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The Wildlife Without Borders–Latin America and the Caribbean Program has supported conservation projects since 1990, including work by WCS in Tierra del Fuego, Chile.
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Bronx, NY, June 19, 2009 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) education initiative, Teens for Planet Earth, is pleased to announce the winners of its 2009 Service Awards, which recognize teens around the world for service-learning projects that demonstrate their commitment to the environment. Winners of the Gold Service Awards include:Aquatic Life Group Location: Mbeya, East Rungwe, TanzaniaTeam Members: Lutufyo Abel, Ipyana Adamson, Joseph Ambele, Elikana Hezrom, Bupe Jackson, Pyelesya S...
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WCS announces a new way to count tigers, based on a study that shows that fecal DNA sampling provides extremely accurate estimates of the big cats’ populations.
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New study shows that fecal DNA sampling provides extremely accurate estimates of tiger populations New technique is a powerful tool to help save critically endangered big cats NEW YORK (JUNE 18, 2009) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today a major breakthrough in the science of saving tigers: high-tech DNA fecal sampling. According to the study, researchers will be able to accurately count and assess tiger populations by identifying individual animals from the uniq...
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After a 90-year absence, a reclusive carnivore reappears in Colorado. WCS scientists have tracked the animal on a 500-mile odyssey.
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A new study says that banning certain types of fishing gear can help save coral reefs from the damaging effects of climate change, by protecting key fish populations that help stressed reefs recover.
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Jump on over and See This Endangered Malagasy Mammal Before He Grows up! Brooklyn, N.Y. – This as yet unsexed pup was born in April of this year. Dad Armand and mom Vonjy are keeping a close watch on the infant. The Mom and Dad arrived at the Prospect Park Zoo in early January. They are the first residents of the nocturnal wing in the Animal Adaptations exhibit. When the pair gave birth, they received complete privacy by covering the exhibit front and restricting...
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WCS tracks animal on 500-mile odyssey beginning near Wyoming’s Grand Teton National ParkNEW YORK (June 18, 2009)—The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), working with state and federal partners, announced today that a wolverine that WCS researchers have been tracking since early April has crossed into northern Colorado – the first known incidence of a wolverine in the state since 1919.The wolverine, a young male labeled M56, was captured near Grand Teton National Park and traveled approximately ...
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(June 17, 2009)  – Banning or restricting the use of certain types of fishing gear could help the world’s coral reefs and their fish populations survive the onslaughts of climate change according to a study by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and other groups. The international team of scientists has proposed that bans on fishing gear - like spear guns, fish traps, and beach seine nets  – could aid in the recovery o...
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More than 34,000 Messages Sent to City Hall (June 17, 2009) —The following statement was released today by Wildlife Conservation Society Executive Vice President John Calvelli:“The Wildlife Conservation Society thanks Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Majority Leader Joel Rivera, Chairman Dominic Recchia and the delegations from all five boroughs for recognizing the economic importance of the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium and all of the city’s cultural institutions. The...
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