Op-Eds & Blogs
News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
Op-Eds & Blogs
August 06, 2009
WCS Takes Gold in Beijing
Scientists Honored by Society for Conservation Biology at 2009 Annual Meeting NEW YORK (AUGUST 6, 2009) Three Wildlife Conservation Society scientists were honored during the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology(SCB), in Beijing, China held from July 11-16, 2009. The SCB is an international professional organization with over 12,000 members dedicated to advancing the science and practice of conserving the Earth's biological diversity. Each year, the SCB ...
August 05, 2009
Laughing at the Bronx Zoo: WCS Opens Hyena Exhibit
Hyenas to join lions, gazelles and other wildlifeon Zoo’s famous African Plains exhibit ...
August 04, 2009
From Australia to the Arctic: WCS Finds Bird 8,000 Miles from Home
Other tagged long-distance migrants from Asia and South America also spotted NEW YORK (August 4, 2009) – WCS scientists studying shorebirds in western Arctic Alaska recently made a serendipitous discovery when they spotted a bar-tailed godwit with a small orange flag and aluminum band harmlessly attached to its legs. Further research revealed that scientists in Australia had banded the bird and attached the flag near Victoria – more than 8,000 miles away. While banded birds are sometime...
July 31, 2009
Nurturing Fisheries Back to Health
Good management means more fish in the sea, according to a new study. Efforts to curb overfishing have begun to succeed, and offer hope that fish stocks can rebuild if given a chance.
July 30, 2009
The Latest from Laos: Bald-Faced Flyer
In a rugged region of Laos increasingly known for unusual wildlife discoveries, WCS scientists and their colleagues find a new “bald” songbird, dubbed the bare-faced bulbul.
July 30, 2009
Global Study Finds Some Fisheries Rebounding when Managed Well
WCSs work in Kenya takes part of global assessment showing improvement in some fisheries Good management means more fish in the sea, research says NEW YORK – A groundbreaking new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society and an international team of scientists brings surprising good news for some of the world’s fisheries: efforts to curb overfishing have begun to succeed giving hope that fish stocks can rebui...
July 30, 2009
Prospect Park Zoo's Upcoming Education Programs
October through December, 2009 Brooklyn , NY – Exciting educational adventures await you and your family. Meet some of our incredible animals! To make a reservation, please call 718-399-7321. Barnyard Bonanza Experience the farm without leaving the city! Children will feed Aggie the cow and her barnyard companions, learn about farm life while making butter, and put hand to feather when they me...
July 29, 2009
Bald-Faced Flyer: WCS and University of Melbourne Discover New “Bald” Songbird
Discovery of new species marks first bald songbird discovered in mainland Asia “Bare-faced bulbul” is restricted to rugged region in Laos Project funded by Minerals and Metals Group NEW YORK – An odd songbird with a bald head living in a rugged region in Laos has been discovered by scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and University of Melbourne, as part of a project funded and managed by the mining company MMG (Minerals and Metals Group) that operates the Sepon cop...
July 28, 2009
WCS Supports Stronger Monitoring of Ports for Illegal Wildlife Trade
WCS Applauds Leadership of Congresswoman Madeleine Bordalloand Calls for Port of Entry Monitoring in Global Wildlife Conservation, Coordination, and Enhancement Act WASHINGTON, D.C. (JULY 28, 2009) The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Executive Vice President of Public Affairs John Calvelli submitted testimony today applauding the leadership of Subcommittee Chairwoman Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU) for championing the Global Wildlife Conservat...
July 27, 2009
Bronx Zoo Debuts Its Baby Okapi
Bronx, NY June 27, 2009 - From the back, she looks like a zebra; in the middle, she looks like a donkey; and up front, her face resembles her closest relative - the giraffe.The okapi calf is called Mbaya. She lives with her mother, Kweli, in the Robert Wood Johnson Jr. Okapi Jungle and Ituri Field Camp in the Congo Gorilla Forest. The okapi are an integral part of this exhibit celebrating its ten-year anniversary.Mbaya was born this spring, weighing 65 pounds. She is the fourth calf born to he...
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