Op-Eds & Blogs
News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
Op-Eds & Blogs
October 09, 2008
Argentina Bans Commercial Fishing in Key Marine Wildlife Area
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...
October 08, 2008
Beavers Dam Good for Birds
Wildlife Conservation Society Study Says Beavers are Dam Good for Songbirds NEW YORK (October 8, 2008) – The songbird has a friend in the beaver. According to a study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the busy beaver’s signature dams provide critical habitat for a variety of migratory songbirds, particularly in the semi-arid interior of the West. The study, which appears in the October 2008 issue of the journal Western North American Naturalist, says that through dam building...
October 01, 2008
City Bears Live Fast, Die Young
A WCS study conducted around Lake Tahoe, Nevada shows that a life of garbage-eating, early pregnancies, and violent deaths plague black bears in the big city.
September 24, 2008
Bronx Zoo Hosts World Leader
Madagascar President Marc Ravalomanana enjoyed a unique opportunity to visit his homeland while he was attending the UN General Assembly in New York. On Sunday, September 21, the President toured Madagascar!, the Wildlife Conservation Society's spectacular new exhibit that opened in June at the Bronx Zoo. The visit included glimpses of lemurs and fossas—fascinating mammals that occur only on that island nation. In addition to touring Madagascar!, President Ravalomanana and WCS staff discussed th...
September 23, 2008
Wild Conservations Society Facilitates Agreement Between Rwanda and Burundi to Protect Largest Mountain Forest Block in East Africa
Two East African nations agree to safeguard home of endangered chimpanzeesand rare and unusual primates. New York (September 15, 2008) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced that it has facilitated an agreement between the two nations of Rwanda and Burundi to safeguard the largest remaining block of mountain forest in East Africa.The agreement, which was signed in Huye, Rwanda on September 10th, will help improve conservation in Rwanda’s Nyungwe National Park and Burundi’s Kibira National...
September 22, 2008
WCS facilitates an agreement between Rwanda and Burundi to protect the largest mountain forest block in East Africa—home to chimpanzees, owl-faced monkeys, and other endangered primates.
September 15, 2008
The Wildlife Conservation Society Unveils Restored 136-Year-Old NYC Landmark Fountain at the Bronx Zoo
World-Famous Italian Fountain Springs Eternal! Bronx, N.Y.—September, 2008 – The historic Italian Fountain at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Bronx Zoo has been completely restored. An evening event on Sunday, September 14, celebrated the restoration with a special visit by Daniele Travi, special envoy to the government of Como, Italy and with a performance by Italian-American tenor, Michael Amante.The Italian Fountain, also known as the Rockefeller Fountain, is carved from ...
September 09, 2008
Busted: Poachers Feel the Heat
The Wildlife Crime Units help intercept the trade in illegal tiger parts on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Ten arrests have been made in three months.
September 09, 2008
Carnivores on Camera
In Myanmar’s wild lands, camera traps set up by WCS researchers provide glimpses on the lost world of tigers, civets, and other predators.
September 04, 2008
Wildlife Conservation Society Searches for Predators Large and Small in Myanmar's Wild Lands
Camera traps provide glimpses on ‘Lost World’ of tigers and other predators New York(September 4, 2008)—Using remote camera traps to lift the veil on Myanmar's dense northern wild lands, researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society have painstakingly gathered a bank of valuable data on the country's populations of tigers and other smaller, lesser known carnivores (see photo attachments). These findings will help in the formulation of conservation strategies for the country's wildlife.&nbs...
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