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Entries for April 2014

A polar bear and her cubs feast on the remains of a muskoxen on Wrangel Island, where WCS Senior Scientist Joel Berger continues his work studying muskoxen.

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Did you know that the popular PBS series, Antiques Roadshow, regularly appraises ivory carvings on air? Owners of the artifacts may be hoping for a big pay day, but we already know what they are worth: dead elephants.

With African forest elephants on the brink of extinction, placing a value on ivory sends the wrong message to the American public and especially to poachers: that elephants are worth more dead than alive.

Stand with 96 Elephants and tell Antiques Roadshow to halt ivory appraisals as this crisis rages on. Go to 96elephants.org/horrorshow

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Categories: Elephants

96 Elephants has launched a fictional appraisal on YouTube: http://youtu.be/kdfe6v6qOTUWCS says high-end ivory appraisals send wrong message 96 elephants are killed every day in Africa for their ivoryWCS’s 96 Elephants campaign URL: www.96elephants.orgNEW YORK (April 30, 2014) – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s 96 Elephants campaign is urging the popular PBS program “Antiques Roadshow” to stop its on-air appraisals of ivory. WCS says the appraisals are sending the wrong message to the public...

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Saturday, May 39 a.m. – 12 p.m. Brooklyn, N.Y. – April 29, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo will host Autism Awareness Month activities in collaboration with Autism Speak’s nation-wide Zoos Go Blue event on Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event welcomes families affected by autism to enjoy an early opening of the zoo along with visual support materials to prepare for the visit. The day will feature exhibit visits, sensory stations, crafts and other activit...

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John Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, explains that a recent poll shows 80 percent of New Yorkers are in favor of an ivory ban. In this instance, the popular opinion is also the right thing to do.

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Categories: Africa, Elephants

Demand for ivory has led to the tragic slaughter of thousands of elephants, leaving the species in crisis. Antiques Roadshow's continued on-air appraisal of ivory sends mixed messages about ivory sales and the elephant crisis, and needs to be stopped.

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Categories: Issues, Elephants

Newborn gorillas make debut as Bronx Zoo marks the beginning of the summer seasonFirst gorillas born at Bronx Zoo in eight yearsB-roll download: Bronx Zoo Gorilla Babies April 2014.movYouTube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgCHVLyLDYY Bronx, NY – April 24, 2014 – Two western lowland gorillas were born at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. These are the first gorillas born at the Bronx Zoo since 2006. The Bronx Zoo’s Congo Gorilla Forest is now home to 20 gorillas – the largest group...

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6th annual 5k and family fun run/walk at WCS’s Bronx Zoo More than 5,000 runners and walkers will help WCS save elephantsSaturday, April 26, 2014Media check-in: 7:00 a.m.Bronx, N.Y. – April 23, 2014 – The sixth annual WCS Run for the Wild 5k run and family fun run/walk takes place this Saturday, April 26 at WCS’s Bronx Zoo. This year’s run/walk is dedicated to saving elephants by raising funds to support the recently launched 96 Elephants Campaign. 96 Elephants is working to: secure moratoria on...

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Happy Earth Day! We're grateful to all our supporters for helping to make the planet safe for wildlife. Here's our extra special thank you that is sure to melt your heart: 96 seconds of baby elephants playing and frolicking.

This video is pure joy, but sadly the problems facing these magnificent creatures are downright heartbreaking. Check out this video, then head over to 96elephants.org to find out more about what you can do to save them.

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WCS Earth Day Moment of Zen: 96 Seconds of Baby Elephants: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0vlyq3yH1g&feature=youtu.be Instagram Version of shows 9.6 seconds: http://instagram.com/p/nGF_YOmI3E/ Footage includes elephants playing in an orphanage in Kenya, protected from poacher’s guns 96 Elephants are killed every day in AfricaNEW YORK (Earth Day, April 22, 2013) —The Wildlife Conservation Society’s 96 elephants campaign today released exactly 96 seconds of video footage of playful baby elep...

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