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WCS in Medical News

Wildlife faces cancer threat

...ion of Nature Reviews Cancer compiles information on cancer in wildlife and suggests that cancer poses a conservation threat to certain species. The wcs authors highlight the critical need to protect both animals and people through increased health monitoring. "Cancer is one of the leading heal...

Study garners unique mating photos of wild gorillas

...behavioral traits in our own species and our ancestors, said Thomas Breuer, a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and wcs and lead author of the study. It is also interesting that this same adult female has been noted for innovative behaviors before. The western lowla...

Bird flu vaccine from wild bird flu strain

... given orders to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Veterinarian to prepare the vaccine which would be very helpful during a possible attack. The wcs team of veterinarian is spear headed by Drs. William Karesh and Martin Gilbert in vaccine production and survellience of bird flu incidence in wild an...
WCS in Biological News

Tibetan antelope slowly recovering, WCS says

Returning from a recent 1,000-mile expedition across Tibet's remote Chang Tang region, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) biologist George Schaller reports that the Tibetan antelope -- once the target of rampant poaching -- may be increasing in numbers due to a combination of better enforcement an...

Reintroduced Chinese alligators now multiplying in the wild in China

...century. The reintroduction of Chinese alligators is a great example of how wcs partners with governments and local communities around the world to save wildlife and wild places." "This is fantastic news," said wcs researcher Dr. John Thorbjarnarson, one of the world's foremost experts on ...

The straight poop on counting tigers

... places where they have never been able to accurately count them before." The study took place in India's Bandipur Reserve in Karnataka, a longterm wcs research site in the Western Ghats that supports a high abundance of tigers. Researchers collected 58 tiger scats following rigorous protocols, then i...

Afghanistan releases its first-ever list of protected species

...lack bear. To make status determinations, AWEC and wcs worked with world-experts to obtain the most recen...es listing the IUCN Red List. By the end of 2009, wcs says the list may be expanded to as many as 70 spe...e of travertine, a mineral deposit. wcs is currently the only organization conducting ongo...

'Super reefs' fend off climate change, study says

...to improved fisheries management and a combination of geophysical factors. wcs announced the results of the study at the International Coral Reef Initiati... 45 percent of the region's corals. Along with monitoring Tanzania's reefs, wcs helps coral conservation in this region through training of park staff in p...

Afghanistan declares its first national park

...t led to the park's creation, including support of wcs to conduct preliminary wildlife surveys, identify ... local communities and the provincial government. wcs also developed the park's management plan, helped ...ck, and the Band-e-Amir Protected Area Committee. wcs helped the 13 villages lying within the park estab...

Gorilla gets MRI at Bronx Zoo

...ne of the largest breeding groups of western lowland gorillas in North America (more than 20 individuals). Fubo recently suffered a seizure, prompting wcs health and curatorial staff to seek out a neurological diagnosis. The Brain Tumor Foundation responded to WCS's request for assistance with Fubo by...

Tigers get a stimulus plan

...llion toward tiger conservation across its range. wcs will lead a new project, Tiger Futures, in partne...the world's most beloved animals, the tiger," said wcs President and CEO Dr Steven Sanderson. "This proje... at a symposium celebrating the career of renowned wcs conservationist George Schaller, who pioneered stu...

Wildlife Conservation Society helps Cameroon create new national park

...riod) of the project, to be jointly implemented by wcs and the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife. wcs has had a long history in Cameroon, which began with wcs scientists being appointed technical advisors at K...

Penguins marching into trouble

...The findings were presented today by University of Washington professor and wcs scientific fellow Dr. P. Dee Boersma at the American Association for the Ad...eting in Chicago. Boersma has studied Magellanic penguins in Argentina for wcs since 1982. Boersma, director of the Wildlife Conservation Society's Pen...
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