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A quarter-century of data reveals how changing weather patterns and land use, combined with overfishing and pollution, are taking a heavy toll on penguin numbers. NEW YORK (Embargoed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for release 9:30 a.m. EST Friday, Feb. 13, 2009) – A combination of changing weather patterns, overfishing, pollution, and other factors have conspired to drive penguin populations into a precipitous decline, according to long-term research funded by the Wi...
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Wildlife Conservation Society releases camera-trap photos from Ecuador’s first large-scale jaguar census NEW YORK (January 27, 2009) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released photos today from the first large-scale census of jaguars in the Amazon region of Ecuador—one of the most biologically rich regions on the planet. The ongoing census, which began in 2007, is working to establish baseline population numbers as oil exploration and subsequent development puts growing pressure on wild...
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Big cats, wild pigs, and short-eared dogs—oh, my! Photos taken in Ecuador by remote camera traps show jaguars, white-lipped peccaries, and a rare canine.
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WCS and the Malaysian Department of Wildlife and National Parks find a major Asian elephant population in Taman Negara National Park. It may be the largest in Southeast Asia.
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WCS and the Malaysian Department of Wildlife and National Parks find a major Asian elephant population in Taman Negara National Park. It may be the largest in Southeast Asia.
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With support from WCS, Argentina declares a new coastal marine park to protect half a million penguins, cormorants, oystercatchers, and other rare seabirds.
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A combination of improved management and natural regeneration is helping corals stage a rapid comeback in Indonesia following the December 2004 tsunami.
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NEW YORK (December 18, 2008)—The Wildlife Conservation Society’s own Dr. George Schaller—the world’s leading field biologist and conservationist—has been awarded the China Environment Prize for his efforts to study and protect China’s giant pandas, Tibetan antelope, and the wild places where they exist. Schaller is a Senior Conservationist with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Asia Programs and has worked with the Bronx Zoo-based organization for over 50 years. He has worked in China for much...
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After a year-long hiatus, New York City’s only known beaver has set up a new lodge at the Bronx Zoo and even cut down his own Christmas Tree NEW YORK (December 16, 2008) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today that New York City’s most famous beaver, José, has come home for the holidays! After a year-long hiatus, José – the first wild beaver to return to New York in at least two centuries – is back at the zoo and has even cut down his own Christmas tree, which he is now using to cons...
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The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has launched an urgent appeal today to protect an isolated population of elephants in the Central African nation of Chad, where rampant, organized poaching has caused the number of these majestic animals to drop by two-thirds in just the past two years.
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