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January 31, 2012
Satellite Study Reveals Critical Habitat and Corridors for World’s Rarest Gorilla
Protection of forest habitat could support larger population of Cross River gorillas New York (January 31, 2012)—Conservationists working in Central Africa to save the world’s rarest gorilla have good news: the Cross River gorilla has more suitable habitat than previously thought, including vital corridors that, if protected, can help the great apes move between sites in search of mates, according to the North Carolina Zoo, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and other groups. The newly published...
October 11, 2011
Postal Service and WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo Help Save Vanishing Species
BROOKLYN, NY — On October 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. – 12 noon, the Brooklyn Post Office and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo held a special unveiling ceremony to commemorate the stamp which is helping to save vanishing species 11-cents at a time — specifically tigers, African and Asian elephants, rhinos, great apes and marine turtles. The ceremony is being held at the Prospect Park Zoo, located at 450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn NY. To commemorate the day, a pictorial cancellat...
October 03, 2011
Russia Celebrates Tiger Day at Moscow Zoo
WCS Joins U.S. Embassy in Applauding New Wildlife Stamps in U.S. and Russia WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 3, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) joined the U.S. Embassy in Moscow in celebration of Russia’s Tiger Day to commemorate the issuance of a tiger postage stamp the U.S. and a tiger postcard in Russia and that will help save wildlife. The event was held at the Moscow Zoo on Sunday, September 25, and was attended by U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Beyrle. On September 20,...
July 28, 2011
WCS Boosts Species Funds on Capitol Hill with Help from Actor Ian Somerhalder
WCS’s Dr. John Robinson Speaks on Behalf of Multinational Species Conservation Funds to Ensure Programs Continue for Tigers, Great Apes, Marine Turtles, Elephants and Rhinos Actor/Advocate Star of “The Vampire Diaries” Lends High-Profile Support to Threatened Species WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 28, 2011) – Wildlife Conservation Society Executive V...
May 11, 2011
WCS Applauds Introduction of Legislation Conserving Great Apes and Marine Turtles
Congressmen George Miller (D-CA) and Pedro Pierluisi (D-PR) Step Up as Lead Sponsors Legislation Would Reauthorize U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Programs that Protect Threatened Species Abroad WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 11, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society applauded the introduction of H.R. 1760, the Great Ape Conserva...
March 28, 2011
A Ripple in an Ape Oasis
A WCS census confirms a healthy population of western lowland gorillas in and around Cameroon’s Deng Deng National Park.
February 25, 2011
Local Communities Are Sentinels in Wildlife Health Initiatives, Says WCS
From understanding Ebola in Central Africa to using medicinal plants in Bolivia, local communities are emerging as key partners in fighting diseases shared by humans and wildlife WCS health officials presented findings at this week’s OIE Global Conference on Wildlife: “Animal Health and Biodiversity—Preparing for the Future” PARIS, FRANCE (February 25, 2011)—Wildlife health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said they are increasingly relying on th...
September 23, 2010
House "Stamp" of Approval Sends Wildlife Legislation to President's Desk
Specialized Stamps Will Benefit Existing Wildlife Protection Funds at No Cost to American Taxpayers Bi-Partisan Group Led the Charge for New Funding Mechanism for Tigers, Elephants, Rhinos, Great Apes and Marine Turtles WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 22, 2010) – The Wildlife Con...
September 22, 2010
New Study Suggests Malaria Originated in Gorillas
Finding underlines importance of protecting wildlife populations to gain insights into pathogens that impact human populations WCS researchers provided key data for study NEW YORK (September 22, 2010)—Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Wildlife Conservation Society and others have discovered that the most common form of human malaria—Plasmodium falciparum—may have originated in western lowland gorillas. This finding comes from...
July 30, 2010
WCS Applauds Senate for Giving "Stamp" of Approval to New Wildlife Legislation
Bi-Partisan Group Led the Charge for New Funding Mechanism for Tigers, Elephants, Rhinos, Great Apes and Marine Turtles Specialized Stamps Will Benefit Existing Wildlife Protection Funds at No Cost to American Taxpayers WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 30, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society applauded today’s Senate passage of H.R. 1454, the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act. In essence, the bill provides for the issuance of a spec...
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