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News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
Op-Eds & Blogs
May 23, 2013
Slow and Steady, Turtles Gain Ground
WCS builds assurance colonies in its zoos and in the field to help restore endangered turtles May 23, Thursday: World Turtle Day NEW YORK (May 23, 2013) — The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today progress in its effort to restore some of the world’s most endangered turtles , an effort that combines the creation of assurance colonies at its zoos with in-country field conservation work. The announcement comes on World Turtle Day – a global celebration to bring...
April 27, 2013
More Than 5,200 Dash through WCS’s Bronx Zoo To Save Elephants and Other Wildlife
Laura Wang from Manhattan – First woman to cross the finish line (18:01)Birger Ohlsson from Mt. Vernon, NY – First man to cross the finish line (15:29) Gauthier family from Los Angeles, Calif. earns top fundraiser honors raising more than $11,000 Bronx, N.Y. – April 27, 2013 – More than 5,200 ran, jogged, and walked through the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo in support of elephant conservation at the fifth annual WCS Run for the Wild – a 5K event to raise money to save elephants, t...
April 15, 2013
Scientists Call for Large Ocean Wilderness Parks
In a survey of the Chagos Archipelago in the central Indian Ocean, due south of the Maldives, marine scientists found a huge array and high numbers of fish. The area was declared a no-take zone just a few years ago.
April 09, 2013
East Meets West to Discuss Safe Passages for Wildlife
Mongolian officials tour western U.S. to learn wildlife-friendly ways to counter the impacts of fences, roads, and railways BOZEMAN (April 9, 2013) -- In a classic example of East meets West, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has arranged for a Mongolian delegation of government officials, environmental planners and others to tour sites in Montana and New Mexico to exchange information and expertise on reducing the impacts that roads, railways, and fencing have on wildlife. Developme...
March 28, 2013
Big Cats in Backyards
In certain urbanized landscapes of western India, leopards and other large carnivores have become routine visitors. But despite their increasing presence in areas devoid of wilderness, most go unnoticed.
March 28, 2013
Move Over Squirrels: Leopards are the New Backyard Wildlife
New WCS-led Study documents rise of big cats in urbanized landscape in India Camera trap photos show leopards, hyenas – and lots of people NEW YORK (March 28, 2013) — A new study led by WCS-India scientist Vidya Athreaya finds that certain landscapes of western India completely devoid of wilderness and with high human populations are crawling with a different kind of backyard wildlife: leopards. The study found as many as five adult large carnivores, including leopards and striped...
March 26, 2013
When Curiosity Didn’t Kill the Cat…
NEW YORK (March 26, 2013) — A 4-5 month old tiger cub examines a remote camera last month in India’s Bhadra Tiger Reserve, a protected area where tiger numbers are increasing. The second camera can be seen in the background. WCS conservationists, led by tiger expert Ullas Karanth, conduct annual surveys in the region, photographing and identifying individual tigers by their unique stripe pattern. WCS has been working in Bhadra Tiger Reserve since the late 1980's. WCS’s partners led by DV Girish ...
March 14, 2013
Historic Shark Decisions Survive Final Threat at CITES Plenary
Five commercially valuable shark species, manta rays & freshwater sawfish listed The following statement was issued today by WCS President and CEO Cristian Samper: The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) today celebrates the decision by an historic, broad group of nations from around the world to list five new sharks, freshwater sawfish, and two manta ray species for protection by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). This vote is a fi...
February 06, 2013
WCS Announces the 5th Annual WCS Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo
WCS Run for the Wild is presented by Amarula Cream Liqueur and Con Edison Annual 5k run/walk is dedicated to saving elephants from the worst poaching crisis in two decades Registration open at www.wcsrunforthewild.org Bronx Zoo Event Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013 From now through April 27 WCS Run for the Wild: World helps those around ...
January 10, 2013
More Than Hope for Tigers
After revealing that tigers are roaring back in three landscapes where WCS works, our CEO penned a blog for the
relaying his recent trip to India. While there, Dr. Samper observed a wild tigress--whose presence reflects a significant increase in tiger numbers in South India.
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