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March 15, 2010
India’s Shrinking Animal Ark Needs More Parks
A new study predicts that large mammals in India could go extinct unless regional conservation planning takes place. WCS recommends park expansion to ensure the country’s tigers, elephants, swamp deer, and other large mammals persevere.
March 11, 2010
Yellow Fever Strikes Monkey Populations in South America
Wildlife serves as indicator of potential health threats NEW YORK (March 11, 2010)—A group of Argentine scientists, including health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society, have announced that yellow fever is the culprit in a 2007-2008 die-off of howler monkeys in northeastern Argentina, a finding that underscores the importance of paying attention to the health of wildlife and how the health of people and wild nature are so closely linked. The paper—appearing in a rec...
March 10, 2010
India’s Shrinking Animal Ark Needs More Parks, Corridors
New analysis predicts large mammal extinctions in India unless regional conservation planning takes place Wildlife Conservation Society recommends park expansion NEW YORK (March 10, 2010)—A study on the past extinction of large mammals in India by the Wildlife Conservation Society, Duke University, and other groups has found that country’s protected area system and human cultural tolerance for some species are key to conserving the subcontinent’s t...
March 09, 2010
WCS's New York Aquarium Docent Program Now Accepting Applications
Brooklyn, NY – March, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium is now accepting applications for summer volunteer docent positions. Docents contribute to the enhancement of the visitor’s experience in a variety of ways. Once training is complete, WCS New York Aquarium docents will be able to interpret exhibits, staff information and craft tables for aquarium special events, assist the Education Department instructors with school and family programs, assist in our Aquatheater...
March 08, 2010
Deep Questions: Interview with a Marine Biologist
Dr. Howard Rosenbaum, director of the WCS-Ocean Giants Program, discusses the ins and outs of marine conservation, his contribution to categorizing a new species of right whale, and his favorite bay in the world.
March 05, 2010
Photo: Endangered Red Pandas at the WCS's Prospect Park Zoo
Brooklyn, N.Y. - Because of their striking appearance, red panda’s Qin, a male, and Mei Lin, a female, are hard to miss. Visitors to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Prospect Park Zoo can see their vibrant red coats and pale white faces on the zoo’s Discovery Trail. Both pandas spend their time climbing trees and exploring their surroundings. “From January through March visitors can see Qin and Mei Lin playfully court each other as their mating season is at its peak,” says WCS Prospect ...
March 01, 2010
Afghanistan Officially Protects “World’s Least Known Bird” and 47 Other Threatened Species
Large-billed reed warbler, recently discovered by Wildlife Conservation Society-led team, added to protected species list WCS commends Afghanistan’s National Environment Protection Agency for safeguarding species KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (February 28, 2010) – Afghanistan’s National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA) announced today that it would strengthen its Protected Species List by adding an additional 15 species, including the elusive large-billed reed warbler only rece...
March 01, 2010
Afghanistan Officially Protects World’s Least Known Bird
The large-billed reed warbler, recently discovered by a WCS-led team, finds a safe haven in Afghanistan as the country adds the bird to its protected species list.
February 25, 2010
WCS Mourns the Loss of John Thorbjarnarson, Renowned Expert on Alligators and Crocodiles
Thorbjarnarson established conservation programs around the world to save threatened and endangered reptiles WCS Conservation fund will be set up in his name (February 25, 2010) The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) mourns the loss of Senior Conservation Scientist Dr. John Thorbjarnarson, 52, who died in India on Feb. 14th from falciparum malaria. Thorbjarnarson was instrumental in the conservation and protection of a wide variety of rept...
February 19, 2010
WCS’s “State of the Wild” Highlights Imperative of Conservation in Time of War
WCS issues third edition of a collection of essays that identifies the world’s most pressing conservation challenges Book includes “Rarest of the Rare,” a status report of some of our planet’s most endangered creatures NEW YORK, NY – February 16, 2010 —War imperils not only human communities but also the wildlife and natural resources on which long-term security relies, according to the Wildlife Con...
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