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Conservation Leadership Program announces 2007 awardees
...rship awards, seven follow-up awards and 16 future conservationist
awards. Team research specialized in amphibian, bird, fish, mammal, reptile, plant and habitat research. The annual awards aim to develop leadership potential in a new generation of conservation professionals and address global conservation prioritie...
Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan
... survey project was conducted by J. Michael Fay, a conservationist
with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence; Paul Elkan, director of the Wildlife Conservation Society Southern Sudan Country Program; and Malik Marjan, a Southern Sudanese Ph.D. candidate from the Uni...
Republic of Congo announces two massive protected areas
...the highest gorilla populations in the world. WCS conservationist
Dr. Mike Fay identified parts of this area as the "Green Abyss" in 2000, during his "Mega-transect," an expedition co-sponsored by National Geographic. Fay also recorded extremely high densities of great apes in the region's broad Marantacae forests...
Northwestern biologists demote Southeast Asia's 'forest ox'
...Northwestern University biologists and a Cambodian conservationist
present compelling genetic evidence that the kouprey may never have existed as a wild, natural species. The researchers compared a published DNA sequence from the kouprey with sequences obtained from a true Cambodian wild ox, the banteng. The resea...
Widespread elephant slaughter discovered in Chad
WASHINGTON (Aug. 30, 2006)--A team led by a conservationist
from the Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Soc... of this renowned protected area. Mike Fay, a WCS conservationist
and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, and his team discovered five separate elephant massac...
A rare alliance forged to protect Wisconsin waters
...resource management," says Nowak, a soil and water conservationist
who chaired the WBI process. "We're really trying to solve the significant problems of Wisconsin in a way that represents the essence of the Wisconsin Idea." Among the recommendations that Nowak will present is the use of a new watershed ranking syst...
Legendary Siberian tiger, Olga, killed by poachers
...just pack up and move long distances," reports WCS conservationist
John Goodrich, Field Coordinator for the STP. "It's unlikely that her collar failed. We've used about 100 radio-collars on tigers and bears during the life of the project and have only documented one premature collar failure." Olga was well known t...
A new tiger subspecies?
...t. corbetti and P. t. jacksoni , after the tiger conservationist
Peter Jackson). The distinct genetic patterns found in the tiger populations suggest six rather than five living subspecies, with distinct patterns of genetic variability. Whether recent population and habitat declines, as opposed to earlier event...
Reports says Uganda's forests worth $350 million/year
...ica and helping alleviate their poverty," said WCS conservationist
Dr. Andrew Plumptre, a co-author of the report. "However, at present only $7.5 million mostly from donor funding -- is spent on conserving these forests in Uganda, yet there are huge pressures by government to convert forests to agriculture without ...