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Conservation Helps Secure Land Rights in Cambodia

1420 days ago From Newswise   View Archived Article

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA - Since 2003, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has worked to support this process in Seima. The dual aims are to strengthen community rights to manage their natural resources and enhance the conservation of endangered biodiversity. ...

Increase in Arctic shipping poses risk to marine mammals

1424 days ago From EurekAlert   View Archived Article

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - ... increase in risk to the region's marine mammals and the local communities that rely on them for food security and cultural identity, according to an Alaska Native groups and the Wildlife Conservation Society who convened at a recent workshop. ...

Love of saving nature takes him to New York

1435 days ago From Washington Post   View Archived Article

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - He'll be leaving Washington in August to head the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society, which runs several zoos and the New York Aquarium. He took some time to talk to The Post's Juliet Eilperin and to share with KidsPost readers the ...

Congo swings into action to save chimps

1440 days ago From CNN   View Archived Article

LONDON, U K - James Deutsch, director of the World Conservation Society (WCS) Africa program said: "Bringing the Goualougo Triangle into the borders of Nauabale-Ndoki will help conserve this landscape's unspoiled richness and provide a safe harbor for the ...

Great news for chimpanzees

1453 days ago From EurekAlert   View Archived Article

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - "Bringing the Goualougo Triangle into the borders of Nouabal=E9-Ndoki will help conserve this landscape's unspoiled richness and provide a safe harbor for these unique apes," said Dr. James Deutsch, Director of the Wildlife Conservation ...

Satellite study reveals critical habitat and corridors for world's rarest gorilla

1469 days ago From EurekAlert   View Archived Article

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - The authors include: Richard A. Bergl of the North Carolina Zoo; Ymke Warren (deceased), Aaron Nicholas, Andrew Dunn, Inaoyom Imong, and Jacqueline L. Sunderland-Groves of the Wildlife Conservation Society; and John F. Oates of Hunter College, CUNY. ...

Dolphins and Manatees Becoming a Common Table Fare; Increased Taste for Marine Mammals Could Destroy Marine Life

1471 days ago From International Business Times AU   View Archived Article

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - The Wildlife Conservation Society is working with fishermen in these areas to reduce the need to catch wild marine mammals, and instead hunt sustainable fish. According to researchers, there is strict regulation and monitoring when fishing of larger ...

Critically Endangered brown spider monkey discovered in park

1474 days ago From Mongabay.com   View Archived Article

ELDRED, PENNSYLVANIA - Researchers with The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Colombia's National Parks Unit have located at least two individuals of brown-spider monkey (Ateles hybridus) in Colombia's Selva de Florencia National Park. The discovery is import ...

Extremely rare turtle released into the wild

1482 days ago From PhysOrg.com   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Credit: Eleanor Briggs The Wildlife Conservation Society, in conjunction with the Cambodian Fisheries Administration and Wildlife Reserves Singapore, announced today the successful release of a Southern River terrapin (Batagur affinis) =96 one of the ...

Wildlife Conservation Society announces new snake species

1491 days ago From EurekAlert   View Archived Article

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - NEW YORK (DATE) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced the discovery of a spectacularly colored snake from a remote area of Tanzania in East Africa. The striking black-and-yellow snake is called Matilda's horned viper. ...

Photo of jaguar and cubs reveals success story for conservation

1510 days ago From msnbc.com   View Archived Article

WICHITA, KANSAS - The adult jaguar, nicknamed Kaaiyana, has been seen with her cubs in the area for over a month and has lived near the park for at least six years, according to conservationists with the Wildlife Conservation Society, which releases camera-trap photos ...

Belize protected area boosting predatory fish populations

1510 days ago From EurekAlert   View Archived Article

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - A 14-year study by the Wildlife Conservation Society in an atoll reef lagoon in Glover's Reef, Belize has found that fishing closures there produce encouraging increases in populations of predatory fish species. However, such closures have result ...

New large horned viper discovered, but biologists keep location quiet

1516 days ago From Mongabay.com   View Archived Article

ELDRED, PENNSYLVANIA - Snakes are particularly popular and a new snake arouses considerable interest," Tim Davenport with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) explained to mongabay.com. "Our concern is that a sudden rush to collect this new snake from such a s ...

Rare Persian Leopard Seen on Camera Trap Images in Afghanistan

1524 days ago From International Business Times   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Using camera trap surveys to collect data on the wildlife of Afghanistan's Central Highlands, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society have made a surprise discovery: a Persian leopard, thought to have been extirpated from the region. .. ...

Volunteers to clear traps in animal protection drive

1527 days ago From China Daily   View Archived Article

BEIJING, CHINA - HARBIN - Ninety Chinese volunteers from across the country will be chosen to clear traps set for endangered wild Siberian tigers in northeast China again this winter. The trap-clearing campaign will be jointly sponsored by the New York-based non-prof ...

Macaws called a conservation victory

1545 days ago From UPI.com   View Archived Article

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - The newly fledged birds total 29 macaws, a success for the Wildlife Conservation Society's Guatemala Program, WCS's Bronx Zoo, the National Park Service of Guatemala and other groups working for the survival of the species, a WCS release said ...

Wildlife Conservation Society helps scarlet macaws take flight in Guatemala

1547 days ago From EurekAlert   View Archived Article

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Researchers and conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society's Guatemala Program, WCS's Bronx Zoo, the National Park Service of Guatemala, and other groups report a major conservation victory from Central America: a bumper crop of ...

New Bat Species Named After Bat Researcher

1560 days ago From Our Amazing Planet   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - By OurAmazingPlanet Staff Joe Walston, the director for Asia programs at the Wildlife Conservation Society, has had a new species of bat named after him in honor of his work to save bats and other wildlife in Southeast Asia. The bat, discovered in th ...

Campaign roars for endangered species

1564 days ago From The Hindu   View Archived Article

NEW DELHI, INDIA - In association with Wildlife Conservation Society, a YFC team led by its Executive Director, 22-year-old K. Ramnath Chandrasekhar, will be carrying out an awareness campaign free of cost on 'tiger conservation' in educational institutions in ...

Wildlife Conservation Society uncovers record number of jaguars in Bolivia

1573 days ago From Science Codex   View Archived Article

DALLAS, TEXAS - In a new camera trap survey in the world's most biologically diverse landscape, researchers for the Wildlife Conservation Society have identified more individual jaguars than ever before. Using technology first adapted to identify tigers by strip ...

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