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April 08, 2010
Media Advisory: Osborn Memorial Lecture Highlights “Wildlife Conservation and Human Health” Connections
Wednesday, April 14, 1-5 p.m. New York (April 8, 2010)—The linkages between wildlife, natural resources, and the well-being of human populations are the focus of “Wildlife Conservation and Human Health,” a half-day symposium and part of the ongoing Fairfield Osborn Memorial Lecture series. The lecture is free to the public. When: Wednesday, April 14, 2010. 1-5 p.m. Reception: 5-6 p.m. Where: Rockefeller University Caspary Auditorium York Avenue at 66th Street New York City...
March 29, 2010
Wildlife Conservation in a Time of War
Author Interview Availability: Kent Redford, Editor of State of the Wild: A Global Portrait From Afghanistan to Congo, the challenge of saving wildlife when bullets fly NEW YORK (MARCH 29, 2010) – “In times of human crisis, it is easy to lose touch with the indispensible role nature plays in the continuing survival of humankind,” says Kent Redford, editor of the 2010-1011 edition of State of the Wild, which contains a special section on wildlife con...
March 01, 2010
Afghanistan Officially Protects “World’s Least Known Bird” and 47 Other Threatened Species
Large-billed reed warbler, recently discovered by Wildlife Conservation Society-led team, added to protected species list WCS commends Afghanistan’s National Environment Protection Agency for safeguarding species KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (February 28, 2010) – Afghanistan’s National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA) announced today that it would strengthen its Protected Species List by adding an additional 15 species, including the elusive large-billed reed warbler only rece...
March 01, 2010
Afghanistan Officially Protects World’s Least Known Bird
The large-billed reed warbler, recently discovered by a WCS-led team, finds a safe haven in Afghanistan as the country adds the bird to its protected species list.
February 19, 2010
WCS’s “State of the Wild” Highlights Imperative of Conservation in Time of War
WCS issues third edition of a collection of essays that identifies the world’s most pressing conservation challenges Book includes “Rarest of the Rare,” a status report of some of our planet’s most endangered creatures NEW YORK, NY – February 16, 2010 —War imperils not only human communities but also the wildlife and natural resources on which long-term security relies, according to the Wildlife Con...
February 18, 2010
WCS Issues State of the Wild 2010–2011
The third edition in this series identifies today’s most pressing conservation challenges, and highlights the imperative of conservation in a time of war.
January 15, 2010
International Bird of Mystery
WCS conservationists working in a remote valley in Afghanistan find the breeding grounds for the "world's least known bird."
January 13, 2010
WCS Finds "World's Least Known Bird" Breeding in Lost Valley of Afghanistan
NEW YORK (January 13, 2010)—Researchers for the Wildlife Conservation Society have discovered for the first time the breeding area of the large-billed reed warbler—dubbed in 2007 as “the world’s least known bird species”—in the remote and rugged Wakhan Corridor of the Pamir Mountains of north-eastern Afghanistan. Using a combination of astute field observations, museum specimens, DNA sequencing, and the first known audio recording of the species, researchers verified the discovery by capturing...
August 27, 2009
A New Snow Leopard (Not the Operating System)
While Apple is debuting its "Snow Leopard" operating system, the Wildlife Conservation Society is debuting the real thing. WCS released today these camera trap pictures taken from the Sast Valley in Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor. WCS researchers are conducting ongoing wildlife surveys in this remote area with the goal of establishing a protected area. They found this endangered cat in the attached pics willing to strike a pose or two.
June 11, 2009
WCS's Central Park Zoo Opens The Allison Maher Stern Snow Leopard Exhibit
Exhibit Spotlights Endangered Big Cat of Asia’s Great Mountain Ranges And The WCS Conservation Efforts to Save ThemHabitat Includes Latest in Behavioral Enrichment and Technology: Hot Rocks for Winter Warmth, And Shallow Caves, Trees, Waterfall and Fog for Summer CoolingRocks and Deadfall Encourage Pouncing and Playing!New York, N.Y. (June 11, 2009)– The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) today unveiled the Allison Maher Stern Snow Leopard Exhibit at its Central Park Zoo. This spectacular new h...
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