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Thorbjarnarson established conservation programs around the world to save threatened and endangered reptiles WCS Conservation fund will be set up in his name (February 25, 2010) The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) mourns the loss of Senior Conservation Scientist Dr. John Thorbjarnarson, 52, who died in India on Feb. 14th from falciparum malaria. Thorbjarnarson was instrumental in the conservation and protection of a wide variety of rept...
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Two-year survey by Indian biologist finds treasure trove of wildlife in Northeast IndiaUnique rainforest needs protection from deforestation, poaching, and hydroelectric projectsStudy supported by Forest Department, Government of Assam, and funded by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), the Wildlife Conservation Society–India Program and Rufford Small Grants Foundation, U.K. (February 18, 2010) Conservation groups announced today the discovery of seven cat species living in a ...
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John was a world-renowned expert on crocodiles, alligators, anacondas, turtles and other species of reptiles and worked tirelessly throughout Latin America, Africa, and Asia to ensure their protection and conservation.
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Savings Tigers Now: A Prognosis for Tigers in Eight Priority Landscapes Report Issued as World Celebrates "Year of the Tiger" For more than 1.5 million years, tigers have roamed the earth. They could be extinct in our lifetime. NEW YORK (February 17, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a “report card” today for wild tigers in Asia revealing how these iconic big ca...
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As the world celebrates the Year of the Tiger, WCS assesses tiger habitat and populations across eight priority landscapes in Asia with a color-coded report.

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WCS conservationists working in a remote valley in Afghanistan find the breeding grounds for the "world's least known bird."
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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...
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Dr. Peter Clyne is an Assistant Director in the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Asia Program, specializing in conservation in the southern part of the continent. We talked to him about his interest in conservation and what he considers to be the most important issues in conservation today.
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WCS’s Bronx Zoo Has Welcomed More Than 236 Million Visitors Since Its Gates Opened November 8, 1899 WCS’s Bronx Zoo is a Cornerstone New York City Cultural Institution and Headquarters for Global Conservation Efforts WCS’s Bronx Zoo Continues Award-Winning Tradition of Forward Thinking Exhibit Design Bronx, N.Y. – November 8, 2009 – Today, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo celebrates the 110th anniversary of its opening.  Since November 8, 1899, more than 236 million ...
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Conservationists from WCS and other organizations use DNA to examine the mysterious movements of humpback whales through the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
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