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JOINT STATEMENT ISSUED ON ESTABLISHMENT OF TRANSBOUNDARY PROTECTED AREA IN BERINGIA "Nowhere is cross-cultural collaboration needed more than in the rapidly changing Arctic.”–WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper Beringia spans both land and sea along U.S. and Russian border and teems with wildlife from whales and walruses, to caribou, musk oxen, and vast flocks of migratory birds NEW YORK (September 14, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced suppo...
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Wildlife Conservation Society, University of Exeter, and the Mexican Government uncover feeding habitats and threats to world’s largest ray Six manta rays tagged, some traveling more than 1,100 kilometers NEW YORK (May 10, 2012)—Using the latest satellite tracking technology, conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Exeter (UK), and the Government of Mexico have completed a ground-breaking study on a mysterious ocean giant: the manta ray. T...
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NEW YORK (March 16, 2012)—A rapid increase in shipping in the formerly ice-choked waterways of the Arctic poses a significant increase in risk to the region’s marine mammals and the local communities that rely on them for food security and cultural identity, according to an Alaska Native groups and the Wildlife Conservation Society who convened at a recent workshop. The workshop—which ran from March 12–14—examined the potential impacts to the region’s wildlife and highlighted priorities for fut...
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Marine mammals contend with new industrial developments in the Arctic as local waters become increasingly ice-free during the summer and fall.
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Three new wildlife sanctuaries for Ganges River and Irrawaddy dolphins declared by the Government of Bangladesh Wildlife Conservation Society collaborative study with Bangladesh Forest Department helped pinpoint location of new protected areas NEW YORK (February 14, 2012) – The Government of Bangladesh recently declared three new wildlife sanctuaries for endangered freshwater dolphins in the world’s largest mangrove ecosystem – the Sundarbans, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)...
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The Government of Bangladesh declares three new wildlife sanctuaries for Ganges River and Irrawaddy dolphins. A WCS collaborative study with the Bangladesh Forest Department helped pinpoint the locations of the new protected areas.
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Researchers from WCS, Columbia University, and other institutions find an unusual divide in song themes sung by humpback whales in Madagascar and Western Australia.
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New study finds 87 marine mammal species consumed by people in 114 countries New York (January 24, 2012)—The fate of the world’s great whale species commands global attention as a result of heated debate between pro and anti-whaling advocates, but the fate of smaller marine mammals is less understood, specifically because the deliberate and accidental harvesting of dolphins, porpoises, manatees and other warm-blooded aquatic denizens is rarely studied or monitored. To shed more light on the i...
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Wildlife Conservation Society commends officials for safeguarding fragile coastal areas WCS: protection can be improved in other provinces   NEW YORK (August 24, 2011) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) today commended local Chilean officials for keeping salmon farms from the fragile coastal waters of Tierra del Fuego Province due to environmental concerns. The officials also reduced salmon farming in nearby Antarctica and Magellanes Provinces along the Patago...
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WCS partners with local groupsto protect elephant seals, albatrosses, penguins, and other marine wildlife in Admiralty Sound Results of expedition will help safeguard this coastal region NEW YORK (February 25, 2011)—The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and other partners have concluded a scientific survey of an icy, remote fjord on the southern tip of  South America, home to seals, penguins, albatrosses, whales, and o...
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