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October 14, 2009
Whale-Sized Study in the Southern Hemisphere
Conservationists from WCS and other organizations use DNA to examine the mysterious movements of humpback whales through the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
October 13, 2009
'Whale-sized' Genetic Study, Largest Ever for Southern Hemisphere Humpbacks
NEW YORK —After 15 years of research in the waters of the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History, and an international coalition of organizations have unveiled the largest genetic study of humpback whale populations ever conducted in the Southern Hemisphere. By analyzing DNA samples from more than 1,500 whales, researchers can now peer into the population dynamics and relatedness of Southern Hemi...
July 31, 2009
Nurturing Fisheries Back to Health
Good management means more fish in the sea, according to a new study. Efforts to curb overfishing have begun to succeed, and offer hope that fish stocks can rebuild if given a chance.
July 30, 2009
Global Study Finds Some Fisheries Rebounding when Managed Well
WCSs work in Kenya takes part of global assessment showing improvement in some fisheries Good management means more fish in the sea, research says NEW YORK – A groundbreaking new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society and an international team of scientists brings surprising good news for some of the world’s fisheries: efforts to curb overfishing have begun to succeed giving hope that fish stocks can rebui...
July 08, 2009
Discovery in the Amazon
WCS scientists track a new subspecies of tamarin in an isolated region of the upper Amazon. Despite the remoteness of its habitat, the monkey is threatened by development in the region.
July 07, 2009
WCS Discovers a New Monkey in Brazilian Amazon
New sub-species emerges within isolated region in upper Amazon Proposed dams and other regional development threaten the newly found tamarin New York (July 7, 2009) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today the discovery of a new monkey in a remote region of the Amazon in Brazil. The monkey is related to saddleback tamarins, which include several species of monkeys known for their distinctively marked backs. The newly describe...
June 18, 2009
The Straight Poop
WCS announces a new way to count tigers, based on a study that shows that fecal DNA sampling provides extremely accurate estimates of the big cats’ populations.
June 18, 2009
The Straight Poop: WCS Announces a New Way to Count Tigers
New study shows that fecal DNA sampling provides extremely accurate estimates of tiger populations New technique is a powerful tool to help save critically endangered big cats NEW YORK (JUNE 18, 2009) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today a major breakthrough in the science of saving tigers: high-tech DNA fecal sampling. According to the study, researchers will be able to accurately count and assess tiger populations by identifying individual animals from the uniq...
June 08, 2009
WCS’s New York Aquarium Supports World Oceans Day with Global Conservation Action
Brooklyn, NY – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which conducts conservation projects throughout the world’s oceans, proudly supports World Oceans Day on June 8th, an event now officially recognized by the United Nations. World Oceans Day, organized by the Ocean Project with support from WCS and other groups, comes as a sweeping new national survey reveals that Americans are concerned about the health of the ocean and are ready to take personal action to make a difference. The Wildlife ...
May 20, 2009
WCS Holds Special Briefing to Highlight Need for U.S. Leadership in Protecting World’s Coral Reefs
It’s Not Only Fish That Need Coral Reefs WASHINGTON (MAY 20, 2009) The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) held a Congressional policy briefing today on Capitol Hill highlighting the need for better policies to protect the world’s coral reefs in the face of climate change. Featured speakers included WCS President and CEO Dr. Steven E. Sanderson, WCS Director of Marine Conservation Dr. Caleb McClennen, and WCS Senior Conservation Zoologist Dr. Tim McClanahan. Honorary hosts at the brief...
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