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Temperate Asian Mountains and Grasslands
May 04, 2017
First Central Asian Migration Atlas Created to Reduce Harm to Wildlife from Infrastructure
May 4, 2017
– Experts have for the first time mapped the distribution and movement corridors of migratory mammals in combination with threats from linear infrastructure, such as railways, roads, pipelines, and border fences, across the entire Central Asian region.
July 07, 2016
Breeding Populations of White-Naped Cranes on Decline in Eastern Mongolian Stronghold
July 7, 2016
– A new study by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) says that breeding populations of white-naped cranes have decreased by 60 percent in Ulz River basin – an important stronghold for the species in Eastern Mongolia.
June 04, 2015
Eastern Steppe Meets Yellowstone
June 4, 2015- If you happen to be at one of several popular national parks in the next ten days, you may see a small delegation of Mongolian officials taking in the grandeur alongside you. As part of a trans-national sharing of expertise on park management issues, (WCS) Wildlife Conservation Society is hosting six key members of the Mongolian government for a protected area study tour. Development, led by an exploding extractive industry, is on the rise and bringing big c...
November 07, 2014
Major Initiative Endorsed Today to Protect Asia’s Migratory Mammals
The Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) Conference of the Parties (COP) agreed to adopt a Central Asia Migratory Mammal Initiative Central Asia contains some of the last great migratory spectacles of large mammals including Mongolian gazelles, saiga antelope, Tibetan antelope and other species New Initiative protects 15 large mammal species Central Asia’s landscapes are under increasing threat from development pressures ...
November 04, 2013
First Snow Leopard Cubs Ever Born At Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo Make Their Public Debut
Twins are on exhibit in Allison Maher Stern Snow Leopard ExhibitDownload b-roll video here: HD Snow Leopard Cubs at Central Park Zoo.movNew York – Nov. 4, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo is debuting a pair of snow leopard cubs (Panthera uncia). These are the first snow leopard cubs ever born at the Central Park Zoo and the second snow leopard birth at a WCS zoo this year.The cubs, a male and a female, born this summer, weigh about 30 pounds but are expected to reach b...
July 09, 2013
Dr. Joel Berger Receives Aldo Leopold Award
Wildlife Conservation Society scientist honored for field research, informing environmental stewardship, and inspiring future scientists Bozeman, MT (July 8, 2013) –The Wildlife Conservation Society announced that WCS Senior Conservation Scientist Dr. Joel Berger has been awarded the prestigious 2013 Aldo Leopold Award from the American Society of Mammologists (ASM)—an award that recognizes outstanding lasting contributions made by an individual to the conservation of mammals and th...
April 09, 2013
East Meets West to Discuss Safe Passages for Wildlife
Mongolian officials tour western U.S. to learn wildlife-friendly ways to counter the impacts of fences, roads, and railways BOZEMAN (April 9, 2013) -- In a classic example of East meets West, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has arranged for a Mongolian delegation of government officials, environmental planners and others to tour sites in Montana and New Mexico to exchange information and expertise on reducing the impacts that roads, railways, and fencing have on wildlife. Developme...
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...
March 21, 2008
Bottleneck for a Big Nose
In Mongolia, increased vehicular and pedestrian traffic is strangling the narrow migration corridor for the saiga—Asia’s odd-ball antelope with the enormous schnoz.