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Entries for May 2013

WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper recognizes the outstanding leadership of Gabon president Ali Bongo Ondimba and Michel Djotodia, acting president of the CAR transitional government, in confronting the urgent wildlife emergency in Dzanga Bai and restoring security to the area.

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Wildlife conservation groups show that new approaches to animal disease management could help secure regional incomes and a sustainable future for southern African wildlife NEW YORK (May 30, 2013) –A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Animal & Human Health for the Environment And Development (AHEAD) Program, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and regional partners finds that a new approach to beef production in southern Africa could positively transform livelihoods for farmers and p...

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Landmark book from the Wildlife Conservation Society offers a plan to a healthier, environmentally and economically-sound future NEW YORK (May 28, 2013) – A new book by Wildlife Conservation Society Senior Conservation Ecologist Dr. Eric W. Sanderson published by ABRAMS shows that the root of many of America’s biggest problems – economic recessions, foreign wars and foreclosures – is an economic model built around oil, cars and suburbs.In Terra Nova: The New World After Oil, Cars, and Suburbs...

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New Large-scale Jaguar Camera-trap Study Underway in GuatemalaWildlife Conservation Society Issues New Manual for Catching Conservation in Action New York (May 28, 2013) – The Wildlife Conservation Society today released this photograph of a male jaguar taken by a remote camera trap in Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve. Activated by motion or heat differentials, camera traps “capture” pictures of secretive and elusive animals in the wild. Because each jaguar’s pattern of spots is unique,...

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Coney Island, Brooklyn, May 25, 2013 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society welcomed a large crowd this morning at the WCS New York Aquarium as it opened for the first time since Hurricane Sandy.The line began to build 30 minutes before the 10 a.m. opening, and visitors continued to stream in throughout the day.The aquarium is an anchor in the Coney Island community, pumping more than $58 million into the local economy annually and serving as an education center for more than 120,000 school childr...

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WCS New York Aquarium Helps Coney Island Recover from Hurricane Sandy, Provides an Economic Stimulus to this Historic Neighborhood and Tourist DestinationCouncil Member Recchia: “Families from all over the city will benefit from the return of our beloved aquarium, as will the local economy." Coney Island, Brooklyn, May 24, 2013 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society will partially reopen the New York Aquarium to the public, this Saturday, May 25, after seven months of closure following the devasta...

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First tweet will be Noon, Thursday, May 23, and will include photo of 650lb animal not yet on exhibitFollow @JimBreheny to get first look at the news and pictures about WCS zoos and aquarium, conservation around the world and all-things about animals New York, NY – May 23, 2013 – Jim Breheny, WCS Executive Vice President, General Director WCS Zoos and Aquarium, and Bronx Zoo Director, is starting a Twitter feed that will provide followers an exclusive inside look at the famed Bronx Zoo and...

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More than 20 life-like animatronic dinosaurs hide in beautifully planted foliage for a fully immersive experience Tickets available in advance at: www.bronxzoo.com/dinotix Dinosaur Safari opens at the Bronx Zoo on Saturday, May 25, Memorial Day Weekend New York, NY – May. 23, 2013 –The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo’s Dinosaur Safari opens to the public on Saturday, May 25. The exhibit includes more than 20 life-like animatronic dinosaurs up to 40 feet long which snarl, roar and spit...

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In the battle against the illegal ivory trade that is decimating elephants, conservation groups are turning to technological solutions to better assist local security forces. WCS's Emma Stokes describes one: the free, open-source Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool, or SMART—an innovative software application recently designed to help rangers curb wildlife trade.

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WCS builds assurance colonies in its zoos and in the field to help restore endangered turtles May 23, Thursday: World Turtle Day NEW YORK (May 23, 2013) — The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today progress in its effort to restore some of the world’s most endangered turtles , an effort that combines the creation of assurance colonies at its zoos with in-country field conservation work. The announcement comes on World Turtle Day – a global celebration to bring...

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