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July 22, 2011
Afghanistan Genetic Study of World’s Largest Sheep Reveals an International Traveler
Wildlife Conservation Society recommends international monitoring, protection needed for Marco Polo sheep NEW YORK (July 22, 2011)—A genetic study of the world’s largest sheep species has revealed that the big-horned animals travel extensively across the moutainous borders of Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and China according to Wildlife Conservation Society researchers with the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Using a non-invasive...
October 21, 2010
New Project to Map out Wildlife Pathways Across Longest Main Street in America
WCS Idaho Department of Fish and Game to identify migration routes of moose and elk across US-20 in Island Park area of Idaho BOZEMAN, MT (October 21, 2010) –The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) today announced their participation in a three-year collaborative study in Idaho’s Island Park area to better inform decision making with regard to wildlife related hazards and improved safety on US Route 20 and Idaho Highway 87. The study w...
May 06, 2010
Treehuggers of the Congo
WCS conducts the first landscape-wide survey of how land-use affects chimpanzees, gorillas, and forest elephants.
May 06, 2010
WCS Releases First-Ever Landscape-Wide Study of Elephants and Great Apes
Study looked at protected areas and logging concessions in Republic of CongoResults show importance of parks and anti-poaching efforts NEW YORK (May 6, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced the results of the first-ever evaluation of a large, “landscape-wide” conservation approach to protect globally important populations of elephants and great apes. The study looked at wildlife populations in northern Republic of Congo over a mosaic of land-use types, including a nati...
June 11, 2009
On the Trail of a Monotreme
Once considered “mission impossible,” a grueling study of Papua New Guinea’s long-beaked echidna reveals this rare, egg-laying mammal’s elusive habits.
June 09, 2009
WCS Supports World's First Study of Odd-Ball, Egg-Laying Mammal
Study on Papua New Guinea’s long-beaked echidna reveals elusive habits NEW YORK (June 9, 2009)—A Wildlife Conservation Society research intern working in the wilds of Papua New Guinea has successfully completed what many other field biologists considered “mission impossible”—the first study of a rare egg-laying mammal called the long-beaked echidna. The WCS-supported study—which consisted of thousands of hours of grueling field work in Papua New Guinea’s Crater Mountain Wildlife Manage...
August 21, 2008
Elephant Elders Know Better
A WCS study suggests that the experience of matriarchs may help herds survive in the age of climate change, when animals may have to contend with increasing drought
August 11, 2008
Wildlife Conservation Society Finds Elephant Memories May Hold Key to Survival
Recent study suggests experience of old matriarchs may help herds survive in age of climate changeNEW YORK (August 11, 2008)—A recent study by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) suggests that old female elephants—and perhaps their memories of distant, life-sustaining sources of food and water—may be the key to survival during the worst of times.In particular, experienced elephant matriarchs seem to give their family groups an edge in the struggle for sur...
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