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October 13, 2009
'Whale-sized' Genetic Study, Largest Ever for Southern Hemisphere Humpbacks
NEW YORK —After 15 years of research in the waters of the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History, and an international coalition of organizations have unveiled the largest genetic study of humpback whale populations ever conducted in the Southern Hemisphere. By analyzing DNA samples from more than 1,500 whales, researchers can now peer into the population dynamics and relatedness of Southern Hemi...
June 08, 2009
WCS’s New York Aquarium Supports World Oceans Day with Global Conservation Action
Brooklyn, NY – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which conducts conservation projects throughout the world’s oceans, proudly supports World Oceans Day on June 8th, an event now officially recognized by the United Nations. World Oceans Day, organized by the Ocean Project with support from WCS and other groups, comes as a sweeping new national survey reveals that Americans are concerned about the health of the ocean and are ready to take personal action to make a difference. The Wildlife ...
April 01, 2009
Nearly 6,000 Irrawaddy dolphins are alive and swimming in Bangladesh, according to new WCS research. Prior to this study, the largest known populations of Irrawaddy dolphins numbered in the low hundreds or less.
March 31, 2009
WCS Confirms Huge Population of Rare Dolphins
Nearly 6,000 Irrawaddy dolphins are alive and swimming in Bangladesh NEW YORK (April 1, 2009) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today the discovery of a huge population of rare dolphins in South Asia—but warns that the population is threatened by climate change and fishing nets. Using rigorous scientific techniques, WCS researchers estimate that nearly 6,000 Irrawaddy dolphins, which are related to orcas or killer whales, were found living in freshwater regions of Bangladesh’...
September 15, 2008
The Wildlife Conservation Society Unveils Restored 136-Year-Old NYC Landmark Fountain at the Bronx Zoo
World-Famous Italian Fountain Springs Eternal! Bronx, N.Y.—September, 2008 – The historic Italian Fountain at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Bronx Zoo has been completely restored. An evening event on Sunday, September 14, celebrated the restoration with a special visit by Daniele Travi, special envoy to the government of Como, Italy and with a performance by Italian-American tenor, Michael Amante.The Italian Fountain, also known as the Rockefeller Fountain, is carved from ...
May 29, 2007
The People’s Conservationists
Four conservationists working on WCS-supported projects in South America’s last wild places have earned Whitley awards for their efforts to find win-win solutions for people and wildlife.
August 04, 2006
Looking for a Good Catch? Ask the Irrawaddy Dolphin
A novel partnership between fishermen of the Ayeyarwady River in Myanmar and an endangered river dolphin guarantees a good catch for the fishermen. By establishing a protected area along a stretch of the river, the government of Myanmar is helping to safeguard this unique cultural tradition.
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