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Int'l groups discuss elephant conservation in Vietnam

891 days ago From SGGP   View Archived Article

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM - The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) convened a meeting on October 19 to discuss ways to conserve wild elephants in Vietnam and tackle the illegal ...

Coral reefs and food security: Study shows nations at risk

895 days ago From Phys.Org   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - A new study co-authored by the Wildlife Conservation Society identifies countries most vulnerable to declining coral reef fisheries from a food-security perspective while providing a framework to plan for alternative protein sources needed to replace ...

RHINO CONSERVATION: Urgent appeals

901 days ago From Xperedon Charity News   View Archived Article

LONDON, U K - ... Rhino Foundation of Indonesia, Save the Rhino International, TRAFFIC and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). "The future of rhinos on our planet depends on our immediate actions," explains Dr John Robinson of the Wildlife Conservat ...

Mountain Lions Moving from Nevada into California, Study Says

906 days ago From Latinos Post   View Archived Article

HOUSTON, TEXAS - The study, conducted by the Wildlife Conservation Society, University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Department of Wildlife, used genetics to identity distinct populations of mountain lions in Nevada's Great Basin, according to RGC.com. Like Us o ...

Bolivian park declared one of most diverse places on Earth

930 days ago From NBCNews.com   View Archived Article

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS - Madidi National Park, in northwest Bolivia, may be the most biologically diverse place on Earth, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). A list of species living there was released this week in a presentation at the World Conservation . ...

Groups call for global shark protection

937 days ago From UPI.com   View Archived Article

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - The Wildlife Conservation Society and more than 35 government agency and NGO partners issued the call at the International Union for Conservation of Nature's World Conservation Congress in Jeju, a WCS release reported Tuesday. They say they want ...

Conservation Group Sounds Alarm for Asian Species

937 days ago From Our Amazing Planet   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - The Wildlife Conservation Society released a list of animals in danger of extinction, including tigers, orangutans, Mekong giant catfish, Asian rhinos, Asian giant river turtles and Asian vultures. The group said the problem could be solved by ...

New model to help coral reef conservation planning

940 days ago From Summit County Citizens Voice   View Archived Article

SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO - Heat-tolerant species living in areas with continuous background temperature variability have the best chance of surviving climate change, according new studies by the Wildlife Conservation Society and other researchers. These corals should be the .. ...

Madagascar Gets Biggest Lemur Park

956 days ago From LiveScience.com   View Archived Article

OGDEN, UTAH - Named Makira Natural Park, the area is larger than the state of than the state of Rhode Island, and it provides a habitat for the highest diversity of lemurs on the planet, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced. The park stretches over 14 ...

Flamingo Hatchling Takes First Steps At Bronx Zoo

958 days ago From Huffington Post   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - If you notice, mother and child are different colors. As the Wildlife Conservation Society explains, "Flamingos are hatched with white downy plumage but develop trademark pink coloration from pigments in the algae, crustaceans, and other inverte ...

Microbes, Sponges, and Worms Add to Coral Reef Woes

966 days ago From EP Magazine   View Archived Article

DALLAS, TEXAS - Microbes, sponges, and worms -- the side effects of pollution and heavy fishing -- are adding insult to injury in Kenya's imperiled reef systems, according to a recent study by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of Azores. The a ...

Taking Up a Mission to Protect the Birds and the Beasts

972 days ago From New York Times   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Well, how about one who runs the Wildlife Conservation Society, with its four zoos, an aquarium and conservation programs in 65 countries? =93My stature with the kids went up dramatically,=94 Dr. Samper said jokingly on Wednesday, his first day of wo ...

Rescued sea lion pup is given a new home

993 days ago From Hudson Valley Press   View Archived Article

NEWBURGH, NEW YORK - BRONX, NY - The Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo is now home to a young California sea lion that was rescued on the California on the coast of Avilla Beach, Calif. The female California sea lion showed up on the deck of a seaside bar dur ...

Pakistan's National Mammal Makes Comeback

1001 days ago From Science Daily   View Archived Article

ELDRED, PENNSYLVANIA - ... National Mammal Makes Comeback. ScienceDaily (July 3, 2012) =97 The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced July 3 that the markhor -- a majestic wild goat species -- is making a remarkable comeback in Pakistan due to conservation efforts. ...

Conservationists successfully hatch world's fourth most endangered turtle

1022 days ago From Mongabay.com   View Archived Article

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - Dubbed the fourth most endangered turtle by a list of the top 25 endangered turtles by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Turtle Conservation Coalition, the northern river terrapin is currently found in Bangladesh, India, Malaysia and .. ...

Elephant numbers halved in Central Africa in 5 years

1027 days ago From Mongabay.com   View Archived Article

ELDRED, PENNSYLVANIA - Elephant numbers in areas surveyed by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in Central Africa halved between 2006 and 2011, hinting at the carnage wrought by the surging commercial ivory trade and demonstrating a need to boost protection efforts, . ...

Campaign aims to make bison official national mammal

1039 days ago From KAJ18 Kalispell Montana News   View Archived Article

KALISPELL, MONTANA - The Wildlife Conservation Society, Intertribal Buffalo Council and National Bison Association are launching a campaign to make the North American bison the national mammal of the United States. The announcement coincides with the introduction of the ...

3 river otters born in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Zoo, first since 1956

1048 days ago From New York Daily News   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - The Wildlife Conservation Society says the North American river otters were born in February. The proud parents are mom Dixie and dad Oogie. The pups are the first North American river otters born in a New York City zoo or aquarium since 1956. ...

Rare gorillas captured on video

1057 days ago From Washington Post   View Archived Article

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Wildlife Conservation Society researchers have captured video footage of the world's rarest gorilla using camera traps, providing a stunning look at animals that usually flee at the first sight of humans. Eight Cross River gorillas traveling acro ...

Africa's Rift Valley Saved by Parks

1062 days ago From Newswise   View Archived Article

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA - Newswise =97 NEW YORK (May 3, 2012) =96 A new book produced by the Wildlife Conservation Society and Albertine Rift Conservation Society documents how well-managed protected areas with good law enforcement have saved wildlife in Africa's Albertin ...

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