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Entries for March 2010

In Argentina, WCS has helped create a new marine park to protect the vulnerable rockhopper penguin—a funny-feathered bird known for its “Mohawk,” red eyes, and bright yellow spiky eyebrows.

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WCS announces plan to protect a quarter of a million acres of critical habitat, home to Southern rockhopper penguins NEW YORK (MARCH 31, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced an agreement to create a new marine protected area in Argentina that will safeguard one of the country’s most unique seascapes for both people and wildlife—including the only colony of Southern rockhopper penguins on continental Argentina’s 3,000-mile coast. Located to the south of Puer...

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Author Interview Availability: Kent Redford, Editor of State of the Wild: A Global Portrait From Afghanistan to Congo, the challenge of saving wildlife when bullets fly NEW YORK (MARCH 29, 2010) –  “In times of human crisis, it is easy to lose touch with the indispensible role nature plays in the continuing survival of humankind,” says Kent Redford, editor of the 2010-1011 edition of State of the Wild, which contains a special section on wildlife con...

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Four New Lambs are Born Just in Time for Spring New York, N.Y., March 29, 2010 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is pleased to announce the arrival of four new Jacob’s four-horned lambs. These adorable fluffy friends were born last week at the zoo and have been delighting visitors ever since. Two males were born to mom, Phoebe, while her sister, Emma, gave birth to a duo of females. All four cuddly creatures have a coat of downy black-and-white wool, but it’s easy to tell ...

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Congo Gorilla Forest, Children’s Zoo, Butterfly Garden, and other seasonal attractions ready for reopeningNew animal babies ready for their spring public debut; baby mandrill at Congo Gorilla ForestSpring line-up packed with family entertainment as the “Animal Tales Extravaganza” kicks offSpring/Summer season hours to resume *April 3, 2010 Bronx, N.Y. – March 29, 2010 – Saturday, April 3 marks the first day of spring at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo as the...

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“This legislation represents the United States’ best chance to address the international conservation crisis head on, thereby preserving our health and security and preventing the extinction of millions of species worldwide.”WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 26, 2010 – John Calvelli, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, applauded the leadership of Reps. Russ Carnahan (D-MO) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) with the introduction of H.R. 4959, the Global Conservation A...

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Exciting Education Adventures also Available this Spring Brooklyn, N.Y. – Visitors to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Prospect Park Zoo can get up close and personal to Flemish giant rabbit, Herbie, every weekend as he welcomes the lovely spring weather. Herbie is three years old, weighs eighteen pounds, eats kale and pellets, and greets all visitors each weekend.   Zoo-goers can greet Herbie and touch other animals at the Live Animal Encounters program held every Saturday and Su...

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Categories: Species

This Caribbean flamingo at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo splashes as it bathes in the aquatic birds exhibit.  Flamingos are very social, feeding together during the day. Born white, flamingoes do not get their trademark pink feathers until they are one to three years of age. The adult's rich color comes from pigments in the food that the birds eat.  They spend up to one third of their day preening to ensure their feathers stay waterproof.   Caribbean flamingoes enjoying the warm...

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“Conservation of the Earth‘s wildlife and habitat is a global priority and requires nations to work together cooperatively since wildlife and wild places recognize no political boundaries.”   WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 25, 2010 – Today, John F. Calvelli, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment & Related Agencies to advocate for essential funding for ...

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Free Lecture and Reception Sheds Light on the Importance of Protecting Wildlife Health to Protect Human Health New York, N.Y. – Protecting the health of wildlife is a growing challenge to conservation. Outbreaks of infectious diseases often occur at the interface between people, domestic animals and wildlife. Because globalization and wildlife trade increases the threat of new health crises, human and animal health is inextricably linked. WCS’s global health expert...

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