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August 15, 2012
Caribbean Flamingo Hatchling Takes First Steps at Bronx Zoo
View the video at:http://youtu.be/Q2lDV0MMrcw Bronx, NY – Aug. 15, 2012 – ATTACHED PHOTO AND VIDEO: A Caribbean flamingo hatchling takes its first steps at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. The chick is helped to its feet by its mother and stands on a nest mound in the pond outside of the zoo’s Aquatic Birds exhibit. Flamingos are hatched with white downy plumage but develop trademark pink coloration from pigments in the algae, crustaceans, and oth...
July 25, 2012
There and Back Again: One Sea Turtle’s Incredible Journey
Although conservationists have long known that turtles return to their natal beaches to lay eggs, direct evidence of these pilgrimages is scant. With sea turtles more imperiled than ever, conservationists can’t help but delight in success stories like this one.
July 16, 2012
WCS Bronx Zoo Leads Flamingo Researchers in Banding and Health Assessment Project in Bahamas
This year brings perfect flamingo breeding conditions to Inagua National Park Bronx, NY – July 16, 2012 – This year has been a bumper crop for Caribbean flamingos in Inagua National Park in the Bahamas. The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, with the help of partner organizations, led a flamingo banding program in June to facilitate the long-term monitoring of movements across the species’ range. Led by Dr. Nancy Clum, Curator of Ornithology at the Bronx Zoo, the ...
July 16, 2012
It’s a banner year for Caribbean flamingos in Inagua National Park, Bahamas. In June, WCS veterinarians and Bronx Zoo bird experts joined a crew of international researchers to band the juvenile birds, and check up on their health.
June 14, 2012
As World Warms, Conservation Evolves: New WCS Book Illustrates how Conservation Planning is Evolving to Prepare for Climate Change
New Book from the Wildlife Conservation Society illustrates how conservation-planning is evolving to prepare for climate change BOZEMAN, MT (June 14, 2012) –A landmark book released by the Wildlife Conservation Society through Island Press shows that people in diverse environments around the world are moving from climate science to conservation action to ensure their natural systems, wildlife and livelihoods can withstand the pressures of global warming. Climate and Conservation offers a...
May 15, 2012
Researchers Track Manta Rays with Satellites
The first satellite tag study for the world’s largest ray, conducted by researchers from WCS, the University of Exeter, and the Mexican government, reveals its habits and hidden journeys.
May 10, 2012
First Satellite Tag Study for Manta Rays Reveals Habits and Hidden Journeys of Ocean Giants
Wildlife Conservation Society, University of Exeter, and the Mexican Government uncover feeding habitats and threats to world’s largest ray Six manta rays tagged, some traveling more than 1,100 kilometers NEW YORK (May 10, 2012)—Using the latest satellite tracking technology, conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Exeter (UK), and the Government of Mexico have completed a ground-breaking study on a mysterious ocean giant: the manta ray. T...
March 27, 2012
New Agreement Protects 80,000 Acres of Guatemala Forest
Agreement will provide education, health, economic development, and fire prevention for local people in exchange for conservation measures Forest is home to jaguars, macaws, pumas, and other wildlife WCS signs agreement with Carmelita Cooperative, local authorities, PACUNAM, and Asociación BALAM with the support of the Guatemalan National Protected Areas Council (CONAP), the Association of Forest Communities of Peten (ACOFOP), Rainforest Alliance, and Foundation Albert II of Monaco NEW YORK (Ma...
March 26, 2012
A Conversation with Rachel Graham
New York Times
interviews WCS's Dr. Rachel Graham about her work in the Gulf and the Caribbean to create a constituency for the protection of a magnificent—and often misunderstood—ocean giant: the shark.
March 01, 2012
“Green” Cashmere Protects Guanacos, Rheas, and Andean Cats on Argentina’s Patagonian Steppe
WCS assists cashmere producers to minimize wildlife impacts NEW YORK (March 1, 2012)—The Wildlife Conservation Society applauds the efforts of Argentina’s Grupo Costa del Río Colorado cooperative in its first U.S. sale of “green” cashmere, produced through a system of sustainable practices that protects guanacos, rheas, Andean cats, and other wildlife of the windswept expanse of the Patagonian Steppe. With assistance from WCS’s Patagonian and Andean Steppe Program, the group has work...
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