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March 05, 2013
Homes in Neighborhoods with Protected Open Space Bringing Higher Sale Prices
Study shows that “conservation development” has some developers thinking, and seeing green Editor’s note: Photos and charts are available with the news release at http://www.news.colostate.edu. FORT COLLINS (March 5, 2013) – Homes in neighborhoods that incorporate protected open space command prices 20 to 29 percent higher than those without open space, according to a new study by a Colorado State University multidisciplinary research team that included Wildlife Conse...
March 04, 2013
Extinction Looms for Forest Elephants
PLOS ONE study with largest dataset on forest elephants ever compiled reveals a loss of more than 60 percent in the past decade Decline documented throughout forest elephant’s range in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, and Republic of Congo Conservation scientists urge immediate measures to save the species Elephants are being discussed at CITES meeting in Bangk...
February 26, 2013
WCS Supports National Geographic Television’s Film to Save Elephants from Poaching
“Battle for the Elephants” premieres Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS NEW YORK (February 26, 2013)— The Wildlife Conservation Society is collaborating with the National Geographic Society on the release of the film “Battle for the Elephants,” which premieres Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS.WCS has partnered with National Geographic on conservation issues for years. In this case, the organization is teaming up with National Geographic ...
February 22, 2013
WCS Applauds Record of Decision on Plan to Balance Conservation and Energy Development in National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
Most important arctic wetlands and corridors for caribou and migratory birds to be conserved Record of Decision puts the final management plan into effect Washington, D.C. – February 21, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) lauded the U.S. Department of the Interior’s issuance of a Record of Decision enacting the final management plan for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) ...
February 01, 2013
New Conservation Enterprise Development Fund Announced by WCS
New Conservation Enterprise Development Fund Announced by WCS CEDF helps local communities and wildlife prosper From ibis-friendly rice in Cambodia to snail farming in Nigeria Fund Receives $250K Grant from Acacia Conservation Fund NEW YORK (Feb. 1, 2012) — WCS announced today a new fund to help sustainable market-based conservation enterprises across the world that benefit both people and wildlife. Called the Conservation Enterprise Development Fund (CEDF), the new program will suppor...
December 19, 2012
WCS Announces Winners of Teens for Planet Earth Community Project Awards
Teen projects awarded for impact on environment and community New York – Dec. 19, 2012 – The Wildlife Conservation Society has announced the winners of the 2012 Teens for Planet Earth Community Project Awards. The winners were chosen for the benefit and impact their projects had on the environment and community. Winners received certificates and are highlighted on the Teens for Planet Earth homepage www.teensforplanetearth.org. Gold and silver level winners receive a monetary prize to h...
November 28, 2012
WCS's Bronx Zoo Conducts Research on Reptile and Amphibian Populations in Bronx River
Turtle populations evaluated in New York City’s only freshwater riverSurvey and assessment is a collaboration with WCS, the Bronx River Alliance, New York Botanical Garden, and the NYC Parks DepartmentBronx River research is made possible by continued support from Congressman José E. Serrano and funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationVideo available here: http://youtu.be/ewzcGNdBsAs Bronx, NY – Nov. 28, 2012 – Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Z...
November 08, 2012
WCS Issues Statement on Wildlife Trafficking
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hosted an event on wildlife trafficking, with a panel moderated by WCS CEO, Dr. Cristián Samper. Dr. Samper also released a statement reiterating the need to advance initiatives that will halt wildlife trafficking.
November 08, 2012
WCS Presents REEL WILD Film Festival at the Picture House in Pelham, NY
From koalas to snow leopards, day-long wildlife film festival to showcase films from WCS, and exclusives from Thirteen/WNET- Nature , and Nat Geo WILD All-day pass is $15 and available at www.thepicturehouse.org Sunday, Nov. 18 2012 Noon – 8:00 p.m. The Picture House 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803 Pelham, NY – Nov. 7, 2012 – The Wildlife Conservation Society...
November 07, 2012
2013 Conservation Leadership Programme Awards Seeking Next Generation of Conservation Leaders
NEW YORK (November 7, 2012)—The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) is currently soliciting applications for 2013 Conservation Awards, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society and other CLP partners. The application deadline is November 9th, 2012; awards will be announced in April 2013. CLP invites applications from early-career conservationists living and working in Africa, Asia, East/South-East Europe, the Middle East, the Paciﬁ...
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