Tag: Wildlife Conservation Society

Watch This: First-Bird View of Cormorant Diving 150 Feet Underwater For Fishy Snack

By Sophie Bushwick | August 2, 2012 10:18 am

To an untrained eye, the imperial cormorants that cover the shore of a Patagonian beach all look alike—but one stands out. Because this sea bird has a camera mounted on its back. So when the cormorant dives into the water, we get a birds-eye view as it travels 150 feet in about 40 seconds and then seeks out food on the ocean floor. The deep-diving cormorant is one of hundreds that the Wildlife Conservation Society tracks to ensure that the birds have places to live where they can be protected—and well fed.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Living World

Rare Footage of Endangered Gorillas Includes Chest-Pounding Silverback

By Veronique Greenwood | May 8, 2012 5:53 pm

The Cross River gorillas are an elusive bunch: there are fewer 250 individuals left of this western gorilla subspecies, and, understandably, they are afraid of humans. A few hours ago, though, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced that they’d managed to capture a tape of 8 gorillas—about 3% of the remaining population—in their native Cameroonian habitat, by using a motion-activated camera.

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CATEGORIZED UNDER: Living World

Candid Camera Study in Afghanistan Gives Hope for Snow Leopards

By Veronique Greenwood | July 18, 2011 12:42 pm

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What’s the News: Sometimes, finding out you don’t know everything is a wonderful surprise. Videos captured by motion-sensitive cameras in remote Afghanistan show that there are more snow leopards out there than we thought.

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CATEGORIZED UNDER: Environment, Living World
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