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A new, groundbreaking census released by WCS shows massive numbers of critically endangered western lowland gorillas alive and well in the Republic of Congo.
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For the world’s poor who live outside the borders of cities and towns, help is often scarce. A new WCS-led study identifies some 16 million impoverished people who make their homes in remote corners of the globe, out of reach of major development assistance programs.
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Study says Africa’s “kipunji” hovers at 1,100 individuals; Poaching, illegal logging threatens remaining populationNEW YORK (JULY 28, 2008) – Just three years after it was discovered, a new species of monkey is threatened with extinction according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, which recently published the first-ever census of the endangered primate. Known as the “kipunji,” the large, forest-dwelling primate hovers at 1,117 individuals, according to a study released in the July issue of t...
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Brooklyn, NY, June 30, 2008 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) education initiative, Teens for Planet Earth, is pleased to announce the winners of its 2008 Service Awards, which recognize teens around the world for service-learning projects that demonstrate their commitment to the environment.  Winners of the Gold Service Awards include: Kubiti Teak Plantation Group, Jasikam, Ghana; Soldiers of the Environment, Mbeya, Tanzania; Southern Idaho Squirrel Squad, Idaho, USA; and Team B....
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Exhibit Located in New York City’s First "Green" Renovated Landmark Building: The Lion House, a 1903 Beaux-Arts Jewel Look into the Eyes of a Lemur and See How We Can Work Together to Save Our Planet “Madagascar is the naturalist's promised land…There you meet bizarre and marvelous forms at every step.” Philippe de Commerson, French Explorer (1771) Bronx, NY – June 19, 2008 – The Wildlife Conser...
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The U.S. Forest Service designates the nation’s first wildlife migration corridor to protect the movement of North America’s fastest land animal, the pronghorn. These swift creatures number nearly half a million in Wyoming alone, but the proliferation of gas fields and housing development has sliced up much of their territory.
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Data from Wildlife Conservation Society helped raise awareness of “Path of the Pronghorn”  NEW YORK (June 17, 2008) – In a recently signed amendment, the U.S. Forest Service established the nation’s first designated wildlife migration corridor to protect the 150-mile round-trip movement of pronghorn in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. This seasonal movement of pronghorn between Grand Teton National Park and the Upper Green River Valley in northwestern Wyoming, which has been studied by...
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Once numbering in the tens of millions, guanacos have dramatically declined  NEW YORK (June 10, 2008) –  The Wildlife Conservation Society has launched a study in Chile’s Karukinka reserve on Tierra del Fuego to help protect the guanaco –  a wild cousin of the llama that once roamed in vast herds from the Andean Plateau to the steppes of Patagonia.Today, the guanaco population has dwindled to perhaps half a million animals that live in highly fragmented populations due to habitat ...
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Birds and other wildlife score protection from energy exploration in Alaska’s Teshekpuk Lake region. At 23 million acres, Teshekpuk is the largest single piece of public land in the U.S.
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To save Madagascar’s pristine forests and combat climate change, WCS and the government of Madagascar agree to launch a massive carbon sale, totaling more than nine million tons.
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