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December 16, 2009
Media Availability: WCS President and CEO Steven Sanderson on Potential Deal on Payments, Peat in Copenhagen
NEW YORK (December 16, 2009)—Steven E. Sanderson, President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society, is available for commentary on current efforts at the Copenhagen climate talks to finalize a deal to compensate countries for protecting forests and peatlands. Sanderson can also comment at on avoided deforestation programs (such as REDD projects) and protecting peat soils in locations such as Chile’s Karukinka National Park. In a recently published article appearing in the latest edition of...
November 24, 2009
Media Availability: WCS President and CEO Steve Sanderson Authors Foreign Affairs Essay
“Where the Wild Things Were How Conservation Efforts Are Failing” International Institutions Charged with the Planet's Care Just Can’t Get It Right The Time Is Ripe for a New Vision: One That Takes Biodiversity And Climate Change Seriously and Explores Their Crucial Connections Will the U.N. Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen Or the International Year of Biodiversity in 2010 Mark this Breakthrough? ...
November 10, 2009
WCS Releases Massive Atlas of Patagonian Sea
Ambitious atlas shows how 16 species use critical region of South Atlantic Ocean Data for the atlas was gathered by 25 scientists over ten years NEW YORK ( NOVEMBER 10, 2009) -- Recording hundreds of thousands of individual uplinks from satellite transmitters fitted on penguins, albatrosses, sea lions, and other marine animals, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and BirdLife International have released ...
October 15, 2009
Media Availability: WCS President and CEO on the Future of Latin America
WCS President and CEO Dr. Steven E. Sanderson, Appearing in Americas Quarterly: Does the 21st Century Belong to Asia or Latin America?Latin America Positioned to Lead On Climate Change and Sustainable Policies Sanderson Suggests a Three-Point Conservation Agenda for Latin America as a prelude to UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December (BRONX, NEW YORK, October 15, 2009) In the article “Growing Green,” appearing in the fall issue of the jour...
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...
September 29, 2009
Congo Basin Heads of State and Conservation Groups Celebrate 10 Years of Success in Saving World’s Second Largest Rainforest
JOINT PRESS RELEASE : African Wildlife Foundation, Conservation International, Wildlife Conservation Society, World Wildlife Fund Ongoing Threats include Bushmeat Hunting, Illegal Logging, and Climate Change Washington – September 29, 2009 -- Leaders of the Congo Basin countries and conservation groups are pressing for more attention, funds and technical support to save the world’s second largest rainforest and benefit its population during a Congo ...
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...
October 09, 2008
Argentina Bans Commercial Fishing in Key Marine Wildlife Area
Wildlife-Rich Burdwood Bank is Now Protected NEW YORK (October 9, 2008) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today that the government of Argentina has recently banned commercial fishing along an 1,800 square kilometer (694 square mile) submerged island rich in species found no where else on earth and an important feeding ground for sea lions, penguins, albatross and other marine life. The area, known as Burdwood Bank, lies 220 km (136 miles) off the Southern Argentine Coast. Burdwood i...
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