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January 16, 2015
WATCH: "Real" Paddington Bear Captured on Video
WCS is working to save the “real” Paddington Bear, the Andean bear. Check out some rare glimpses via video camera traps along with new scientific findings. News release, recent study, and links below.
September 29, 2014
El Presidente Colombiano Honra al Dr. Cristián Samper, Presidente y Director Ejecutivo de WCS
Nueva York (29 de septiembre 2014) – El presidente colombiano Juan Manuel Santos ha presentado al Dr. Cristián Samper, Presidente y CEO de la Wildlife Conservation Society, con el prestigioso Orden de San Carlos.La orden de San Carlos rinde homenaje a los ciudadanos colombianos, extranjeros civiles y militares que han hecho contribuciones sobresalientes al país, particularmente en el campo de las relaciones internacionales.El Dr. Samper, una autoridad internacional en la biología de la conservac...
September 29, 2014
Colombian President Honors WCS President and CEO Dr. Cristián Samper
NEW YORK (September 29, 2014) – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has presented Dr. Cristián Samper, president and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society, with the prestigious Order of San Carlos. The Order of San Carlos honors Colombian citizens, foreign civilians and military officers who have made outstanding contributions to the country, particularly in the field of international relations. An international authority on conservation biology and environmental policy, Dr. Samper was inv...
July 10, 2014
RuneScape Campaign Highlights Rhino Conservation Challenge
Jagex supports United for WIldlife's campaign to protect wild rhinos July 10, 2014, New York – Jagex Games Studio, makers of the multi-award winning fantasy MMORPG, RuneScape, has supported a campaign by United for Wildlife, a collaboration between seven of the world’s most influential conservation organisations brought together by the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, to help promote the protection of rhinos in the wild. Starting today, RuneScape ...
June 17, 2014
Splish, Splash! Andean Bear Takes a Bath at Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo
Flushing, N.Y. – June 16, 2014 -- Bouba, a young Andean bear (Tremarctos ornatus), goes for a swim at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo. Bouba is a 2–year-old male that made his debut at the Queens Zoo in the fall. He shares a habitat with a female Andean bear named Spangles. The Andean bear is the only bear species endemic to South America. It is native to Andean lowlands in Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Argentina. The species is classified as “Vulnerable” by th...
November 14, 2013
Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo Welcomes New Andean Bear
Andean bears are the only South American bear species Populations are declining due to habitat loss and hunting B-Roll Video Download HD Andean Bear at Queens Zoo b-roll.mov Interview With Queens Zoo Director Scott Silver www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFfI8WU5CXI Flushing, N.Y. – Nov. 14, 2013 - The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is home to a new Andean bear (Tremarctos ornatus), the only bear species endemic to South America. The Andean bear is native to Andean lowlands in Venezuela, ...
October 22, 2013
Pics: Andean Bears Hate Paparazzi
WCS stop-action images reveal rare bear species in Bolivian park attempting to destroy hidden cameras.Watch videoWCS’s studies bears and other wildlife in the Greater Madidi Tambopata Landscape – one of the world’s most wildlife-rich regionsNEW YORK (October 22, 2013) — A series of camera-trap images released by the Wildlife Conservation Society today shows rare Andean bears acting like angry Hollywood celebrities – at least when it comes to having their picture taken.The stop-action images rev...
August 09, 2013
In Myanmar, Natural Resources Are Key to Conflict Resolution
As Myanmar transitions to peace after years of internal conflict, WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper, who visited the country earlier this year, writes on the importance of balancing development with natural resource conservation efforts.
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...
August 01, 2012
Dr. Cristián Samper Inicia su Gestión como Presidente y Director Ejecutivo de la Wildlife Conservation Society
En su rol como Jefe de WCS, el Dr. Samper dirigirá la organización preeminente para la conservación basada en ciencia, que lleva a cabo proyectos de conservación en 65 naciones y en todos los océanos del mundo. Asimismo, administrará el Bronx Zoo, el New York Aquarium, el Central Park Zoo, el Prospect Park Zoo y el Queens Zoo BRONX, NUEVA YORK 1° de agosto de 2012—El Dr. Cristián Samper inicia su gestión como Presidente y Director Ejecutivo de la Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) ho...
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