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August 13, 2014
Biologists from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico Collaborate for North America’s Fastest Land Animal
New Pronghorn Management Guides share latest science, inform issues impacting species BOZEMAN (August 13, 2014) – Biologists from the U.S., Mexico, and Canada have collaborated for the first time to produce recommendations to protect and manage North America’s fastest land mammal – the pronghorn. Pronghorn are endemic to North America and numbered an estimated 35 million in the early 19th century. Today, about 700,000 remain and more than half of those live in Wyoming. The guides provide the l...
July 30, 2014
Conservation scientists asking the wrong questions when considering the impacts of climate change on wildlife
Wildlife Conservation Society, University of Queensland, and others urge more focus on more imminent threats New York (July 30, 2014)—Scientists studying the potential effects of climate change on the world’s animal and plant species are focusing on the wrong factors, according to a new paper by a research team from the Wildlife Conservation Society, University of Queensland, and other organizations. The authors claim that most of the conservation science is missing the point when it comes to cl...
July 24, 2014
New Study Draws Links Between Wildlife Loss and Social Conflicts
Authors say wildlife loss leads to exploitative labor practices, violence, and organized crime Study’s recommendations call for multi-disciplinary approach to understand underlying causes and far-ranging effects of wildlife loss (NEW YORK-JULY 24, 2014) – Citing many sobering examples of how wildlife loss leads to conflict among people around the world, a new article co-authored by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Health & Ecosystems: Analysis of Linkages (HEAL) Program Director Dr. Chri...
July 10, 2014
RuneScape Campaign Highlights Rhino Conservation Challenge
Jagex supports United for WIldlife's campaign to protect wild rhinos July 10, 2014, New York – Jagex Games Studio, makers of the multi-award winning fantasy MMORPG, RuneScape, has supported a campaign by United for Wildlife, a collaboration between seven of the world’s most influential conservation organisations brought together by the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, to help promote the protection of rhinos in the wild. Starting today, RuneScape ...
July 09, 2014
Madagascar Community Association Wins Prestigious Equator Prize
New York – July 8, 2014 –A community association, established and supported by the Wildlife Conservation Society since 2003, and focused on improving sustainable management of marine resources in Madagascar’s Antongil Bay has been awarded the Equator Prize. The community association—called the Plate-forme de Concertation pour le Développement Durable de la Baie d’Antongil (PCDDBA)—will receive $5,000 at an upcoming award ceremony at the United Nations on September 22, 2014. Presented by the Equ...
June 25, 2014
Earlier Snowmelt Prompting Earlier Breeding of Arctic Birds
WCS study shows earlier spring seasons brought about by climate change causing long-distance migrants to breed sooner (NEW YORK-JUNE 25, 2014) – A new collaborative study that included the work of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) biologists has revealed that migratory birds that breed in Arctic Alaska are initiating nests earlier in the spring, and that snowmelt occurring earlier in the season is a big reason why. The report, “Phenological advancement in arctic bird species: relative impor...
June 24, 2014
How to Protect an American Wildlife Legacy
New paper looks at the expanded role of the scientist in conservation and its impact on America’s natural heritage (BOZEMAN - June 24, 2014) A new paper shows that while science plays a critical role in informing conservation action, scientists must move beyond the realm of their expertise into less familiar areas like public relations, education, and even politics, to ultimately meet America‘s conservation goals. The paper, “Moving Beyond Science to Protect a Mammalian Migration Corridor,...
June 23, 2014
Andy Murray Supports The Duke of Cambridge's #WhoseSideAreYouOn Campaign
New campaign for United for Wildlife harnesses the power of sport and social media to raise awareness of wildlife crime. Andy Murray will support the campaign as he defends his Wimbledon title. Campaign asks this generation to decide #WhoseSideAreYouOn - the side of critically endangered species or the criminals who kill them for money? United for Wildlife is also supported by David Beckham, Lewis Hamilton, Rahul Dravid, Francois Pienaar and Yao Ming. These ambassadors have pledged to raise awar...
June 17, 2014
WCS Applauds Albany for Agreement Banning the Sale of Elephant Ivory and Rhino Horn And Encourages Passage Into Law
"By passing this legislation our New York State lawmakers will show global leadership to stop the serious crime killing off Africa's elephants and rhinos and sparking security issues across the world.” New York, June 17, 2014 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society applauds New York State lawmakers for their agreement on a bill to stop the illegal ivory and rhino horn trade and encourages Albany to take the final legislative steps to pass the ban. WCS President and CEO Cristiàn Samper, wh...
June 16, 2014
Mother Yaks Are the Real Climbers
In a new study, researchers show that wild yak mothers are found on higher ground than their male counterparts. The scientists expect this is an adaptive way to avoid predators and to access more nutritious food.
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