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Livestock Virus Threatening Wildlife Conservation

Livestock Virus Threatening Wildlife Conservation
(October 16, 2018) Peste De Petit Ruminants (PPR) is a viral disease that significantly impacts the health of livestock and the livelihoods of farmers across 70 countries. It is now spilling over into endangered wildlife populations with devastating effects: in 2017 it led to a mass mortality event killing two-thirds of the Critically Endangered Mongolian Saiga.  Read a letter from our veterinarians on the conservation threat of PPR, recently published in Science >

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Dr. Tracie Seimon, On Using eDNA To Track Wildlife

Dr. Tracie Seimon, On Using eDNA To Track Wildlife
(September 17, 2018) Our Molecular Department has pioneered the development of a portable, hand-held smartphone based Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) field friendly kit for detection of environmental DNA (eDNA). Living organisms shed cells containing DNA into the environment, where it can be detected by extremely sensitive PCR testing. The kit was developed to detect the DNA of the nearly extinct Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei), of which only four are known.Watch our lead scientist, Dr Tracie Seimo...

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Dr. Harley Newton on White Shark Research in The New York Bight

Dr. Harley Newton on White Shark Research in The New York Bight
(August 31, 2018) While white shark populations have been going down globally, since the 1960s, researchers have known about a thriving nursery for juvenile white sharks in the waters off the coast of New York City and Long Island. Listen to an interview on NPR with WCS's Dr Harley Newton describing a project that seeks to catch and tag juvenile white sharks, in order to gain a broader understanding of these fish's ecology and behavior.A White Shark Nursery in the Waters Off New York City May Provide Clues t...

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Read Our Summer Newsletter!

Read Our Summer Newsletter!
(August 01, 2018)  One World - One HealthTM Summer Newsletter: Triage for 10,000 Tortoises And More News.....


Another Wave Of Blue Iguanas Ready For Release Into The Wild

Another Wave Of Blue Iguanas Ready For Release Into The Wild
(July 26, 2018) With the Blue Iguana Recovery Program on the verge of its 1,000th successful release, this is truly a conservation success story:   Cayman Compass: Another Wave Of Blue Iguanas Ready For Release Into The Wild

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