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Entries for February 2011

“Naked” Cruise tests participants’ ability to bear it all New York, NY – Saturday, February 26, 2011 – The third annual Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises “Naked” Polar Bear Cruise took place on Saturday, February 26, to raise funds for the Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium. The Coney Island Polar Bear Club and Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises teamed up to ensure another successful event.   Launching from pier 83 in Manhattan, the boat headed down the Hudson River toward the Statue of Lib...

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Categories: Patagonia

From understanding Ebola in Central Africa to using medicinal plants in Bolivia, local communities are emerging as key partners in fighting diseases shared by humans and wildlife WCS health officials presented findings at this week’s OIE Global Conference on Wildlife: “Animal Health and Biodiversity—Preparing for the Future” PARIS, FRANCE (February 25, 2011)—Wildlife health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said they are increasingly relying on th...

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WCS partners with local groupsto protect elephant seals, albatrosses, penguins, and other marine wildlife in Admiralty Sound Results of expedition will help safeguard this coastal region NEW YORK (February 25, 2011)—The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and other partners have concluded a scientific survey of an icy, remote fjord on the southern tip of  South America, home to seals, penguins, albatrosses, whales, and o...

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SAVE THE DATE: February 23-25, 2011 Conference addresses management approaches to health risks to humans and animals Who:   Dr. Robert Cook, Executive Vice President and General Director of WCS’s Living Institutions. Dr. Cook will discuss the role of zoological conservation organizations in the health of wildlife.   Dr. Alain Ondzie, Field Veterinarian, WCS-Global Health Program. Ondzie will discuss efforts to monitor and mitigate the threat of Ebola viruses to wildl...

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Some turtle species number less than five individualsReport says controlling illegal trade is only hope to save turtles WCS co-authored report with coalition of conservation groups SINGAPORE (February 21,2011) – A report issued today, co-authored by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) working in conjunction with the Turtle Conservation Coalition, lists the 25 most endangered turtle species from around the world – some of which currently number less than five individua...

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According to a new report co-authored by WCS working in conjunction with the Turtle Survival Coalition, many more turtle species will go extinct in the next decade unless drastic conservation measures are taken.

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A growing online black market is creating new demand for items like elephant ivory chopsticks, tiger claws and whiskers, and wallets made from clouded leopard skin. WCS’s Wildlife Crime Unit is working with Indonesian authorities to investigate the illegal Internet trade.

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All Participants Who Raise $30 or More Will Receive Free T-Shirt Designed by Contest WinnerPresented by Con Edison: Run for the Wild 2011 - Saturday, April 30Contest Entries Must Be Received by Thursday, March 17Register or Sponsor a Runner/Walker at www.wcs.runforthewild.org Bronx, N.Y. – Feb. 17, 2011 –The Wildlife Conservation Society is holding a design contest for this year’s Run for the Wild T-shirt. The third annual 5k run/walk through WCS’s Bronx Zoo is dedicated to helping ...

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Categories: Argentina, Species

The Wildlife Conservation Society, R3 Motorsports, and Sponsormonsters announced a partnership agreement this week for the 2011 NASCAR season.

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Suspect arrested in Jakarta after investigation of internet advertisements of protected wildlife for sale WCS worked in conjunction with Indonesian Police, Indonesian Department of Forestry, Directorate-General for Forest Protection and Nature Conservation JAKARTA, INDONESIA (February 17, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today a successful raid in Jakarta by Indonesian authorities that resulted in the arrest of a susp...

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