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Entries for February 2010

"Naked" Cruise tests participants' ability to bear it all New York, NY – February 27, 2010 – The second annual "Naked" Polar Bear Cruise took place Saturday, February 27. The Coney Island Polar Bear Club and Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises invited participants to test how long they could withstand the chilly February temperatures in their bathing suits to raise money for the Wildlife Conservation Society. “The Coney Island Polar Bear Club is proud to partner with Circle Line Sightseein...

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Thorbjarnarson established conservation programs around the world to save threatened and endangered reptiles WCS Conservation fund will be set up in his name (February 25, 2010) The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) mourns the loss of Senior Conservation Scientist Dr. John Thorbjarnarson, 52, who died in India on Feb. 14th from falciparum malaria. Thorbjarnarson was instrumental in the conservation and protection of a wide variety of rept...

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****This event has been canceled****Monday, March 1st at 11 a.m.New York, N.Y. – First held on March 1, 1972, National Pig Day was named to honor “the ancient and venerable pig.” In keeping with tradition, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo hosts a celebration that’s nothing to snort at. The zoo’s famous “snort off” and medal ceremony will take place between 11 and 11:30 a.m.; Ceremonial sweets—pig pies—will be presented to the zoo’s popular pigs Otis and Oliver in celebration ...

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WCS issues third edition of a collection of essays that identifies the world’s most pressing conservation challenges Book includes “Rarest of the Rare,” a status report of some of our planet’s most endangered creatures   NEW YORK, NY – February 16, 2010 —War imperils not only human communities but also the wildlife and natural resources on which long-term security relies, according to the Wildlife Con...

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Two-year survey by Indian biologist finds treasure trove of wildlife in Northeast IndiaUnique rainforest needs protection from deforestation, poaching, and hydroelectric projectsStudy supported by Forest Department, Government of Assam, and funded by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), the Wildlife Conservation Society–India Program and Rufford Small Grants Foundation, U.K. (February 18, 2010) Conservation groups announced today the discovery of seven cat species living in a ...

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Video: “Parrots Make Bad Secretaries: Save New York Jobs”When you hurt our state’s zoos, botanical gardens and aquariums, you hurt New York State’s communities and familiesAnyone remember Wednesday, the Porcupine? New York – February 17, 2010 – Today, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a home-made video to inspire New Yorkers to send a message to Albany to reject Governor Paterson’s proposal to cut by nearly 50 percent the funding for New York State’s 80 zoos, botanical...

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The third edition in this series identifies today’s most pressing conservation challenges, and highlights the imperative of conservation in a time of war.

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John was a world-renowned expert on crocodiles, alligators, anacondas, turtles and other species of reptiles and worked tirelessly throughout Latin America, Africa, and Asia to ensure their protection and conservation.

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Savings Tigers Now: A Prognosis for Tigers in Eight Priority Landscapes Report Issued as World Celebrates "Year of the Tiger" For more than 1.5 million years, tigers have roamed the earth. They could be extinct in our lifetime. NEW YORK (February 17, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a “report card” today for wild tigers in Asia revealing how these iconic big ca...

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As the world celebrates the Year of the Tiger, WCS assesses tiger habitat and populations across eight priority landscapes in Asia with a color-coded report.

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