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Mongolian officials tour western U.S. to learn wildlife-friendly ways to counter the impacts of fences, roads, and railways BOZEMAN (April 9, 2013) -- In a classic example of East meets West, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has arranged for a Mongolian delegation of government officials, environmental planners and others to tour sites in Montana and New Mexico to exchange information and expertise on reducing the impacts that roads, railways, and fencing have on wildlife. Developme...
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Bronx, New York, March 31, 2013 -- Pattycake, the first gorilla born in New York City, died today at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo at 40 years old. Pattycake was under medical care due to her advanced age and she was being treated for chronic cardiac issues. A necropsy was performed today and more conclusive results will follow. Pattycake was born at the Central Park Zoo on Sept. 3, 1972 to parents Kongo and Lulu. Since her birth, she was loved by New Yorkers who were captivat...
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Nevada’s black bears rapidly reoccupying former range WCS and NDOW scientists use old journals and newspapers  to piece together the past of Great Basin bears RENO, NV (March 28, 2013) – A new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Nevada Department of Wildlife ( NDOW) has pieced together the last 150 years of history for one of the state’s most interesting denizens: the black bear. The study, which looked at everything from h...
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WCS Canada Reports Safe Havens and Safe Passages  Key to Conserving Wildlife in Southern Canadian Rockies Grizzly bear, wolverine, and bull trout among species ranked as "highly" vulnerable to climate change and road use TORONTO (March 7, 2013) A new report from the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada (WCS Canada) creates a conservation strategy that will promote wildlife resiliency in the Southern Canadian Rockies to the future im...
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A study co-authored by WCS conservationists shines light on the important question of how many humpback whales swam the North Atlantic before commercial whaling. This historical information will help guide future conservation goals for the species.
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Once decimated by hunting, wild yaks appear to be rebounding in parts of Tibet. During a recent expedition to the country’s Qinghai Plateau, WCS and Chinese conservationists counted nearly 1,000 individuals.
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WCS and University of Montana Find Nearly 1,000 Wild Yaks In Remote Tibetan Plateau Once decimated by hunting, wild yaks may be returning Wild yaks are Asia’s third largest land mammal NEW YORK (January 16, 2013) — A team of American and Chinese conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and University of Montana recently counted nearly 1,000 wild yaks from a remote area of the Tibetan-Qinghai Plateau. The finding may indicate a comeback for this species, which was decimated by ...
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Christmas came early for caribou and other denizens of the Arctic when the federal government announced a balanced plan for a huge tract of land in Alaska. Blueprints for the NPR-A ensure protection for wetlands and migratory pathways utilized by birds and mammals, America's reindeer among them. 
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Donate a new toy for children affected by Hurricane Sandy, and receive a ticket to the Bronx Zoo  New York – December 5, 2012– The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park and Queens Zoos will hold ‘Presents to the Animals’ events in December   The schedule at Prospect Park Zoo is: Saturdays and Sundays in December, 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. December 8/9: baboons at both times December 15/16: golden lion tamarins and Pallas’s cats December 22/23: meerkats and mongo...
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First range-wide study of bowhead whale genetics finds much genetic diversity lost during age of commercial whaling Canadian pack ice no barrier to ice-savvy bowheads crossing between oceans NEW YORK (October 18, 2012)—Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History, City University of New York, and other organizations have published the first range-wide genetic analysis of the bowhead whale using hundreds of samples from both modern populations...
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