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December 16, 2009
World’s Rarest Gorilla Ready for Its Close-up
Wildlife Conservation Society releases first high-quality footage of Cross River gorillas in the wild Footage taken by Germany’s NDR Naturfilm “These extraordinary images are vital for the fight to save the world’s least known and rarest ape as well as the mountain rainforest on which they depend” —James Deutsch, Director of WCS Africa Programs ...
December 15, 2009
Rare Footage of the Rarest Ape
WCS releases the first high-quality footage of Cross River gorillas in the wild, produced by Germany’s NDR Naturfilm after weeks spent in Cameroon’s Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary.
November 24, 2009
Congo’s Gorillas on Shaky Ground
A year after WCS researchers discovered a motherlode of gorillas in a swampy forest in the Republic of Congo, the population is coming under increasing threat.
November 23, 2009
WCS Study: A Year After Discovery, Congo's Mother Lode of Gorillas Remains Vulnerable
NEW YORK (November 23, 2009)—A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society says that western lowland gorillas living in a large swamp in the Republic of Congo—part of the “mother lode” of more than 125,000 gorillas discovered last year—are becoming increasingly threatened by growing humans activity in the region. The study recommends protection of the swamp forests adjacent to the southwest border of Lac Télé Community Reserve after recent surveys confirmed that high densities of the great ...
October 05, 2009
WCS Opens Center for Global Conservation
The Center for Global Conservation at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo headquarters will serve as a command center for WCS’s work to save wildlife and wild places around the world.
October 05, 2009
Wildlife Conservation Society Opens the WCS Center for Global Conservation at Its Bronx Zoo
New WCS CGC building becomes command center for international conservation Facility utilizes state-of-the-art “green” technologies NEW YORK (October 5, 2009)—The Wildlife Conservation Society today opened the WCS Center for Global Conservation on its C.V. Starr Science Campus at the Bronx Zoo.The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Center for Global Conservation, designed by FXFOWLE Architects, is a state-of-the-art, 40,000-square-foot “green” facility that will serve...
September 29, 2009
Congo Basin Heads of State and Conservation Groups Celebrate 10 Years of Success in Saving World’s Second Largest Rainforest
JOINT PRESS RELEASE : African Wildlife Foundation, Conservation International, Wildlife Conservation Society, World Wildlife Fund Ongoing Threats include Bushmeat Hunting, Illegal Logging, and Climate Change Washington – September 29, 2009 -- Leaders of the Congo Basin countries and conservation groups are pressing for more attention, funds and technical support to save the world’s second largest rainforest and benefit its population during a Congo ...
September 23, 2009
Annual Boo at the Zoo “Spooktacular” Returns to WCS’s Bronx Zoo
Bronx, N.Y. (September 23, 2009)– The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo invites you to spend this Halloween season enjoying a variety of new fun-filled activities that are all part of having a wild wildlife experience including the first ever Haunted Safari Adventure, the weekends of October 10/12, 17/18, 24/25 and 31/1. This year’s Boo at the Zoo weekends are packed with activities and festive fun for all ages. Visitors will enjoy wildlife magic shows, unique, exotically designed pump...
June 26, 2009
WCS Applauds Passage of American Clean Energy and Security Act in House of Representatives
Legislation Includes Critical Provisions to Fight Climate Change by Ensuring Preservation of World's Forests and Natural Resources Bill Directly Addresses Deforstation, Which results in One-fifth of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Landmark Vote Paves Way to Comprehensive Climate Change Policy WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 26, 2009)—The following statement was released by John F. Calvelli, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs at the Wildlife Conservation Society regarding passa...
June 24, 2009
Congo Gorilla Forest Celebrates 10 Years and $10.6 Million Raised for Central African Parks
Exhibit Turns 7 Million Visitors into Conservationists The Bronx Zoo Congo Gorilla Forest Exhibit Showcases How Zoo and Global Conservation Field Work Can Make a Difference Together Come Celebrate with the Gorillas: Educational and Fun Activities Scheduled in June and July Bronx, NY – June 24, 2009 – WCS announced today that the Bronx Zoo’s Congo Gorilla Forest, celebrating its 10th anniversary this month, has raised more than $10.6 million which has gone directly to fund the c...
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