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November 07, 2014
Major Initiative Endorsed Today to Protect Asia’s Migratory Mammals
The Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) Conference of the Parties (COP) agreed to adopt a Central Asia Migratory Mammal Initiative Central Asia contains some of the last great migratory spectacles of large mammals including Mongolian gazelles, saiga antelope, Tibetan antelope and other species New Initiative protects 15 large mammal species Central Asia’s landscapes are under increasing threat from development pressures ...
August 19, 2014
Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo Debuts Two Rare Snow Leopard Cubs
Cubs are on exhibit at Himalayan Highlands See the video:http://youtu.be/sliAFsdTd7Q B-Roll Download:Bronx Zoo Snow Leopard Cubs B-roll.mov Bronx, NY – August 19, 2014 – Two rare snow leopard cubs (Panthera uncia) have made their public debut at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. WCS’s Bronx Zoo is a world leader in snow leopard husbandry and participates in the Species Survival Plan, a cooperative breeding program designed to enhance the genetic viability of animal po...
May 07, 2014
Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo Successfully Hatches First White-Naped Crane Chick
Chick on exhibit with parents in zoo’s Temperate Territory Bronx, NY – May 7, 2014 – This white-naped crane chick (Grus vipio) is the first of its kind successfully hatched at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo.The chick hatched on April 11 and is on exhibit with its parents. This is the second chick produced by this pair; the first was hatched at the Bronx Zoo in 2011.The Wildlife Conservation Society breeds white-naped cranes and other species as part of the Species Survival ...
January 30, 2014
Joel Berger Named Finalist for 2014 Indianapolis Prize
Every two years, the Indianapolis Prize is awarded to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to conservation. This year, WCS’s Joel Berger is one of six finalists for his conservation work for large mammals, like the muskoxen pictured above.
January 30, 2014
Joel Berger Named a Finalist for 2014 Indianapolis Prize
Six Heroes Now Vie for Quarter of a Million Dollars in World’s Leading Award for Animal Conservation (INDIANAPOLIS-January 30, 2014)— Joel Berger, Ph.D., is one of six exceptional conservationists advancing as a finalist for the 2014 Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation. Selected from a group of 39 nominees, Berger is in the running for $250,000 along with Gerardo Ceballos, Ph.D.; Carl Jones, Ph.D.; Russell A. Mittermeier, Ph.D.; Carl Safina, Ph.D.; and Patricia ...
November 04, 2013
First Snow Leopard Cubs Ever Born At Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo Make Their Public Debut
Twins are on exhibit in Allison Maher Stern Snow Leopard ExhibitDownload b-roll video here: HD Snow Leopard Cubs at Central Park Zoo.movNew York – Nov. 4, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo is debuting a pair of snow leopard cubs (Panthera uncia). These are the first snow leopard cubs ever born at the Central Park Zoo and the second snow leopard birth at a WCS zoo this year.The cubs, a male and a female, born this summer, weigh about 30 pounds but are expected to reach b...
August 28, 2013
Nominees Announced for the 2014 Indianapolis Prize; True Heroes to Vie for Quarter of a Million Dollars in World’s Leading Award for Animal Conservation
Prize Officials Encourage People to Take Action as More Species are at Risk of Extinction INDIANAPOLIS — Thirty-nine conservationists who have dedicated their lives to saving the Earth’s endangered species have been nominated to receive the biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation. The winner of the Prize will receive an unrestricted $250,000 cash award and the Lilly Medal. Five other finalists will each receive $10,000. The nominees’ work spans the globe...
August 27, 2013
A famous snow leopard produces his first offspring at the Bronx Zoo. The rambunctious cub serves as living proof of the positive influence wildlife conservation can have in the world of diplomacy.
August 27, 2013
Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo Debut’s First Snow Leopard Cub Sired by “Leo”
Cub is on exhibit at Himalayan HighlandsLeo’s rescue result of partnership between Pakistan and U.S. GovernmentsCub is genetically important to zoo populationSee the video >>Bronx, N.Y. — August 27, 2013 — The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is debuting a snow leopard cub sired by Leo – the snow leopard which became famous when he was rescued as an young orphaned cub after being found in the high mountains of northern Pakistan. Leo has been serving as an ambassador for Pakistan...
July 24, 2013
Victims of Fashion: New Study by WCS Reveals Dangers to Biological Diversity from Proliferation of Global Cashmere Garment Industry
Snow leopard, wild yak, Tibetan antelope, gazelles, and other species impacted NEW YORK (July 24, 2013) — A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society and Snow Leopard Trust reveals a disturbing link between the cashmere trade and the decay of ecosystems that support some of the planet’s most spectacular yet little-known large mammals. The study finds that as pastoralists expand goat herds to increase profits for the cashmere trade in Western markets, wildlife icons from the Tibeta...
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