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A WCS carnivore researcher based in Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park searches for lions at prime-time for big cats: in the pitch dark.
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Ymke Warren, gorilla conservationist and friend, will be missed by her colleagues.
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Climate Change in the Adirondacks Warns Upstate New York Climate, Could Become As Warm As Georgia in Coming Decades Wildlife Conservation Society scientist’s latest book creates a blueprint for Adirondack communities to become leader in renewable energy to stave off climate change ITHACA (July 9, 2010) –A landmark book released by the Wildlife Conservation Society and Cornell University Press finds that if...
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New York (July 1, 2010)—The following statement was issued by the Wildlife Conservation Society on the passing of conservationist Ymke Warren: “The Wildlife Conservation Society sends its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Ymke Warren, a dedicated conservationist who worked with WCS on the protection of Cross River gorillas in Cameroon. She was deeply committed to primate conservation, and her work greatly strengthened our program and brightened the future for this critically e...
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NEW YORK  (June 15, 2010)—The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Joseph Mulema is the winner of the Charles Southwick Conservation Education Commitment Award for his work with the government and local communities in Cameroon to protect the world’s rarest ape, the Cross-River gorilla. Presented by the International Primatological Society, the award was established to recognize individuals living in primate habitat countries who have made significant contributions to conservation education.Mulema is ...
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The International Primatological Society grants their 2010 Charles Southwick Award to WCS's Joseph Mulema for his work to protect Cross River gorillas in Cameroon.
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WASHINGTON (May 13, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society applauded U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) for their leadership in introducing new legislation, The American Power Act, which would provide important measures to protect wildlife and wild places while ensuring our U.S. energy independence.WCS Executive Vice President of Public Affairs John Calvelli issued the following statement: “We praise U.S. Sens. John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman for their leadersh...
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WCS conducts the first landscape-wide survey of how land-use affects chimpanzees, gorillas, and forest elephants.
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Study looked at protected areas and logging concessions in Republic of CongoResults show importance of parks and anti-poaching efforts   NEW YORK (May 6, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced the results of the first-ever evaluation of a large, “landscape-wide” conservation approach to protect globally important populations of elephants and great apes. The study looked at wildlife populations in northern Republic of Congo over a mosaic of land-use types, including a nati...
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African giant snails are giving local villagers big options when it comes to food and livelihoods, and gorilla poaching is not one of them.
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