fishing communities living on the islands of Indonesia’s Karimunjawa National Park have found an important balance, improving their social well-being while reducing their reliance on marine biodiversity, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of Western Australia. Over the past 5 years, the Government of Indonesia has turned Karimunjawa Nation...
February 06, 2013
WCS Announces the 5th Annual WCS Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo
WCS Run for the Wild is presented by Amarula Cream Liqueur and Con Edison Annual 5k run/walk is dedicated to saving elephants from the worst poaching crisis in two decades Registration open at www.wcsrunforthewild.org Bronx Zoo Event Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013 From now through April 27 WCS Run for the Wild: World helps those around ...
October 17, 2012
Countries Most Vulnerable to Loss of Coral Reef Fisheries Identified
NEW YORK (October 17, 2012) — A new study co-authored by the Wildlife Conservation Society identifies countries most vulnerable to declining coral reef fisheries from a food-security perspective while providing a framework to plan for alternative protein sources needed to replace declining fisheries. The study looked at 27 countries around the world and found two common characteristics: nations with low incomes that lack the ability to adapt to alternative protein sources; and middle-income na...
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