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“Adapting to a Changing Environment” provides governments, scientists, and managers with a framework for action NEW YORK (October 27, 2011)—The impacts of climate change on the world’s land and sea will become more pronounced in the years to come. According to the authors of a new book, the impacts of this change will fall hardest on poor communities that are highly dependent on natural resources for their livelihoods, but much can be done to protect the environment and maintain human we...
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“Walston’s tube-nosed bat” named after WCS Executive Director for Asia Program’s Joe Walston Walston recognized for his contribution to bat research and biodiversity in Vietnam and Cambodia WCS headquarters are based at the Bronx Zoo NEW YORK (October 25, 2011) – Call him Batman. The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Executive Director for Asia Programs Joe Walston has received an honor befitting of the Caped Crusader himself – a new...
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Report Features Major WCS Studies on Western Indian Ocean Coral Reefs and the Albertine Rift Recommendations Include Improvements in Data Sharing, Workshops and Technology WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 20, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society and other members of the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group released a report today that will help African nations plan for the impending effects of climate change, such as more severe storms and flooding,...
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Research identifies eight factors that can alert managers to the threat of overfishing in otherwise healthy looking reefs NEW YORK (September 28, 2011)—Coral reefs that have lots of corals and appear healthy may, in fact, be heading toward collapse, according to a study published by the Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups. Using data from coral reef systems across the western Indian Ocean, an international team of researchers identified how overfishing creates a serie...
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A new study identifies a better way to determine if coral ecosystems are in danger of collapse.
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WCS leads global assessment showing where climate stresses on reef systems will beExposure map highlights places to focus management  NEW YORK (August 11, 2011)—Marine researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups have created a map of the world’s corals and their exposure to stress factors, including high temperatures, ultra-violet radiation, weather systems, sedimentation, as well as stress-reducing factors such as temperature variability and tidal dynamics. ...
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Fisher numbers in northwestern California are falling. A new WCS study finds the population of these elusive forest predators dropped 73 percent in less than a decade.

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WCS and the Hoopa Valley Tribe identify significant fisher population decline and evaluate methods to monitor and inform population status BOZEMAN, MT (July 5, 2011) – The Hoopa Valley Tribe, in cooperation with the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of Massachusetts, reported a 73-percent decline in the density of fishers—a house-cat sized member of the weasel family and candidate for endangered species listing—on the Hoopa Valley ...
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Dr. Graham, director of WCS’s Gulf and Caribbean sharks and rays program, receives one of the world’s most prestigious prize for grassroots nature conservation. The award recognizes her work to implement a national action plan for sharks and get more local people actively involved in protecting ocean wildlife and coastal biodiversity.
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Robert Richardson, Jr. and the No. 23 Wildlife Conservation Society Dodge Team are bringing awareness to WCS and wildlife conservation this race season. The WCS car is becoming a favorite amongst race fans and animal lovers alike. Keep track of the races here throughout the series.

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