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Entries for December 2014

A Touch of the Tropics Comes to WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo this Winter
The Wildlife Conservation Society's Prospect Park Zoo is now home to two strikingly colorful lettered aracaris.

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WCS Releases Top Ten Camera Trap Pics from 2014
WCS released today ten favorite camera trap images of 2014 taken by its scientists from around the world.

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The 10 Best Animal Photos From WCS's NYC Zoos in 2014
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is celebrating the New Year with a slideshow of the top 10 zoo and aquarium photos from 2014.

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This Holiday Season, Red-and-Green Finches are Stars of WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo
WCS's Prospect Park Zoo is home to six red-faced parrot finches, colorful birds with red and green plumage reminiscent of the holiday season.

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WCS’s New York Aquarium Launches a Joint Venture with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to Better Understand and Minimize Threats to Whales in New York Bight.

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Study on World’s Biggest Animal Finds More Than One Population  In the Southeastern Pacific
By analyzing DNA, scientists from a number of organizations, including WCS, have discovered two distinct blue whale populations in the southeastern Pacific. This information could eventually help inform the most effective protection plan for this endangered species.

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(Big Sky, MT – December 18, 2014) –Santa’s helpers are making early deliveries to the Big Sky community, and Big Sky’s bears will wake to find it’s time to adapt to a new diet—namely the berries, grasses, and insects they find in the wild. As part of an effort by Bear Smart Big Sky , a project coordinated by the Wildlife Conservation Society to reduce human-bear conflicts, deliveries of bear-resistant trash cans were initiated this week and will continue in...

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NEW YORK (December 17, 2014) –The Board of Directors of the Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA) has approved $1 million in support to be granted over the next 5 years to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) for its Amazon Waters initiative, a major participatory watershed and natural resource management initiative in Amazonas State, Brazil, and Loreto Department, Peru. Amazon Waters aims to protect fisheries, wildlife, and habitats in two major Amazonian watersheds ...

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Young seals make move to Manhattan from Brooklyn Harbor seals return to zoo after three years Species can be found in waters surrounding New York City WCS’s New York Seascape Program works locally to save marine species New York, NY – Dec. 16, 2014 – Two young harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) have made their public debut at WCS’s Central Park Zoo. It is the first time since 2011 that the species has been exhibited ...

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BOZEMAN (December 12, 2014) – In response to landmark protections of the Rocky Mountain Front and the North Fork of the Flathead River in Montana enacted by today’s passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, WCS’s North America Program Executive Director Dr. Jodi Hilty stated: “The WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) applauds the passage of two provisions to the bill, which will help safeguard two critically important wild lands in Montana and the iconic wildli...

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