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WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 27, 2011) - At a recent symposium held at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife's National Conservation Training Center  facility in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, Dr. George Schaller called for increased protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern Alaska.   The symposium commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Arctic Refuge and brought together many involved in its storied history including former President Jimmy Carter who signed legislation in 1980 doublin...

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Categories: Protect

At a recent symposium held at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s National Conservation Training Center facility in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, Dr. George Schaller called for increased protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern Alaska.

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Presented by Con Edison, 2011 Run for the Wild is dedicated to saving penguins around the world Bronx, NY – Jan. 25, 2011 – Magellanic penguins, Danny and Hugo, move through the snow covered rocks in the Russell B. Aitken Sea Bird Aviary at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. This species is native to southern Chile, Argentina, and the Falkland Islands. Magellanic penguins live in large groups but mated couples remain monogamous for years. The third annual Run for the Wild 5k run...

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NEW YORK, JANUARY 21, 2011 – The following statement was released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Executive Vice President for Public Affairs, John Calvelli:                         Efforts by lawmakers to eliminate the U.S. Agency for International Development could have disastrous consequences for the effective implementation of our nation’s foreign policy goals. Since its creation, USAID and its programs have immeasurably improved our ability to address the threats we face...

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Categories: Afghanistan, Protect

WCS's Executive Vice President for Public Affairs John Calvelli describes how efforts by lawmakers to eliminate the U.S. Agency for International Development could have disastrous consequences for the effective implementation of our nation’s foreign policy goals.

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Categories: Afghanistan, Protect

Participants of the “Naked” Polar Bear Cruise to raise funds for every minute spent outside in the cold Saturday, February 26 New York, NY- January 21, 2011- Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises and Coney Island Polar Bear Club are teaming up on Saturday, February 26, 2011 to host the third annual “Naked” Polar Bear Cruise (bathing suit required) to benefit the Wildlife Conservation Society.   Participating passengers are encouraged to strip down to their bathing suits and enjoy a frost...

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In an op-ed published on CNN.com about the elections in Southern Sudan, WCS CEO and President Dr. Steven Sanderson argues that a sound conservation and resource management agenda will be a vital part of a nation-building process there.

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Categories: Africa, Issues

WCS’s Bangladesh Cetacean Diversity Project promotes public awareness of two threatened dolphin species in the Sundarbans.

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These mangroves home to one of world’s dolphin ‘hotspots’ NEW YORK (January 14, 2011)—Threatened dolphins in Bangladesh Sundarbans are getting a public awareness boost from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bangladesh Cetacean Diversity Project. The project is sponsoring an exhibition on dolphins for fishing communities along the world’s largest swath of coastal mangrove forest. The event —called the “Shushuk Mela” or “Dolphin Exhibition”—will run from January 15-31. The exhibition highlight...

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New York , NY – Jan. 14, 2011 – A female snow leopard, Zoey, moves through the snow in her exhibit at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo.   Thick fur and padded feet keep snow leopards insulated and warm in cold weather. Snow leopards have the thickest coat of any large cat, making them well prepared for winter weather. Snow leopards are an endangered species due to hunting and poaching for the fur trade. The Wildlife Conservation Society works to protect snow leopards i...

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