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News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
WCS in the News
August 12, 2011
A Map for Reef Relief
WCS marine scientists provide a color code for coral conservation by mapping out the stress loads of the world's reefs.
August 11, 2011
Worldwide Map Identifies Important Coral Reefs Exposed to Stress
WCS leads global assessment showing where climate stresses on reef systems will beExposure map highlights places to focus management NEW YORK (August 11, 2011)—Marine researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups have created a map of the world’s corals and their exposure to stress factors, including high temperatures, ultra-violet radiation, weather systems, sedimentation, as well as stress-reducing factors such as temperature variability and tidal dynamics. ...
June 08, 2011
Fiji’s Totoya Island Coral Reef Is Declared Sacred Today on World Oceans Day
Recent expedition by WCS and partners found reef teeming with life WCS supports local communities in returning to a traditional ban on fishing NEW YORK (June 8, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society, Pacific Blue Foundation, Wetlands International, and the Waitt Institute announced today that the people of Fiji’s Totoya Island have declared part of their coral reefs sacred in honor of World Oceans Day. WCS Fiji Di...
June 06, 2011
Live from Fiji: An Expedition to Some of the World’s Least-Touched Reefs
Expedition leader Stacey Jupiter of WCS’s Marine Program is available for live, on-vessel interviews via phone or Skype Reef will be declared off limits to fishing on World Ocean’s Day on June 8th Excellent electronic images available NEW YORK (June 6, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society and other partners are currently exploring a remote coral reef off Fiji’s Totoya Island. Expedition leader, Stacey Jupiter ...
April 15, 2011
WCS's New York Aquarium Unveils Its New Conservation Hall and Glover’s Reef
Conservation Hall spotlights marine life native to three regions of the world: The Indo-Pacific, freshwater lakes of Africa, and Brazil’s rainforest Glover’s Reef showcases fish and coral native to this magnificent reef in Belize WCS conservation efforts to protect endangered marine species will be featured Conservation Hall and Glover’s Reef is major part of A Sea Change at the New York Aquarium, a 10-year transformation initiative announced in 2009 Campaign will tran...
March 22, 2011
A Stress Test for Corals on Edge
WCS has developed a stress test to map out which coral reefs will have the best chance of surviving through the climate change era.
March 22, 2011
Conservationists Develop Coral “Stress Test” to Identify Reefs of Hope in Climate Change Era
WCS researchers urge protection and management for Indian Ocean coral reefs most likely to persist into future“Stress Test” creates hope for one of the world’s centers of marine biodiversity NEW YORK (March 22, 2011)—Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society have developed a “stress test” for coral reefs as a means of identifying and prioritizing areas that are most likely to survive bleaching events and other climate change factors. The researchers say that these “reefs of hope” are p...
January 11, 2011
Reef Study Finds How to Make Coral Reefs Grow Faster: Fisheries Management
WCS confirms sea urchins destroy reef building algae in overfished sites on Kenya’s coast NEW YORK (January 11, 2011)—An 18-year study of Kenya’s coral reefs by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of California at Santa Cruz has found that overfished reef systems have more sea urchins, organisms that in turn eat coral algae that build tropical reef systems.By contrast, reef systems closed to fishing have fewer sea urchins—the result of predatory fish keeping urchins under contr...
October 29, 2010
Rescued Sea Otter Pup is Thriving at his New Home: The WCS New York Aquarium
Aquarium keeper acts as a surrogate mother to abandoned pup View the video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NBQ_U0wojU Brooklyn, New York – Oct. 29, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium is happy to announce that Tazo, an orphaned northern sea otter pup found stranded this summer in Homer, Alaska, is doing extremely well in his home at the aquarium and is almost ready to go on exhibit to meet the public. Tazo was separated fr...
August 17, 2010
Troubled Waters: Massive Coral Bleaching in Indonesia
WCS conservationists and their partners document large-scale coral bleaching and death in the wake of rising surface temperatures in the Andaman Sea on the order of a stunning 4 degrees Celsius.
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