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News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
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April 03, 2009
State Legislature and Governor Restore Funding
WCS Commends the New York State Legislature and Governor for Investing in Conservation, the Environment, Education, and Economic Development NEW YORK – April 3, 2009 – The following statement was released by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, John Calvelli: We applaud the New York State Legislature and Governor Paterson for having the vision during these economically difficult days to invest in zoos, botanical gardens, and aquariums through the Enviro...
April 01, 2009
Nearly 6,000 Irrawaddy dolphins are alive and swimming in Bangladesh, according to new WCS research. Prior to this study, the largest known populations of Irrawaddy dolphins numbered in the low hundreds or less.
March 31, 2009
WCS Confirms Huge Population of Rare Dolphins
Nearly 6,000 Irrawaddy dolphins are alive and swimming in Bangladesh NEW YORK (April 1, 2009) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today the discovery of a huge population of rare dolphins in South Asia—but warns that the population is threatened by climate change and fishing nets. Using rigorous scientific techniques, WCS researchers estimate that nearly 6,000 Irrawaddy dolphins, which are related to orcas or killer whales, were found living in freshwater regions of Bangladesh’...
March 26, 2009
Gorilla Gets MRI at Bronx Zoo
Wildlife Conservation Society and Brain Tumor Foundation Help Silverback Fubo With Brain Scan NEW YORK (March 26, 2009)—Talk about house calls! The Wildlife Conservation Society thanks The Brain Tumor Foundation and its “Road To Early Detection” campaign for their assistance in performing a brain scan on a gorilla at the Bronx Zoo. The on-site procedure—performed by dozens of wildlife veterinarians, zookeepers, and medical personnel from several institutions—was made possible by the Bobby Murce...
March 26, 2009
Fubo Gets a Brain Scan
The Wildlife Conservation Society thanks The Brain Tumor Foundation and its “Road To Early Detection” campaign for their assistance in scanning the brain of a gorilla at the Bronx Zoo.
March 18, 2009
Rare Vulture Returns to Cambodian Skies
NEW YORK (March 18, 2009)—After nearly dying from eating a poisoned animal carcass, a critically endangered white-rumped vulture was nursed back to health by wildlife veterinarians and conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB) and returned to the skies of Cambodia. The story is a small victory in a region where vultures of several species in Asia have become endangered due to a variety of causes. “Vulture ...
March 17, 2009
WCS Releases Second Video Asking Albany to Restore Funding for New York's Zoos, Botanical Gardens, and Aquariums
The Bronx Zoo's Wednesday, the Porcupine, stars for a second time in newly released viral video NEW YORK (March 17, 2009) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society is releasing a second viral video starring its now famous porcupine, Wednesday, to convince Albany to restore funding New York State's zoos, botanical gardens, and aquariums in fiscal year 2010. This video, in which Wednesday appears in an unemployment office, follows her first production in which she was fired from the Bronx Zoo due to pe...
March 16, 2009
High-Tech Tiger Tool
WCS scientists track tigers with a new 3D software program that may speed up conservation efforts. The software can also help locate the origins of confiscated tiger skins.
March 16, 2009
A Tiger Cannot Change its Stripes
Wildlife Conservation Society scientists help track tigers with new three-dimensional software Software also has potential to locate origins of confiscated tiger skins NEW YORK (March 12, 2009) – New software developed with help from the Wildlife Conservation Society will allow tiger researchers to rapidly identify individual animals by creating a three-dimensional model using photos taken by remote cameras. The software, described in an issue of the journal Biology Letters, may also help identi...
March 12, 2009
Economy Squeezes Reef Fish
WCS researchers find that coral reefs next to middle class communities in East Africa have far fewer fish than the reefs in either poor or affluent communities.
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