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Food Network Presents: The Salute to Wildlife Ice Carving Competition at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo Competition Continues Online at www.bronxzoo.com, Win Prizes for Voting for the “People’s Favorite” Bronx, NY – December 27, 2009 – Today, The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo hosted its first ice carving competition. The Salute to Wildlife Ice Carving Competition, presented by Food Network, featured 15 professional ice...

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Noelle and Darwinia, two leatherback sea turtles from Gabon, are now wearing satellite tracking devices as they swim through the seas, aiding researchers studying the species' movements. Interested members of the public can also keep up with the turtles progress online.

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The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is a winter wonderland for creatures of all types – animals and humans. As New York City digs out of its largest snowfall since 2006, this Siberian tiger at WCS’s Bronx Zoo playfully leaps on a snow-covered boulder at Tiger Mountain.   Winter weekend activities this year include the first Salute to Wildlife Ice-Carving Competition Sunday, December 27; holiday presents for the animals; Clydesdale horse and carriage rides; ice carving demonstrations; a...

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“Limestone leaf warbler” has a unique call, setting it apart from other warblersWarbler was found in limestone region in Laos, home to treasure trove of new species NEW YORK – (December 21, 2009) A diminutive, colorful bird living in the rocky forests of Laos and Vietnam has been discovered by a team of scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, Lao PDR Department of Forestry, Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Swedish Museum of Natural History, BirdLife ...

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WCS helps discover the limestone leaf warbler, a small yellow bird with a distinctive call, in Laos. The bird’s home in the Southeast Asian country’s limestone region has become known as a treasure trove of new species.

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WCS President and CEO Steve Sanderson appeared on WNET's Worldfocus and in a podcast for Scientific American to discuss climate change as world leaders gathered in Copenhagen to try to find agreement on how to protect the planet from future greenhouse gas emissions.

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Infant Wolf’s Guenon is the latest addition to WCS’s Congo Gorilla Forest Bronx, NY – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is proud to announce one of its newest residents, a female Wolf’s guenon, born recently to parents Jordan and Gigi. This new addition to WCS’s Bronx Zoo can be seen year-round in the state-of-the-art Congo Gorilla Forest exhibit.   Wolf's guenons (Cercopithecus wolfi) are tree dwellers found south of Africa's Congo River primarily bet...

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Categories: Africa, Uganda

NEW YORK (December 16, 2009)—Steven E. Sanderson, President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society, is available for commentary on current efforts at the Copenhagen climate talks to finalize a deal to compensate countries for protecting forests and peatlands. Sanderson can also comment at on avoided deforestation programs (such as REDD projects) and protecting peat soils in locations such as Chile’s Karukinka National Park. In a recently published article appearing in the latest edition of...

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Food Network Presents: The Salute to Wildlife Ice-Carving Competition at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo 15 Professional Ice Carvers to Compete: Each to Work with 600 lbs. of Ice Celebrity Judge: Susie Fogelson, Judge on The Next Food Network Star Prizes for Contestants and Attendees Sunday, December 27, 2009 Bronx, NY – (December 16, 2009) – On Sunday, December 27th, The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo will host i...

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Wildlife Conservation Society releases first high-quality footage of Cross River gorillas in the wild Footage taken by Germany’s NDR Naturfilm “These extraordinary images are vital for the fight to save the world’s least known and rarest ape as well as the mountain rainforest on which they depend” —James Deutsch, Director of WCS Africa Programs ...

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