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Cambodian tailorbird discovered within city limits of Phnom Penh NEW YORK (Embargoed Until 5 P.M. EDT, June 25, 2013) — A team of scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society, BirdLife International, and other groups have discovered a new species of bird with distinct plumage and a loud call living not in some remote jungle, but in a capital city of 1.5 million people.Called the Cambodian tailorbird (Orthotomus chaktomuk), the previously undescribed species was found in Cambodia’s u...
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As a group of armed Séléka rebels invaded the Dzanga-Sangha National Park this spring, WCS conservationist Andrea Turkalo was forced to flee her jungle compound. Her life’s work—and the fate of the park’s famed elephants—now hang in the balance.
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WCS has been saving wildlife and wild places around the globe for more than a century.
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Today at 11 AM US Eastern Time, @TheWCS and @WCSTanzania will release an extremely rare pic of a baby kipunji Rungwecebus kipunji on Twitter. This is Africa's rarest monkey, first discovered by WCS in 2003 and described as a new genus in 2006. The monkey lives in a protected forest on Mt. Rungwe that WCS helped create two years after the species was first discovered. The baby is part of a habituated group WCS has been following for the past four years. Its mother lost its hand and lower arm ...
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WCS builds assurance colonies in its zoos and in the field to help restore endangered turtles May 23, Thursday: World Turtle Day NEW YORK (May 23, 2013) — The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today progress in its effort to restore some of the world’s most endangered turtles , an effort that combines the creation of assurance colonies at its zoos with in-country field conservation work. The announcement comes on World Turtle Day – a global celebration to bring...
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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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In certain urbanized landscapes of western India, leopards and other large carnivores have become routine visitors. But despite their increasing presence in areas devoid of wilderness, most go unnoticed.
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Saturday and Sunday, March 30 and 31; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flushing, N.Y. - March 21, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo will hold its annual Egg–stravaganza event on Saturday and Sunday, March 30 and 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities include spring-themed games, egg hunts, and real rabbit encounters on the zoo’s farm. The stars of Egg-stravaganza are the zoo’s Flemish giant rabbits, Olivia, Flip and Blue, a new “blue-coated” male who will make his official Egg-stravaga...
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Wildlife Conservation Society and National University of Singapore discover American bullfrog is spreading Chytrid through commercial trade Study: “There is an urgent need to conduct wider surveys of wild amphibians in Southeast Asia" New York, 06 March 2013 – A team of scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the National University of Singapore (NUS), revealed in a new study, for the first time, the presence of the pathogenic chytrid fungus (Batrachoch...
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Most important arctic wetlands and corridors for caribou and migratory birds to be conserved Record of Decision puts the final management plan into effect Washington, D.C. – February 21, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) lauded the U.S. Department of the Interior’s issuance of a Record of Decision enacting the final management plan for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) ...
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