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February 11, 2016
Marine Vessel Tracking System Also a Lifesaver for Wildlife
February 11, 2016 -
A new paper from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), in partnership with researchers and practitioners from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, Space Quest, Google, and SkyTruth, reviews the use of a maritime vessel communication and navigational safety system that is not only effective in protecting people, but wildlife such as whales, walruses, and other wildlife species as well.
September 04, 2015
LABOR DAY: WCS lists hard-working wildlife
Just in time for Labor Day, WCS has released a list of some of our favorite hard-working wildlife:
June 11, 2015
Excerpted 2015 WCS Gala Remarks from WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper and WCS Board Chair Ward W. Woods
June 12, 2015
– The following text is excerpted from remarks delivered on June 11 by WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper and WCS Board Chair Ward W. Woods at the 2015 WCS Annual Gala,
, at the Central Park Zoo.
June 11, 2015
Scientists Studying Blue Whale DNA Uncover an Epic Journey by “Isabela”and First Link to Breeding Ground for Chilean Blue Whales
NEW YORK (June 11, 2015)
—Scientists studying blue whales in the waters of Chile through DNA profiling and photo-identification may have solved the mystery of where these huge animals go to breed, as revealed by a single female blue whale named “Isabela,” according to a recent study by the Chile’s Blue Whale Center/Universidad Austral de Chile, NOAA and the Wildlife Conservation Society.
April 22, 2015
April 22--Madagascar Creates Nation’s First Community-Led Marine Protected Areas
The Government of Madagascar commemorates Earth Day with the formal creation of three community-led marine protected areas that will double the surface of the country’s marine protected area network, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society).
February 10, 2015
New York’s Little-Known Corals Get Much-Needed Public Support
More than 120,000 people took a stand to protect a little known natural wonder right off the coast of New York, New Jersey, and the Mid Atlantic: Deep-sea corals found right off our coastlines, including in underwater canyons.
December 23, 2014
WCS and Woods Hole Launch NY Whale Study
WCS’s New York Aquarium Launches a Joint Venture with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to Better Understand and Minimize Threats to Whales in New York Bight.
December 18, 2014
Study on World’s Biggest Animal Finds More Than One Population In the Southeastern Pacific
By analyzing DNA, scientists from a number of organizations, including WCS, have discovered two distinct blue whale populations in the southeastern Pacific. This information could eventually help inform the most effective protection plan for this endangered species.
December 03, 2014
Arabian Sea Humpback Whales Isolated for 70,000 Years
The small non-migratory humpback whale population is genetically distinct, scientists find Researchers recommend “Critically Endangered” status for isolated whales NEW YORK (December 3, 2014) — Scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), the Environment Society of Oman, and other organizations have made a fascinating discovery in the northern Indian Ocean: humpback whales inhabiting the Arabian Sea are the most gen...
November 18, 2014
WCS’s Karukinka Reserve Celebrates 10 Years of Conservation
Public-Private Partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Goldman Sachs, and Chilean people marks first decade with milestones of scientific discovery, conservation, and public education & engagement Created in 2004, the 735,000 acre reserve in Chilean Tierra del Fuego contains southernmost old growth forests, largest population of guanacos in Chile, condors, and spectacular marine wildlife Intact forests and peatlands sequester almost 300 million tons of c...
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