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Elephants face same extinction fate as woolly mammoth

1506 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

1509 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

1513 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

1538 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

1541 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

1543 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 ...

DRC gorillas increase despite war, census finds

1567 days ago From CNN    View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Researchers from the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society ventured into the DRC's Kahuzi-Biega National Park recently to take a census of the Grauer's population for the first time since 2004, the organization reported on its website. ...

Endangered gorilla numbers up in Congo

1568 days ago From UPI.com   View Archived Article

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - A survey in Kahuzi-Biega National Park found 181 individual Grauer's gorillas, an increase from the 168 individuals detected in the same sector in 2004, a release by the Wildlife Conservation Society said Thursday. Related to the more famous moun ...

Wildlife Conservation Society Receives New Baby Wallabies

1571 days ago From Zoo and Aquarium Visitor News   View Archived Article

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - Brooklyn, NY - The Wildlife Conservation Society's Prospect Park Zoo announces the debut of two baby yellow-footed rock wallabies, called joeys, at its re-opened Australian Walkabout exhibit. The joeys were born late last year and are experiencin ...

Bear Cubs Microchipped To Study Bear Behavior

1572 days ago From Paw Nation   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - As part of an ongoing 13-year study on bear behavior in Nevada by The Wildlife Conservation Society (WLS), Beckmann, along with other field scientists, recently helped microchip three bear cubs who were in a den with their safely sedated mother. ...

Missing Bronx Zoo cobra found as tweets continue from Yankee Stadium

1582 days ago From al.com (blog)   View Archived Article

MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA - The Wildlife Conservation Society released the photo today in announcing the snake's safe recovery (The Associated Press) NEW YORK -- The Bronx Zoo announced today that the missing Egyptian cobra was located within the confines of the zoo. ...

Arctic wetland is vital breeding ground for birds

1593 days ago From China.org.cn   View Archived Article

BEIJING, CHINA - The four-year study by the Wildlife Conservation Society was the first to look at the full range of bird species from around the world that descend on the Teshekpuk Lake area and showed that the region contains some of the highest nesting bird ...

New Population of Small Mountain Cats Renews Hope for the Species

1596 days ago From Treehugger   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Andres Novaro, a conservationist for the Wildlife Conservation Society, explained: These confirmed records show the lowest elevations ever reported for the Andean cat...according to genetic studies underway led by Daniel Cossios, this new population ...

Fourth Graders Save Endangered Species

1604 days ago From Scarsdale10583.com   View Archived Article

SCARSDALE, NEW YORK - Right now, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) conservationists are working on the ground, across four continents and five oceans, to save some of earth's most spectacular and imperiled wildlife. From Thailand's tiger territory to the nes ...

Resort edges into tigers' turf

1614 days ago From Times of India   View Archived Article

BANGALORE, INDIA - According to experts from Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), this villa- resort is in gross violation of Section 3, Category A of the Environment Protection Act, 1986. According to them, the planned resort, being built by Pune-based firm NSB, ...

New Report Lists 25 Most Endangered Turtle Species

1621 days ago From Newswise (press release)   View Archived Article

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA - Newswise =97 A report issued today, co-authored by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) working in conjunction with the Turtle Conservation Coalition, lists the 25 most endangered turtle species from around the world =96 some of which currently nu ...

Indonesia cracks down on online wildlife trade

1622 days ago From msnbc.com   View Archived Article

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - AP In this undated photo released by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), body parts of endangered animals confiscated from an arts shop are displayed at a police station in Jakarta, Indonesia. An Indonesian man has been arrested for allegedly using ...

Indonesia cracks down on online wildlife trade

1625 days ago From Fox News   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - He says the US-based Wildlife Conservation Society and other environmental groups carried out the initial probe and then tipped off authorities. Darori said Thursday that advertisements posted online for protected wildlife items have led authorities ...

And, expert's reason for dipping tiger count: vanishing prey

1627 days ago From Indian Express   View Archived Article

NEW DELHI, INDIA - Karanth, a senior conservation scientist at the NewYork-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and director, WCS India Program, Bangalore, was speaking at the 5th Kirloskar Vasundhara International Film festival in the city on Tuesday. ...

Injured eagles from Wyo. find new home Bronx Zoo

1631 days ago From Wall Street Journal   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - The bald eagles previously spent time at a Wyoming wildlife rehabilitation center. Now they've got an aviary more than 20 feet high all to themselves. ...

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