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July 10, 2014
RuneScape Campaign Highlights Rhino Conservation Challenge
Jagex supports United for WIldlife's campaign to protect wild rhinos July 10, 2014, New York – Jagex Games Studio, makers of the multi-award winning fantasy MMORPG, RuneScape, has supported a campaign by United for Wildlife, a collaboration between seven of the world’s most influential conservation organisations brought together by the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, to help promote the protection of rhinos in the wild. Starting today, RuneScape ...
June 30, 2014
WCS Applauds Department of the Interior’s Bison Report: Looking Forward
BOZEMAN, MT (June 30, 2014) -- The following statement was issued by Keith Aune, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Bison Program Coordinator, lead spokesperson for the American Bison Society (ABS), and Chair of the IUCN Bison Specialist Group for North America:“WCS, ABS, and the IUCN Bison Specialist Group applaud the bison conservation strategy outlined today by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) in its Bison Report: Looking Forward that calls for restoration of bison to multijurisdic...
June 30, 2014
Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium Debuts Harbor Seal Pup
Brooklyn, N.Y. - June 30, 2014 – A harbor seal pup (Phoca vitulina) was born at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium – only the second harbor seal born at the aquarium in the past 15 years. The male pup was born on May 27 and weighed 22 pounds at birth. “He has already made an impression on visitors and staff,” said Jon Forrest Dohlin, WCS Vice President and Director of the New York Aquarium. “He is a delightful addition to the aquarium and a treat to everyone who comes through...
June 11, 2014
Senate Bill Introduced to Make Bison the National Mammal of the United States
National Bison Legacy Act Led by Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD) and Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) Bill Recognizes the Cultural, Economic, Historical and Ecological Contributions of America’s Largest Land Mammal Washington, D.C. – June 11, 2014 – The Vote Bison Coalition today applauded the introduction of legislation in the U.S. Senate to officially recognize bison as the National Mammal of the United States. The bill, titled the National Bison Legacy Act, was introduced by Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD) and Sen. J...
June 09, 2014
THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE AND DAVID BECKHAM LAUNCH #WHOSESIDEAREYOUON CAMPAIGN
New campaign for United for Wildlife harnesses the power of sport and social media to raise awareness of wildlife crime. Campaign asks this generation to decide #WhoseSideAreYouOn - the side of critically endangered species or the criminals who kill them for money? David Beckham heads a team of global ambassadors, including Andy Murray, Lewis Hamilton, Rahul Dravid, Francois Pienaar and Yao Ming who will help raise awareness. The Duke of Cambridge, President of United for Wildlife, wa...
May 22, 2014
Wildlife Conservation Society Captures First Video Documentation Of Fish Migration in Bolivia
Tiny “chipi chipi” fish congregate in the millions in Beni River WCS recommends protection of Amazon headwaters wonder New York (May 22, 2014)—Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bolivia Program have announced the documentation of a natural phenomenon new to science: the mass migration of a small obscure fish known locally as the “chipi chipi.” The announcement of the newly documented migration coincides with World Fish Migration Day 2014 (May 24th), a one-day global ini...
May 22, 2014
Protecting One of Nigeria’s Richest Reserves
WCS will partner with the Bauchi State Government in Nigeria to manage the conservation of Yankari Game Reserve and its roughly 350 elephants.
May 08, 2014
Conservation leader from Malaysia wins 2014 Whitley Award
“Green Oscar” awarded for conservation of Borneo’s iconic great apes London, UK: 8 May 2014 – HRH The Princess Royal will today present a Whitley Award, a prestigious international nature conservation prize, to Melvin Gumal at a special ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society in honour of his work to conserve orang-utans in Sarawak.Melvin Gumal is one of eight exceptional individuals to have been awarded a share of prize funding worth £280,000 by the Whitley Fund for Nature, winning the W...
May 01, 2014
Quadruplet Lion Cubs On Exhibit At The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo
The Bronx Zoo’s African Plains habitat features four cubs born last year Bronx, NY – May 1, 2014 – Attached Photo: Four African lion cubs (Panthera leo) and their mother soak in the sun at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. The cubs debuted last fall and were announced by Bronx Zoo Director Jim Breheny via Twitter (@jimbreheny).Born on Aug. 16, the litter is comprised of three males, Thulani, Ime, and Bahati, and one female, Amara. Their mother is Sukari (9 years old) and father is M...
April 11, 2014
WCS Researcher Named as Finalist for Whitley Award
New York, (April 11, 2014) -- Melvin Gumal, Director of the WCS-Malaysia Programme since 2003, has been named one of eight finalists for this year's Whitley Awards. This prestigious international prize honors exceptional individuals working in grassroots nature conservation in the world's developing countries, and who often face humanitarian, environmental and political challenges in the projects they undertake. The prize, awarded by The Whitley Fund for Nature (@WhitleyAwards ) is called the Gr...
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