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News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
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August 13, 2009
Tiger Poachers Busted
Recent arrests and prosecutions in Sumatra and Jakarta put the heat on illegal wildlife traders attempting to sell Sumatran tiger skins. WCS’s Wildlife Crime Unit played a key role in the arrests.
August 13, 2009
WCS Takes a Tiger-Size Bite out of Crime in Indonesia
WCS Reports: Indonesia steps-up fight against illegal tiger tradeRecent arrests and prosecutions in Sumatra and Jakarta put the heat on illegal wildlife traders, with WCS’s Wildlife Crime Unit playing key role in arrestsNew York (August 13, 2009) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today two successful raids by Indonesian authorities that resulted in the arrests of suspects for attempting to illegally sell Sumatran tiger skins. The most recent raid took place in Jakarta on August ...
August 11, 2009
We’ll Take Mannahatta
400 years after Henry Hudson sailed to New York, WCS takes a look at the past and future of Manhattan’s natural heritage. A new book, website, and museum exhibit explore the historic occasion.
August 07, 2009
WCS scientists working in northern Alaska spot a shorebird originally tagged 8,000 miles away, in Victoria, Australia. The bar-tailed godwit flew the length of the Pacific in an epic journey that underscores the importance of this northern breeding ground.
August 05, 2009
Laughing at the Bronx Zoo: WCS Opens Hyena Exhibit
Hyenas to join lions, gazelles and other wildlifeon Zoo’s famous African Plains exhibit ...
August 04, 2009
From Australia to the Arctic: WCS Finds Bird 8,000 Miles from Home
Other tagged long-distance migrants from Asia and South America also spotted NEW YORK (August 4, 2009) – WCS scientists studying shorebirds in western Arctic Alaska recently made a serendipitous discovery when they spotted a bar-tailed godwit with a small orange flag and aluminum band harmlessly attached to its legs. Further research revealed that scientists in Australia had banded the bird and attached the flag near Victoria – more than 8,000 miles away. While banded birds are sometime...
July 30, 2009
The Latest from Laos: Bald-Faced Flyer
In a rugged region of Laos increasingly known for unusual wildlife discoveries, WCS scientists and their colleagues find a new “bald” songbird, dubbed the bare-faced bulbul.
July 29, 2009
Bald-Faced Flyer: WCS and University of Melbourne Discover New “Bald” Songbird
Discovery of new species marks first bald songbird discovered in mainland Asia “Bare-faced bulbul” is restricted to rugged region in Laos Project funded by Minerals and Metals Group NEW YORK – An odd songbird with a bald head living in a rugged region in Laos has been discovered by scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and University of Melbourne, as part of a project funded and managed by the mining company MMG (Minerals and Metals Group) that operates the Sepon cop...
July 22, 2009
Madagascar! Exhibit Becomes Maternity Ward
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo celebrates the first year of its Madagascar! exhibit with the births of five lemur babies. The exhibit has garnered multiple awards since opening last summer.
July 21, 2009
Bronx Zoo's Madagascar! Exhibit Hosts Five Newborns in Its First Year
Exhibit's Inhabitants Are Truly Feeling at Home As WCS Celebrates First Anniversary of Madagascar!, the Exhibit Gets the Gold for Being Green Bronx, NY – June 21 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Bronx Zoo is celebrating the birth of five newborns during the first year of its newest exhibit, Madagascar!. Three red ruffed lemurs, 1 collared lemur and 1 Coquerel’s sifaka, all primates endemic to Madagascar, were born in the exhibit. ...
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