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February 20, 2015
Feb. 20 -- Carbon Credits for Madagascar’s Makira Natural Park Now Available Online Through Stand for Trees Campaign
Carbon credits from WCS’s Makira Natural Park Project in Madagascar are now available through the Stand for Trees campaign, an online carbon sales platform recently launched by USAID and Code REDD.
February 19, 2015
Feb. 19 -- Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve Celebrates 25 Years As Stronghold for Jaguar and Other Threatened Species
Conservationists in Guatemala and around the world celebrate the 25
Anniversary of the Maya Biosphere Reserve, a successful safe haven for jaguars, peccaries, macaws and other species that have disappeared from much of Mesoamerica, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).
February 17, 2015
WCS’s Central Park Zoo Announces First King Penguin Ever Hatched in New York City
WCS’s Central Park Zoo is celebrating the arrival of New York City’s first royal baby – a king penguin chick.
February 06, 2015
Scientists Produce Roadmap for Using Evolutionary Research and Education to Guide Conservation in Central Africa
Researchers from Africa, North America and Europe have published a road map on how future evolutionary research and education efforts in Central African forests can guide conservation strategies and actions.
January 23, 2015
Least Known Chimpanzee Threatened by Climate Change
A recent study by Drexel University, WCS, and other groups shows that the world’s least known chimp may become threatened due to climate change.
December 31, 2014
A Touch of the Tropics Comes to WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo this Winter
The Wildlife Conservation Society's Prospect Park Zoo is now home to two
December 17, 2014
MITSUBISHI CORPORATION FOUNDATION FOR THE AMERICAS DEDICATES $1 MIILION TO PROTECT AMAZONIAN WATERSHEDS
NEW YORK (December 17, 2014) –The Board of Directors of the Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA) has approved $1 million in support to be granted over the next 5 years to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) for its Amazon Waters initiative, a major participatory watershed and natural resource management initiative in Amazonas State, Brazil, and Loreto Department, Peru. Amazon Waters aims to protect fisheries, wildlife, and habitats in two major Amazonian watersheds ...
December 08, 2014
Science for Nature and People (SNAP) Names Renowned Conservation Innovator as New Executive Director
Craig Groves To Lead Cutting-Edge Science Initiative Tackling Challenges Such As Fracking, Sustainable Agriculture, Coastal Defenses, Global Fish Stocks & Communicating Climate Change Through Video Games ARLINGTON, VA. – December 8, 2014 – Science for Nature and People (SNAP) — a new science initiative producing solutions on issues from hydraulic fracturing to sustainable agriculture intensification to protecting coastlines in the face of sea-level rise — has named...
November 17, 2014
Scientists Spotlight Top Conservation Themes for Satellite Technology
WCS, NASA, And other conservation and remote sensing agencies, universities and NGOs focus on top 10 conservation questions for satellite technology Remote sensing has and can continue to play a critical role in conserving Earth’s biological diversity Protected area management is a key use of remote sensing data Newly formed Conservation Remote Sensing Network to apply remote sensing data to conservation challenges NEW YORK (November 17, 2014)&mdas...
November 12, 2014
In Indonesia, Largest-Ever Confiscation of Illegal Manta Ray Parts by Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries
WCS’s Wildlife Crimes Unit Assists Ministry in Bust Arrest marks latest enforcement action of Indonesia’s recent national protection of manta rays Indonesia operates largest known shark and ray fisheries on earth NEW YORK (November 12, 2014) – The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia and the WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society’s) Wildlife Crimes Unit announced the largest confiscation of illegal manta ray parts as part of...
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