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Rare Persian Leopard Caught On Camera Traps
2011-12-07 13:47:03

A rare Persian leopard has been photographed in camera traps in Afghanistan's central highlands by conservationists. Biologists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) set up camera traps in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. They found that the world's largest leopard, a Persian leopard, had made an encounter with the cameras. The leopard is listed as Endangered by the IUCN Red List, and is considered a subspecies that was thought to have vanished from the Hindu Kush. The...

Image 1 - WCS Program Helps Scarlet Macaws Take Flight In Guatemala
2011-11-15 11:17:47

Program posts record number of parrot fledglings in 2011 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 magnificent scarlet macaw fledglings that have now taken flight over the forests of Guatemala. The newly fledged birds total 29 macaws, a big success for conservationists working in the Maya...

Image 1 - Elephants On The Decline In Eastern Congo
2011-11-11 05:31:26

Humans play a far greater role in the fate of African elephants than habitat, and human conflict in particular has a devastating impact on these largest terrestrial animals, according to a new University of British Columbia study published online in PLoS ONE this week. In some of the best-documented cases to date, the study shows the elephant population in the Okapi Faunal Reserve — one of the last strongholds of forest elephants in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) — saw...

Image 1 - Record Number Of Jaguars Found In Bolivia
2011-10-19 14:13:20

New digital cameras capture images of 19 individual jaguars 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 stripe patterns, WCS conservationists have identified 19 individual jaguars by spot patterns in the rainforests of Bolivia, a record number for a single camera trap survey in the country....

Image 1 - Veterinarians Collaborate To Solve Mysterious Wild Tiger Deaths
2011-10-01 07:24:50

Health experts from Wildlife Conservation Society´s Bronx Zoo, Primorskaya State Agricultural Academy, and Moscow Zoo uncover how distemper may be affecting Siberian tigers A team of Russian veterinary colleagues and health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo are collaborating to understand how distemper -- a virus afflicting domestic dogs and many wildlife species -- may be a growing threat to Siberian (Amur) tigers. The team presented its results at the...

New Study Uncovers Predictable Sequence Toward Coral Reef Collapse
2011-09-29 04:06:48

Research identifies 8 factors that can alert managers to the threat of overfishing in otherwise healthy-looking reefs Coral reefs that have lots of corals and appear healthy may, in fact, be heading toward collapse, according to a study published by the Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups. Using data from coral reef systems across the western Indian Ocean, an international team of researchers identified how overfishing creates a series of at least eight big changes on reefs...

2011-09-01 12:33:42

Wildlife Conservation Society applauds regulation to limit lead in Argentina's environment The Wildlife Conservation Society applauds the government of Santa Fe Province for taking steps to reduce the amount of lead ammunition used in hunting of waterfowl, the first such action of its kind in Argentina. Enacted for this year's hunting season, the regulation requires hunters to reduce usage of lead shot by 25 percent. The regulation initiates a process that may lead to the eventual ban...

Rare Siamese Crocodiles Hatched In Lao PDR
2011-08-31 10:09:31

  New program focuses on saving critically endangered reptile and its wetland habitat 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, and other factors. Hatched from eggs taken from the wild and incubated at the Laos Zoo, the baby crocodiles represent a success for a new program that works to save the...

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2011-08-15 06:55:48

Wildlife Conservation Society leads global assessment showing where climate stresses on reef systems will be and places to focus management Marine researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups have created a map of the world's corals and their exposure to stress factors, including high temperatures, ultra-violet radiation, weather systems, sedimentation, as well as stress-reducing factors such as temperature variability and tidal dynamics. The study, say the authors,...


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