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February 25, 2011
Local Communities Are Sentinels in Wildlife Health Initiatives, Says WCS
From understanding Ebola in Central Africa to using medicinal plants in Bolivia, local communities are emerging as key partners in fighting diseases shared by humans and wildlife WCS health officials presented findings at this week’s OIE Global Conference on Wildlife: “Animal Health and Biodiversity—Preparing for the Future” PARIS, FRANCE (February 25, 2011)—Wildlife health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said they are increasingly relying on th...
December 09, 2010
WCS’s Wildlife Health Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s state-of-the-art hospital includes medical, surgical, and pathology facilities for WCS’s Living Institution collectionsServes as headquarters for WCS’s field veterinary program that monitors wildlife health and potential pandemics around the world NEW YORK (December 9, 2010)— The Wildlife Conservation Society celebrates today the 25th Anniversary of the Wildlife Health Center, a state-of-the-art hospital and applied research facility. Opened in 1985,...
September 22, 2010
New Study Suggests Malaria Originated in Gorillas
Finding underlines importance of protecting wildlife populations to gain insights into pathogens that impact human populations WCS researchers provided key data for study NEW YORK (September 22, 2010)—Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Wildlife Conservation Society and others have discovered that the most common form of human malaria—Plasmodium falciparum—may have originated in western lowland gorillas. This finding comes from...
September 02, 2010
Boo at the Zoo Returns to the Bronx
Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition at WCS's Bronx Zoo Safe, family-friendly activities include: Haunted Safari, Lost Hayride, pumpkin carving demonstrations, music, magic, and MORE Boo at the Zoo festivities run every weekend in October October 1-3, 9-11, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31 New York – September 2, 2010 – Boo at the Zoo returns to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo every weekend in October with new and exciting entertainment and activiti...
August 11, 2010
Counting Lions in the Night
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.
July 30, 2010
WCS Mourns Ymke Warren
Ymke Warren, gorilla conservationist and friend, will be missed by her colleagues.
July 09, 2010
No Snow in Lake Placid?
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...
July 01, 2010
Statement on the Passing of WCS Conservationist Ymke Warren
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...
June 16, 2010
WCS Educator Wins Award for Raising Awareness of World’s Rarest Great Ape
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 ...
June 15, 2010
Joseph Mulema Wins Award for Rare Gorilla Conservation
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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