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November 12, 2013
Alberta Plan Fails to Protect Headwater Havens for Vulnerable Wildlife
WCS Canada Analysis Calls for More Protection across Southern Canadian Rockies of AlbertaGrizzly bear, wolverine, and native trout ranked as “highly” vulnerable to loss of habitat security and climate change TORONTO (November 12, 2013) Wildlife Conservation Society Canada (WCS Canada) scientists said today that the draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan released recently by the Alberta government falls far short of protecting vulnerable fish and wildlife populations and headwater sources of pre...
July 17, 2013
Protecting and Connecting Headwater Havens
WCS Canada Report Calls for More Protection for Vulnerable Wildlife in Southern Canadian Rockies of Alberta Grizzly bear, wolverine, and bull trout among species ranked as “highly” vulnerable to fractured landscapes and climate change Download report at www.wcscanada.org. TORONTO (July 17, 2013) A new report from the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada (WCS Canada) calls for the designation of new Wildland Provincial Parks in the Southern Canadian Rockies of Alberta to protect v...
December 13, 2012
If You Cut Down a Tree in the Forest, Can Wildlife Hear It?
WCS and partners develop method to discern how landscape features affect dispersion of noise and distribution of wildlife BOZEMAN, MT (December 13, 2012) – A new tool developed by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and its partners is being used by scientists and land managers to model how noise travels through landscapes and affects species and ecosystems— a major factor in land and wildlife management decisions such as where to locate new roads or recreational trails. ...
October 26, 2012
Fear of Ecological Collapse in Southern Africa
WCS and partner organizations have issued a new report emphasizing paramount threats to wildlife in Southern Africa. Illegal hunting, the bushmeat trade, and unselective snaring are compromising already-fragile species.
October 25, 2012
REPORT: Across Southern Africa, Illegal Hunting and Bushmeat Trade Threaten Large Regions with Ecological Collapse
Lions, cheetah, leopard, and wild dog particularly vulnerable Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states take first steps to tackle looming conservation crisis View the report>> JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (October 25, 2012) – A recent report says illegal hunting of wildlife in South African Development Community (SADC) states can lead to the eradication of many species across extensive areas a...
August 17, 2012
Mighty Makira: Madagascar’s Wild Haven
The government of Madagascar has officially created Makira Natural Park, the nation’s largest protected area and a haven for lemurs. Having vied for this safeguard for more than a decade, WCS applauds this watershed moment in the country’s history.
August 17, 2012
Government of Madagascar Reaches Milestone with Creation of Nation’s Largest Protected Area
Wildlife Conservation Society commends Madagascar for creation of Makira Natural Park New park contains 20 lemur species NEW YORK (August 17, 2012)—The Wildlife Conservation Society applauds the government of Madagascar for recently creating Makira Natural Park, now the island nation’s largest protected area and home to the highest diversity of lemur species on the planet. Makira Natural Park represents an important milestone toward ac...
July 02, 2012
UNESCO Creates World's First Three-Nation World Heritage Site to Protect Heart of Congo Basin Rainforest
SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA (July 2, 2012) – A Central African protected area that straddles three countries and teems with gorillas, elephants, and chimpanzees has been named a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Education, Science, and Cultural Organization, UNESCO. Called the Sangha Tri-National Protected Area complex (known by its French acronym TNS) the site consists of a 25,000 km2 (10,000 square-mile) contiguous area across the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), Cameroon, and the Centra...
May 03, 2012
As Natural Gas Fields Grow, Pronghorn Habitat Shrinks
A five-year behavioral study shows that pronghorn in Wyoming are losing their wintering grounds to large-scale industrialization.
May 02, 2012
Study: Natural Gas Development Linked to Wildlife Habitat Loss
Wildlife Conservation Society documents 82 percent decline of high-use habitat for pronghorn in Wyoming natural gas fields Five-year behavioral study shows large-scale industrialization of landscape is driving pronghorn from wintering grounds WCS has provided recommendations to reduce impacts NEW YORK (May 2, 2012) – A study by the Wildlife Conservation Society documents that intense development of the two largest natural gas fields in the continental U.S. are driving away some wildlife from th...
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