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October 25, 2012
REPORT: Across Southern Africa, Illegal Hunting and Bushmeat Trade Threaten Large Regions with Ecological Collapse
Lions, cheetah, leopard, and wild dog particularly vulnerable Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states take first steps to tackle looming conservation crisis View the report>> JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (October 25, 2012) – A recent report says illegal hunting of wildlife in South African Development Community (SADC) states can lead to the eradication of many species across extensive areas a...
April 19, 2012
Ethiopia’s Cheetahs, Wild Dogs, and Lions Get National Action Plans
Plans are first steps to manage and conserve Ethiopia’s large carnivores Action plans released at press conference in Ethiopia NEW YORK (April 19, 2012) – Three of Ethiopia’s large carnivores – the cheetah, wild dog, and lion – received much-needed action plans today to address future conservation of these imperiled predators, which are increasingly threatened by development and human-related activities.The plans, endorsed by Dr. Kifle, Director General of the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation A...
April 27, 2011
Rescued Cheetahs Set Free in Tanzania
A team of conservationists has released three adult cheetahs, rescued from the hands of an illegal wildlife trader, into Tarangire National Park in Tanzania.
April 27, 2011
Photo Release: Rescued Cheetahs Set Free in Tanzania
One of three rescued adult cheetahs released last week in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania. The release was conducted by a team of conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, Zoological Society of London (ZSL), and Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) working with the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI) and the Tanzania Wildlife Division. The cheetahs were confiscated from an illegal wildlife trader in the Tanzanian city of Arusha. Each cheetah was fitted with a satellit...
June 08, 2010
Calvin Klein's Obsession for Cats
WCS conservationists in Guatemala are using a swanky scent to lure jaguars and other endangered wildlife toward motion-sensitive cameras that snap photos of the animals as they pass by. The photos help researchers estimate population numbers for these shy species.
April 30, 2010
The Pride of New York: WCS's Bronx Zoo Debuts Triplet African Lion Cubs
Triplets are the second litter born in a year; previous litter was 32 years agoThe First Day the Cubs Can be Seen: Friday, April 30See the video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp4vhO-vcNc Bronx, N.Y. – April 30, 2010 – Today, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo debuts the new pride of the zoo – three lion cubs. The triplet African lions are the second litter born at WCS’s Bronx Zoo in a year – after more than three decades. They can be spotted with their mother, S...
October 29, 2009
New Long Distance Migration Route for Pronghorn Found in Idaho
GPS collars reveal that southern Idaho pronghorn population has one of the longest overland migrations in the American West Effort underway to protect herd numbering 1,000 animals threatened by increasing development BRONX, NEW YORK (October 29, 2009) – Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Idaho-based Lava Lake Institute for Science and Conservation discovered a new overland migration route of pronghorn antelope that ranks among the farthest for an...
March 11, 2009
Do-It-Yourself Tiger Monitoring
YouTube may be the latest conservation field tool. WCS-India has posted a series of instructional videos on the site to help researchers and park rangers monitor tigers in the wild.
March 11, 2009
WCS Releases YouTube Video on Monitoring Tigers
NEW YORK (March 9, 2009) – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s India Program (WCS – India) has released a unique training video on YouTube that showcases the latest scientific methods for estimating the numbers of wild tigers and their prey. Entitled “Monitoring Tigers and Their Prey – The Right Way,” the 5-part instructional video was produced by wildlife filmmaker Shekar Dattatri, in collaboration with renowned Wildlife Conservation Society tiger scientist Dr. K. Ullas Karanth. The video is b...
February 25, 2009
Camera Trap Survey Snaps Cheetahs in Algeria
Photographic confirmation of fleet-footed big cats a first for that country NEW YORK (February 23, 2009)—A Wildlife Conservation Society-supported survey of the Sahara has captured the first camera-trap photographs of the critically endangered Saharan cheetah in Algeria. The survey was conducted by researchers from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), the Office du Parc National de l’Ahaggar (OPNA), and the Université de Béjaïa, with support from WCS and Panthera. The photographs were taken a...
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