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WCS president and CEO Cristián Samper commends New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing a historic law banning the purchase and sale of elephant ivory and rhino horn.
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New Law Elevates Penalties on Criminals Profiting From Killing of Elephants and Rhinos NEW YORK (August 12, 2014) – The Wildlife Conservation Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, The Humane Society of the United States, and The Nature Conservancy applaud New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for signing a state ban on the sale and purchase of elephant ivory and rhino horn today on World Elephant Day. Governor Cuomo signed into law a two-house bill formulated to address New York State’s statu...
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Nationwide activities send message to stop ivory trade and raise awareness of elephant crisis 96,000 messages sent to officials from national 96 Elephants coalition96 elephants are gunned down every day for their ivoryCampaign URL: www.96elephants.org [New York – World Elephant Day – August 12, 2014] The 96 Elephants campaign and its coalition of partners throughout the U.S. is commemorating World Elephant Day today.As part of the World Elephant Day celebration, more than 100 partnering AZA acc...
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Human-structures in sagebrush landscapes favor Common Raven nesting over historical hawk species Implications for transmission line development, sensitive prey species BOZEMAN (August 11, 2014) – A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Idaho State University (ISU) exploredhow habitat alterations, including the addition of energy transmission towers, affect avian predators nesting in sagebrush landscapes. Researchers compared nesting habitat ...
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Peer-reviewed paper says any legal trade in ivory will contribute to elephant’s demise Corruption, organized crime, and lack of enforcement make legal trade an impossibility if elephants are to survive, says WCS Paper appears in August 7 edition of the online version of Conservation Biology Paper URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cobi.12377/abstract NEW YORK (August 7, 2014) – The message is simple: to save elephants, all ivory markets must close and all ivory stockpiles must be d...
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Bronx, NY – Aug. 7, 2014 – A baby male Angolan colobus monkey (Colobus angolensis) was born in the Congo Gorilla Forest at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo.With the addition of the baby, there are five colobus monkeys in the troop; one adult male, two adult females, one juvenile female and the newborn. The species is native to northern Angola and parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo, with a second population found in Tanzania and Kenya. They are arboreal and live in thick jungl...
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Variety of World Elephant Day activities will raise awareness of elephant crisis and help stop poaching for ivory 96,000 messages will be sent to public officials from more than 118 zoos around the U.S. Public is urged to “GO GREY” for elephants Hard Rock Cafe, DoSomething.org will launch campaigns in support 96 Elephants World Elephant Day URL: http://96elephants.org/wed/ NEW YORK (August 5, 2014) The 96 Elephants campaign has launched an elephant-sized effort to commemorate World Elephant Day ...
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In a new blog for Huffington Post, WCS Director of Conservation Support David Wilkie suggests that current rates of fossil fuel consumption could both contribute to - and severely limit the Earth’s ability to recover from - a sixth mass extinction event.
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Introducing the Australian humpback dolphin, a recently discovered new species of cetacean.
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Study of dolphin group produces taxonomic clarity and a new member Distribution of Australian humpback dolphin coincides with the Wallace Line, a zoological barrier first proposed by the co-conceiver of evolution by natural selection New York (August 1, 2014)—Scientists examining a taxonomically confused group of marine mammals have officially named a species new to science: the Australian humpback dolphin, Sousa sahulensis, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society and Clymene Enterprises....
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