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The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has launched an urgent appeal today to protect an isolated population of elephants in the Central African nation of Chad, where rampant, organized poaching has caused the number of these majestic animals to drop by two-thirds in just the past two years.
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It’s true what they say about animals with big feet—they’ve got big ranges. Conservationists have hatched a new strategy to help save elephants across their turf.
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WCS to announce Year of the Gorilla activities in 2009 ROME (December 1, 2008) – The Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is proud to be designated as a key supporter of the world-wide Year of the Gorilla campaign, which was launched here today at the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS). The Year of the Gorilla campaign will support conservation action in protecting gorilla habitat. Other aspects will include the funding and training of r...
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Gorilla population surveys, conducted by WCS, have helped the government of Cameroon create a new national park, which will protect more than 600 gorillas and other threatened species, such as chimpanzees, forest elephants, buffalos, and bongo.
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A rare female Far Eastern leopard is captured and released along the Russian-Chinese border. The leopard, one of about 40 in existence, is in good shape.
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Wildlife Conservation Society-Led Study Says Roads Bring Death and Fear to Forest Elephants Study says roads create virtual prisons Forest elephant populations expected to plummet if poorly planned roads continue to explode in Central Africa NEW YORK (EMBARGOED UNTIL OCTOBER 27, 2008 – 8:00 P.M. U.S. EASTERN TIME) – Why did the elephant cross the road? It didn’t according to a new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Save the Elephants that says endangered forest eleph...
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Poorly planned roads, which are spreading across Central African wilderness areas, attract poachers and cause fear and death among forest elephants.
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Gateways to Conservation: Connecting People to Nature emphasizes importance of why global community needs to unite to preserve natural and cultural diversity Examines link between environmental conservation and human security NEW YORK October 20: The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced today a new photographic exhibit at the United Nations headquarters to raise awareness about global conservat...
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Wildlife-Rich Burdwood Bank is Now Protected NEW YORK (October 9, 2008) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today that the government of Argentina has recently banned commercial fishing along an 1,800 square kilometer (694 square mile) submerged island rich in species found no where else on earth and an important feeding ground for sea lions, penguins, albatross and other marine life. The area, known as Burdwood Bank, lies 220 km (136 miles) off the Southern Argentine Coast. Burdwood i...
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