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Bronx, New York, (Nov. 26, 2013) -- The following statement was issued today by Dr. John Robinson, Executive Vice President of Global Conservation Programs at the Wildlife Conservation Society: "The Wildlife Conservation Society extends appreciation to The Prince of Wales and The Duke of Cambridge for convening today at the Zoological Society of London a pivotal meeting in the globe's efforts to stop wildlife trafficking."It was an honor for our team, represented by Dr. Sue Lieberman, WCS E...

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Brooklyn, N.Y. – November 26, 2013 -- ATTACHED PHOTO: Just days before Thanksgiving, Franklin the turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) happily struts at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo, where he lives with several female companions. The wild turkey is an American bird, originally brought to Europe in the early 16th century by Spanish conquistadors. The species was transported to England and throughout northern Europe. The English then brought the domestic turkeys back with them w...

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Categories: Species

Most detailed assessment of bonobo across range conducted by University of Georgia, University of Maryland, WCS, and other conservation groups NEW YORK (November 26, 2013)—The most detailed range-wide assessment of the bonobo (formerly known as the pygmy chimpanzee) ever conducted has revealed that this poorly known and endangered great ape is quickly losing space in a world with growing human populations. The loss of usable habitat is attributed to both forest fragmentation and poaching, accord...

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30-50 Amur leopards remain in the wild WCS provides technical and financial support for project Watch the video from Forestry Bureau of Jilin Province here >> NEW YORK (November, 26, 2013) — The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) confirmed today that camera traps in the Wangqing Nature Reserve in northeast China recorded footage of a female Amur leopard with two cubs, marking the first record of breeding by this critically-endangered cat in China. The cameras, located some 30 km (18 mil...

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Wildlife Conservation Society...and our many furry, scaly, splashy, snowy, wild representatives across the globe.

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96 elephants are killed every day in AfricaCampaign supports and amplifies Clinton Global Initiative to stop the killing, stop the trafficking, and stop the demand Millions of zoo visitors can take action to stop the demand for ivory in the United States and around the worldCampaign calls for U.S. moratorium on ivory sales, bolsters elephant protection, educates public about ivory trade consumptionU.S. is a major importer of ivory Campaign URL: 96 elephantsNew York – Nov. 26, 2013 – The Associat...

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A recent study discovered that bonobos, formerly known as pygmy chimpanzees, are in danger of losing their habitats.

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Thanksgiving Day Marks the 100-Year Anniversary Of Historic Transfer of Endangered BisonWildlife Conservation Society and Wind Cave National Park Celebrate Landmark Conservation Effort that Helped Save a Species from ExtinctionEffort Helped Launch Modern Conservation MovementNEW YORK (November 25, 2013) )—This Thanksgiving, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Wind Cave National Park (WCNP) are marking the 100-year anniversary of one of the great milestones in the modern conservation move...

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Brooklyn, N.Y. – Nov. 25, 2013 -- Two young hamadryas baboons (Papio hamadryas) spend time with their parents in their exhibit at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo. The baboons, both male, were born just weeks apart. Their arrival marks the first time since 2010, and the second time in nine years, that hamadryas baboons were born at the Prospect Park Zoo. Bole, a 21-year-old male, is the father of both infants. Rebecca, a 10-year-old female, was the first to give birth ...

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Holiday fun includes wildlife ice carving competition; Demonstrations; interactive ice play area; ice displays; and more Thursday, Dec 26 – Tuesday, Dec. 31 Bronx, NY – Nov. 25, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo’s Salute to Wildlife Ice Carving Celebration is back for the holiday season.. The week-long celebration, running from Thursday, Dec 26 – Tuesday, Dec. 31 features professional ice carving demonstrations, wildlife-themed ice sculpture displays, an interactive play area,...

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