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February 01, 2014
Saving More Than Just Snow Leopards
After many years of hard work and trial and error, real successes are being seen in snow leopard conservation, in the Pamir Mountains of Afghanistan and in northern Pakistan, among other places, as communities come together to manage their land and wildlife, and neighboring countries find ways to cooperate across borders. WCS Asia Program deputy director Peter Zahler and George Schaller, WCS senior conservationist and Panthera VP, explain.
January 30, 2014
Joel Berger Named Finalist for 2014 Indianapolis Prize
Every two years, the Indianapolis Prize is awarded to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to conservation. This year, WCS’s Joel Berger is one of six finalists for his conservation work for large mammals, like the muskoxen pictured above.
January 30, 2014
Joel Berger Named a Finalist for 2014 Indianapolis Prize
Six Heroes Now Vie for Quarter of a Million Dollars in World’s Leading Award for Animal Conservation (INDIANAPOLIS-January 30, 2014)— Joel Berger, Ph.D., is one of six exceptional conservationists advancing as a finalist for the 2014 Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation. Selected from a group of 39 nominees, Berger is in the running for $250,000 along with Gerardo Ceballos, Ph.D.; Carl Jones, Ph.D.; Russell A. Mittermeier, Ph.D.; Carl Safina, Ph.D.; and Patricia ...
January 29, 2014
Top Photos: 20 Years Camera-trapping India’s Elusive Carnivores
India is a haven for elusive animals, with close to 50 species of wild carnivores. Krithi Karnath, WCS Associate Conservation Scientist, takes a look back at 20 years of successful camera trapping by the WCS-India Program.
January 08, 2014
New Birds, New Year At The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo
Dainty but tough, demoiselle cranes add a touch of elegance to the zoo’s rugged outdoorsBrooklyn, N.Y. – Jan. 8, 2014 – ATTACHED PHOTO: A demoiselle crane (Anthropoides virgo) takes in his surroundings at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo. The Prospect Park Zoo is now home to three demoiselle cranes, a migratory bird native to eastern Asia and northern Africa. French for “young lady,” demoiselle was the name given to these birds by Queen Marie Antoinette, who described the sp...
January 02, 2014
In this profile of Dr. Ullas Karanth, WCS Director for Science-Asia, we learn how the esteemed tiger expert got his start and how his approach to saving the endangered big cats has changed over the course of his career.
December 10, 2013
WCS Conservation Partner Wins “Protect the Tiger” Award
NEW YORK (December 10, 2013)—Conservationist D.V. Girish has received the prestigious “Protect the Tiger” Award for his efforts to protect the Bhadra Tiger Reserve and the surrounding Western Ghats region of India, one of the last strongholds of the world’s largest cat. The “Protect the Tiger Award” is one among five, created by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Foundation to recognize individuals who have been directly or indirectly involved in protecting endangered species and have made contri...
December 04, 2013
Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo Welcomes Two Miniature Zebus
The miniature zebu is one of the oldest and smallest breeds of cattle Brooklyn, N.Y. – Dec. 4, 2013 - The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo is home to two new miniature zebus (Bos taurus indicus).The zebu is one of the oldest breeds of cattle, believed to have originated in southern India around 6,000 years ago. The two zebus at the Prospect Park Zoo are both less than a year old and are a male/female pair. Both have small horns on top of their heads, which is signature of the br...
November 12, 2013
Wildlife Conservation Society’s Dr. Bonnie Raphael Recognized for Veterinary Achievements
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians presents Emil Dolensek Award to Bonnie Raphael DVM, Dipl. ACZMBronx, NY – Nov. 12, 2013 – The American Association of Zoo Veterinarians has honored Dr. Bonnie Raphael, a veterinarian at the Bronx Zoo, as the 2013 recipient of the Emil Dolensek Award. The prestigious award was created in honor of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s former Chief Veterinarian Dr. Emil Dolensek after his death in 1990. The prize recognizes members of the American Association...
November 07, 2013
Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park and Bronx Zoos Debut Red Panda Cubs
WCS has a successful history of breeding this vulnerable speciesDownload b-roll video: HD Red Panda Cubs at Bronx Zoo and Prospect Park Zoo B-roll.movBrooklyn, N.Y. – Nov. 7, 2013 – Four red panda cubs are debuting at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo and Prospect Park Zoo. Two cubs are at the Himalayan Highlands at the Bronx Zoo and two are at Discovery Trail at the Prospect Park Zoo. Both litters consist of a male and female and were born this summer. WCS has a successful history ...
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