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Wildlife Conservation Society and partners find endangered cat species beyond the mountains in Patagonian steppe NEW YORK (March 16, 2011)—Once thought to exclusively inhabit its namesake mountain range, the threatened Andean cat—a house cat-sized feline that resembles a small snow leopard in both appearance and habitat—also frequents the Patagonian steppe at much lower elevations, according to a new study published by the Wildlife Conservation Society and partners. ...
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A WCS survey finds an endangered Andean cat population living lower than ever, down from the Andes Mountains and onto the Patagonian Steppe.
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WCS partners with local groupsto protect elephant seals, albatrosses, penguins, and other marine wildlife in Admiralty Sound Results of expedition will help safeguard this coastal region NEW YORK (February 25, 2011)—The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and other partners have concluded a scientific survey of an icy, remote fjord on the southern tip of  South America, home to seals, penguins, albatrosses, whales, and o...
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WCS researchers see drops in wildlife numbers as climate change causes Amazonian rivers to run low.
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MOU identifies opportunities for new marine management models New York (October 19, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC Chile) and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) to share ideas and experiences in establishing and managing protected marine areas. The MoU was signed by Dr. Bárbara Saavedra, Director of WCS’s Chile Program, Juan Larrain, Vice President of Res...
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The Tsimané Mosetene Regional Council, WCS’s local partner in the montane rainforests of Bolivia, received the award at a ceremony held on September 20 in New York, honoring its efforts to reduce poverty through sustainable development and biodiversity conservation.
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Indigenous Council Receives Prestigious Equator Prize 2010 at New York Award Ceremony NEW YORK (September 29, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) applauds the selection of their local partner in the montane rainforests of Bolivia—the Consejo Regional Tsimané Mosetene (Tsimané Mosetene Regional Council—CRTM)—as a winner of the prestigious Equator Prize 2010, an honor bestowed on 25 local communities working to reduce poverty through sustainable development and the conserv...
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At WCS’s Bronx Zoo, a group of WCS birders have been surveying the grounds for nesting wild birds. They’re turning up some surprising finds, and in some surprising places—from ducklings swimming in the once blighted Bronx River to songbirds nesting in exhibit signage. Take a birding tour of the zoo with WCS publicist John Delaney.
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As part of a global program for ocean conservation, WCS has been committed to conserving several threatened species that use Gulf waters, and is taking steps to mitigate the impact of the crisis to these species and their ecosystems.
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WCS conservationists in Guatemala are using a swanky scent to lure jaguars and other endangered wildlife toward motion-sensitive cameras that snap photos of the animals as they pass by. The photos help researchers estimate population numbers for these shy species.
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