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Mercury Sickens Adirondack Loons

June 28, 2012

Loons nesting and raising their young in the New York Adirondacks are increasingly threatened by mercury contamination, which impacts reproduction and behavior. A new scientific report on Adirondack loons emphasizes the importance of reducing mercury in the atmosphere.

Getting the Lead Out

August 31, 2011

Sante Fe is the first province in Argentina to take steps toward cutting allowable amounts of lead ammunition used for hunting. WCS commends the effort and hopes others will follow their lead against lead pollution.

Rare Vulture Returns to Cambodian Skies

March 18, 2009

After nearly dying from eating a poisoned animal carcass, a critically endangered white-rumped vulture was nursed back to health by wildlife veterinarians and conservationists from WCS and Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity.

Adirondack Alarm Call

March 7, 2008

A long-term study by the Wildlife Conservation Society, the BioDiversity Research Institute, and other organizations has found and confirmed that environmental mercury—much of which comes from human-generated emissions—is impacting the health and reproductive success of common loons in the northeastern U.S.

On the iPod of an Ibis: Mood Music

January 1, 0001

To help save a species in the wild, zookeepers make a romantic mix tape for the Bronx Zoo’s endangered Waldrapp ibises.