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Entries for January 2010

WCS and Wildlife Reserves Singapore will collaborate on field conservation and public education to protect biodiversity in the face of global climate change and human encroachment.

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To collaborate on field conservation and public education to protect biodiversity in the face of global climate change and human encroachment Singapore, January 29, 2010 – Wildlife Reserves Singapore Pte Ltd (WRS), the parent company of Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari and Singapore Zoo, together with its recently established Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund (WRSCF) today signed an agreement to collaborate with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), based in New York, and Wildlife...

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WCS emphasizes importance of peaceful coexistence of humans and wildlife. Bronx, NY – Thursday, January 28 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo today announced the debut of three young brown bears and one young grizzly bear that were rescued in separate incidences in Alaska and Montana. The three brown bear cubs are siblings and originally from Baranof Island, Alaska. The orphaned cubs were rescued by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and temporarily held at Fortress of ...

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Categories: Strategies, Species

Matchmaking Goes a Long Way for Animals New York, N.Y. -- Experience the wild side of romance at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s zoos this Valentine’s Day. While we humans exchange heart-shaped boxes and red roses, creatures of all kinds at the zoos will be showing their own version of animal magnetism. An array of exotic wildlife lives at each WCS facility. Some animals prefer to live alone; others chose to live in very large groups that can sometimes be dominated by one high-ranking...

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Executive Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Africa Program, Dr. James Deutsch Testifies before Congress on the Great Ape Conservation Reauthorization and Amendment Act Lauds Representatives George Miller and Madeleine Bordallo for Efforts to Save Humanity’s Closest Relatives NEW YORK (January 27, 2010)  Dr. James Deutsch, Executive Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Africa Program, testified today before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Insular Aff...

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What can crawl like a caterpillar, do a backbend like a gymnast, bark on cue, and dive down to 600 feet in the ocean? Find out at the Wildlife Conservation Society New York Aquarium’s Aquatheater. This Valentine’s Day and all winter long, catch a training demonstration starring our outgoing and talented California sea lions. Each performance features cool facts about sea lions and their role in the web of life, in addition to music, humor, and lots of mischief.   “Our pinnipeds (the scientific t...

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On January 21, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings introduced the Wildlife and Zoological Veterinary Medicine Enhancement Act, endorsed by the Wildlife Conservation Society.

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Categories: Protect

Bring the Kids to See THIS Kid New York, NY, Jan. 13, 2010– He’s cute, cuddly, and the newest kid on the block at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo. He’s a baby mini-Nubian goat, born just last week at the zoo. This yet unnamed kid is awing zoo-goers of all ages with his fluffy coat, gangly legs and soft little calls of bleeeaaat! Zookeepers say the baby is adjusting very well to his home at the zoo. He is very much attached to his mother, Angel, and follows he...

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Categories: Asia, Nigeria, Protect

WCS conservationists working in a remote valley in Afghanistan find the breeding grounds for the "world's least known bird."

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NEW YORK (January 13, 2010)—Researchers for the Wildlife Conservation Society have discovered for the first time the breeding area of the large-billed reed warbler—dubbed in 2007 as “the world’s least known bird species”—in the remote and rugged Wakhan Corridor of the Pamir Mountains of north-eastern Afghanistan. Using a combination of astute field observations, museum specimens, DNA sequencing, and the first known audio recording of the species, researchers verified the discovery by capturing...

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