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Entries for May 2011

Dr. Stacy Jupiter to Post Expedition Blogs on National Geographic News Watch Bronx, N.Y. (May 31, 2011) – From June 1st to June 8th (World Ocean’s Day), Wednesday to Wednesday, WCS marine ecologists, working with the Pacific Blue Foundation and the Waitt Institute will conduct initial surveys of Fiji’s Totoya Island reef.  Sections of this remote reef are considered sacred by island villagers and are proposed for formal protection in recognition of World Ocean’s Day – June 8th, Wedne...

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Photo: Nala, Shani, and Adamma stand with their father, M’wasi at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. The three young African lions have grown to more than 150 lbs each since they made their public debut one year ago. The entire family can be seen in the zoo’s African Plains exhibit which opened 70 years ago this month.   Pictured left to right – Nala (female), Shani (male), Adamma (female), and M’wasi (father).   Download the video here: BronxZoo Lion Cub Update May 2011 Final .mo...

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Categories: Africa, Lions

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Categories: Africa, Brazil

p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; }  Enjoy the aquarium and Luna Park at a 20 percent savings Brooklyn, N.Y. – There is no better time to experience Coney Island than this summer. The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium and Luna Park are now offering Thrills and Gills, a new online combo ticket that gives visitors a full-day Coney Island experience with 20 percent...

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Categories: Africa, Brazil, Lions

WCS ecologist and author Jerry Jenkins receives Adirondack Achievement Award   SARANAC LAKE, NY (May 20, 2011) –The Wildlife Conservation Society announced that WCS Ecologist Jerry Jenkins has received the Adirondack Achievement Award— given to those demonstrating leadership in making significant contributions to the long-term sustainability of the Adirondack Park. Jenkins has ...

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WCS researchers in Argentina help keep populations of wild caiman healthy by checking their farm-raised counterparts for Salmonella infections and other diseases.

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Whale shark expert Dr. Rachel Graham presented with award by HRH Princess Anne One of World’s Most Prestigious Conservation Awards    NEW YORK (May 13, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society is pleased to announce that WCS shark conservationist, Rachel Graham, is this year’s winner of one of the world’s most prestigious prizes for grassroots nature co...

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NEW YORK (May 12, 2011)—The Wildlife Conservation Society and other organizations released a new study recommending a disease screening program for farm-raised caiman in ranching facilities in Argentina to ensure the safety of people and wildlife alike.   The recommendations focus on two crocodilian species, the yacare caiman and broad-snouted caiman, both of which are reared in caiman ranches for sustainable harvest. The research team sought to assess the presence of potentially harmful bacter...

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Weavers and spinners work the wool to the live music of the Otter Brothers Band Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 Brooklyn, NY-May 12, 2011- The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo announces the 17th year of Fleece Fest where the zoo’s five sheep will loose their winter coats for summer, local artisans demonstrate wool working, and the Otter Brothers play toe-tapping country music.   After a long winter, the sheep are ready to get their thick, wool...

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Specialized Save Vanishing Species Stamps Will Benefit Existing Wildlife Protection Funds at No Cost to American Taxpayers   WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 12, 2011) – America got its first look today at a new wildlife stamp that will be issued by the U.S. Postal Service in September 2011 to benefit international wildlife conservation. Net proceeds from sale of the Save Vanishing Species stamp, which fea...

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