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WCS Congratulates WCS-India For Hiring New Director: Dr. Vidya Athreya
New York, May 28, 2021 – The following statement was released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society, based in New York, concerning the hiring of a new country director by its partner, Wildlife Conservation Society-India. “The Wildlife Conservation Society congratulates its partner, Wildlife Conservation Society-India, for appointing Dr. Vidya Athreya as its new Country Director. Dr. Athreya is an accomplished scientist and wildlife conservationist who has been a long-t...
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VIDEO: “Smoke-Breathing” Elephant Stumps Scientists
New York (March 22, 2018) - An elephant captured on video by Vinay Kumar, Assistant Director with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS)-India Program has WCS scientists and others scratching their heads.
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Study: Wildlife Sign Surveys Up To The Task

(Bengaluru - September 26, 2017) - A new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society-India Program, the Centre for Wildlife Studies, and the University of Florida-Gainesville, shows that cost-effective “sign surveys” can be used to reliably monitor animal distributions in the wild.

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Bird’s Unusual Song Leads Scientists to Discover New Species

January 21, 2016 – WCS reports that a bird’s unusual, melodic song led an international team of scientists to discover an entirely new species in northeastern India and adjacent parts of China.

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