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(June 17, 2009)  – Banning or restricting the use of certain types of fishing gear could help the world’s coral reefs and their fish populations survive the onslaughts of climate change according to a study by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and other groups. The international team of scientists has proposed that bans on fishing gear - like spear guns, fish traps, and beach seine nets  – could aid in the recovery o...
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Jump on over and see this endangered Malagasy Mammal Before he Grows Up!Brooklyn, N.Y. - This as yet unsexed pup was born in April of this year. Dad Armand and mom Vonjy are keeping a close watch on the infant.The Mom and Dad arrived at the Prospect Park Zoo in early January. They are the first residents of the nocturnal wing in the Animal Adaptations exhibit. When the pair gave birth, they received complete privacy by covering the exhibit front and restricting human access to the holding area. ...
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Researchers from WCS find nests made by eastern lowland gorillas outside of their known range in the Itombwe forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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LANDMARK EXHIBIT CHANGED ZOO DESIGN WORLDWIDE JOIN US FOR FIVE WEEKS OF FUN-FILLED ACTIVITIES! The celebratory activities are on Fridays and Saturdays for five weeks beginning the weekend of June 19th and 20th and extending through July 17th and 18th Presented by Bank of America (Note to Media: If you would like to interview zoo experts on the significance of the design of the Congo Gorilla Forest or the WCS work to protect gorillas worldwide, please call our ...
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Exhibit Spotlights Endangered Big Cat of Asia’s Great Mountain Ranges And The WCS Conservation Efforts to Save ThemHabitat Includes Latest in Behavioral Enrichment and Technology: Hot Rocks for Winter Warmth, And Shallow Caves, Trees, Waterfall and Fog for Summer CoolingRocks and Deadfall Encourage Pouncing and Playing!New York, N.Y. (June 11, 2009)– The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) today unveiled the Allison Maher Stern Snow Leopard Exhibit at its Central Park Zoo. This spectacular new h...
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A massive expansion of Nahanni National Park makes it three-and-a-half times larger than Yellowstone. Field research by WCS-Canada was key to the park’s new boundaries.
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Once considered “mission impossible,” a grueling study of Papua New Guinea’s long-beaked echidna reveals this rare, egg-laying mammal’s elusive habits.
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Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society Find Signs of Eastern Lowland Gorillas Outside of Known Range NEW YORK (June 10, 2009)—Scientists from the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today the discovery that the world’s least known gorilla—the eastern lowland gorilla or Grauer’s gorilla—survives in previously unexplored forests of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Specifically, researchers from WCS working in the forests of DR Congo’s Itombwe regi...
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New park is three-and-a-half times larger than YellowstoneField research by WCS Canada scientist was key to new park boundaryTORONTO (June 9, 2009) – Field studies of wide-ranging wildlife by the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada figured prominently in the massive expansion of Nahanni National Park, announced today by announced today by the Government of Canada and the Dehcho First Nation. The decision expands the Park from 1,862 square miles to 12,000 square miles of the South Nahanni River ...
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Wildlife Conservation Society researchers working with local community rangers in Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor recently captured several elusive snow leopards – digitally that is. Using remote cameras that automatically photograph animals when an infrared beam is tripped, the WCS team has taken a total of 22 snow leopard images so far. Afghanistan is thought to only have about 100 snow leopards left in the country, but the fact that 4 out of 5 camera traps captured snow leopard images suggest...
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