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August 07, 2009
WCS scientists working in northern Alaska spot a shorebird originally tagged 8,000 miles away, in Victoria, Australia. The bar-tailed godwit flew the length of the Pacific in an epic journey that underscores the importance of this northern breeding ground.
August 06, 2009
WCS Takes Gold in Beijing
Scientists Honored by Society for Conservation Biology at 2009 Annual Meeting NEW YORK (AUGUST 6, 2009) Three Wildlife Conservation Society scientists were honored during the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology(SCB), in Beijing, China held from July 11-16, 2009. The SCB is an international professional organization with over 12,000 members dedicated to advancing the science and practice of conserving the Earth's biological diversity. Each year, the SCB ...
August 04, 2009
From Australia to the Arctic: WCS Finds Bird 8,000 Miles from Home
Other tagged long-distance migrants from Asia and South America also spotted NEW YORK (August 4, 2009) – WCS scientists studying shorebirds in western Arctic Alaska recently made a serendipitous discovery when they spotted a bar-tailed godwit with a small orange flag and aluminum band harmlessly attached to its legs. Further research revealed that scientists in Australia had banded the bird and attached the flag near Victoria – more than 8,000 miles away. While banded birds are sometime...
July 30, 2009
The Latest from Laos: Bald-Faced Flyer
In a rugged region of Laos increasingly known for unusual wildlife discoveries, WCS scientists and their colleagues find a new “bald” songbird, dubbed the bare-faced bulbul.
July 29, 2009
Bald-Faced Flyer: WCS and University of Melbourne Discover New “Bald” Songbird
Discovery of new species marks first bald songbird discovered in mainland Asia “Bare-faced bulbul” is restricted to rugged region in Laos Project funded by Minerals and Metals Group NEW YORK – An odd songbird with a bald head living in a rugged region in Laos has been discovered by scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and University of Melbourne, as part of a project funded and managed by the mining company MMG (Minerals and Metals Group) that operates the Sepon cop...
July 28, 2009
WCS Supports Stronger Monitoring of Ports for Illegal Wildlife Trade
WCS Applauds Leadership of Congresswoman Madeleine Bordalloand Calls for Port of Entry Monitoring in Global Wildlife Conservation, Coordination, and Enhancement Act WASHINGTON, D.C. (JULY 28, 2009) The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Executive Vice President of Public Affairs John Calvelli submitted testimony today applauding the leadership of Subcommittee Chairwoman Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU) for championing the Global Wildlife Conservat...
July 27, 2009
Bronx Zoo Debuts Its Baby Okapi
Bronx, NY June 27, 2009 - From the back, she looks like a zebra; in the middle, she looks like a donkey; and up front, her face resembles her closest relative - the giraffe.The okapi calf is called Mbaya. She lives with her mother, Kweli, in the Robert Wood Johnson Jr. Okapi Jungle and Ituri Field Camp in the Congo Gorilla Forest. The okapi are an integral part of this exhibit celebrating its ten-year anniversary.Mbaya was born this spring, weighing 65 pounds. She is the fourth calf born to he...
July 21, 2009
Bronx Zoo's Madagascar! Exhibit Hosts Five Newborns in Its First Year
Exhibit's Inhabitants Are Truly Feeling at Home As WCS Celebrates First Anniversary of Madagascar!, the Exhibit Gets the Gold for Being Green Bronx, NY – June 21 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Bronx Zoo is celebrating the birth of five newborns during the first year of its newest exhibit, Madagascar!. Three red ruffed lemurs, 1 collared lemur and 1 Coquerel’s sifaka, all primates endemic to Madagascar, were born in the exhibit. ...
July 16, 2009
The Queens Zoo Welcomes Pronghorn Fawns
Flushing, N.Y. –The Queens Zoo is happy to announce the arrival of three adorable pronghorn antelope fawns, born recently at the zoo. The pronghorn is unique in that it is the lone member of the family, Antilocapridae. They are true American natives that do not occur anywhere else in the world.The new fawns are still very young but adjusting quite nicely to their new home at the completely outdoor zoo. A species known for taking long trips in the wild, the new pronghorns spend much of their time...
July 15, 2009
Photo Release: Baby Kanburian Pit Viper Born at Bronx Zoo
The Bronx Zoo's new Kanburian pit viper at one week of age. Kanburian pit vipers live in the trees of Thailand’s western forests, preying on small animals
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