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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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Honor Awarded by Rare in Partnership with National GeographicWCS's "Bycatch Escape Gaps for Fish Traps" Takes Top Honor NEW YORK, (January 10, 2012) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society has won top honors from Rare, in partnership with National Geographic, for an innovative marine program operated in Curacao and Kenya. WCS won the grand prize in the contest called "Solution Search: Turning the Tide for Coastal Fisheries."The Wildlife Conservation Society’s winning solution is entitled “...
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Spectacularly colored Matilda’s horned viper is discovered by WCS and Museo delle Scienze of Trento, Italy New snake is restricted to remote forest in southwest Tanzania NEW YORK (January 9, 2012) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced the discovery of a spectacularly colored snake from a remote area of Tanzania in East Africa. The striking black-and-yellow snake is called Matilda’s horned viper. It measures 2.1 feet (60 centimeters) and has horn-lik...
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WCS and the Museo delle Scienze of Trento, Italy discover a spectacularly colored new snake. Named Matilda’s horned viper, the snake is restricted to remote forest in southwest Tanzania.
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Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx and Queens Zoos partner with NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to study decline in diminutive northern cricket frogsSites where the frogs can be found have dropped from 25 to only three or four over the last decade New York – Dec. 5, 2011 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx and Queens Zoo animal experts have partnered with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to uncover a mysterious threat that is causing...
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As the namesake of a new species of Southeast Asian  bat, WCS's Joe Walston says that these winged mammals are the good guys of nature. Bug-eating bats aid in the pollination of plants and trees, and are the main consumer of crop pests and mosquitoes.
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“Walston’s tube-nosed bat” named after WCS Executive Director for Asia Program’s Joe Walston Walston recognized for his contribution to bat research and biodiversity in Vietnam and Cambodia WCS headquarters are based at the Bronx Zoo NEW YORK (October 25, 2011) – Call him Batman. The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Executive Director for Asia Programs Joe Walston has received an honor befitting of the Caped Crusader himself – a new...
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Festivities include Halloween treats for everyone – even the animals Brooklyn, N.Y. – October 7, 2011 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo is hosting its annual Boo at the Zoo – a family-friendly Halloween extravaganza – all day Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30. Festivities include costumes, arts and crafts, and treats for the animals that will make this a frighteningly fun weekend. No Halloween celebration is complete without bats, and the zoo’s...
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