Op-Eds & Blogs
News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
Op-Eds & Blogs
December 21, 2011
Dramatic Photo Shows Jaguar and Cubs from Bolivia’s Kaa Iya National Park
1,000 jaguars live in the vast bi-national Gran Chaco Jaguar Conservation Unit spanning southern Bolivia and northern Paraguay NEW YORK (December 21, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released today a dramatic photo of a female jaguar and her two cubs near the Isoso Station of the Santa Cruz-Puerto Suarez Gas Pipeline in Kaa Iya National Park in Bolivia. The adult jaguar, nicknamed Kaaiyana, has been seen with her cubs in the area for over a month; though WCS conser...
October 19, 2011
Bolivia’s Jaguars Set a Record
In a recent study conducted
in Bolivia’s Madidi National Park
, WCS researchers have identified a record number of jaguars through a digital camera trap survey.
October 19, 2011
WCS Uncovers Record Number of Jaguars in Bolivia
New digital cameras capture images of 19 individual jaguars i n Madidi National Park NEW YORK (October 19, 2011) – In a new camera trap survey in the world’s most biologically diverse landscape, researchers for the Wildlife Conservation Society have identified more individual jaguars than ever before. Using technology first adapted to identify tigers by stripe patterns, WCS conservationists have identified 19 individual jaguars by spot patterns in the rainforests o...
September 06, 2011
WCS's Bronx Zoo Debuts Baby Bolivian Gray Titi Monkey
Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS Bronx, NY- September 6, 2011 – ATTACHED PHOTO: A baby gray titi monkey hangs from its mom at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. The monkey, born in April, is on exhibit in the primate section near the zoo’s Mouse House. The Wildlife Conservation Society works in Bolivia where gray titi monkeys live in the wild. Contact: Max Pulsinelli 718-220-5182; email@example.com The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildl...
February 25, 2011
Local Communities Are Sentinels in Wildlife Health Initiatives, Says WCS
From understanding Ebola in Central Africa to using medicinal plants in Bolivia, local communities are emerging as key partners in fighting diseases shared by humans and wildlife WCS health officials presented findings at this week’s OIE Global Conference on Wildlife: “Animal Health and Biodiversity—Preparing for the Future” PARIS, FRANCE (February 25, 2011)—Wildlife health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said they are increasingly relying on th...
February 22, 2011
OIE Global Conference on Wildlife: Animal Health and Biodiversity Preparing for the Future
SAVE THE DATE: February 23-25, 2011 Conference addresses management approaches to health risks to humans and animals Who: Dr. Robert Cook, Executive Vice President and General Director of WCS’s Living Institutions. Dr. Cook will discuss the role of zoological conservation organizations in the health of wildlife. Dr. Alain Ondzie, Field Veterinarian, WCS-Global Health Program. Ondzie will discuss efforts to monitor and mitigate the threat of Ebola viruses to wildl...
September 30, 2010
WCS-Bolivia Partner Receives Prestigious Equator Prize
The Tsimané Mosetene Regional Council, WCS’s local partner in the montane rainforests of Bolivia, received the award at a ceremony held on September 20 in New York, honoring its efforts to reduce poverty through sustainable development and biodiversity conservation.
September 29, 2010
WCS Applauds Local Efforts Promoting Sustainable Development & Saving Bolivia’s Biodiversity
Indigenous Council Receives Prestigious Equator Prize 2010 at New York Award Ceremony NEW YORK (September 29, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) applauds the selection of their local partner in the montane rainforests of Bolivia—the Consejo Regional Tsimané Mosetene (Tsimané Mosetene Regional Council—CRTM)—as a winner of the prestigious Equator Prize 2010, an honor bestowed on 25 local communities working to reduce poverty through sustainable development and the conserv...
May 13, 2010
WCS Applauds U.S. Senators Kerry and Lieberman for Including Wildlife Provisions in Climate Bill
WASHINGTON (May 13, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society applauded U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) for their leadership in introducing new legislation, The American Power Act, which would provide important measures to protect wildlife and wild places while ensuring our U.S. energy independence.WCS Executive Vice President of Public Affairs John Calvelli issued the following statement: “We praise U.S. Sens. John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman for their leadersh...
October 23, 2009
New Park in Cambodia
The forest haven for monkeys, tigers, and elephants also stores carbon and will help in the global fight against climate change. Key research conducted by WCS led to the park’s creation.
Page 5 of 6