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Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Children's Hospital Boston unveil new interactive wildlife trade map: www.healthmap.org/wildlifetrade BOSTON (February 16, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Children's Hospital Boston unveiled today a new digital tool to improve monitoring of illegal trade in wildlife and the disease risks it may present to people and animals. The announcement was made at the International Conference on Digital Disease Detection in Boston.Called “He...
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Three new wildlife sanctuaries for Ganges River and Irrawaddy dolphins declared by the Government of Bangladesh Wildlife Conservation Society collaborative study with Bangladesh Forest Department helped pinpoint location of new protected areas NEW YORK (February 14, 2012) – The Government of Bangladesh recently declared three new wildlife sanctuaries for endangered freshwater dolphins in the world’s largest mangrove ecosystem – the Sundarbans, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)...
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The Government of Bangladesh declares three new wildlife sanctuaries for Ganges River and Irrawaddy dolphins. A WCS collaborative study with the Bangladesh Forest Department helped pinpoint the locations of the new protected areas.
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WCS Conservationists, trained by late WCS croc expert John Thorbjarnarson, continue critical research of little-known pygmy Nile crocodile NEW YORK (February 9, 2012) – A WCS field team working in a Ugandan national park is finding new areas containing one of the least-known crocodilians in Africa – the pygmy Nile crocodile. The team of Ugandan researchers, trained by the late John Thorbjarnarson, a noted WCS crocodilian expert, is conducting population surveys of these poorly ...
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365 species previously undocumented in the area are found thriving in protected sanctuary NEW YORK (February 2, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Peru program announced today the discovery of 365 species previously undocumented in Bahuaja Sonene National Park (BSNP) in southeastern Peru. Fifteen researchers participated in the inventory focusing on plant life, insects, birds, mammals, and reptiles. The discovery included: thirty undocumented bird species, including the black-and-...
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The giant leaf frog is one resident of Peru’s Bahuaja Sonene National Park, where 50 reptiles and amphibian species, along with hundreds of other undocumented birds, mammals, insects, and plants were recently found during an extensive survey.
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Researchers from WCS, Columbia University, and other institutions find an unusual divide in song themes sung by humpback whales in Madagascar and Western Australia.
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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.
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A discovery of brown-spider monkeys in Parque Nacional Natural Selva de Florencia offers the critically endangered species a second chance.
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Only population of this critically endangered species living in protected area New York (January 26, 2012) — Researchers from The Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Colombia Program and Colombia’s National Parks Unit have confirmed that a critically endangered subspeices of brown-spider monkeys is living in Selva de Florencía National Park in Colombia – the only national protected area with a confirmed population of this extremely rare primate.The brown-spider monkey (Ateles hybridus), is...
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