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February 19, 2015
Feb. 19 -- Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve Celebrates 25 Years As Stronghold for Jaguar and Other Threatened Species
Conservationists in Guatemala and around the world celebrate the 25
Anniversary of the Maya Biosphere Reserve, a successful safe haven for jaguars, peccaries, macaws and other species that have disappeared from much of Mesoamerica, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).
November 19, 2014
Camera Trap Images Help Wildlife Managers ID Problem Tigers in India
Human-wildlife conflict resolution near protected areas critical for tiger survival Stripe-matching software and individual histories inform decisions on handling conflict-prone big cats NEW YORK (November 19, 2014)—Researchers with the Wildlife Conservation Society and other partners in India are using high-tech solutions to zero in on individual tigers in conflict and relocate them out of harm’s way for the benefit of both tigers and people. I...
September 24, 2014
Saving Tigers in the Russian Far East
Living in the Russian Far East for over 20 years, Dale Miquelle, Director for the WCS Russia Program, is a leading researcher on Siberian tigers. He recently shared some of his insights about the big cats with WCS colleagues in a Q&A.
August 19, 2014
Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo Debuts Two Rare Snow Leopard Cubs
Cubs are on exhibit at Himalayan Highlands See the video:http://youtu.be/sliAFsdTd7Q B-Roll Download:Bronx Zoo Snow Leopard Cubs B-roll.mov Bronx, NY – August 19, 2014 – Two rare snow leopard cubs (Panthera uncia) have made their public debut at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. WCS’s Bronx Zoo is a world leader in snow leopard husbandry and participates in the Species Survival Plan, a cooperative breeding program designed to enhance the genetic viability of animal po...
March 06, 2014
Counting Tigers by Their Stripes
In this video, Ullas Karanth, WCS Director for Science-Asia, explains a new and improved method to study tiger populations – counting their stripes.
February 04, 2014
WCS Investigates Ailing Amur Tiger
VLADIVOSTOK, RUSSIA (February 4, 2014) – A team of conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, along with Russian authorities, immobilizes an ailing Amur (or Siberian) tiger from Amur Province in the Russian Far East on Feb 2nd. WCS has the only specialists in the region trained in the capture and immobilization of big cats. The emaciated tiger was brought to a wildlife care facility where it is being evaluated for injuries or disease including canine distemper, which WCS and Russi...
January 02, 2014
In this profile of Dr. Ullas Karanth, WCS Director for Science-Asia, we learn how the esteemed tiger expert got his start and how his approach to saving the endangered big cats has changed over the course of his career.
November 04, 2013
First Snow Leopard Cubs Ever Born At Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo Make Their Public Debut
Twins are on exhibit in Allison Maher Stern Snow Leopard ExhibitDownload b-roll video here: HD Snow Leopard Cubs at Central Park Zoo.movNew York – Nov. 4, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo is debuting a pair of snow leopard cubs (Panthera uncia). These are the first snow leopard cubs ever born at the Central Park Zoo and the second snow leopard birth at a WCS zoo this year.The cubs, a male and a female, born this summer, weigh about 30 pounds but are expected to reach b...
October 28, 2013
The King of the Jungle Is Losing Ground
Populations of lions in Uganda are shrinking. The country is often described as the “Pearl of Africa” for its natural wonders.
August 27, 2013
Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo Debut’s First Snow Leopard Cub Sired by “Leo”
Cub is on exhibit at Himalayan HighlandsLeo’s rescue result of partnership between Pakistan and U.S. GovernmentsCub is genetically important to zoo populationSee the video >>Bronx, N.Y. — August 27, 2013 — The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is debuting a snow leopard cub sired by Leo – the snow leopard which became famous when he was rescued as an young orphaned cub after being found in the high mountains of northern Pakistan. Leo has been serving as an ambassador for Pakistan...
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