Quantcast

Latest Wildlife Conservation Society Stories

Human-driven Change Good For Parasites But Bad For Birds In Argentine Forests
2013-07-16 14:23:56

A new report by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Disease Ecology Laboratory of Instituto de Ciencias Veterinarias del Litoral, Argentina (ICIVET LITORAL, UNL-CONICET) shows that increases in precipitation and changes in vegetative structure in Argentine forests – factors driven by climate change and deforestation in the region – are leading to increased parasitism of young nesting birds by fly larvae (botflies) of the species Philornis torquans.

Saving The Great Apes Of Central Africa
2013-05-22 08:08:53

The Wildlife Conservation Society recently released a manual on protecting great apes in Central African forests.

Responses To A Changing Arctic Discussed By WCS
2013-05-21 13:31:47

In two critical reports released at the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Kiruna, Sweden on May 15th, the scientific expertise of the Wildlife Conservation Society helped inform an international body of senior government officials about changing conditions in the Arctic, and potential responses to those changes.

Several Species Of Alaskan Birds Vulnerable To Changing Climate
2013-04-03 14:21:49

According to a new report, many of the breeding bird species in Alaska will experience a marked change to their populations by 2050.

2013-03-14 17:49:13

CITES plenary today accepted Committee recommendations to list five species of highly traded sharks under the CITES Appendices, along with those for the listing of both manta rays and one species of sawfish.

Room To Roam Needed For Wildlife In The Southern Canadian Rockies
2013-03-08 14:04:44

Grizzly bear, wolverine, and bull trout among species ranked as 'highly' vulnerable to climate change and road use

American Bullfrog Is Spreading Chytrid Through Commercial Trade
2013-03-07 09:27:12

Wildlife Conservation Society A team of scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the National University of Singapore (NUS), revealed in a new study, for the first time, the presence of the pathogenic chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) in amphibians sampled in Singapore. And the American bullfrog may be a central player in the spread of the disease. The study appears in the current issue of the journal EcoHealth, and is the first to consider the role...

Ivory Poaching Causes 37 Percent Elephant Decline In Congo
2013-03-02 05:34:45

New statistics show that the elephant population in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has declined by 37 percent in the last five years.

Adirondack Park Study Shows Bird Communities Impacted By Exurban Residences Up To 200 Meters Away
2013-02-26 11:43:28

Wildlife Conservation Society Some species keeping their distance, while others cozy up to human neighbors As part of the study, scientists sampled the presence of 20 species of birds both near and far from 30 rural residences in the Adirondack Park. Calculating their occurrence at increasing distances from the residences, they determined that "human-adapted" species are 36 percent more likely to occur near the homes than in the surrounding mixed hardwood-conifer forests, and that...


Word of the Day
deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
Related