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October 02, 2014
Why Wildlife Trafficking Is a Human Problem of Global Concern
During the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly, world leaders discuss some of the greatest challenges facing the global community. Susan Lieberman, WCS Vice President for International Policy, explains why wildlife trafficking is on this list.
September 24, 2014
Historic Buffalo Treaty Signed by Tribes and First Nations Along U.S. and Canada Border
Native groups from U.S. and Canada join to support restoration of bison; renew cultural and spiritual ties BOZEMAN, MT (September 24, 2014) – Yesterday afternoon, dignitaries from U.S. Tribes and Canadian First Nations signed a treaty—the first among them in more than 150 years—to establish intertribal alliances for cooperation in the restoration of American buffalo (or bison) on Tribal/First Nations Reserves or co-managed lands within the U.S. and Canada. This historic signing of the “Norther...
September 23, 2014
Wildlife Conservation Society Reports on Successes in Saving African Elephants At Clinton Global Initiative’s Annual Meeting
96 Elephants campaign helps achieve ivory bans in New York and New Jersey and expand social media impact in China96 Elephants sparks 672,500 emails to officials in support of elephantsCGI launches The Elephant Action Network to increase conservation partners and monitor successes NEW YORK (Sept. 23, 2014)—The Wildlife Conservation Society reported today at the Clinton Global Initiative’s Annual Meeting a number of encouraging gains achieved over the past year in the fight to save Africa’s eleph...
September 19, 2014
Belize Prime Minister’s Wife Visits Glover’s Reef Atoll
NEW YORK (September 19, 2014) – Kim Simplis Barrow, wife of Belize’s Prime Minister Dean Barrow and the Special Envoy for Women and Children, recently visited the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Research Station on Middle Caye, Glover’s Reef Atoll on what could only be described as a picture perfect day. During the visit she was given a glimpse into the world of marine conservation with presentations on the almost two decades of support that WCS has provided to the Glover’s Reef Marine Re...
September 18, 2014
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium and Prospect Park Zoo Celebrate Otter Awareness
Saturday, Sept. 20; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Activities planned at both facilitiesBrooklyn, N.Y. – Sept. 18, 2014- The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium and Prospect Park Zoo have planned educational activities to celebrate Sea Otter Awareness Week on Saturday, Sept. 20, at both facilities. The aquarium will also hold activities on Sunday, Sept. 21 and the weekend of Sept. 27. The festivities will raise awareness about sea and river otters, oceans, and other aquatic wildlife. Sea Otter A...
September 18, 2014
Research Yields a Game Changer for Improving Understanding of Ebola and Great Apes
Fecal screening detects Ebola antibodies in wild great apes, suggests some apes survive exposureTo see VIDEO, CLICK HERE. NEW YORK (September 18, 2014) – A group of international scientists have developed a new method to study Ebola virus in wildlife. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)-led research, published today in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, describes the use of fecal samples from wild great apes to identify populations likely to have been exposed to the virus. This re...
September 09, 2014
It's the Wild West in East Africa
On a recent trip to Mozambique’s Niassa National Reserve, WCS Presdient and CEO Cristián Samper and Alastair Nelson, WCS Mozambique Country Director, traveled by helicopter to bear witness to an elephant that had been killed just hours earlier. Unfortunately this is not unusual for the area, but the Mozambique government and WCS are integrating resources and staff to protect Niassa's elephants.
September 09, 2014
A Decade of Research Identifies Threats to Adirondack Loons, Provides Guidance on Protection
Studies appear in special issue of Waterbirds Biodiversity Research Institute’s (BRI’s) Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS’s) Adirondack Program announced today that three new articles summarizing research on Adirondack loons have been published in a special issue of the journal Waterbirds that is dedicated to loon research and conservation in North America. “We are pleased to have our loon research in the Adirondack Park included in this...
September 02, 2014
An Uphill Climb for Mountain Species?
A new paper looks at the issues facing biodiversity throughout the world’s mountain regions, sets agenda for conservation Do we need corridors between “habitat-islands?” BOZEMAN (September 2, 2014) – A recently published paper provides a history of scientific research on mountain ecosystems, looks at the issues threatening wildlife in these systems, and sets an agenda for biodiversity conservation throughout the world’s mountain regions. The paper, “Mountain gloom and mountain glory revisited:...
August 18, 2014
Paper delivers clear policy to safeguard world’s primary forests
New global research reveals extreme vulnerability of primary forests Authors say just 22 percent of primary forests are located in protected areas, which is the equivalent of only five percent of original primary forest Analysis provides clear policy recommendations to protect primary forests Paper URL:http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/conl.12120/full August 18, 2014: An international team of conservationist scientists and practitioners has published new research showing the precarious...
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