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Bronx Zoo and SUNY Cobleskill Announce  Interdisciplinary Internship Agreement
SUNY Cobleskill and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Bronx Zoo are collaborating to make the zoo an affiliate placement site for students enrolled in the College’s Histotechnician Program. This is a unique new internship for a SUNY Cobleskill student that will be offered each summer. The selected student will complete a 10-week training program at the Bronx Zoo, gaining applied learning experiences in the zoo’s histology laboratory. The lab is located in the zoo’...
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Holiday Lights - OPENING NIGHT MEDIA EVENT - Thurs., Nov. 21
The Bronx Zoo will be kicking-off the holiday season on Thursday, November 21 with the return of Holiday Lights. The opening night event is open to members of the media as zoo officials are joined by a number of VIPs to officially turn on the lights and start the holiday festivities in the Bronx. This season will be the first time the zoo has hosted the beloved holiday tradition since 2007. The Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights promises to be bigger, brighter, and greener than ever before as dazzling lig...
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Bronx Zoo and Prospect Park Zoo Certified Sensory Inclusive
WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) zoos and aquarium have partnered with KultureCity to make the Bronx Zoo and Prospect Park Zoo sensory inclusive with the New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo and Queens Zoo working toward certification in the coming months. This new initiative will promote an accommodating and positive experience for guests with sensory sensitivities during their visits to these iconic New York City wildlife parks. “The Bronx Zoo and all of WCS’s wildlife pa...
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Two Red Panda Cubs Make Public Debut At Prospect Park Zoo
Two red panda cubs (Ailurus fulgens refulgens) are making their public debut at WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo. The pair of male cubs were born over the summer in their indoor den where their mother, Willow, has been caring for them. They are now old enough to venture outside to explore their habitat. Adult red pandas have reddish-brown and black coats that serve as camouflage in the wild. Panda cubs are born much lighter in color and have a very soft, plush coat. Their color darkens as they matu...
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Leadership Changes in The WCS Global Conservation Program
The Wildlife Conservation Society has announced that Joe Walston will be promoted in January, 2020, to Executive Vice President for Global Conservation. John Robinson, who is the current WCS Chief Conservation Officer and Executive Vice President for Conservation and Science, will continue at the organization in a part-time role focused on science and policy. WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper said: “Our Global Conservation Program has grown significantly in scale and i...
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Massive Wildlife Survey in Tanzania Points to Elephant Recovery  In Key Landscape

Tanzania’s Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI) and WCS released the results of a massive wildlife survey showing that elephant numbers have stabilized in a key landscape known for rampant poaching just a few years ago.

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Dr. Ullas Karanth Honored Upon Retirement from WCS
WCS has honored Dr. Ullas Karanth, upon his retirement, with The Wildlife Conservation Society's George Schaller Lifetime Award in Wildlife Conservation Science. The award is named after WCS’s Dr. George Schaller, a world leader in wildlife conservation.
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Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights Returns
As one of New York City’s greatest holiday traditions and for the first time since 2007, the Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights will return in 2019 during the most festive time of the year with dazzling light displays that will cover and sparkle acres of the zoo. Visitors will be able to walk-through the zoo to experience wildlife-themed LED displays, custom Asian lanterns, animated light shows on the historic Astor Court and more. “We are bringing an updated version of a beloved holiday tradi...
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CARBON BOMB: Study in Journal Science Advances Says Climate Impact from Loss of Intact Tropical Forests Grossly Underreported

A new study in the journal Science Advances says that carbon impacts from the loss of intact tropical forests has been grossly underreported.

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Global Health Leaders Issue Urgent Call for United Effort to Stop Diseases Threatening All Life on Earth

Global leaders in wildlife and human health today issued 10 principles – The Berlin Principles – with an urgent call to governments, academia, and civil society that all sectors need to break down barriers to ensure a united effort to prevent the emergence or resurgence of diseases that threaten humans, wildlife, and livestock.

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