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Entries for October 2013

Wildlife Conservation Society Scientists Observe as Pronghorn Use Overpass Without HesitationBOZEMAN (October 31, 2013) –Scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) observing the fall migration of pronghorn from Grand Teton National Park to the Upper Green River Basin announced that for the second year, the animals have successfully used the newly constructed overpasses that provide safe passage over U.S. Highway 191 in Trapper’s Point, Wyoming. More telling, the scientists report th...

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Senate Passes Bipartisan Resolution; America Celebrates a National Icon on November 2ndPublic can show their support at www.votebison.orgWASHINGTON (OCTOBER 30, 2013) – The Wildlife Conservation Society, Intertribal Buffalo Council, National Bison Association, and dozens of bison-friendly businesses and groups around the country are celebrating the second annual National Bison Day on Saturday, November 2. The U.S. Senate passed a resolution on October 29th that officially recognizes National Bis...

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To support the New York Aquarium as it is rebuilt and transformed following Hurricane Sandy, WCS has launched an online campaign. Virtual tiles of a shimmer wall, which will surround the aquarium's new Ocean Wonders: Sharks! exhibit, are being sold at www.nyaquarium.com.

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Categories: Sharks

En África, 96 elefantes mueren cada día.La campaña apoya y amplía la Iniciativa Global Clinton para detener la matanza, el tráfico y la demanda. .La campaña convoca a la suspensión de las ventas de marfil en Estados Unidos, refuerza la protección del elefante y educa a la población sobre el consumo comercial de marfil. .Estados Unidos es uno de los principales importadores de marfil. . URL de la campaña: www.96elephants.org.NUEVA YORK (29 de octubre de 2013) — Wildlife Conservation Society anunc...

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Study of humpback dolphin in Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific waters finds as-of-yet unnamed species NEW YORK (October 29, 2013)—A species of humpback dolphin previously unknown to science is swimming in the waters off northern Australia, according to a team of researchers working for the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History, and numerous other groups that contributed to the study. To determine the number of distinct species in the family of humpback dolphins (anima...

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In an exciting discovery, researchers have identified a new species of humpback dolphin in Australia.

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Coney Island, Brooklyn – Oct. 29, 2013 - The following statement was issued today by WCS Vice President and Director of the New York Aquarium Jon Forrest Dohlin:On this first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the Wildlife Conservation Society is thankful for all of the support we received over the past year as we have moved from recovery to rebuilding and transforming the New York Aquarium.We are aware that many of our neighbors – families and businesses – continue to recover and we strive to ensu...

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Categories: Sharks

Support WCS’s New York Aquarium: Purchase a virtual tile on the shimmer wall on the future Ocean Wonders: Sharks! buildingOne year after Hurricane Sandy, online campaign launches to support the transformation of the aquariumStorm damage b-roll download: New York Aquarium Sandy Damage B-Roll.movConey Island, Brooklyn - Oct. 29, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society today launched an innovative online fundraising effort that will give New Yorkers an opportunity to help the New York Aquarium shi...

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Categories: Marine, Sharks

Populations of lions in Uganda are shrinking. The country is often described as the “Pearl of Africa” for its natural wonders.

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NEW YORK (October 24, 2013)—Conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of St. Andrews warn that Uganda’s African lions—a mainstay of the country’s tourism industry and a symbol of Africa—are on the verge of disappearing from the country’s national parks.According to the results of a recent survey, African lions in Uganda have decreased by more than 30 percent over the past 10 years in some areas of the country, mostly the result of poisoning by local cattle herder...

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