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October 24, 2014
Climate Change Impacts Countered By Stricter Fisheries Management
WCS study finds strong management can protect fisheries – and local fishing-based economies – otherwise affected by climate disturbances NEW YORK (October 24, 2014) – A new study has found that implementing stricter fisheries management overcame the expected detrimental effects of climate change disturbances in coral reef fisheries badly impacted by the 1997/98 El Niño, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society. The 17-year study led by WCS fisheries scientists found that rapid implementati...
October 23, 2014
Wildlife Conservation Society, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Community Partners Host Symposium on Urban River Restoration
Successes in the Bronx River offer best practices that can be replicated in other communitiesBronx, NY – Oct. 23, 2014 – For more than ten years a coalition of community and government partners have been working together to restore the Bronx River – a project that has resulted in cleaner rivers, vibrant ecosystem, numerous education initiatives, and improved access to one of New York City’s richest natural resources. Today, the Wildlife Conservation Society, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adm...
October 20, 2014
Save Vanishing Species postage stamp is now back on sale at U.S. Post Offices
Congress Recently Renewed Stamp that Raised More Than $2.5 Million for Conservation Since 2011 at No Taxpayer Expense Purchase the Stamp Online at shop.usps.com WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 20, 2014) – The Save Vanishing Species postage stamp, also known as the Tiger Stamp, is back on sale at U.S. Post Offices and online after being reauthorized by Congress earlier this year. The stamp costs 60 cents, 11 cents more than a regular first-class stamp. The extra 11 cents from the sale of every stamp g...
October 06, 2014
Are Montana’s Invasive Fish in for a Shock?
Study finds that electrofishing can be used to target non-native species and may be a viable alternative to non-specific fish toxicant treatments of small streams BOZEMAN (October 6, 2014) – A new paper from the Wildlife Conservation Society, Montana State University, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and the U.S. Geological Survey looks at the feasibility of electrofishing to selectively remove invasive trout species from Montana streams as an alternative to using fish toxicants...
October 02, 2014
Why Wildlife Trafficking Is a Human Problem of Global Concern
During the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly, world leaders discuss some of the greatest challenges facing the global community. Susan Lieberman, WCS Vice President for International Policy, explains why wildlife trafficking is on this list.
September 30, 2014
In Indonesia, a Major Arrest of Manta Ray Trader by Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries
WCS’s Wildlife Crimes Unit assists Ministry in bustArrest marks first-ever enforcement action of Indonesia’s recent national protection of manta raysIndonesia operates largest known shark and ray fisheries on earthNEW YORK (SEPTEMBER 30, 2014) – The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), Government of Indonesia, and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)’s Wildlife Crimes Unit announced today the first-ever series of enforcement actions against a trader of sharks and rays in Indonesia...
September 24, 2014
Historic Buffalo Treaty Signed by Tribes and First Nations Along U.S. and Canada Border
Native groups from U.S. and Canada join to support restoration of bison; renew cultural and spiritual ties BOZEMAN, MT (September 24, 2014) – Yesterday afternoon, dignitaries from U.S. Tribes and Canadian First Nations signed a treaty—the first among them in more than 150 years—to establish intertribal alliances for cooperation in the restoration of American buffalo (or bison) on Tribal/First Nations Reserves or co-managed lands within the U.S. and Canada. This historic signing of the “Norther...
September 23, 2014
Dale Miquelle: Saving Tigers in the Russian Far East
NEW YORK (September 23, 2014) – Dale Miquelle, Director for the WCS Russia Program and a leading researcher on Amur (Siberian) tigers, recently sat down with WCS colleagues to share these insights about his work in the Russian Far East. Q: What is your focus in the Russian Far East and can you tell us more about where you are stationed and how long you have been there? DM: I have been in the Russia since 1992. The Siberian tiger is actually misnamed, as it actually occurs almost ex...
September 18, 2014
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium and Prospect Park Zoo Celebrate Otter Awareness
Saturday, Sept. 20; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Activities planned at both facilitiesBrooklyn, N.Y. – Sept. 18, 2014- The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium and Prospect Park Zoo have planned educational activities to celebrate Sea Otter Awareness Week on Saturday, Sept. 20, at both facilities. The aquarium will also hold activities on Sunday, Sept. 21 and the weekend of Sept. 27. The festivities will raise awareness about sea and river otters, oceans, and other aquatic wildlife. Sea Otter A...
September 18, 2014
Research Yields a Game Changer for Improving Understanding of Ebola and Great Apes
Fecal screening detects Ebola antibodies in wild great apes, suggests some apes survive exposureTo see VIDEO, CLICK HERE. NEW YORK (September 18, 2014) – A group of international scientists have developed a new method to study Ebola virus in wildlife. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)-led research, published today in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, describes the use of fecal samples from wild great apes to identify populations likely to have been exposed to the virus. This re...
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