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Entries for April 2012

More Than 5,200 Dash Through WCS’s Bronx Zoo to Save Lions and Other Wildlife Fiona Bayly from Manhattan – First woman to cross the finish line (17:40)Chris Johnstone from Brooklyn – First man to cross the finish line (16:20) Alex Carr of Staten Island earns top fundraiser honors with $7,200 Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show matches top fundraiser VIP attendees include Congressman José E. Serrano, Congressman Joseph Crowley, Elvis Duran and Greg T from Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show, and Jill Nicoli...

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Camera traps set up by protected area staff in Hunchun Amur Tiger National Nature Reserve snap the first-known camera trap photos of an Amur leopard in China.

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Categories: China, Tigers

Submit a name at: http://www.nyaquarium.com/fish-naming Brooklyn, N.Y. – April 25, 2012 – A porcupine fish at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium is in need of a name, and New Yorkers are being asked to weigh in with their suggestions at http://www.nyaquarium.com/fish-naming. To suggest a name for consideration, go to http://www.nyaquarium.com/fish-naming. Aquarium staff will choose from the pool of submissions. The porcupine fish sports black polka dots and orange spots,...

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Categories: Species, Sharks

WCS and partners will work to increase habitat in Montana, North Dakota, and Southern Saskatchewan for the Sprague’s pipit, one of the most endangered grassland birds in North America.

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With support from the Summit Foundation, WCS conservationists and their local and international partners have introduced a new system of managed access to the Glover's Reef Marine Reserve’s conch fishery.

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Categories: Marine, Species

4th annual 5k and family fun run/walk at WCS’s Bronx Zoo More than 5,000 runners and walkers will help WCS save lions and their habitats around the worldSaturday, April 28, 2012 Media check-in: 7:30 a.m. Bronx, N.Y. – April 23, 2012 – The fourth annual WCS Run for the Wild 5k run and family fun run/walk takes place this Saturday, April 28 at WCS’s Bronx Zoo. This year’s run/walk is dedicated to saving lions, their habitat and other wildlife. The Wildlife Conservation Society wo...

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Belmont BID to host pasta feast at Mario’s Restaurant to support 4th Annual 5k and Family Fun Run at WCS’s Bronx Zoo Runners, walkers, and ALL pasta lovers welcomeRunners, walkers, and wildlife supporters can load-up on carbs before the run or just enjoy specialty pastas Presented by Con Edison: WCS Run for the Wild 2012 is dedicated to saving lionsPasta for the Planet: Friday, April 27, 2012, 3:00–9:00 p.m.WCS Run for the Wild: Saturday, April 28, 2012Visit www.WCS.RunfortheWild.org for tickets...

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Plans are first steps to manage and conserve Ethiopia’s large carnivores Action plans released at press conference in Ethiopia NEW YORK (April 19, 2012) – Three of Ethiopia’s large carnivores – the cheetah, wild dog, and lion – received much-needed action plans today to address future conservation of these imperiled predators, which are increasingly threatened by development and human-related activities.The plans, endorsed by Dr. Kifle, Director General of the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation A...

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Media Note: The full NTCA protocols are available at: http://projecttiger.nic.in/whtsnew/Protocol_Phase_IV_Monitoring_r.pdf Protocol will make India world leader in big cat monitoring, say scientists Research by WCS’s Ullas Karanth plays pivotal role in new protocol NEW YORK (April 19, 2012) – In a move welcomed widely by the conservation and scientific community, India’s National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has adopted new refined protocols for intensive annual monitoring of tiger sourc...

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Categories: India, Protect, Tigers

A new 1,000 square-mile park will safeguard leopards and Siberian tigers in Russia. Far Eastern leopards are considered the world’s rarest big cat.

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