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September 14, 2010
Saving the Last Strongholds for Tigers
WCS-Russia director Dale Miquelle discusses the unique challenges of conserving Siberian tigers.
August 31, 2010
In Sumatra, Camera Traps "Capture" Less
WCS scientists upgrade camera-trap research by developing huge virtual photo albums of species living in large landscapes.
August 31, 2010
Say Cheese: Remote Cameras Can Monitor Entire Wildlife Populations, New Study Says
“Wildlife Picture Index” can be used in savannahs and forests around the world, tracking long term population trends of large mammals and rare wildlifeWCS-led study has major implications for future monitoring of wildlife across broad landscapes NEW YORK (August 31, 2010) – With a simple click of the camera, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and Zoological Society of London have developed a new way to accurately monitor long-term trends in rare and vanishing species over...
August 17, 2010
Troubled Waters: Massive Coral Bleaching in Indonesia
WCS conservationists and their partners document large-scale coral bleaching and death in the wake of rising surface temperatures in the Andaman Sea on the order of a stunning 4 degrees Celsius.
August 16, 2010
Troubled Waters: Massive Coral Mortality Following Bleaching in Indonesia
Wildlife Conservation Society and partners document large-scale coral bleaching and death in wake of sea surface temperature rise NEW YORK (August 16, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society today released initial field observations that indicate that a dramatic rise in the surface temperature in Indonesian waters has resulted in a large-scale bleaching event that has devastated coral populations. WCS’s Indonesia Program “Rapid Response Unit” of marine biologists was d...
July 09, 2010
No Snow in Lake Placid?
Climate Change in the Adirondacks Warns Upstate New York Climate, Could Become As Warm As Georgia in Coming Decades Wildlife Conservation Society scientist’s latest book creates a blueprint for Adirondack communities to become leader in renewable energy to stave off climate change ITHACA (July 9, 2010) –A landmark book released by the Wildlife Conservation Society and Cornell University Press finds that if...
June 23, 2010
A Little Luck for a Baby Orangutan
Raiding an illegal trafficking operation, the Indonesian government, WCS, and our conservation partners take a bite out of wildlife crime on Borneo.
June 22, 2010
WCS REPORTS: Indonesia Steps-up Fight Against Illegal Orangutan Trade
Three suspected orangutan smugglers arrested in Kalimantan WCS’s Wildlife Crime Unit played a key role in arrests NEW YORK (June 22, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today a successful raid by Indonesian authorities in Pontianak, in West Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, that resulted in the arrest of three suspects who allegedly attempted to illegally sell a baby orangutan. This is one of the first cases in many years against suspected illegal orangutan dealer...
June 01, 2010
Serendipity in Sumatra
WCS field veterinarians tracking avian influenza catch a glimpse into the life of a little-known bird, Nordmann's greenshank, as it flies between the Russian seacoast and the beaches of Sumatra.
May 28, 2010
Monitoring Bird Populations for Avian Influenza Has Side Benefit: New Info on Rare Bird Species
WCS researchers identified rare Nordmann’s greenshanks in Indonesia NEW YORK (May 28, 2010)—For the past several years, health experts with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have caught, banded, and released thousands of wild birds around Southeast Asia in an effort to monitor bird populations for avian influenza viruses. These activities also produce another benefit: new information on rare bird species. In Indonesia, WCS field teams recently gathered new data on the Nordmann’...
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