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News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
Op-Eds & Blogs
December 01, 2011
WCS’s New York Aquarium’s Coral Lab Fascinates And Educates Visitors
Coral propagation lab allows aquarium staff to grow various species on site, eliminating the need to disrupt fragile reefs in the wild Brooklyn, N.Y. – Dec. 1, 2011 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium is now growing corals on site in an effort to educate the public about the need to preserve fragile reef systems in the wild. Coral reefs are vital to the health of marine life. They provide shelter and food for countless marine species and help maintain a balanced ocea...
October 27, 2011
New Book Proposes Solutions to the Social and Ecological Challenges Posed by Climate Change
“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...
October 25, 2011
BATMAN: New Bat Species Named After WCS Conservationist
“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...
October 20, 2011
WCS-Led Report Will Help Improve Climate Adaptation Efforts in Africa
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,...
September 28, 2011
WCS Study Uncovers a Predictable Sequence Toward Coral Reef Collapse
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...
September 28, 2011
A Countdown to Coral Collapse
A new study identifies a better way to determine if coral ecosystems are in danger of collapse.
August 11, 2011
Worldwide Map Identifies Important Coral Reefs Exposed to Stress
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. ...
July 07, 2011
An Elusive Forest Carnivore Grows Scarcer
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.
July 05, 2011
Vulnerable forest carnivore population DECLINE IDENTIFIED in heart of range
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 ...
May 12, 2011
WCS’s Dr. Rachel T. Graham Wins the Whitley Gold Award
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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