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Entries for November 2010

Presents to the Animals: See baboons, meerkats, and other wildlife tear into wrapped presents for their favorite treats Every Saturday and Sunday in December at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Zoo is also accepting donations for toy and food drive through December 31 New York, N.Y. November 29, 2010– Wrapping paper will fly through the air as residents of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo receive treat-filled bags and boxes to celebrate the holidays.   Each Saturda...
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WCS’s Bronx Zoo Partners with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. on Holiday Toy DriveBronx Zoo partners with the Food Bank For New York City on Food Drive undefined Bronx, N.Y., Nov. 29, 2010 – Animals at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo always have food to eat and toys to play with, but many New Yorkers aren’t as fortunate. The Bronx Zoo is taking part in the Bronx Borough President’s annual toy drive as well as the Food Bank For New York City’s food drive. Both ...
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Thousands of lights and festive greenery cover the zoo Thursday, December 2, 4:30 p.m. New York, NY- November 29, 2010- Members of the media are invited to get the first look at Winterfest at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo - a winter-themed holiday program featuring pathways decked with thousands of sparking lights and festive greenery.     Winterfest will run for the first three Fridays and Saturdays in December. During Winterfest, the zoo will be...
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WCS's Dr. John Robinson, Chief Conservation Officer, announces that WCS will pledge $5 million to save the tiger over the next 12 months, as part of a larger contribution of $50 million over 10 years. All investments will be targeted at on-the-ground efforts in tiger range states.
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St. Petersburg, Russia, November 22, 2010 Your excellencies, distinguished delegates from the Tiger Range States, colleagues and honored guests, good morning. It is truly a pleasure to be here to represent the Wildlife Conservation Society.  WCS has over fifty years of experience working for tiger conservation, from the pioneering work of George Schaller, Ullas Karanth, Alan Rabinowitz, and Dale Miquelle, to today’s work by the new generation of tiger conservationists – people like  Me...
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Queens Zoo is home to the largest thick-billed flock in the United StatesExtinct in the United States, hatchlings mark a major step towards the conservation of this rare species Flushing, N.Y.- The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is proud to announce the hatching of six new thick-billed parrot chicks. The thick-billed parrot is a critically endangered bird native to Mexico, and at one time, the United States. Its population has dropped dramatically over the last century d...
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The Nov. 21-24 Conference in Russia Will Gather Heads of State to Determine the Future of Tigers Senator Kerry and Congresswoman Bordallo Urge U.S. Leadership at Summit ' WCS has Proposed Solid Strategy to Save the Tiger WCS Scientists attending summit are available for interviews WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 17, 2010) – On the eve of next week’s Tiger Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry (D-MA) and U.S. Rep. Madel...
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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS New York, Nov. 16, 2010 – Franklin, a magnificent wild turkey, puffs up and fans his tail for his female companions at the WCS Prospect Park Zoo. Zoo visitors can watch Franklin strutting at the zoo's barn. An iconic Amerian bird, Benjamin Franklin once nominated the wild turkey to be America's national bird. In the field, WCS’s Guatemala Program helped develop the community-based oscillated turkey conservation program in the Multi...
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WCS Tiger Experts: WCS President Steve Sanderson Executive Vice President for Conservation and Science John Robinson Director for Asia Programs Joe Walston Vice President of Species Program Elizabeth Bennett Vladimir Putin calls together highest level of delegates ever gathered from tiger range states to save this iconic species WCS: Protection of “Source Sites” is critical to future t...
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WCS researchers see drops in wildlife numbers as climate change causes Amazonian rivers to run low.
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