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Protected Area Planning, Creation, Management
March 13, 2013
Two New Marine Protected Areas Created on Argentina’s Southern Coasts
Coastal parks created in Patagonia with assistance from the Wildlife Conservation Society now safeguard sea lions, penguins, dolphins, and other sea life NEW YORK (March 13, 2013)—The Wildlife Conservation Society applauds the Government of Argentina for creating two enormous marine protected areas in Patagonia, a region filled with majestic shorelines and abundant wildlife. The new marine parks—Isla Pingüino Coastal Marine Park and Makenke Coastal Marine Park—were recently established by the...
January 31, 2013
New Park Protects 15,000 Gorillas
Republic of Congo creates Ntokou-Pikounda National Park to safeguard thousands of great apes Park contains massive ape population discovered by WCS in 2008, and is home to hundreds of elephants and chimpanzees NEW YORK (DATE) — The Republic of Congo has declared a new national park that protects a core population of the 125,000 western lowland gorillas discovered by WCS in 2008. Called Ntokou-Pikounda National Park, the new protected area spans some 4,572 square kilometers (1...
April 13, 2012
Russia Announces “Land of the Leopard” Park to Protect Critically Endangered Far Eastern Leopards
WCS commends Russian government for creating new park to safeguard leopards and Amur (Siberian) tigers 1,000 square-mile park is located in Russian Far East Far Eastern leopards are considered the world’s rarest big cat NEW YORK (April 13, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society commends the Russian government for creating a new national park to protect critically endangered Amur (Siberian) tigers and the world’s rarest big cat: the Far Eastern leopard. Called “Land of the Leopard” National P...
April 13, 2012
Land of the Leopard Opens in Russia
A new 1,000 square-mile park will safeguard leopards and Siberian tigers in Russia. Far Eastern leopards are considered the world’s rarest big cat.
March 02, 2012
WCS Announces Request for Proposals for Wildlife Adaptation to Climate Change Grant Program
BOZEMAN, MT (March 2, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society today announced a Request for Proposals and invited eligible non-profit conservation organizations to submit project proposals to the WCS Climate Adaptation Fund—a program made possible through the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.This is the second year that the focus of the grants program, which formerly operated as the WCS Wildlife Action Opportunities Fund, is on supporting projects that address increasin...
February 14, 2012
New Hope for Threatened Freshwater Dolphins in Asia
Three new wildlife sanctuaries for Ganges River and Irrawaddy dolphins declared by the Government of Bangladesh Wildlife Conservation Society collaborative study with Bangladesh Forest Department helped pinpoint location of new protected areas NEW YORK (February 14, 2012) – The Government of Bangladesh recently declared three new wildlife sanctuaries for endangered freshwater dolphins in the world’s largest mangrove ecosystem – the Sundarbans, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)...
January 12, 2011
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and WCS Announce New $4.9 Million Dollar Grant
New Funding and New Climate Adaptation Focus for Grants Program Supporting Conservation Projects Nationwide New York, NY (January 12, 2011) - The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has made a $4.9 million grant to the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in support of the WCS Climate Adaptation Fund, through which WCS will re-grant more than $4 million over the next two years. This funding will support nonprofit conservation organizations working to ensure the ability of wildlife t...
March 31, 2010
Wildlife Protection Goes Punk Rock
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.
March 31, 2010
Coastal Hang-Out for “Punk-Rocker” Penguins to Be Protected in Argentina
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...
March 18, 2010
Cambodia Protects Key Grasslands
Nearly 77,000 acres of critical habitat located near the country’s famed Tonle Sap lake
are now protected areas
Sarus cranes, storks, ibises, eagles, and the rare Bengal florican.
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