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Entries for November 2014

The Prospect Park Zoo is home to Franklin the turkey and several females WCS’s Wild View will feature a blog about Franklin on Thanksgiving Day: http://blog.wcs.org/photo Brooklyn, N.Y. – November 25, 2014 -- The wild turkey is native to North America. Historical reports indicate the turkey was first domesticated in Mesoamerica approximately 2,000 years ago. Unlike their domestic cousins, wild turkeys are strong fliers and typically roost in trees at night. The turkeys at...

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Children from PS 205 to make donation of the first toys of the season WCS to collect toys at all five wildlife parks to benefit communities in need Toy donors will receive a free ticket to the Bronx Zoo or New York Aquarium Bronx, NY –– Nov. 21, 2014 – On Friday, Nov. 21, Deputy Bronx Borough President Aurelia Greene will joined officials from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo and children ...

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Children from PS 205 to make donation of the first toys of the season WCS to collect toys at all five wildlife parks to benefit communities in need Toy donors will receive a free ticket to the Bronx Zoo or New York Aquarium Bronx, NY –– Nov. 21, 2014 – On Friday, Nov. 21, Deputy Bronx Borough President Aurelia Greene will joined officials from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo and children ...

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A Florida law would follow ivory and rhino horn bans recently passed in New York and New Jersey Resolution sends clear message that Miami-Dade County recognizes that criminals benefitting from sales of ivory must be stopped NEW YORK – Nov. 20, 2014 – The Florida Association of Zoos and Aquariums (FAZA) and 96 Elephants praised the Miami-Dade County Commissioners for the passage of (R-944-14), a resolution urging the Florida State Legislature to pass a law banning the sales of i...

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BANGALORE, INDIA (November 20, 2014) – Participation of non-scientists as volunteers in conservation can play a significant role in saving wildlife, finds a new scientific research led by Duke University, USA, in collaboration with Wildlife Conservation Society and Centre for Wildlife Studies, Bengaluru. The study has shown that citizen science projects greatly contribute to ‘increased environmental awareness among the general public’. It also reported direct impacts on cons...

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Program teaches children ages 6 to 8 about adaptations marine mammals have to survive the cold Activities include games, crafts, and animal exhibit visits Registration and more information available at www.nyaquarium.com Brooklyn, N.Y. –– Nov. 20, 2014 – WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society’s) New York Aquarium has announced registration for its winter mini camp, “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” Monday and Tuesday, Dec....

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Breeding program is part of a collaborative effort with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to save these endangered toads from extinction Complex husbandry techniques used to promote breeding Mating calls played in the background to help simulate the toads’ breeding environment Thousands of newly hatched tadpoles sent to Puerto Rico for introduction Flushing, N.Y. –Nov. 19, 2014 &n...

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Human-wildlife conflict resolution near protected areas critical for tiger survival Stripe-matching software and individual histories inform decisions on handling conflict-prone big cats NEW YORK (November 19, 2014)—Researchers with the Wildlife Conservation Society and other partners in India are using high-tech solutions to zero in on individual tigers in conflict and relocate them out of harm’s way for the benefit of both tigers and people. I...

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Dr. Susan Lieberman, WCS Vice President, International Policy WCS Works Globally to Maintain the Integrity of 32 World Heritage Natural Sites Sydney, Australia (November 18, 2014)— The Wildlife Conservation Society and eight leading international conservation organizations (African Wildlife Foundation, Fauna & Flora International, Frankfurt Zoological Society, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, The Nature Conservancy, The WILD Foundation, WWF, and the Zool...

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Public-Private Partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Goldman Sachs, and Chilean people marks first decade with milestones of scientific discovery, conservation, and public education & engagement Created in 2004, the 735,000 acre reserve in Chilean Tierra del Fuego contains southernmost old growth forests, largest population of guanacos in Chile, condors, and spectacular marine wildlife Intact forests and peatlands sequester almost 300 million tons of c...

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