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WCS announces plan to protect a quarter of a million acres of critical habitat, home to Southern rockhopper penguins NEW YORK (MARCH 31, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced an agreement to create a new marine protected area in Argentina that will safeguard one of the country’s most unique seascapes for both people and wildlife—including the only colony of Southern rockhopper penguins on continental Argentina’s 3,000-mile coast. Located to the south of Puer...
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Large numbers of right whale calves are mysteriously dying off Argentina's coast. Conservationists are coming together to solve the case and save the whales.
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Since 2005, 308 dead whales recorded in waters around Península Valdés International workshop participants examine threat to southern right whales NEW YORK (March 16, 2010)—What is causing the largest die-off of great whales ever recorded? To answer that question, a team of whale and health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society have joined experts from other organizations at a workshop sponsored by the International Whaling Commission on the Patagonia...
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South American howler monkeys sound the alert for humans during yellow fever outbreaks
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Wildlife serves as indicator of potential health threats NEW YORK (March 11, 2010)—A group of Argentine scientists, including health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society, have announced that yellow fever is the culprit in a 2007-2008 die-off of howler monkeys in northeastern Argentina, a finding that underscores the importance of paying attention to the health of wildlife and how the health of people and wild nature are so closely linked. The paper—appearing in a rec...
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What can crawl like a caterpillar, do a backbend like a gymnast, bark on cue, and dive down to 600 feet in the ocean? Find out at the Wildlife Conservation Society New York Aquarium’s Aquatheater. This Valentine’s Day and all winter long, catch a training demonstration starring our outgoing and talented California sea lions. Each performance features cool facts about sea lions and their role in the web of life, in addition to music, humor, and lots of mischief.   “Our pinnipeds (the scientific t...
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NEW YORK (December 16, 2009)—Steven E. Sanderson, President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society, is available for commentary on current efforts at the Copenhagen climate talks to finalize a deal to compensate countries for protecting forests and peatlands. Sanderson can also comment at on avoided deforestation programs (such as REDD projects) and protecting peat soils in locations such as Chile’s Karukinka National Park. In a recently published article appearing in the latest edition of...
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Ambitious atlas shows how 16 species use critical region of South Atlantic Ocean Data for the atlas was gathered by 25 scientists over ten years  NEW YORK ( NOVEMBER 10, 2009) -- Recording hundreds of thousands of individual uplinks from satellite transmitters fitted on penguins, albatrosses, sea lions, and other marine animals, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and BirdLife International have released ...
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WCS President and CEO Dr. Steven E. Sanderson, Appearing in Americas Quarterly: Does the 21st Century Belong to Asia or Latin America?Latin America Positioned to Lead On Climate Change and Sustainable Policies Sanderson Suggests a Three-Point Conservation Agenda for Latin America as a prelude to UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December (BRONX, NEW YORK, October 15, 2009) In the article “Growing Green,” appearing in the fall issue of the jour...
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Exciting New Sea Lion Encounter Program Brooklyn, NY – Imagine getting kissed and hugged by a California sea lion! Well that’s now possible in a new program that the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium has just begun. Go behind the scenes with our keepers and learn animal training techniques, help out in the kitchen and get a sea lion kiss. Your adventure begins with a 20-minute informational session. Here you will learn about the natural history of sea lions and the threats the...
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