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New Funding and New Climate Adaptation Focus for Grants Program Supporting Conservation Projects Nationwide New York, NY (January 12, 2011) - The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has made a $4.9 million grant to the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in support of the WCS Climate Adaptation Fund, through which WCS will re-grant more than $4 million over the next two years. This funding will support nonprofit conservation organizations working to ensure the ability of wildlife t...
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In Argentina, WCS has helped create a new marine park to protect the vulnerable rockhopper penguin—a funny-feathered bird known for its “Mohawk,” red eyes, and bright yellow spiky eyebrows.
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WCS announces plan to protect a quarter of a million acres of critical habitat, home to Southern rockhopper penguins NEW YORK (MARCH 31, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced an agreement to create a new marine protected area in Argentina that will safeguard one of the country’s most unique seascapes for both people and wildlife—including the only colony of Southern rockhopper penguins on continental Argentina’s 3,000-mile coast. Located to the south of Puer...
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Nearly 77,000 acres of critical habitat located near the country’s famed Tonle Sap lake are now protected areas for Sarus cranes, storks, ibises, eagles, and the rare Bengal florican.
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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.
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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...
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A year after WCS researchers discovered a motherlode of gorillas in a swampy forest in the Republic of Congo, the population is coming under increasing threat.
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NEW YORK (November 23, 2009)—A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society says that western lowland gorillas living in a large swamp in the Republic of Congo—part of the “mother lode” of more than 125,000 gorillas discovered last year—are becoming increasingly threatened by growing humans activity in the region. The study recommends protection of the swamp forests adjacent to the southwest border of Lac Télé Community Reserve after recent surveys confirmed that high densities of the great ...
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JOINT PRESS RELEASE : African Wildlife Foundation, Conservation International, Wildlife Conservation Society, World Wildlife Fund Ongoing Threats include Bushmeat Hunting, Illegal Logging, and Climate Change Washington – September 29, 2009 -- Leaders of the Congo Basin countries and conservation groups are pressing for more attention, funds and technical support to save the world’s second largest rainforest and benefit its population during a Congo ...
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September 29th Congressional Hearing to Focus on Future of Crucial Tropical Rainforest WHAT:  Leaders of Congo Basin countries, members of Congress, and leading conservation organizations will gather  in Washington to recognize 10 years of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership. At a Congressional hearing the future of the world’s second largest rainforest will be discussed, including how those forests can help mitigate the climate crisis and ...
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