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Cormorants Show "Superbird" Abilities When Fishing For Prey
2012-08-01 13:33:56

Cormorants have long been known to be world class fishing birds, but a new video shows just what these airborne anglers are capable of. Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the National Research Council of Argentina recently fitted an imperial cormorant from Punta Lèon, a protected area in coastal Argentina, with a small camera, and observed it diving 150 feet underwater in 40 seconds.

Spotted! Software Identifies Leopard Previously Seen On Camera Trap
2012-07-21 05:06:21

Scientists identified a familiar leopard in a recent photo showing the big cat dragging the grisly remains of its prey across the ground in an Indian nature preserve.

First Snow Leopards Captured, Collared And Released In Afghanistan
2012-07-18 18:42:26

During a recent expedition two snow leopards were captured, fitted with satellite collars, and released for the first time in Afghanistan by a team of Wildlife Conservation Society conservationists and Afghan veterinarians conducting research.

Pakistan's National Mammal Is Making A Comeback
2012-07-03 10:53:52

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that the markhor – a majestic wild goat species – is making a remarkable comeback in Pakistan due to conservation efforts.

Cambodia Is Still The Last Vulture Bastion In Southeast Asia
2012-06-25 13:55:02

Wildlife Conservation Society and the Royal Government of Cambodia say that more vulture 'restaurants' and reduction of poison in hunting is critical to saving vultures in Asia

2012-06-06 23:02:54

Endangered Species blog ‘Endangered Earth Journal.com’ is featuring an interview with Liz Bennett, Vice President for Species

2012-05-16 22:49:36

Response efforts to outbreaks of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Africa can benefit from a standardized sampling strategy that focuses on the carcasses of gorillas, chimpanzees and other species known to succumb to the virus.

First Satellite Study Of Tagged Manta Rays Exposes Hidden Habits
2012-05-12 06:01:44

Conservationists have completed a revolutionary study of Manta Rays, utilizing innovative satellite tracking devices. The published study is the first to track the ocean’s largest ray to ascertain the whereabouts of the endangered animal.

Rare Cross River Gorilla Caught On Camera
2012-05-09 04:48:09

A system of video camera traps set by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has captured evidence of the Cross River gorilla, a notoriously reclusive and endangered species of primate.


Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).