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Entries for April 2015

April 30--Sustainability Progress Should Precede Seafood Market Access, Researchers Urge

Demand for seafood from wild fisheries and aquaculture around the world has nearly doubled over the past four decades.  In the past several years, major seafood retailers in developed countries have committed to source their seafood from only sustainably certified fisheries and aquaculture, even though it is not clear where that supply will come from.  

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April 29 - Congo Republic burns its entire stockpile of seized ivory

WCS applauds Republic of Congo for leading wildlife trafficking conference and ivory burn



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The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Queens Zoo and Prospect Park Zoo have Sheep Shearing and Fleece Festival events planned at each facility in May.
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April 27--Indonesian National Police Seize Major Shipment of Pangolins, Arrest Smuggler

The Indonesian National Police’s Criminal Investigation Division (BARESKRIM MABES POLRI), the Government of Indonesia, and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU) today announced the seizure of a shipment of pangolins headed to China and valued at approximately 1.8 million US dollars (USD). 

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April 25 - Seventh Annual WCS Run for the Wild at the WCS Bronx Zoo
More than 5,000 ran, jogged, and walked through the WCS Bronx Zoo in support of gorilla and wildlife conservation at the seventh annual WCS Run for the Wild. 
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Bronx, N.Y. – April 23, 2015 – The first annual New York City Student Vision Maker Fair will be held at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo on Monday, April 27 from 10am to 3pm. Media is invited to attend the project presentations from 10am to noon. 

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WCS’s Bronx Zoo Debuts First Gelada Baboon Born in NYC in 13 years

Bronx, N.Y. – April 22, 2015 – The first gelada (Theropithecus gelada) born in the U.S. in more than 13 years is making its debut at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo. The Bronx Zoo is the only zoo in the U.S. that exhibits geladas. 


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April 22--Madagascar Creates Nation’s First Community-Led Marine Protected Areas
The Government of Madagascar commemorates Earth Day with the formal creation of three community-led marine protected areas that will double the surface of the country’s marine protected area network, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society).
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Bronx, N.Y. – April 22, 2015 – The seventh annual WCS Run for the Wild 5k run and family fun run/walk takes place this Saturday, April 25 at WCS’s Bronx Zoo. WCS Run for the Wild is presented by Con Edison - Media check-in: 7:00 a.m.

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Annual Bronx Zoo Birdathon Returns: Presented by JetBlue
Bronx, NY – April 20, 2015 – Following a successful inaugural event last year, WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) is bringing back the Bronx Zoo Birdathon on Saturday, May 9 during the peak of the spring migration season. This year’s Birdathon promises to be bigger and better with prizes, keeper chats, conservation experts, family activities, and a free-flying bird show, all presented by JetBlue Airways.
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