Op-Eds & Blogs
News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
Op-Eds & Blogs
January 28, 2010
Four Rescued Bear Cubs from Alaska and Montana Find a New Home at the WCS Bronx Zoo
WCS emphasizes importance of peaceful coexistence of humans and wildlife. Bronx, NY – Thursday, January 28 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo today announced the debut of three young brown bears and one young grizzly bear that were rescued in separate incidences in Alaska and Montana. The three brown bear cubs are siblings and originally from Baranof Island, Alaska. The orphaned cubs were rescued by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and temporarily held at Fortress of ...
January 27, 2010
WCS Testifies on Behalf of Great Apes
Executive Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Africa Program, Dr. James Deutsch Testifies before Congress on the Great Ape Conservation Reauthorization and Amendment Act Lauds Representatives George Miller and Madeleine Bordallo for Efforts to Save Humanity’s Closest Relatives NEW YORK (January 27, 2010) Dr. James Deutsch, Executive Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Africa Program, testified today before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Insular Aff...
January 26, 2010
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Sensational Sea Lions at the WCS New York Aquarium
What can crawl like a caterpillar, do a backbend like a gymnast, bark on cue, and dive down to 600 feet in the ocean? Find out at the Wildlife Conservation Society New York Aquarium’s Aquatheater. This Valentine’s Day and all winter long, catch a training demonstration starring our outgoing and talented California sea lions. Each performance features cool facts about sea lions and their role in the web of life, in addition to music, humor, and lots of mischief. “Our pinnipeds (the scientific t...
January 22, 2010
New Act Supports Wildlife Veterinary Medicine
On January 21, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings introduced the Wildlife and Zoological Veterinary Medicine Enhancement Act, endorsed by the Wildlife Conservation Society.
January 21, 2010
Adorable Baby “Mini” Goat is Born at the WCS Central Park Zoo
Bring the Kids to See THIS Kid New York, NY, Jan. 13, 2010– He’s cute, cuddly, and the newest kid on the block at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo. He’s a baby mini-Nubian goat, born just last week at the zoo. This yet unnamed kid is awing zoo-goers of all ages with his fluffy coat, gangly legs and soft little calls of bleeeaaat! Zookeepers say the baby is adjusting very well to his home at the zoo. He is very much attached to his mother, Angel, and follows he...
January 15, 2010
International Bird of Mystery
WCS conservationists working in a remote valley in Afghanistan find the breeding grounds for the "world's least known bird."
January 13, 2010
WCS Finds "World's Least Known Bird" Breeding in Lost Valley of Afghanistan
NEW YORK (January 13, 2010)—Researchers for the Wildlife Conservation Society have discovered for the first time the breeding area of the large-billed reed warbler—dubbed in 2007 as “the world’s least known bird species”—in the remote and rugged Wakhan Corridor of the Pamir Mountains of north-eastern Afghanistan. Using a combination of astute field observations, museum specimens, DNA sequencing, and the first known audio recording of the species, researchers verified the discovery by capturing...
January 12, 2010
Trouble in Paradise (the Fishy Kind) as Introduced Tilapia Dine on Native Fish Fry
Fish known for sustainability is invasive species on islands NEW YORK (January 12, 2010)—The poster child for sustainable fish farming—the tilapia—is actually a problematic invasive species for the native fish of the islands of Fiji, according to a new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups. Scientists suspect that tilapia introduced to the waterways of the Fiji Islands may be gobbling up the larvae and juvenile fish of several native species of goby, fish that live in ...
January 12, 2010
Fishy Finding in Fiji
Known by seafood fans as one of the most sustainable options on the dinner menu, tilapia farmed in Fiji is gaining a new reputation as an invasive species that’s threatening the islands’ native fish.
January 06, 2010
Dr. John Weaver Wins Conservation Award
The WCS conservation biologist won the Wilburforce Foundation’s Conservation Leadership Award for his efforts to expand Nahanni National Park, a World Heritage Site.
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