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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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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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