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November 04, 2009
WCS Applauds House Resolution H.839 Condemning Illegal Extraction of Natural Resources in Madagascar
WCS Applauds the Leadership of Representative Blumenauer NEW YORK (NOVEMBER 4, 2009) - The Wildlife Conservation Society applauds Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore) for introducing H. Res. 839 – a resolution condemning the illegal extraction of natural resources in Madagascar and also its impact to livelihoods and rural communities. The ongoing plunder of resources threaten not only years of effort made by the U.S. government and its partners but also the substantial progress being...
September 29, 2009
Congo Basin Heads of State and Conservation Groups Celebrate 10 Years of Success in Saving World’s Second Largest Rainforest
JOINT PRESS RELEASE : African Wildlife Foundation, Conservation International, Wildlife Conservation Society, World Wildlife Fund Ongoing Threats include Bushmeat Hunting, Illegal Logging, and Climate Change Washington – September 29, 2009 -- Leaders of the Congo Basin countries and conservation groups are pressing for more attention, funds and technical support to save the world’s second largest rainforest and benefit its population during a Congo ...
September 10, 2009
Oil and Wildlife Don’t Mix, Especially in Ecuador’s Eden
WCS study reveals that road constructed for oil extraction in National Park becomes a wildlife market pipeline NEW YORK (September 10, 2009)—What harm can a simple road do in a pristine place such as Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park, home to peccaries, tapirs, monkeys and myriad other wildlife species? A great deal, it turns out. Specifically, it can turn subsistence communities into commercial hunting camps that empty rainforests of their wildlife, researchers from the Wildlife Conservation ...
January 07, 2009
WCS Says Key to Saving Mountain Gorillas Is to Save the Guards that Protect Them
Park rangers still need support in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo NEW YORK (January 7, 2009)— Protecting gorillas in Virunga National Park relies on supporting the rangers who have already sacrificed much to save the park’s mountain gorillas and other wildlife, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, which has pledged $15,000 in support for the park guards and their families. In the latest bout of insecurity in the war-torn region of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the park...
June 17, 2008
U.S. Forest Service Designates Nation’s First Wildlife Migration Corridor
Data from Wildlife Conservation Society helped raise awareness of “Path of the Pronghorn” NEW YORK (June 17, 2008) – In a recently signed amendment, the U.S. Forest Service established the nation’s first designated wildlife migration corridor to protect the 150-mile round-trip movement of pronghorn in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. This seasonal movement of pronghorn between Grand Teton National Park and the Upper Green River Valley in northwestern Wyoming, which has been studied by...
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