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Wildlife Conservation Society and partners call for regulation of international trade in sharks and rays  JEJU, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, September 4, 2012—The Wildlife Conservation Society and over 35 government agency and NGO partners participating in IUCN’s World Conservation Congress this week are urging the world’s governments to take urgent steps to save the world’s sharks and rays from the relentless pressure of over-fishing for international trade.  WC...
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Wildlife Conservation Society, Afghanistan veterinarians, National Geographic Society, and Nat Geo WILD achieve what has been the impossible Research will be featured in Third Annual Big Cat Week, airing this December on Nat Geo WILD WAKHAN CORRIDOR, AFGHANISTAN, July 17, 2012 – Two snow leopards were captured, fitted with satellite collars, and released for the first time in Afghanistan by a team of Wildlife Conservation Society conservationists and Afghan veterinarians conducting resear...
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Will insects and bacteria consume more of the wolverine’s food if the climate warms?  Wildlife Conservation Society and partners say refrigeration of food key to wolverine reproduction, selection of habitat Cached food reserves critical to mothers raising young Scientists eye implications of climate change for species BOZEMAN, MT (July 11, 2012) – A new study released by the Wildlife Conser...
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New Book from the Wildlife Conservation Society illustrates how conservation-planning is evolving to prepare for climate change BOZEMAN, MT (June 14, 2012) –A landmark book released by the Wildlife Conservation Society through Island Press shows that people in diverse environments around the world are moving from climate science to conservation action to ensure their natural systems, wildlife and livelihoods can withstand the pressures of global warming. Climate and Conservation offers a...
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The first satellite tag study for the world’s largest ray, conducted by researchers from WCS, the University of Exeter, and the Mexican government, reveals its habits and hidden journeys.
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Wildlife Conservation Society, University of Exeter, and the Mexican Government uncover feeding habitats and threats to world’s largest ray Six manta rays tagged, some traveling more than 1,100 kilometers NEW YORK (May 10, 2012)—Using the latest satellite tracking technology, conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Exeter (UK), and the Government of Mexico have completed a ground-breaking study on a mysterious ocean giant: the manta ray. T...
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Plans are first steps to manage and conserve Ethiopia’s large carnivores Action plans released at press conference in Ethiopia NEW YORK (April 19, 2012) – Three of Ethiopia’s large carnivores – the cheetah, wild dog, and lion – received much-needed action plans today to address future conservation of these imperiled predators, which are increasingly threatened by development and human-related activities.The plans, endorsed by Dr. Kifle, Director General of the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation A...
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Efforts include breeding at zoos combined with intensive field conservation work WCS will take direct responsibility for the continued survival of at least half of the 25 most endangered species of turtles and tortoisesWCS working with Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS), the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), Turtle Conservancy (TC), and the Asian Turtle Program (ATP) in global effort NEW YORK (April 11, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today a new strategy that draws on all of th...
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As their sea ice habitat diminishes in the Arctic, Pacific walruses increasingly use coastal lands to haul out, and feed in the surrounding shallow waters. Because this phenomenon poses new threats to walrus populations, conservationists are adopting new strategies to monitor and protect them.
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Wildlife Conservation Society workshop brought together experts from international community to assess the health, status, and stewardship of coastal walrus “haul-outs” NEW YORK (March 29, 2012) – Conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, Native groups, scientists, and agency staff from both the Russian Federation and United States met to address the need for effective responses to climate-driven increases in the numbers of Pacific walrus using land-based “haul-outs” during summer...
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