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WCS recommends Alaska’s Lake Teshekpuk be granted permanent protection from energy development Study identifies area as a critical avian breeding site and nursery NEW YORK (March 9, 2011) – A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society reveals the critical  importance of western Arctic Alaska’s Teshekpuk Lake region to tens of thousands of birds that breed in the area during the brief, but productive arctic summers, a...
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Two injured bald eagles find a new home at the WCS Bronx Zoo. These young birds from Wyoming add to the growing ranks of this once-endangered species now making a comeback in New York.
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America’s national bird to make its home in the Bronx Recovery of bald eagle population a true conservation success story Bronx, N.Y. – February 11, 2011 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo has adopted two rescued bald eagles found injured in Wyoming. Both eagles had sustained injuries making them unable to fly and survive in the wild. They were taken by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and relocated to the Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge in the New Jersey Pi...
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WCS calls for increased protection of refuge’s coastal plain WCS’s George Schaller conducted original field surveys that led to the refuge’s creation in 1960   NEW YORK (December 6, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge today by calling for permanent protection of the refuge’s coastal plain. WCS’s George Schaller was one of the first to survey the refuge more than five de...
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As the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge celebrates its 50th anniversary, WCS calls for the coastal plain’s permanent protection from energy development.

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Two-year survey by Indian biologist finds treasure trove of wildlife in Northeast IndiaUnique rainforest needs protection from deforestation, poaching, and hydroelectric projectsStudy supported by Forest Department, Government of Assam, and funded by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), the Wildlife Conservation Society–India Program and Rufford Small Grants Foundation, U.K. (February 18, 2010) Conservation groups announced today the discovery of seven cat species living in a ...
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Wildlife Conservation Society receives $100,000 for Arctic wildlife conservation NEW YORK (November 6, 2009)—The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has received a $100,000 boost in funding to support conservation studies on the effects of climate change on arctic wildlife, thanks to kids who participated in Disney’s “Friends for Change: Project Green.”During the month of August, kids voted online for their favorite environmental causes through the Disney initiative, which also calls on ...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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