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Coral reefs more vulnerable than they appear, but collapse is avoidable

1589 days ago From Earth Times   View Archived Article

YORKSHIRE, U K - The study by the Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups showed that overfished reefs undergo a series of at least eight important changes before final collapse. Each step, like throwing a switch to shut off the lights, leads to a dimmer chanc ...

Sowing the seeds to save the Patagonian Sea

1614 days ago From Mongabay.com   View Archived Article

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - Conservation efforts, spearheaded by marine conservationist Claudio Campagna and colleagues with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), are in the early stages. Campagna, who often writes about the importance of language in the fight for preservati ...

Rare Baby Croc Hatches at Asian Zoo

1622 days ago From Our Amazing Planet   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - By OurAmazingPlanet Staff Working with the government of Lao PDR, the Wildlife Conservation Society has helped to successfully hatch a clutch of 20 Siamese crocodiles, a species threatened across its range by hunting, habitat fragmentation and loss, ...

BBC plans to cancel fruitful Wildlife Conservation Fund

1622 days ago From Mongabay.com   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - The announcement that the BBC plans to axe its 4-year-old Wildlife Conservation Fund, which has raised nearly $5 million (=A33 million) for endangered species worldwide, has spurred an online campaign to save the program. The fund, which raises money ...

New map to save coral reefs

1629 days ago From Science Alert   View Archived Article

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Marine researchers from Macquarie University, the Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups have compiled a worldwide map including high temperatures, ultra-violet radiation, weather systems, sedimentation, as well as stress-reducing factors suc ...

Stresses on world's coral reefs mapped

1641 days ago From UPI.com   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Credit: Wildlife Conservation Society. NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- US researchers at the Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups say they've created a map of the world's coral reefs charting climate stress impacts. The map identifies wo ...

Govt, WCS to continue tiger project

1643 days ago From Myanmar Times   View Archived Article

YANGON, BURMA - By Ei Ei Toe Lwin THE government plans to continue working with the Wildlife Conservation Society on a project to protect Bengal tigers in Hukaung Valley Wildlife Sanctuary until at least 2015, an official said last week. The Ministry of Forestry' ...

Snow Leopards Found In Afghanistan

1669 days ago From myfoxny.com   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - COM - A surprisingly healthy population of rare snow leopards is living in mountainous areas of northeastern Afghanistan, according to a new study by The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). The leopards were caught by remote cameras placed at 16 ...

Sea Ducks Hatch at Central Park Zoo

1686 days ago From myfoxny.com   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - COM - Eight ducklings of a critically endangered species have successfully hatched at the Central Park Zoo , according to the Wildlife Conservation Society . The Chinese merganser ducklings, which hatched April 26, 2011, are the first to hatch at a z ...

Adorable Pronghorn Fawns Debut at Queens Zoo

1686 days ago From NBC New York   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Four adorable pronghorn antelope fawns were recently born at the Queens Zoo, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced today. The pronghorn antelope is the second-fastest land animal in the world =96 second only to the cheetah. ...

$350,000 to study exurbs and animals

1687 days ago From The Adirondack Daily Enterprise   View Archived Article

SARANAC LAKE, NEW YORK - SARANAC LAKE - The Wildlife Conservation Society's Adirondack Program announced Thursday that the National Science Foundation has awarded two WCS scientists, Heidi Kretser of Saranac Lake and Michale Glennon of Ray Brook, a four-year, $350000 gra ...

WCS study calls for more wilderness

1690 days ago From Great Falls Tribune   View Archived Article

GREAT FALLS, MONTANA - But in the face of climate change, that's no longer enough land for the animals, argues the author of a new report by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). John Weaver, a WCS senior scientist living north of Missoula, studied and ranked 1.3 mi ...

Vietnam's elephants could be extinct in 10 years

1691 days ago From VietNamNet Bridge   View Archived Article

HA NOI, VIETNAM - Scott Roberton, Manager of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Leanne Clark, Veterinary Surgeon of WCS answered Tien Phong's questions on the elephant conservation. VietNamNet Bridge briefs the conversations. Statistics show that since 20 ...

Fijiís Totoya Island Coral Reefs Declared Sacred

1692 days ago From Long Island Press   View Archived Article

SYOSSET, NEW YORK - By Jessica Sinclair on June 21st, 2011 The announcement came from the Wildlife Conservation Society, Pacific Blue Foundation, Wetlands International, and the Waitt Institute, that the people of Fiji's Totoya Island have declared part of their cor ...

Elephants face same extinction fate as woolly mammoth

1698 days ago From BBC News   View Archived Article

LONDON, U K - Kate Evans, a US conservationist and founder of the charity Elephants for Africa says: "The roads go straight through the heart of the forest, so they also provide easy access for poachers." And where these roads are not protected by law en ...

Rescued Sea Otter at the WCS New York Aquarium Makes His Public Debut

1700 days ago From Brooklyn Daily Eagle   View Archived Article

BRONX, NEW YORK - by Brooklyn Eagle (edit@brooklyneagle.net), published online 06-13-2011 BROOKLYN =97 The Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium is happy to announce that Tazo, an orphaned northern sea otter pup found stranded last summer in Alaska, .. ...

Fiji Reef Declared Sacred for World Oceans Day

1705 days ago From Paw Nation   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - In recognition of the annual event, the Wildlife Conservation Society, Pacific Blue Foundation, Wetlands International, and the Waitt Institute have declared that the Toyota Island coral reef in Fiji is officially "sacred," according to a W ...

Pronghorn study observes threats to historic migration

1730 days ago From Billings Gazette   View Archived Article

BILLINGS, MONTANA - Jeff Burrell, Wildlife Conservation Society Pronghorn may be shifting their migration to winter range due to energy development in the Upper Green River Basin, an ongoing study has found. =EF=BB=BFCODY, Wyo. =E2=80=94 Over the past six years, biologi ...

Turtles in Africa need protection

1732 days ago From UPI.com   View Archived Article

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - The Wildlife Conservation Society said it is working with the national park agencies of both countries to join and expand Mayumba and Conkouati-Douli National Parks, creating the first international marine park in the region. ...

Smallest turtle in the land becomes more scarce

1734 days ago From EurekAlert (press release)   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - The Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo veterinarians, US Fish & Wildlife Service, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program have joined forces to answ ...

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