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Entries for January 2014

Every two years, the Indianapolis Prize is awarded to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to conservation. This year, WCS’s Joel Berger is one of six finalists for his conservation work for large mammals, like the muskoxen pictured above.

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Lunar New Year at the Prospect Park Zoo: Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 15 & 16Lunar New Year at the Queens Zoo: Saturday & Sunday 1 & 2 New York – Jan. 30, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Society's Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo have events in February celebrating Lunar New Year 2014 – The year of the horse. At the WCS Prospect Park Zoo on Feb. 15 & 16: Activities include:Live Animal Demonstrations – Zoo staff will introduce visitors to some of the animals who call the zoo ho...

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Six Heroes Now Vie for Quarter of a Million Dollars in World’s Leading Award for Animal Conservation (INDIANAPOLIS-January 30, 2014)— Joel Berger, Ph.D., is one of six exceptional conservationists advancing as a finalist for the 2014 Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation. Selected from a group of 39 nominees, Berger is in the running for $250,000 along with Gerardo Ceballos, Ph.D.; Carl Jones, Ph.D.; Russell A. Mittermeier, Ph.D.; Carl Safina, Ph.D.; and Patricia ...

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Brooklyn Bridge Forest initiative works to link NYC residents and local communities in Guatemala to replace aging promenadeWatch the video >> NEW YORK (January 29, 2014)—The Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups are finalists for the Yale ISTF Forest Finance Innovation Prize for the consortium’s proposed concept to replace the aging promenade of the Brooklyn Bridge with sustainably harvested wood from Guatemala. The winner of the $5,000 prize—being awarded for the first time by ...

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World’s largest colony of Magellanic penguins threatened WCS has supported ongoing research here since 1980s New York (Wednesday, January 29, 2014)—Climate change is killing penguin chicks from the world's largest colony of Magellanic penguins in Argentine Patagonia, not just indirectly through food deprivation, as has been repeatedly documented for these and other seabirds – but directly as a result of drenching rainstorms and, at other times, heat, according to new findings from the University...

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India is a haven for elusive animals, with close to 50 species of wild carnivores. Krithi Karnath, WCS Associate Conservation Scientist, takes a look back at 20 years of successful camera trapping by the WCS-India Program.

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Millions of people walk and bicycle across the Brooklyn Bridge every year, but few know that the wood planks of the promenade come from tropical rainforests. Together with various partners, WCS has created an initiative to replace the aging planks of the boardwalk with sustainably harvested wood from Guatemala’s Uaxactún community forest. If supported by city officials, the project will secure contributions from New Yorkers and city visitors for each of the bridge’s 11,000 new planks. The financial endowment raised through plank sponsorship would in turn provide Uaxactún community members with the resources needed to protect their forest; proceeds would also benefit conservation efforts within New York City. 

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The new Arctic Blast program introduces youngsters to the wildlife and native cultures of the world’s polar regions Register online at: www.nyaquarium.com  Brooklyn, N.Y. –– Jan. 29, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium is accepting registrations for the new Arctic Blast, a two-day mini camp for children ages 9 to 11 on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 20 and 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.   The program focuses on the animals...

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New York City visionaries now have a tool to reshape the city’s environmental future. Mannahatta2409.org builds on WCS’s successful Mannahatta Project, which imagined and examined the natural history of Manhattan prior to European settlement.

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Mannahatta2409.org enables public to create and contribute sustainable visions for New York City of tomorrow New York (January 28, 2014)—A new online tool developed by the Wildlife Conservation Society will enable New Yorkers to develop and share sustainable visions of New York City’s future, making it possible for the public to virtually plan their city block by block.To create a “vision,” users log on to Mannahatta2409.org, select the block, neighborhood, or community district of interest, and...

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