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January 08, 2015
WCS Applauds Senate Bill to Strengthen Wildlife Trafficking Penalties
Today, WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) applauded the introduction of a Senate bill that would strengthen the law enforcement tools and penalties against wildlife trafficking. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced the bill.
January 07, 2015
Are Human Behaviors Affecting Bird Communities in Residential Areas?
Veery - These “area sensitive” species tend to fare better in large, contiguous habitat blocks. In a recent study, they were found to demonstrate a similar negative response to exurban development in the Adirondacks and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, despite the different geographies of the two study regions.
December 31, 2014
A Touch of the Tropics Comes to WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo this Winter
The Wildlife Conservation Society's Prospect Park Zoo is now home to two
December 30, 2014
WCS Releases Top Ten Camera Trap Pics from 2014
WCS released today ten favorite camera trap images of 2014 taken by its scientists from around the world.
December 29, 2014
This Holiday Season, Red-and-Green Finches are Stars of WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo
WCS's Prospect Park Zoo is home to six red-faced parrot finches, colorful birds with red and green plumage reminiscent of the holiday season.
December 23, 2014
WCS and Woods Hole Launch NY Whale Study
WCS’s New York Aquarium Launches a Joint Venture with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to Better Understand and Minimize Threats to Whales in New York Bight.
December 18, 2014
Study on World’s Biggest Animal Finds More Than One Population In the Southeastern Pacific
By analyzing DNA, scientists from a number of organizations, including WCS, have discovered two distinct blue whale populations in the southeastern Pacific. This information could eventually help inform the most effective protection plan for this endangered species.
December 16, 2014
Harbor Seals Return to WCS’s Central Park Zoo
Young seals make move to Manhattan from Brooklyn Harbor seals return to zoo after three years Species can be found in waters surrounding New York City WCS’s New York Seascape Program works locally to save marine species New York, NY – Dec. 16, 2014 – Two young harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) have made their public debut at WCS’s Central Park Zoo. It is the first time since 2011 that the species has been exhibited ...
December 12, 2014
Congress Enacts New Protections for Rocky Mountain Front and the North Fork of the Flathead River in Montana
BOZEMAN (December 12, 2014) – In response to landmark protections of the Rocky Mountain Front and the North Fork of the Flathead River in Montana enacted by today’s passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, WCS’s North America Program Executive Director Dr. Jodi Hilty stated: “The WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) applauds the passage of two provisions to the bill, which will help safeguard two critically important wild lands in Montana and the iconic wildli...
December 10, 2014
Sea Turtles Roar Back: WCS reports highest reported nest counts in Nicaragua
Hawksbill turtles nesting success jumps more than 200 percent Poaching reduced by 80 percent Anti-poaching and community conservation efforts are paying off NEW YORK (December 10, 2014) – A WCS team in Nicaragua reported today a dramatic increase in nesting of critically endangered hawksbill sea turtles including the highest nest counts since a conservation project began there in 2000. The total nest count for hawksbill turtles in the project area in Nicaragua’s P...
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