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Entries for June 2009

Legislation Includes Critical Provisions to Fight Climate Change by Ensuring Preservation of World's Forests and Natural Resources Bill Directly Addresses Deforstation, Which results in One-fifth of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Landmark Vote Paves Way to Comprehensive Climate Change Policy WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 26, 2009)—The following statement was released by John F. Calvelli, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs at the Wildlife Conservation Society regarding passa...
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Bronx Zoo Hosts Ten Days of Arts Workshops in Collaboration with the Museum for African Art at Dancing Crane Plaza  As part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the Bronx Zoo’s Congo Gorilla Forest exhibit, the Wildlife Conservation Society – the zoo’s parent organization – is hosting ten days of craft-making workshops in collaboration with the Museum for African Art. The workshops, which will take place at the Bronx Zoo’s Dancing Crane Plaza, are based on artistic traditions from th...
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Exhibit Turns 7 Million Visitors into Conservationists The Bronx Zoo Congo Gorilla Forest Exhibit Showcases How Zoo and Global Conservation Field Work Can Make a Difference Together Come Celebrate with the Gorillas: Educational and Fun Activities Scheduled in June and July Bronx, NY – June 24, 2009 – WCS announced today that the Bronx Zoo’s Congo Gorilla Forest, celebrating its 10th anniversary this month, has raised more than $10.6 million which has gone directly to fund the c...
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Public Dedication Ceremony Thursday, June 25 at Noon On the Boardwalk at the New York Aquarium, Coney Island, Brooklyn  WHO:  New York Aquarium officials, Members of the Parks Department, Groundswell Community Mural Project, South Brooklyn Youth Consortium, and Coney Island Community Leaders.WHAT:   A public dedication ceremony for a new mural created at the New York Aquarium at Coney Island in Brooklyn. Working in partnership with South Brooklyn Youth Consortium (SBYC) and the aquar...
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High cancer levels in wildlife should concern humansNew York (June 24, 2009)—While cancer touches the lives of many humans, it is also a major threat to wild animal populations as well, according to a recent study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).A newly published paper in the July edition of Nature Reviews Cancer compiles information on cancer in wildlife populations and suggests that cancer poses a conservation threat to certain species. The WCS authors highlight the critical need to...
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The Wildlife Without Borders–Latin America and the Caribbean Program has supported conservation projects since 1990, including work by WCS in Tierra del Fuego, Chile.
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Bronx, NY, June 19, 2009 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) education initiative, Teens for Planet Earth, is pleased to announce the winners of its 2009 Service Awards, which recognize teens around the world for service-learning projects that demonstrate their commitment to the environment. Winners of the Gold Service Awards include:Aquatic Life Group Location: Mbeya, East Rungwe, TanzaniaTeam Members: Lutufyo Abel, Ipyana Adamson, Joseph Ambele, Elikana Hezrom, Bupe Jackson, Pyelesya S...
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After a 90-year absence, a reclusive carnivore reappears in Colorado. WCS scientists have tracked the animal on a 500-mile odyssey.
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A new study says that banning certain types of fishing gear can help save coral reefs from the damaging effects of climate change, by protecting key fish populations that help stressed reefs recover.
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WCS announces a new way to count tigers, based on a study that shows that fecal DNA sampling provides extremely accurate estimates of the big cats’ populations.
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