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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 08, 2014
Science for Nature and People (SNAP) Names Renowned Conservation Innovator as New Executive Director
Craig Groves To Lead Cutting-Edge Science Initiative Tackling Challenges Such As Fracking, Sustainable Agriculture, Coastal Defenses, Global Fish Stocks & Communicating Climate Change Through Video Games ARLINGTON, VA. – December 8, 2014 – Science for Nature and People (SNAP) — a new science initiative producing solutions on issues from hydraulic fracturing to sustainable agriculture intensification to protecting coastlines in the face of sea-level rise — has named...
December 05, 2014
WCS-Canada Statement on the Yukon Supreme Court Decision on the Yukon Government’s Peel Watershed Plan
TORONTO (December 5, 2014) – In response to a landmark decision made by the Yukon Supreme Court regarding the Peel Watershed planning process, WCS Canada‘s Dr. Donald Reid stated: “Wildlife Conservation Society Canada is very encouraged by the Yukon Supreme Court’s ruling of December 2nd, which found that the way the Yukon government unilaterally intervened in the Peel land-use planning process was ‘not consistent with the honour and integrity of the Crown.&rsqu...
December 05, 2014
Experts Warn of Dangers of Veterinary Pharmaceuticals to Wildlife on the Eve of Key EU Agency Decision
European Medicines Agency Will Soon Make Recommendation to European Commission on Use of Diclofenac in Livestock Diclofenac Use is Shown to Endanger Fragile Vulture Populations The Current Approach to Risk Assessment of Veterinary Pharmaceuticals is Flawed BRUSSELS (December 5, 2014) – The use of the veterinary pharmaceutical diclofenac in Spain is placing Europe’s vulture populations at risk and should be banned, according to a paper published by a tea...
November 18, 2014
MEDIA STATEMENT: World Heritage Sites Must be Fully Protected
Dr. Susan Lieberman, WCS Vice President, International Policy WCS Works Globally to Maintain the Integrity of 32 World Heritage Natural Sites Sydney, Australia (November 18, 2014)— The Wildlife Conservation Society and eight leading international conservation organizations (African Wildlife Foundation, Fauna & Flora International, Frankfurt Zoological Society, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, The Nature Conservancy, The WILD Foundation, WWF, and the Zool...
November 17, 2014
Scientists Spotlight Top Conservation Themes for Satellite Technology
WCS, NASA, And other conservation and remote sensing agencies, universities and NGOs focus on top 10 conservation questions for satellite technology Remote sensing has and can continue to play a critical role in conserving Earth’s biological diversity Protected area management is a key use of remote sensing data Newly formed Conservation Remote Sensing Network to apply remote sensing data to conservation challenges NEW YORK (November 17, 2014)&mdas...
November 14, 2014
THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE WILL VISIT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit the USA between 7th and 9th December 2014. Their Royal Highnesses will travel to New York for a programme of engagements which will also see The Duke visit Washington DC for a day, while The Duchess remains in New York. The Duke and Duchess will attend events on behalf of the Royal Foundation and other charities with which Their Royal Highnesses are closely associated, and also on behalf of HM Government. The charitable themes will include ...
November 14, 2014
Scientists Employ Satellite Tags To Solve Whale-Sized Mystery
Researchers from Wildlife Conservation Society, Aqualie Institute, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Cascadia Research Collective seek to uncover cause of southern right whale die-off Research team succeeds in affixing satellite transmitters to five southern right whales Finding unknown feeding ground may provide insights into mysterious mortality NEW YORK (November 14, 2014) — For the first time, scientists working in the waters of Patagonia...
November 03, 2014
Has Demand for Rhino Horn Truly Dropped in Vietnam?
Northern white rhinos, Kenya, 2014. Only a handful of this white rhino subspecies are believed to remain.
October 31, 2014
National Bison Day 2014: America Celebrates a National Icon on November 1st
On social media, bison fans are posting their #BeardsForBison Senate passed bipartisan resolution to officially commemorate National Bison Day Find a Bison Day event near you at www.votebison.org Washington, D.C. – October 31, 2014 – The Vote Bison Coalition is joining bison-friendly businesses, groups and individuals around the country today to celebrate the third annual National Bison Day on Saturday, November 1. More than 19 events are occurring in at least 15 states to celebrate N...
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