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New Study Says Females use more mountainous terrain than males NEW YORK (June 16, 2014) – A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society says that in wild yak societies, it’s the mothers that are the real climbers. The study found that mothers with young are on steeper terrain and slightly higher elevation than either males or females without young. The authors of the study expect that this strategy is an adaptive way to avoid predators and to access more nutritious food. Wild ya...
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New campaign for United for Wildlife harnesses the power of sport and social media to raise awareness of wildlife crime. Campaign asks this generation to decide #WhoseSideAreYouOn - the side of critically endangered species or the criminals who kill them for money? David Beckham heads a team of global ambassadors, including Andy Murray, Lewis Hamilton, Rahul Dravid, Francois Pienaar and Yao Ming who will help raise awareness. The Duke of Cambridge, President of United for Wildlife, wa...
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The Public Television Series has Removed Past Ivory Tusk Appraisals From the Series ArchiveProgram Will Continue Efforts to Educate Viewers About Ivory CrisisNew York – June 4, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Society is pleased to learn that Antiques Roadshow on PBS will no longer feature carved ivory tusks on air. In addition, the show has removed past appraisals from the series archive. “On behalf of WCS and all of the 96 Elephants campaign partners, we commend Antiques Roadshow on their dec...
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On an arctic island 250 miles from the nearest Siberian village, US and Russian scientists are collaborating on wildlife research. Their work proves: Conservation transcends geopolitics.
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Campaign continues to gain momentum through social mediaJoin the Thunderclap to tell Antiques Roadshow to save elephants, not ivory: ThunderclapNEW YORK (May 15, 2014) -- The following statement was issued by John Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Director of the 96 Elephants Campaign:“On April 30th,WCS’s 96 Elephants campaign launched an initiative asking the public to contact the PBS program Antiques Roadshow asking them to stop on-air appraisals of ivory. We believe...
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National Geographic program recognizes uniquely gifted individuals at the forefront of discovery Scientist is pioneering research in ecology and public health in MadagascarNEW YORK (May 15, 2014) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is proud to announce that Dr. Christopher Golden, who for more than a decade has been conducting groundbreaking research on ecology and public health in Madagascar, has been named a 2014 National Geographic Emerging Explorer.National Geographic’s Emerging Explor...
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WCS's Dr. Christopher Golden has been named a 2014 National Geographic Emerging Explorer for his groundbreaking research on ecology and public health in Madagascar.
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Birders of all experience levels welcome Chat with WCS bird experts to learn about migratory birds, conservation, and other species in the zoo The Bronx Zoo Birdathon includes early access to the zoo and all-day admission Saturday, May 17Experienced bird-watchers start at 7am; Families and novice bird-watchers start at 8:30 Birdathon registration is now open:www.bronxzoo.com Bronx, NY – May 6, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo will host the first ever “Bronx Zoo Birdathon” on ...
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“Green Oscar” awarded for conservation of Borneo’s iconic great apes London, UK: 8 May 2014 – HRH The Princess Royal will today present a Whitley Award, a prestigious international nature conservation prize, to Melvin Gumal at a special ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society in honour of his work to conserve orang-utans in Sarawak.Melvin Gumal is one of eight exceptional individuals to have been awarded a share of prize funding worth £280,000 by the Whitley Fund for Nature, winning the W...
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See dozens of wild bird species at the height of the migration seasonBirders of all experience levels welcomeChat with WCS bird experts to learn about migratory birds, conservation, and other species in the zooThe Bronx Zoo Birdathon includes early access to the zoo and all-day admissionSaturday, May 17Experienced bird-watchers start at 7am; Families and novice bird-watchers start at 8:30Birdathon registration is now open: www.bronxzoo.comBronx, NY – May 6, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Socie...
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