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WCS Tiger Experts: WCS President Steve Sanderson Executive Vice President for Conservation and Science John Robinson Director for Asia Programs Joe Walston Vice President of Species Program Elizabeth Bennett Vladimir Putin calls together highest level of delegates ever gathered from tiger range states to save this iconic species WCS: Protection of “Source Sites” is critical to future t...
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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...
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WCS scientists link rising temperatures and rainfall levels to a growing parasite problem for nestling birds in South America.
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Study finds higher temperatures and higher precipitation levels mean greater harm caused by parasites to developing chicks NEW YORK (September 28, 2010)—A Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) study on nesting birds in Argentina finds that increasing temperatures and rainfall—both side effects of climate change in some parts of the world—could be bad for birds of South America, but great for some of their parasites which thrive in warmer and wetter conditions. The study, which looked at nest...
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Panthera and Wildlife Conservation Society succeed in pushing historic agreement to conserve region the size of Vermont that is home to a number of endangered species Hukaung Valley – Officials from Myanmar formally announced today that the entire Hukaung Valley would be declared a Protected Tiger Area. The declaration officially protects an area the size of Vermont and marks a major step forward in saving one of the most endangered species on the planet – the tiger – which numbers les...
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Researchers combine data from the sky and the sea to save a dolphin in need.
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Genetics and remote sensing data represent a rare hi-tech combo for marine animals Researchers detect hidden environmental barriers along coastal habitat of the franciscana dolphin NEW YORK—Using DNA samples and images from Earth-orbiting satellites, conservationists from Columbia University, the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History, and Fundación AquaMarina, are gathering new insights about the franciscana—a poorly known coast...
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South American howler monkeys sound the alert for humans during yellow fever outbreaks
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Savings Tigers Now: A Prognosis for Tigers in Eight Priority Landscapes Report Issued as World Celebrates "Year of the Tiger" For more than 1.5 million years, tigers have roamed the earth. They could be extinct in our lifetime. NEW YORK (February 17, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a “report card” today for wild tigers in Asia revealing how these iconic big ca...
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WCS emphasizes importance of peaceful coexistence of humans and wildlife. Bronx, NY – Thursday, January 28 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo today announced the debut of three young brown bears and one young grizzly bear that were rescued in separate incidences in Alaska and Montana. The three brown bear cubs are siblings and originally from Baranof Island, Alaska. The orphaned cubs were rescued by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and temporarily held at Fortress of ...
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