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Critically Endangered Indian Gharials Return to the Bronx Zoo For the First Time in Nearly 20 Years

BRONX, NEW YORK – April 5, 2017 – The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo recently added eight Indian gharials (Gavialis gangeticus) to the river habitat in JungleWorld, and they made their public debut just in time for Spring Break in New York City. This is the first time the Bronx Zoo has exhibited the species since 2000.  

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The Other Elephants Under Threat (with Photo Gallery)
(NEW YORK, APRIL 3, 2017) While many rightly voice concern over the plight of African elephants that are undergoing a precipitous decline in number, Asian elephants are facing a catastrophic, yet less well documented decline of their own.

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Pulling Together to Rescue 11 Asian Elephants

March 28, 2017 - The rescue of 11 Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus) from a mud hole inside the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, Mondulkiri Province, Cambodia, on 24th March 2017 avoided a tragedy for wildlife conservation in Cambodia.

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 WILDLIFE EMERGENCY: WCS Says Sloths in Desperate Need of Raingear

April 1, 2017 – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today an emergency campaign to tackle one of the most critical conservation issues of our time: keeping sloths dry. The campaign runs for one day only: April 1, 2017. 

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WCS Statement on Chinese Government Phasing In Closing of Domestic Commercial Elephant Ivory Trade
"We believe that the ban has played a significant role in de-valuing ivory. We also believe that the ban has increased motivation for enforcement agencies to enhance actions on illegal ivory trade."

 

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Categories: African Elephants

March 30, 2017 – The Wildlife Conservation Society has announced the appointment of Paula Hayes as Executive Vice President and Chief of Global Resources. She will begin her tenure at WCS on April 3, 2017.

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WCS SCIENTISTS RELEASE RARE FOOTAGE FROM “ROOFTOP OF THE WORLD”

March 30, 2017 – WCS field staff and local government partners from Tibet produced an incredible video showing an ongoing study of snow leopards and Tibetan antelope.

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 TIGERS, READY TO BE COUNTED (with Video)
(Bangalore, India (03/29/17) – A new methodology developed by the Indian Statistical Institute, and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) may revolutionize how to count tigers and other big cats over large landscapes.

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Discovery of New Ginger Species Spices up Wildlife Surveys

March 23, 2017 – Scientists from WCS have discovered a new species of wild ginger, spicing up a wave of recent wildlife discoveries in the Kabobo Massif – a rugged, mountainous region in Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Lack of Staffing, Funds Prevent Marine Protected Areas from Realizing Full Potential
March 22, 2017--Marine protected areas (MPAs) are an increasingly popular strategy for protecting marine biodiversity, but a new global study demonstrates that widespread lack of personnel and funds are preventing MPAs from reaching their full potential. Only 9 percent of MPAs reported having adequate staff.

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