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February 09, 2018
Action Plan Released to Conserve One of Africa’s Richest Sites for Biodiversity
A team of scientists led by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) has developed a conservation blueprint to protect one of the most biodiverse regions in Africa: the Albertine Rift, home to mountain and Grauer’s gorillas, golden monkeys, chimpanzees, elephants, and 162 vertebrate, and 350 plant species unique to this region.
May 06, 2015
Conservationists “On the Fence” About Barriers to Protect Wildlife in Drylands
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To fence or not to fence? That is the question facing conservationists concerned with barriers that keep wildlife in and people out.
November 11, 2014
MEDIA AVAILABILITY AND EVENTS WITH WCS EXPERTS AT THE IUCN WORLD PARKS CONGRESS
WCS at IUCN World Parks CongressNovember 12-19, 2014Sydney, Australia SYDNEY AUSTRALIA, NOV. 11, 2014 – The following events will be taking place during the IUCN World Parks Congress with experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society. On-site, please contact John Delaney (firstname.lastname@example.org; text 1-347-675-2294) or Mary Dixon (email@example.com; text 1-347-840-1242) to discuss any of these presentations or to schedule an interview. To learn more go to wpc.wcs.org or follow @TheWCS Breaking Topics to...
November 05, 2014
A Fraction of Global Military Spending Could Save the Planet’s Biodiversity, Say Experts
Only One in Four Protected Areas is Well Managed Gland, Switzerland, 6 November 2014 – A fundamental step-change involving an increase in funding and political commitment is urgently needed to ensure that protected areas deliver their full conservation, social and economic potential, according to an article published today in Nature by experts from Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Queensland, and the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). The paper, The performance ...
March 26, 2014
Targeting Enforcement Where Needed Most In Africa’s Heart of Biodiversity
Data-driven analysis will maximize return-on-investment in protecting wildlife and wild lands New York (March 26, 2014)—Scientists seeking a more efficient way of protecting the heart of Africa’s wildlife—the Greater Virunga Landscape—have developed a method to make the most of limited enforcement resources, according to a new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Queensland, Imperial College London, and the Uganda Wildlife Authority. By channeling data on wildlife sight...
December 03, 2012
Recent Census Finds Increase in Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
New estimate brings world population of mountain gorillas to 880 NEW YORK (December 3, 2012)—A 2011 census of mountain gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has confirmed that the great apes there have increased in number since the last count in 2006, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, which provided support for the census. Recently released by the Uganda Minister for Tourism, Wildlife, and Antiquities and the Uganda Wildlife Authority, the new census reveal...
May 25, 2012
How to Stop Wildlife Poachers
WCS VP for Species Conservation Liz Bennett details efforts to combat the illegal wildlife trade and highlights the urgent need for additional security forces to slow and ultimately reverse the decimation of myriad charismatic species.
May 16, 2012
Wildlife Conservation Society Health Experts Narrow the Hunt for Ebola
WCS and partners recommend focusing on carcasses rather than live animals for samples NEW YORK (May 16, 2012)—Response efforts to outbreaks of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Africa can benefit from a standardized sampling strategy that focuses on the carcasses of gorillas, chimpanzees, and other species known to succumb to the virus, according to a consortium of wildlife health experts. In a recently published study of 14 previous human Ebola outbreaks and the responses of wildlife teams collecting...
July 30, 2010
WCS Mourns Ymke Warren
Ymke Warren, gorilla conservationist and friend, will be missed by her colleagues.
June 22, 2010
A Chance for a Chimp
WCS and IUCN launch an international, decade-long action plan to protect eastern chimpanzees by safeguarding 16 crucial areas where their populations number around 48,000 individuals.
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