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Entries for October 2014

Docents give tours, interpret exhibits, interact with the public, and narrate daily sea lion demos Applications and information available at www.wcs.org/volunteerBrooklyn, N.Y. – Oct. 31, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo is now accepting applications for its adult docent program.The program is open to adults 18 years and older. Zoo docents are an important part of the day-to-day operation of the zoo. They work within the zoo’s education department to give tours, inter...

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WCS study confirms that endangered musk deer still live in Nuristan Province – some 60 years after last sighting Species targeted by poachers: Musk deer scent glands are more valuable than gold Study appears in the October issue of the journal Oryx NEW YORK (October 31, 2014) – More than 60 years after its last confirmed sighting, a strange deer with vampire-like fangs still persists in the rugged forested slopes of northeast Afghanistan according to a research team led by the Wildlife Conser...

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On social media, bison fans are posting their #BeardsForBison Senate passed bipartisan resolution to officially commemorate National Bison Day Find a Bison Day event near you at www.votebison.org Washington, D.C. – October 31, 2014 – The Vote Bison Coalition is joining bison-friendly businesses, groups and individuals around the country today to celebrate the third annual National Bison Day on Saturday, November 1. More than 19 events are occurring in at least 15 states to celebrate N...

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Flushing, N.Y. – Oct. 30, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is home to five orphaned coyote pups. All were rescued and rehabilitated in Massachusetts. All born in the spring, four pups are female; one is male. Without their mothers to protect and provide food for them, they would not survive in the wild on their own. “The Queens Zoo educates visitors about animals from North and South America,” said Dr. Scott Silver, Director and Curator of the WCS Queens Zoo. “Coyotes range ...

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With the help of WCS's Wildlife Crimes Unit, the Indonesian authorities arrested two traders allegedly involved in the shipment of one whole tiger skin, two stuffed tiger paws, one stuffed tiger head, and a tiger claw. The arrests took place near Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, one of the most important sites globally for Sumatran tiger.

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WCS study finds strong management can protect fisheries – and local fishing-based economies – otherwise affected by climate disturbances NEW YORK (October 24, 2014) – A new study has found that implementing stricter fisheries management overcame the expected detrimental effects of climate change disturbances in coral reef fisheries badly impacted by the 1997/98 El Niño, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society. The 17-year study led by WCS fisheries scientists found that rapid implementati...

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Successes in the Bronx River offer best practices that can be replicated in other communitiesBronx, NY – Oct. 23, 2014 – For more than ten years a coalition of community and government partners have been working together to restore the Bronx River – a project that has resulted in cleaner rivers, vibrant ecosystem, numerous education initiatives, and improved access to one of New York City’s richest natural resources. Today, the Wildlife Conservation Society, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adm...

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Congress Recently Renewed Stamp that Raised More Than $2.5 Million for Conservation Since 2011 at No Taxpayer Expense Purchase the Stamp Online at shop.usps.com WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 20, 2014) – The Save Vanishing Species postage stamp, also known as the Tiger Stamp, is back on sale at U.S. Post Offices and online after being reauthorized by Congress earlier this year. The stamp costs 60 cents, 11 cents more than a regular first-class stamp. The extra 11 cents from the sale of every stamp g...

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At the WCS Prospect Park Zoo: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25 and 26; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.At the WCS Queens Zoo: Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1 and 2; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. After-School Halloween Party: Friday, Oct. 31; 3 to 4:30 p.m.New York – Oct. 16, 2014 –Halloween fun awaits at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo during the annual Boo at the Zoo weekend, presented by Canon. Boo at the Zoo at the Prospect Park Zoo will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 25 and 26, ...

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Ramon, or breadnut, is among the crops harvested by local communities in the Maya Biosphere Reserve. The nutrient-rich seed was once a staple of the Mayas, whose civilization was centered here.

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