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The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine and its Feline Health Center, and the University of Glasgow's Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine have just co-convened the first "Vaccines for Conservation" international meeting at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo in New York City. Experts from around the world focused on the threat that canine distemper virus poses to the conservation of increasingly fragmented populations of threatened carnivores. While canine distemper has been known for many years as a problem affecting domestic dogs, the virus has been appearing in new areas and causing disease and mortality in a wide range of wildlife species, including tigers and lions. In fact, many experts agree that the virus should not be called “canine distemper” virus at all, given the diversity of species it infects.
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A Cinderella Story for Tigers
Great news from the Russian Far East: an orphaned tiger cub named Zolushka (Russian for Cinderella) has been successfully rehabilitated and released back into the forests of the Russian Far East. 
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Are Human Behaviors Affecting Bird Communities in Residential Areas?
Veery - These “area sensitive” species tend to fare better in large, contiguous habitat blocks. In a recent study, they were found to demonstrate a similar negative response to exurban development in the Adirondacks and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, despite the different geographies of the two study regions.
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Study on World’s Biggest Animal Finds More Than One Population  In the Southeastern Pacific
By analyzing DNA, scientists from a number of organizations, including WCS, have discovered two distinct blue whale populations in the southeastern Pacific. This information could eventually help inform the most effective protection plan for this endangered species.
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The small non-migratory humpback whale population is genetically distinct, scientists find Researchers recommend “Critically Endangered” status for isolated whales NEW YORK (December 3, 2014) — Scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), the Environment Society of Oman, and other organizations have made a fascinating discovery in the northern Indian Ocean: humpback whales inhabiting the Arabian Sea are the most gen...
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Human-wildlife conflict resolution near protected areas critical for tiger survival Stripe-matching software and individual histories inform decisions on handling conflict-prone big cats NEW YORK (November 19, 2014)—Researchers with the Wildlife Conservation Society and other partners in India are using high-tech solutions to zero in on individual tigers in conflict and relocate them out of harm’s way for the benefit of both tigers and people. I...
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Public-Private Partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Goldman Sachs, and Chilean people marks first decade with milestones of scientific discovery, conservation, and public education & engagement Created in 2004, the 735,000 acre reserve in Chilean Tierra del Fuego contains southernmost old growth forests, largest population of guanacos in Chile, condors, and spectacular marine wildlife Intact forests and peatlands sequester almost 300 million tons of c...
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Researchers from Wildlife Conservation Society, Aqualie Institute, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Cascadia Research Collective seek to uncover cause of southern right whale die-off Research team succeeds in affixing satellite transmitters to five southern right whales Finding unknown feeding ground may provide insights into mysterious mortality NEW YORK (November 14, 2014) — For the first time, scientists working in the waters of Patagonia...
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20 Ways To Track A Tiger is a multi-sensory e-book experience about the survival of a wild Indian tigress and her two cubs in the Indian jungle E-book features videos, photo galleries, original music and jungle sounds Book is based on author, explorer, and filmmaker Carol J. Amore’s real-life experience documenting tigers in India’s Bandhavgarh Tiger ReserveTo see a video preview of the book, click here NEW YORK (November 3, 2014) – A new multi-sensory e-book based on the real-life experienc...
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At the WCS Prospect Park Zoo: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25 and 26; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.At the WCS Queens Zoo: Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1 and 2; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. After-School Halloween Party: Friday, Oct. 31; 3 to 4:30 p.m.New York – Oct. 16, 2014 –Halloween fun awaits at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo during the annual Boo at the Zoo weekend, presented by Canon. Boo at the Zoo at the Prospect Park Zoo will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 25 and 26, ...
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