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News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
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December 16, 2013
Endangered Chinese Big-Headed Turtles Hatch At the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo
Rare hatching is a first for a North American zooWCS has the largest collection of Chinese big-headed turtles Breeding program is part of WCS’s global effort to save critically endangered turtles from extinctionVideo of rare turtle hatching available here >>Brooklyn, N.Y. – December 16, 2013 -- Five Chinese big-headed turtles (Platysternon megacephalum) have hatched at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo. Hatched in November, this is the first time the species has success...
June 26, 2013
An Unlikely Bird in an Unlikely Place
A new species of bird turns out to have been hiding in plain sight: in Cambodia’s capital city limits of Phnom Penh, home to 1.5 million people.
June 25, 2013
Hiding in Plain Sight: New Species of Bird Discovered In Capital City
Cambodian tailorbird discovered within city limits of Phnom Penh NEW YORK (Embargoed Until 5 P.M. EDT, June 25, 2013) — A team of scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society, BirdLife International, and other groups have discovered a new species of bird with distinct plumage and a loud call living not in some remote jungle, but in a capital city of 1.5 million people.Called the Cambodian tailorbird (Orthotomus chaktomuk), the previously undescribed species was found in Cambodia’s u...
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...
May 01, 2013
WCS's Gala 2013: Celebrating the Wonders of Southeast Asia
Honoring WCS Chair Ward WoodsThursday, June 6, 2013, Central Park Zoo, New York City New York, N.Y. – March 19, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society will host its annual gala and after-party at WCS’s Central Park Zoo on Thursday, June 6, in celebration of the Wonders of Southeast Asia. WCS Chair of the Board Ward Woods will be honored for his commitment to conservation.This year’s event will highlight WCS’s work to protect wildlife and their habitats throughout the region of Thailand...
April 22, 2013
Earth Day Moment of Zen: Peaceful Elephants in Cambodia
WCS releases camera trap footage showing intimate glimpse of Asian elephants in Seima Protection ForestWatch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwPoA8G6jJo&feature=youtu.be NEW YORK (Earth Day, April 22, 2013) — The Wildlife Conservation Society released video footage today collected from a series of remote camera traps that gives an intimate glimpse of families of wild Asian elephants living in a protected area in Cambodia. The footage—taken from Cambodia’s Seima Protection Forest—s...
March 06, 2013
New Study Detects Chytrid Fungus in Southeast Asia’s Amphibian Trade
Wildlife Conservation Society and National University of Singapore discover American bullfrog is spreading Chytrid through commercial trade Study: “There is an urgent need to conduct wider surveys of wild amphibians in Southeast Asia" New York, 06 March 2013 – A team of scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the National University of Singapore (NUS), revealed in a new study, for the first time, the presence of the pathogenic chytrid fungus (Batrachoch...
February 01, 2013
New Conservation Enterprise Development Fund Announced by WCS
New Conservation Enterprise Development Fund Announced by WCS CEDF helps local communities and wildlife prosper From ibis-friendly rice in Cambodia to snail farming in Nigeria Fund Receives $250K Grant from Acacia Conservation Fund NEW YORK (Feb. 1, 2012) — WCS announced today a new fund to help sustainable market-based conservation enterprises across the world that benefit both people and wildlife. Called the Conservation Enterprise Development Fund (CEDF), the new program will suppor...
November 08, 2012
WCS Presents REEL WILD Film Festival at the Picture House in Pelham, NY
From koalas to snow leopards, day-long wildlife film festival to showcase films from WCS, and exclusives from Thirteen/WNET- Nature , and Nat Geo WILD All-day pass is $15 and available at www.thepicturehouse.org Sunday, Nov. 18 2012 Noon – 8:00 p.m. The Picture House 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803 Pelham, NY – Nov. 7, 2012 – The Wildlife Conservation Society...
June 25, 2012
Last Bastion for Asia's Vultures
With vulture numbers drastically down across the Asian continent, scientists hone in on protecting Cambodian populations, one of the last hopes for these critically endangered birds.
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