A new study by WCS looks at the job satisfaction of front line conservation rangers working in challenging conditions at a national park in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and identifies ways to improve motivation to make them more effective at enforcing the law.
Registration is now open for the 11th annual WCS Run for the Wild 5K run/walk. The spring event is scheduled for Saturday, April 27 at the Bronx Zoo and is dedicated to saving wildlife and wild places. Runners, walkers, and wildlife supporters are invited to participate and/or support a participant. Early bird registration discount is available through January 31. Individuals and teams can register online at www.WCSRunfortheWild.com.
The Prospect Park Zoo has joined a program to breed Pallas’s cats (Otocolobus manul), which are classified as “Near Threatened” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The new exhibit will give visitors an opportunity to view male, Batu, from Krakow Zoo and female, Sarnai, from Helsinki Zoo. Both cats are new to the Prospect Park Zoo.
Animal Planet’s THE ZOO goes behind the scenes at the world-famous Bronx Zoo for a third season to share powerful stories that put a spotlight on the extraordinary and diverse expertise of the zoo staff as they care for animals and work for the conservation of wildlife. This season the unscripted docuseries will feature animals and staff at all five Wildlife Conservation Society parks in New York City – the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo and New York Aquarium. The all-new season premieres Sunday, February 10 at 8PM ET/PT.
A mathematical theorem formulated in the 1700s has been used by scientists for the first time to accurately count critically endangered Bornean orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) in the Malaysian state of Sarawak.
Three male lions that strayed from a Uganda National Park were rescued by staff from WCS Uganda and government partners.
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