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September 03, 2009
Scientists See Rare Turtle for the First Time in the Wild
The Arakan forest turtle is discovered in dense bamboo forest in Myanmar Species previously known only by museum and captive specimens NEW YORK (September 3, 2009) – Known only by museum specimens and a few captive individuals, one of the world’s rarest turtle species – the Arakan forest turtle – has been observed for the first time in the wild by scientists according to a new report by the Wildlife Conservation So...
September 03, 2009
Rare Glimpse of a Rare Turtle
WCS scientists discover the Arakan forest turtle, previously known only by museum and captive specimens, in a dense bamboo forest in Myanmar.
April 01, 2009
Nearly 6,000 Irrawaddy dolphins are alive and swimming in Bangladesh, according to new WCS research. Prior to this study, the largest known populations of Irrawaddy dolphins numbered in the low hundreds or less.
March 31, 2009
WCS Confirms Huge Population of Rare Dolphins
Nearly 6,000 Irrawaddy dolphins are alive and swimming in Bangladesh NEW YORK (April 1, 2009) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today the discovery of a huge population of rare dolphins in South Asia—but warns that the population is threatened by climate change and fishing nets. Using rigorous scientific techniques, WCS researchers estimate that nearly 6,000 Irrawaddy dolphins, which are related to orcas or killer whales, were found living in freshwater regions of Bangladesh’...
September 09, 2008
Carnivores on Camera
In Myanmar’s wild lands, camera traps set up by WCS researchers provide glimpses on the lost world of tigers, civets, and other predators.
September 04, 2008
Wildlife Conservation Society Searches for Predators Large and Small in Myanmar's Wild Lands
Camera traps provide glimpses on ‘Lost World’ of tigers and other predators New York(September 4, 2008)—Using remote camera traps to lift the veil on Myanmar's dense northern wild lands, researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society have painstakingly gathered a bank of valuable data on the country's populations of tigers and other smaller, lesser known carnivores (see photo attachments). These findings will help in the formulation of conservation strategies for the country's wildlife.&nbs...
May 21, 2008
Relocation of endangered Chinese turtle may save species
Turtle biologists in the U.S. and China hope to prevent species’ extinction A still reproductive, 80-year-old female turtle living in China’s Changsha Zoo has been introduced to the only known male in China, more than 100 years old and living more than 600 miles away at the Suzhou Zoo. The Bronx Zoo-based WCS and the Fort Worth Zoo-based TSA coordinated the critically important move; TSA provided much of the funding, animal reproduction and technical expertise while WCS provided ...
August 04, 2006
Looking for a Good Catch? Ask the Irrawaddy Dolphin
A novel partnership between fishermen of the Ayeyarwady River in Myanmar and an endangered river dolphin guarantees a good catch for the fishermen. By establishing a protected area along a stretch of the river, the government of Myanmar is helping to safeguard this unique cultural tradition.
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