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April 01, 2014
SNAP: A New Model for Tackling the Biggest Global Challenges
Six new working group challenges selected: Data Limited Fisheries Management, Ridges to Reef Fisheries, Hydraulic Fracturing Impacts on Water Quality and Quantity, Sustainable Agriculture Intensification, Urban Water Security, and Making Ecosystem Services Count for Sustainable Development GoalsThe Nature Conservancy, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis launched historic collaboration: Science for Nature and People (SNAP) New “venture ...
March 26, 2014
Targeting Enforcement Where Needed Most In Africa’s Heart of Biodiversity
Data-driven analysis will maximize return-on-investment in protecting wildlife and wild lands New York (March 26, 2014)—Scientists seeking a more efficient way of protecting the heart of Africa’s wildlife—the Greater Virunga Landscape—have developed a method to make the most of limited enforcement resources, according to a new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Queensland, Imperial College London, and the Uganda Wildlife Authority. By channeling data on wildlife sight...
March 20, 2014
The Wildlife Conservation Society To Hold 6th Annual WCS Runfor the Wild At the Bronx Zoo
Annual 5k run/walk is dedicated to WCS’s 96 Elephants Campaign WCS Run for the Wild 2014 will raise funds to save elephants from the worst poaching crisis in two decades96 elephants are killed every day in AfricaRegistration open at www.wcsrunforthewild.orgEvent date:Saturday, April 26, 2014at the Bronx ZooBronx, N.Y. – March 20, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Society is dedicating the 6th annual Run for the Wild to saving elephants from the worst poaching crisis in two decades. Wildlife suppo...
January 10, 2014
WCS's New York Aquarium Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Ocean Wonders: Sharks!
Groundbreaking of 57,000-square-foot facility is part of the effort to transform the New York Aquarium and continue the rebirth of Coney Island Facility will house more than 100 species of marine wildlife including sharks, skates and rays A mong elected officials in attendance were: Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams; City Council Member Mark Treyger; Former City Council Member Domenic M. Recchia, Jr.; Council Member Vincent Gentile; Counc...
January 09, 2014
Paper Predicts a Future Without Carnivores Would Be Truly Scary
Scientists Report on the State of World’s Largest Carnivores and the Critical Benefits they Provide NEW YORK (January 9, 2014) — A fascinating paper released today from a team of leading scientists, including Dr. Joel Berger of the Wildlife Conservation Society and University of Montana, reports on the current status of large carnivores and the ecological roles they play in regulating ecosystems worldwide, and finds that a world without these species is certainly scarier than a world with them....
December 16, 2013
Wildlife Conservation Society Offers New Master Degree Program at Bronx Zoo
Courses delivered by WCS and Project Dragonfly, “Advanced Inquiry Program” is housed at Miami University (OH)Offerings include Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in the Biological Sciences and Master of Arts (MA) in BiologyApplications accepted until Feb. 28 for enrollment in summer 2014More information at: www.wcs.org/AIPNew York – Dec. 16, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society and Project Dragonfly at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, are partnering to bring a groundbreaking new master's deg...
November 26, 2013
AZA Partners With Wildlife Conservation Society On 96 Elephants Campaign
96 elephants are killed every day in AfricaCampaign supports and amplifies Clinton Global Initiative to stop the killing, stop the trafficking, and stop the demand Millions of zoo visitors can take action to stop the demand for ivory in the United States and around the worldCampaign calls for U.S. moratorium on ivory sales, bolsters elephant protection, educates public about ivory trade consumptionU.S. is a major importer of ivory Campaign URL: 96 elephantsNew York – Nov. 26, 2013 – The Associat...
November 25, 2013
Great American Conservation Success Story Celebrates 100-Year Milestone
Thanksgiving Day Marks the 100-Year Anniversary Of Historic Transfer of Endangered BisonWildlife Conservation Society and Wind Cave National Park Celebrate Landmark Conservation Effort that Helped Save a Species from ExtinctionEffort Helped Launch Modern Conservation MovementNEW YORK (November 25, 2013) )—This Thanksgiving, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Wind Cave National Park (WCNP) are marking the 100-year anniversary of one of the great milestones in the modern conservation move...
November 12, 2013
Wildlife Conservation Society’s Dr. Bonnie Raphael Recognized for Veterinary Achievements
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians presents Emil Dolensek Award to Bonnie Raphael DVM, Dipl. ACZMBronx, NY – Nov. 12, 2013 – The American Association of Zoo Veterinarians has honored Dr. Bonnie Raphael, a veterinarian at the Bronx Zoo, as the 2013 recipient of the Emil Dolensek Award. The prestigious award was created in honor of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s former Chief Veterinarian Dr. Emil Dolensek after his death in 1990. The prize recognizes members of the American Association...
October 30, 2013
Happy National Bison Day!
Senate Passes Bipartisan Resolution; America Celebrates a National Icon on November 2ndPublic can show their support at www.votebison.orgWASHINGTON (OCTOBER 30, 2013) – The Wildlife Conservation Society, Intertribal Buffalo Council, National Bison Association, and dozens of bison-friendly businesses and groups around the country are celebrating the second annual National Bison Day on Saturday, November 2. The U.S. Senate passed a resolution on October 29th that officially recognizes National Bis...
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