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News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
WCS in the News
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.
May 13, 2010
WCS Applauds U.S. Senators Kerry and Lieberman for Including Wildlife Provisions in Climate Bill
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...
May 06, 2010
Treehuggers of the Congo
WCS conducts the first landscape-wide survey of how land-use affects chimpanzees, gorillas, and forest elephants.
May 06, 2010
WCS Releases First-Ever Landscape-Wide Study of Elephants and Great Apes
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...
April 28, 2010
Snails Save the Day
African giant snails are giving local villagers big options when it comes to food and livelihoods, and gorilla poaching is not one of them.
April 28, 2010
Want to Save Cross-River Gorillas? Try Snail Farming
Wildlife Conservation Society Promotes Snail Farming in Nigeria as an Alternative to Gorilla Poaching Cross River gorillas are critically endangered and only inhabit a small area Snail farming provides food and income for villagers NEW YORK (April 28, 2010) — The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is testing a new, innovative approach to prevent Cross River gorilla poaching in Nigeria: snail farming. This unique initiative will help local people generate income, prov...
February 19, 2010
WCS’s “State of the Wild” Highlights Imperative of Conservation in Time of War
WCS issues third edition of a collection of essays that identifies the world’s most pressing conservation challenges Book includes “Rarest of the Rare,” a status report of some of our planet’s most endangered creatures NEW YORK, NY – February 16, 2010 —War imperils not only human communities but also the wildlife and natural resources on which long-term security relies, according to the Wildlife Con...
February 18, 2010
WCS Issues State of the Wild 2010–2011
The third edition in this series identifies today’s most pressing conservation challenges, and highlights the imperative of conservation in a time of war.
January 27, 2010
WCS Testifies on Behalf of Great Apes
Executive Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Africa Program, Dr. James Deutsch Testifies before Congress on the Great Ape Conservation Reauthorization and Amendment Act Lauds Representatives George Miller and Madeleine Bordallo for Efforts to Save Humanity’s Closest Relatives NEW YORK (January 27, 2010) Dr. James Deutsch, Executive Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Africa Program, testified today before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Insular Aff...
December 28, 2009
WCS's Bronx Zoo Hosts First Ice-Carving Competition
Food Network Presents: The Salute to Wildlife Ice Carving Competition at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo Competition Continues Online at www.bronxzoo.com, Win Prizes for Voting for the “People’s Favorite” Bronx, NY – December 27, 2009 – Today, The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo hosted its first ice carving competition. The Salute to Wildlife Ice Carving Competition, presented by Food Network, featured 15 professional ice...
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