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December 20, 2013
NEW YORK (December 20) – SILVER BELLS, SILVERBACK -- The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released this stunning camera trap photo of a silverback Cross River gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli) taken in Nigeria’ s Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary. Cross River gorillas are the rarest of the four gorilla subspecies – numbering fewer than 300 individuals and found only in the forested, mountainous border region of Nigeria and Cameroon. WCS conservation work at this site is supported by Save our Sp...
February 01, 2013
New Conservation Enterprise Development Fund Announced by WCS
New Conservation Enterprise Development Fund Announced by WCS CEDF helps local communities and wildlife prosper From ibis-friendly rice in Cambodia to snail farming in Nigeria Fund Receives $250K Grant from Acacia Conservation Fund NEW YORK (Feb. 1, 2012) — WCS announced today a new fund to help sustainable market-based conservation enterprises across the world that benefit both people and wildlife. Called the Conservation Enterprise Development Fund (CEDF), the new program will suppor...
September 10, 2012
New Arrivals Debut at Tisch Children’s Zoo in WCS’s Central Park Zoo
Baby Patagonian cavies; mini Nubian goat kids; new Demoiselle cranes delight visitors of all ages New York, NY – Sept. 6, 2012 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo today announced new additions to the Tisch Children’s Zoo – two baby Patagonian cavies; two mini Nubian goat kids; and three Demoiselle cranes. Patagonian cavies are rodents native to South America. The two new babies were born to mother Mara and father Max the last week of August. Though they look ...
May 08, 2012
Camera Trap Video Offers Rare Glimpse of World’s Rarest Gorilla
First camera trap video footage of Cross River gorillas reveals candid behaviors of elusive animals and threat of poaching NEW YORK (May 8, 2012)—Conservationists working in Cameroon’s Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary have collected the first camera trap video footage of the Cross River gorilla. With fewer than 250 individuals remaining, Cross River gorillas are the world’s rarest gorilla and a notoriously elusive species rarely observed directly by field researchers. Collected from one of ...
April 30, 2012
Fourth Annual WCS Run for the Wild 5K and Family Fun Run at WCS Bronx Zoo
More Than 5,200 Dash Through WCS’s Bronx Zoo to Save Lions and Other Wildlife Fiona Bayly from Manhattan – First woman to cross the finish line (17:40)Chris Johnstone from Brooklyn – First man to cross the finish line (16:20) Alex Carr of Staten Island earns top fundraiser honors with $7,200 Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show matches top fundraiser VIP attendees include Congressman José E. Serrano, Congressman Joseph Crowley, Elvis Duran and Greg T from Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show, and Jill Nicoli...
April 23, 2012
Con Edison Presents: The Wildlife Conservation Society’s “Run for the Wild” 2012
4th annual 5k and family fun run/walk at WCS’s Bronx Zoo More than 5,000 runners and walkers will help WCS save lions and their habitats around the worldSaturday, April 28, 2012 Media check-in: 7:30 a.m. Bronx, N.Y. – April 23, 2012 – The fourth annual WCS Run for the Wild 5k run and family fun run/walk takes place this Saturday, April 28 at WCS’s Bronx Zoo. This year’s run/walk is dedicated to saving lions, their habitat and other wildlife. The Wildlife Conservation Society wo...
April 20, 2012
“Pasta for the Planet” Comes to Arthur Avenue in Support of WCS Run for the Wild
Belmont BID to host pasta feast at Mario’s Restaurant to support 4th Annual 5k and Family Fun Run at WCS’s Bronx Zoo Runners, walkers, and ALL pasta lovers welcomeRunners, walkers, and wildlife supporters can load-up on carbs before the run or just enjoy specialty pastas Presented by Con Edison: WCS Run for the Wild 2012 is dedicated to saving lionsPasta for the Planet: Friday, April 27, 2012, 3:00–9:00 p.m.WCS Run for the Wild: Saturday, April 28, 2012Visit www.WCS.RunfortheWild.org for tickets...
February 03, 2012
Presented by Con Edison: The WCS Run for the Wild 2012: Run to Save Lions
4th Annual 5k and Family Fun Run at WCS’s Bronx Zoo Registration is now open at www.wcs.runforthewild.orgEvent Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012 Bronx, N.Y. – Feb. 2, 2012 – Calling all runners, walkers, and athletic hopefuls – it is time to lace-up your running shoes to prepare for New York City’s wildest race: the fourth annual Wildlife Conservation Society’s Run for the Wild at WCS’s Bronx Zoo. This year’s 5k-run/walk takes place on Saturday, April 28, 2012 and is dedicated to saving lions...
February 01, 2012
New Turf for the Rarest Gorilla
A high-tech study of Cross River gorilla habitat finds that the critically endangered ape’s range is more than 50 percent bigger than previously documented. By protecting habitat corridors between the gorilla’s populations, conservationists may be able to help their numbers grow.
January 31, 2012
Satellite Study Reveals Critical Habitat and Corridors for World’s Rarest Gorilla
Protection of forest habitat could support larger population of Cross River gorillas New York (January 31, 2012)—Conservationists working in Central Africa to save the world’s rarest gorilla have good news: the Cross River gorilla has more suitable habitat than previously thought, including vital corridors that, if protected, can help the great apes move between sites in search of mates, according to the North Carolina Zoo, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and other groups. The newly published...
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