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Entries for December 2010

Message to Coney Island Polar Bear Club: THIS is how it’s done   New York, NY, December 30, 2010- Just like the Coney Island Polar Bear Club, the real polar bears at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo relish winter swims.     The famous Central Park Zoo polar bears can be seen in the Polar Circle area of the zoo alongside a harbor seal, puffins, and three species of penguin.   The Wildlife Conservation Society works around the globe to combat the effects of climate ch...

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WCS Scientist Dr. Joel Berger Discusses Preliminary Study Results on the Persistence of Musk Oxen NEW YORK (December 22, 2010) –Reindeer, also known as caribou in North America, may be flying high on the radar this time of year, but they’re not getting all of the attention. In a recent talk given at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Center for Global Conservation, WCS Conservationist Dr. Joel Berger discussed his latest findings on musk oxen persistence in Alaska. The focus of the...

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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © Wildlife Conservation Society New York, NY-December 21, 2010- Meet Spot, the newest member of the herd in the Tisch Children’s Zoo at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo.  Named for the white spot on his head, the mini-Nubian goat is just two weeks old and can be seen running around the petting yard and greeting visitors with tiny bleating sounds.   Spot, with his parents, and other members of the goat family can be seen in the Tisch ...

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Categories: Asia, Nigeria, Protect

Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © Wildlife Conservation Society Owls and other nocturnal animals welcome Winter Solstice New York, Dec. 20, 2010 – Winter Solstice is the official start of winter and the shortest day of the year, but for the snowy owl at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo the conditions don’t get any better. Hedwig, the Bronx Zoo’s snowy owl, resides at the zoo’s Birds of Prey exhibit. Snowy owls are typically found in the Arctic. T...

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Categories: Climate Change

Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © Wildlife Conservation Society Video Credit: Luke Groskin © Wildlife Conservation Society Last chance to see the animals recieve holiday treats at WCS's Prospect Park Zoo Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 25 - 26 See video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lampWtJRPPU New York, Dec. 20, 2010- North American river otters Ogie and Dixie rip into their gift to find a special treat inside.   Residents of the Wildlife Conservation Society's Prospect Park Zoo have...

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Categories: North America

QDDR assesses how well State Department and USAID funds work together to support America’s interests abroad NEW YORK (December 17, 2010) – The Obama administration released its Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) of the overall U.S. foreign assistance strategy and implementation. The review, one and a half years in the making, proposed several changes that indicate better support within the government for the work of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID),...

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First singing groups face-off on Saturday, Dec. 18 Nine New York City high school singing groups compete to win a $2,500 grant and the chance to perform at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square Celebrity judges announced for finals: Run DMC’s Darryl McDaniels and a member of Green Day’s Broadway musical American Idiot New York, N.Y. – December 16, 2010 – This weekend marks the start of competition in the Wildlife Conservation...

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Categories: Singapore

Institute of Museum and Library Services supports WCS Distance Learning Expeditions program Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) and Rep. George Miller (D-CA) led fight for reauthorization NEW YORK (December 15, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) applauded the reauthorization of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), which funds cultural and educational institutions including zoos and aquariums. At WCS’s Bronx Zoo, IMLS grants funds to the Dist...

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Media Availability: North American Program Director Jodi Hilty and Greater Yellowstone Wolverine Program Director Robert InmanElusive carnivore, the proverbial “canary in the coal mine” in the age of climate change NEW YORK  (December 15, 2010) – In response to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) listing decision regarding wolverines under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) wolverine experts Jodi Hilty and Robert Inman are available to ...

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Adoption of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) mechanism will help spur further action to conserve world's forests WCS: Much more work to be done in Durban NEW YORK (December 14, 2010) – Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) climate policy experts praised the agreement reached at the United Nations climate change talks in Cancún, Mex...

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