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Entries for November 2011

WCS’s James Deutsch, Executive Director of the Africa Program, reflects on the impacts that Congo’s presidential and parliamentary elections may have on the fate of the region’s vast natural resource wealth.

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Premium Stamps Benefit Wildlife Protection for Tigers, Elephants and More at No Cost to American Taxpayers More Than 4 Million Sold in 41 Days Stamps May Be Purchased at Post Offices Nationwide, USPS.com WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 30, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society applauded the introduction of legislation to reauthorize the Save Vanishing Species U.S. postage stamp, which features an illustration of a tiger cub and supports efforts to save species like elephants, tigers, and great ap...

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In conflict and post-conflict areas, conservation can play a key role in diplomacy by increasing stability and providing economic opportunities.

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Wildlife Conservation Society: Conservation Plays Diplomatic Role in War-Torn Regions WCS operates conservation programs in Afghanistan, South Sudan, and Democratic Republic of Congo BRUSSELS (November 22, 2011) – In conflict and post-conflict areas, conservation can play a key role in diplomacy by increasing stability and providing economic opportunities, according to a team of conservationists hosted by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) who spoke at an ev...

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Experts from UC Berkeley, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, and the Wildlife Conservation Society find powerful connection between wildlife access and prevention of critical childhood nutritional deficiencies in Madagascar NEW YORK (November 21, 2011) —For the first time, researchers have uncovered a powerful connection between loss of access to wildlife and micronutrient deficiencies in children, according to a recently published study by the University of California-Berke...

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The Wildlife Conservation Society's Central Park Zoo Will Send you a "Chick Magnet" for a $10 donation Follow the Central Park Zoo’s eight new penguin chicks at: www.centralparkzoo.com/chicks >New York, NY- November 18, 2011 –With a $10 donation to the care of the penguin chicks a “chick magnet” will be sent to the recipient of your choice just in time for the holidays. The magnet features a frame with a picture of one of “the real chicks,” and a space where you can put a pi...

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Monday, November 21st, 2011, 18:30—21:00 Afghanistan Governor Habiba Sarabi and WCS conservationists discuss successes in Afghanistan, South Sudan, and Democratic Republic of Congo November 16, 2011 – With ongoing nation-building efforts in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and most recently, South Sudan, the need to integrate conservation efforts with building democracy, stability, and economic growth is increasing. The Wildlife Conservation Society ...

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Follow the chicks’ progress online as they are hand raised on the Real Chicks of Central Park blog Photos, video, and interviews show an exclusive look at animal husbandry and care at the Central Park Zoo Send a “chick magnet” to the real chick in your life Visit www.centralparkzoo.com/chicks New York, N.Y. –November 15, 2011– The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo is letting visitors see how eight penguin chicks have been hand-raised on a new blog call...

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Categories: Argentina, Species

Program posts record number of parrot fledglings in 2011 Bronx Zoo’s Ornithology Department and Global Health Program provided key guidance NEW YORK (November 14, 2011)—Researchers and conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Guatemala Program, WCS’s Bronx Zoo, the National Park Service of Guatemala, and other groups report a major conservation victory from Central America: a bumper crop of magnificent scarlet macaw fledglin...

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