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Web-based platform integrates medical functions into zoological information management systemMinneapolis, Minnesota USA – 2 May 2014 – In a much-anticipated milestone, ISIS has launched an enhanced version of ZIMS (Zoological Information Management System) that integrates medical information into the animal husbandry recordkeeping system. With the initial release of ZIMS for Medical, the ZIMS platform includes and improves upon many of the features in ISIS’s legacy software, MedARKS.“Releasing ...
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96 Elephants has launched a fictional appraisal on YouTube: http://youtu.be/kdfe6v6qOTUWCS says high-end ivory appraisals send wrong message 96 elephants are killed every day in Africa for their ivoryWCS’s 96 Elephants campaign URL: www.96elephants.orgNEW YORK (April 30, 2014) – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s 96 Elephants campaign is urging the popular PBS program “Antiques Roadshow” to stop its on-air appraisals of ivory. WCS says the appraisals are sending the wrong message to the public...
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Demand for ivory has led to the tragic slaughter of thousands of elephants, leaving the species in crisis. Antiques Roadshow's continued on-air appraisal of ivory sends mixed messages about ivory sales and the elephant crisis, and needs to be stopped.
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Hornaday was a the first director of WCS’s Bronx ZooBronx, NY – April 7, 2014 –The Wildlife Conservation Society has digitized a collection of scrapbooks kept by William T. Hornaday, the first director of WCS’s Bronx Zoo. Ten of the scrapbooks from The Hornaday Wildlife Conservation Scrapbook Collection are available for public viewing at www.hornadayscrapbooks.com. The Hornaday Wildlife Conservation Scrapbook Collection is a digital project of the Wildlife Conservation Society Archives which do...
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Six new working group challenges selected: Data Limited Fisheries Management, Ridges to Reef Fisheries, Hydraulic Fracturing Impacts on Water Quality and Quantity, Sustainable Agriculture Intensification, Urban Water Security, and Making Ecosystem Services Count for Sustainable Development GoalsThe Nature Conservancy, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis launched historic collaboration: Science for Nature and People (SNAP) New “venture ...
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Local and international support crucial to continued protection for Cross River gorilla according to revised conservation action plan NEW YORK (March 20, 2014)—In spite of the continued threats of poaching and habitat destruction, future prospects for the world’s rarest gorilla have improved but are still dependent on continued local and international partnerships, according to a new action plan published by the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group and the Wildlife Conservation Society, and produce...
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The New York Aquarium Partners with the New York Harbor School on a new hands-on dive program for high school studentsStudents hone their diving skills while learning about aquatic animal husbandryBrooklyn, N.Y. – March 20, 2014 - The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium has partnered with the maritime-focused Urban Assembly New York Harbor School on a work-based learning project that brings students out of the classroom and into the aquarium to explore aquarium-specific SCUBA divin...
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Local Land-Use Ordinances Lack Key Components FORT COLLINS (February 19, 2014) – A new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Colorado State University (CSU) looks at conservation development (CD) regulations in the western United States and evaluates the degree to which CD is permitted and encouraged by county planning agencies. The study finds that despite strong economic incentives and widespread implementation, several issues currently limit CD’s effectiveness for conserving ...
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John Robinson, our chief conservation officer at WCS, joined The Duke of Cambridge today in London at the United for Wildlife symposium at the Zoological Society of London. John made this announcement below from the dais on behalf of all the partners. If you want to talk to John, who is in London for the symposium, email us and we will get him on the phone: mdixon@wcs.org and ssautner@wcs.org. Please note that this event with The Duke occurred on same day we released updated elephant numbers. Se...
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February 12, 2014 The Duke of Cambridge will today join the United for Wildlife organisations at a symposium hosted by the Zoological Society of London to discuss the coordinated international effort that is required to combat the illegal wildlife trade. The United for Wildlife collaboration, under the Presidency of The Duke, has an extensive international field presence and a large network of collaborating institutions. It hopes to use this powerful global alliance to a...
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