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Canine Distemper Virus could be significant driver toward extinction Smaller populations more at riskNEW YORK (November 10, 2014) — Along with the pressures of habitat loss, poaching and depletion of prey species, a new threat to tiger populations in the wild has surfaced in the form of disease, specifically, canine distemper virus (CDV). According to a new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and its partners, CDV has the potential to be a significant driver in pushing the ani...
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When they're well managed, protected areas, like Yellowstone National Park, are valuable tools for conservation, says Dr. James Watson, Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society's Climate Change Program. But, in a new paper in Nature, Watson and some colleagues argue that's not the case with many reserves around the world.
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Only One in Four Protected Areas is Well Managed Gland, Switzerland, 6 November 2014 – A fundamental step-change involving an increase in funding and political commitment is urgently needed to ensure that protected areas deliver their full conservation, social and economic potential, according to an article published today in Nature by experts from Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Queensland, and the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). The paper, The performance ...
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When they're well managed, protected areas, like Yellowstone National Park, are valuable tools for conservation, says Dr. James Watson, Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society's Climate Change Program. But, in a new paper in Nature, Watson and some colleagues argue that's not the case with many reserves around the world.
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“Swatch of No Ground Marine Protected Area” is Bangladesh’s first MPA New marine protected area announced as run-up to World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia (Nov. 12-19) New York (November 3, 2014)—The Government of Bangladesh has created the country’s first marine protected area that will now safeguard whales, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks, and other oceanic species, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society. The creation of the “Swatch of No Ground Marine Protected Area” occu...
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This is a Siberian musk deer, one the seven similar species found in Asia. The fanged Kashmir musk deer recently reported in Afghanistan for the first time since 1948 could not be photographed.
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WCS study confirms that endangered musk deer still live in Nuristan Province – some 60 years after last sighting Species targeted by poachers: Musk deer scent glands are more valuable than gold Study appears in the October issue of the journal Oryx NEW YORK (October 31, 2014) – More than 60 years after its last confirmed sighting, a strange deer with vampire-like fangs still persists in the rugged forested slopes of northeast Afghanistan according to a research team led by the Wildlife Conser...
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On social media, bison fans are posting their #BeardsForBison Senate passed bipartisan resolution to officially commemorate National Bison Day Find a Bison Day event near you at www.votebison.org Washington, D.C. – October 31, 2014 – The Vote Bison Coalition is joining bison-friendly businesses, groups and individuals around the country today to celebrate the third annual National Bison Day on Saturday, November 1. More than 19 events are occurring in at least 15 states to celebrate N...
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Flushing, N.Y. – Oct. 30, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is home to five orphaned coyote pups. All were rescued and rehabilitated in Massachusetts. All born in the spring, four pups are female; one is male. Without their mothers to protect and provide food for them, they would not survive in the wild on their own. “The Queens Zoo educates visitors about animals from North and South America,” said Dr. Scott Silver, Director and Curator of the WCS Queens Zoo. “Coyotes range ...
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With the help of WCS's Wildlife Crimes Unit, the Indonesian authorities arrested two traders allegedly involved in the shipment of one whole tiger skin, two stuffed tiger paws, one stuffed tiger head, and a tiger claw. The arrests took place near Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, one of the most important sites globally for Sumatran tiger.
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