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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Wildlife Conservation Society and the Royal Government of Cambodia say that more vulture “restaurants” and reduction of poison in hunting is critical to saving vultures in Asia NEW YORK (June 25, 2012)—In face of what has become a precipitous slide toward extinction across the Asian continent, the vultures of Cambodia have persisted, giving conservationists hope that these important scavengers can come back from the brink, according to authors from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Ro...
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Efforts include breeding at zoos combined with intensive field conservation work WCS will take direct responsibility for the continued survival of at least half of the 25 most endangered species of turtles and tortoisesWCS working with Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS), the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), Turtle Conservancy (TC), and the Asian Turtle Program (ATP) in global effort NEW YORK (April 11, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today a new strategy that draws on all of th...
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Birdwatchers from across Asia and beyond flock to Cambodia for a glimpse of two of the world's rarest birds: the giant ibis and its cousin the white-shouldered ibis. The birds’ nesting grounds sit at the outskirts of Tmatboey, a rural village where WCS has worked with the community to develop an eco-tourism project.
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