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Wildlife Conservation Society reports good news for iconic big cats in India, Thailand, and Russia Indian tiger numbers soar in Western Ghats Thailand sees record tiger numbers in key protected area Russia develops new anti-poaching laws and protected areas NEW YORK (December 26, 2012)—The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today significant progress for tigers in three key landscapes across the big cat’s range due to bette...

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Despite dangerously low global numbers, tigers are rebounding in three significant landscapes where WCS operates. Success in India, Thailand, and Russia fosters hope for these iconic big cats.

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Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo Announces Barnyard Birth New dairy cow calf can be seen in the Prospect Park Zoo’s barn area Brooklyn, NY – Dec. 24, 2012 – A newborn calf at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo lies in the hay in the barn area as Tetley, his mother, watches closely. The male calf tipped the scales at 84 pounds at birth and is the first to be born at Prospect Park Zoo. Tetley is a Shorthorn milking cow and her ...

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Indian tiger numbers soar in Western Ghats Thailand sees record tiger numbers in key protected areaRussia develops new anti-poaching laws and protected areas  NEW YORK (December 21, 2012)—The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today significant progress for tigers in three key landscapes across the big cat’s range due to better law enforcement, protection of additional habitat, and strong government partnerships...

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Christmas came early for caribou and other denizens of the Arctic when the federal government announced a balanced plan for a huge tract of land in Alaska. Blueprints for the NPR-A ensure protection for wetlands and migratory pathways utilized by birds and mammals, America's reindeer among them. 

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On the eve of December 21--a significant date according to the ancient Mayan calendar--Director of WCS's Latin America and Caribbean program discusses the way previous civilizations interacted with nature. Dr. Kunen likens our contemporary relationship with the natural world to dilemmas faced by the ancient Mayans. 

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MOST IMPORTANT ARCTIC WETLANDS AND CORRIDORS FOR CARIBOU AND MIGRATORY BIRDS TO BE CONSERVED NEW YORK (DECEMBER 19, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) lauded U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar’s announcement of a final management plan for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) that balances wildlife conservation and energy development in the biggest public landscape in the country. The Integrated Activity Plan and Final Environmental Impa...

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Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo  Debuts Geoffroy’s Tamarin Twins Brooklyn, NY – Dec. 20, 2012 – Two young Geoffroy’s tamarins hitch a ride on their mother’s back in their exhibit in the Animal Lifestyles building at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo. The twins were born to experienced parents, and this is the second set of twins that the pair has produced. Geoffroy’s tamarins are native to in central and eastern Panama and into Columbia and are se...

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Categories: Species

Teen projects awarded for impact on environment and community New York – Dec. 19, 2012 – The Wildlife Conservation Society has announced the winners of the 2012 Teens for Planet Earth Community Project Awards. The winners were chosen for the benefit and impact their projects had on the environment and community. Winners received certificates and are highlighted on the Teens for Planet Earth homepage www.teensforplanetearth.org. Gold and silver level winners receive a monetary prize to h...

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Children of Bronx military families to receive toys donated to annual toy drive  Santa and Mrs. Claus to help distribute toys to children Bronx, NY – Dec. 18, 2012 – On Friday, December 21, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will join Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo to distribute toys to local Bronx military families for the holidays. The toys have been collected by WCS’s Bronx Zoo in partnership with the Borough Pr...

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