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WCS conservationists working in a remote valley in Afghanistan find the breeding grounds for the "world's least known bird."
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NEW YORK (January 13, 2010)—Researchers for the Wildlife Conservation Society have discovered for the first time the breeding area of the large-billed reed warbler—dubbed in 2007 as “the world’s least known bird species”—in the remote and rugged Wakhan Corridor of the Pamir Mountains of north-eastern Afghanistan. Using a combination of astute field observations, museum specimens, DNA sequencing, and the first known audio recording of the species, researchers verified the discovery by capturing...
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Fish known for sustainability is invasive species on islands NEW YORK (January 12, 2010)—The poster child for sustainable fish farming—the tilapia—is actually a problematic invasive species for the native fish of the islands of Fiji, according to a new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups. Scientists suspect that tilapia introduced to the waterways of the Fiji Islands may be gobbling up the larvae and juvenile fish of several native species of goby, fish that live in ...
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Known by seafood fans as one of the most sustainable options on the dinner menu, tilapia farmed in Fiji is gaining a new reputation as an invasive species that’s threatening the islands’ native fish.
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The WCS conservation biologist won the Wilburforce Foundation’s Conservation Leadership Award for his efforts to expand Nahanni National Park, a World Heritage Site.
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Wilburforce Foundation’s Leadership Award Presented for Efforts to Expand World Heritage Site   New York, N.Y. (January 4, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is proud to announce Dr. John Weaver, a conservation biologist with the organization, has won the Wilburforce Foundation’s Conservation Leadership Award. The award was given to Dr. Weaver for his many years of field research and conservation efforts in several areas of the Yellowstone-to-Yukon region. Most recently, Weaver co...
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WCS is pleased to announce the appointment of Bertina Ceccarelli to the position of Executive Vice President for Global Resources. Her assignment begins January 4, 2010.


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In "The Secret Language of Elephants," 60 Minutes’ reporter Bob Simon visits WCS conservationist Andrea Turkalo in the Central African Republic, where she studies elephants in the second largest rainforest on Earth.
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Food Network Presents: The Salute to Wildlife Ice Carving Competition at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo Competition Continues Online at www.bronxzoo.com, Win Prizes for Voting for the “People’s Favorite” Bronx, NY – December 27, 2009 – Today, The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo hosted its first ice carving competition. The Salute to Wildlife Ice Carving Competition, presented by Food Network, featured 15 professional ice...
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Noelle and Darwinia, two leatherback sea turtles from Gabon, are now wearing satellite tracking devices as they swim through the seas, aiding researchers studying the species' movements. Interested members of the public can also keep up with the turtles progress online.
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