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June 10, 2009
New Habitat Discovered for World's Least Known Gorilla
Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society Find Signs of Eastern Lowland Gorillas Outside of Known Range NEW YORK (June 10, 2009)—Scientists from the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today the discovery that the world’s least known gorilla—the eastern lowland gorilla or Grauer’s gorilla—survives in previously unexplored forests of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Specifically, researchers from WCS working in the forests of DR Congo’s Itombwe regi...
May 05, 2009
New Conservation Funding Source Gets WCS Stamp of Approval
WCS Testifies Before Congress on Bills to Save Icons of the Wild Including the Issuance of New U.S. Postal Stamp NEW YORK (MAY 5, 2009) The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Executive Vice President of Conservation and Science Dr. John Robinson testified today before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans, and Wildlife, in favor of a new postage stamp that would help some of the world’s most beloved – but endangered – wildlife. H.R. 1454, the Multinational Species Con...
February 19, 2009
WCS Issues Statement on Captive Primate Safety Act
NEW YORK, NY, February 19, 2009 -- The following statement was released by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) today concerning the Captive Primate Safety Act and the tragic story surrounding the chimpanzee attack in Connecticut this week: The news of Travis, the chimpanzee, emerging out of Stamford, CT, is a sad and tragic story for a family, a community, and an endangered great ape. At WCS, we are hopeful that this tragedy will impart a greater understanding of the serious risks assumed wh...
February 18, 2009
Wildlife Conservation Society Helps Cameroon Create New National Park
Park safeguards western lowland gorillas, chimps, elephants, and other wildlife NEW YORK (February 18, 2009)—Gorilla population surveys, conducted by the Wildlife Conservation Society, have helped the government of Cameroon create a new national park which will protect more than 600 gorillas, along with other threatened species such as chimpanzees, forest elephants, buffaloes, and bongo. Called Deng Deng National Park, the new protected area measures approximately 224 square miles (580 ...
January 07, 2009
WCS Says Key to Saving Mountain Gorillas Is to Save the Guards that Protect Them
Park rangers still need support in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo NEW YORK (January 7, 2009)— Protecting gorillas in Virunga National Park relies on supporting the rangers who have already sacrificed much to save the park’s mountain gorillas and other wildlife, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, which has pledged $15,000 in support for the park guards and their families. In the latest bout of insecurity in the war-torn region of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the park...
December 19, 2008
WCS’s Schaller Wins Award for Chinese Conservation
NEW YORK (December 18, 2008)—The Wildlife Conservation Society’s own Dr. George Schaller—the world’s leading field biologist and conservationist—has been awarded the China Environment Prize for his efforts to study and protect China’s giant pandas, Tibetan antelope, and the wild places where they exist. Schaller is a Senior Conservationist with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Asia Programs and has worked with the Bronx Zoo-based organization for over 50 years. He has worked in China for much...
December 01, 2008
WCS Designated as Official Supporter of Worldwide Celebration of Year of the Gorilla
WCS to announce Year of the Gorilla activities in 2009 ROME (December 1, 2008) – The Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is proud to be designated as a key supporter of the world-wide Year of the Gorilla campaign, which was launched here today at the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS). The Year of the Gorilla campaign will support conservation action in protecting gorilla habitat. Other aspects will include the funding and training of r...
November 26, 2008
WCS Helps Create New National Park for World’s Rarest Gorilla
August 28, 2008
Wildlife Conservation Society Reports: Unexpected Large Monkey Population
Cambodia conservation area contains tens of thousands of threatened monkeys.
August 28, 2008
Gibbons Hang Tough in Asia
In Cambodia, WCS researchers find thousands of endangered gibbons and doucs living in a conservation area that was recently the domain of loggers and hunters. Take action to save Asia’s primates.
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