News tagged with conservation society

Poisons on public lands put wildlife at risk (w/ Video)

Rat poison used on illegal marijuana farms may be sickening and killing the fisher, a rare forest carnivore that makes its home in some of the most remote areas of California, according to a team of researchers led by University ...

Jul 13, 2012
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Study: Wolverines need refrigerators

Wolverines live in harsh conditions; they range over large areas of cold mountainous low-productivity habitat with persistent snow. The paper suggests wolverines take advantage of the crevices and boulders ...

Jul 12, 2012
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Pakistan's national mammal makes a comeback

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.

Jul 03, 2012
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UN protects 'wild heart' of Central Africa

A Central African protected area that straddles three countries and teems with gorillas, elephants, and chimpanzees has been named a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Education, Science, and Cultural ...

Jul 02, 2012
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Civil war endangers Myanmar's ailing tigers

Efforts to stop Myanmar's tigers being hunted to extinction are under threat from a civil war raging in a region home to the world's biggest sanctuary for the endangered cats, experts warn.

Jun 22, 2012
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Gas development linked to wildlife habitat loss

A study by the Wildlife Conservation Society documents that intense development of the two largest natural gas fields in the continental U.S. are driving away some wildlife from their traditional wintering ...

May 02, 2012
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First camera trap photos of rare leopard in China

The first-known camera trap photos of an Amur leopard in China have recently been taken by protected area staff in Hunchun Amur Tiger National Nature Reserve in Jilin Province according to the Wildlife Conservation ...

Apr 25, 2012
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Russia declares 'Land of the Leopard' National Park

The Wildlife Conservation Society commends the Russian government for creating a new national park to protect critically endangered Amur (Siberian) tigers and the world's rarest big cat: the Far Eastern leopard.

Apr 13, 2012
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