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Entries for January 2016

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Jan. 28, 2016 – WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) New York Aquarium has announced a new line-up of educational programs for the spring/summer season.  The new offerings are a part of the ongoing transformation of the New York Aquarium and the future opening of Ocean Wonders: Sharks! exhibit.

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STUDY: Some Climate Adaptations do More Harm Than Good
January 28, 2016 – Worldwide responses to climate change could leave people worse off in the future according to a recent study conducted by CSIRO, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the University of Queensland. 

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Categories: Climate Change

WELCOME TO THE WORLD: New Chameleon Emerges from Wilds of Tanzania
January 27, 2016 – WCS announced today that a team of scientists discovered a new species of chameleon in Tanzania.

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Roaches are Back!  Best Valentine’s Day Gift EVER Returns
NEW YORK – Jan. 25, 2016 – The original Name-a-Roach launched in 2011, and thousands of hopeless romantics from around the world have named real live Madagascar hissing cockroaches at WCS’s Bronx Zoo after their favorite loved one, “ex,” or mother-in-law. The zoo is again offering the opportunity to name a new crop of cockroaches for Valentine’s Day 2016. Each gift comes with a colorful certificate emailed to your loved one announcing that a cockroach has been named in his or her honor. Seal it with a ‘hiss’ at www.bronxzoo.com/roach

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New York  –  Jan. 25, 2016 – The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Central Park Zoo and New York Aquarium are celebrating Valentine’s Day with special events that focus on animals and love. WCS animal experts will give exciting presentations about the interesting and sometimes unusual wildlife mating and courtship behaviors. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

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New York – January 24, 2016 – All five WCS parks in NYC – the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and Queens Zoo – will be open on Monday, January 25th, following the weekend snowstorm.

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NEW YORK (22 January 2016) – An international collaboration between law enforcement agencies and wildlife crime investigators including the London Metropolitan Police Wildlife Crime Unit, UK Border Force, East Java Police (Indonesia), Interpol and the Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU) of WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) has resulted in the arrest, conviction and sentencing of an illegal wildlife trader in London.

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Waterbirds Make Dramatic Comeback to Cambodia Wetlands
January 22, 2016 -- WCS reports a dramatic comeback for several spectacular waterbird species, otters, and other wildlife living in Prek Toal a newly designated Ramsar site on Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Great Lake. 

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Buffalo People: Delegates of the Blackfeet Nation Visit the Bronx Zoo
(New York, NY – January 21, 2016) Delegates of the Blackfeet Nation (often called the “Buffalo People”) toured WCS’s Bronx Zoo and are seen here in front of the zoo's bison exhibit. Shown in this photo (from left to right) are: Keith Aune (WCS), Lona Running Wolf, Tyson Running Wolf, Harry Barnes, Carol Murray, John Murray, Majel Russell, and Ervin Carlson.In addition, the group met with WCS staff to discuss collaboration on upcoming initiatives and events. The ...

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Bird’s Unusual Song Leads Scientists to Discover New Species

January 21, 2016 – WCS reports that a bird’s unusual, melodic song led an international team of scientists to discover an entirely new species in northeastern India and adjacent parts of China.

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