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WCS’s Bangladesh Cetacean Diversity Project promotes public awareness of two threatened dolphin species in the Sundarbans.
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These mangroves home to one of world’s dolphin ‘hotspots’ NEW YORK (January 14, 2011)—Threatened dolphins in Bangladesh Sundarbans are getting a public awareness boost from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bangladesh Cetacean Diversity Project. The project is sponsoring an exhibition on dolphins for fishing communities along the world’s largest swath of coastal mangrove forest. The event —called the “Shushuk Mela” or “Dolphin Exhibition”—will run from January 15-31. The exhibition highlight...
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Sharks and skates, horseshoe crabs, river herring, sea turtles, whales, and other threatened species will be focus of programMore than 20 million people live locally within 10 miles of the Atlantic, which sparks more than $14.3 billion in economic activities in New York State aloneConservation initiative is part of major transformation of historic aquarium Brooklyn, N.Y., Aug. 29, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium announced today the launch of the New Yo...
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WCS launches the New York Seascape Initiative to conserve the Atlantic's marine life and habitats from Montauk, Long Island to Cape May, New Jersey.
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As part of a global program for ocean conservation, WCS has been committed to conserving several threatened species that use Gulf waters, and is taking steps to mitigate the impact of the crisis to these species and their ecosystems.
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Dr. Howard Rosenbaum, Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Ocean Giants Program and a member of the IWC’s Scientific Committee, is available for comment on the meeting. WHAT:                 Topics for commentary: Critical habitats for whales (i.e. breeding grounds, feeding grounds, restricted migratory routes) need to be protected through effective national policies.Other factors such as climate change, habitat degradation, and marine pollution may also affect whale populations an...
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In Argentina, WCS has helped create a new marine park to protect the vulnerable rockhopper penguin—a funny-feathered bird known for its “Mohawk,” red eyes, and bright yellow spiky eyebrows.
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WCS announces plan to protect a quarter of a million acres of critical habitat, home to Southern rockhopper penguins NEW YORK (MARCH 31, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced an agreement to create a new marine protected area in Argentina that will safeguard one of the country’s most unique seascapes for both people and wildlife—including the only colony of Southern rockhopper penguins on continental Argentina’s 3,000-mile coast. Located to the south of Puer...
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Large numbers of right whale calves are mysteriously dying off Argentina's coast. Conservationists are coming together to solve the case and save the whales.
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Since 2005, 308 dead whales recorded in waters around Península Valdés International workshop participants examine threat to southern right whales NEW YORK (March 16, 2010)—What is causing the largest die-off of great whales ever recorded? To answer that question, a team of whale and health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society have joined experts from other organizations at a workshop sponsored by the International Whaling Commission on the Patagonia...
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