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Three Critically Endangered Red-headed Vulture Nests Discovered  In Cambodia’s Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary
Preah Vihear (29 January 2018) – In January, three nests of the Critically Endangered Red-headed vulture were found in Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary by conservationists from the Ministry of Environment (MoE), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and local communities. The population of this species in Cambodia is possibly less than 50 individuals. These nest discoveries give hope that conservation efforts may save this species from extinction
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WCS Announces “Voice of the Jaguar” Campaign to Engage Central Americans to Protect Wildlife
January 26, 2018 – WCS announced today the launch of  “Voice of the Jaguar” – a social media campaign to engage Central Americans to be the eyes, ears, and voice for the region’s threatened wildlife, including jaguars. The campaign includes a cellphone photo competition – “Eyes of the Jaguar,” inviting the people of Central America to showcase the wonder and plight of the region’s wildlife through their own eyes – and cell phones.
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	           Four WCS Conservationists Are Named Finalists for Award for Animal Conservation Excellence

 

(NEW YORK- January 23, 2016) WCS is pleased to announce that four of its scientists, Dr. Joel Berger, Dr. Ullas Karanth, Dr. Nyawira Muthiga and Dr.Tim McClanahan have advanced as finalists for the 2018 Award for Conservation Excellence (ACE) (Drs. Muthiga and McClanahan have been nominated together as one finalist).

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WCS Releases Adorable Tumbling Toddler Penguin Video in time for Penguin Awareness Day
January 19, 2018 – Just in time for Penguin Awareness Day this Saturday January 20th, WCS has released an incredibly cute video shot by WCS’s Graham Harris on Isla Martillo in the Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
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January 18, 2018 – An international review led by the University of Queensland and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) says that many native carnivores that live in and around human habitation are declining at an unprecedented rate – spelling bad news for humans who indirectly rely on them for a variety of beneficial services.

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A Valentine to Remember, Forever!

BRONX, NEW YORK – Jan. 18, 2018 – For a $15 donation, your loved one, or unloved one, will receive the certificate to cherish for years to come, featuring the name chosen for your Valentine’s Day roach. To make an extra impression, send “the works” for a $75 donation which includes a printed certificate, the all new “Roach Brooch” pin, crazy roach sox, and a box of delicious artisan chocolates. Various combinations of the roachy merchandise are also available for $50. All orders can be placed at www.BronxZoo.com/Roach

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 Mothers and Young Struggle as Arctic Warms
NEW YORK (January 18, 2017) – A new study from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and partners reveals for the first time the ways in which wild weather swings and extreme icing events are negatively impacting the largest land mammal of the Earth’s polar realms—the muskoxen. The paper demonstrates that while this denizen of the Arctic and other cold-adapted species have spectacular adaptations, the previously unknown effects of rain-on-snow events, winter precipitation, and ice tidal surges are costly for the animals, if not deadly.
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Canine Distemper Confirmed in Far Eastern Leopard, World’s Most Endangered Big Cat
17 January 2018 – The Far Eastern or Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is already among the rarest of the world’s big cats, but new research reveals that it faces yet another threat: infection with canine distemper virus (CDV).
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STUDY: High Tolerance for Wildlife Exists Around Indian Reserves Despite Continued Losses
RAJASTHAN, INDIA (January 16, 2018)  A new study from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), Duke University, and the Centre for Wildlife Studies in India finds that communities living near wildlife reserves in Rajasthan, India, show a high tolerance for wildlife. This is despite them having experienced losses in crops and livestock as a result of interaction with wildlife like nilgai, jackal and wild pig, as well as larger carnivores such as leopard and wolves. Understanding these attitudes towards wildlife is critical to informing park management policies and practices.
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A Mother Parrot’s Worst Nightmare: Nest Robbing Falcons in Guatemala
January 12, 2018 — What’s a mother scarlet macaw’s worst nightmare? Nest-raiding falcons, which were caught on camera by WCS researchers working in the forests of Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve, according to a new study by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and partners.
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