Op-Ed & Blog
News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
Op-Ed & Blog
Entries for July 2009
July 31, 2009
Nurturing Fisheries Back to Health
Good management means more fish in the sea, according to a new study. Efforts to curb overfishing have begun to succeed, and offer hope that fish stocks can rebuild if given a chance.
July 30, 2009
The Latest from Laos: Bald-Faced Flyer
In a rugged region of Laos increasingly known for unusual wildlife discoveries, WCS scientists and their colleagues find a new “bald” songbird, dubbed the bare-faced bulbul.
July 30, 2009
Global Study Finds Some Fisheries Rebounding when Managed Well
WCSs work in Kenya takes part of global assessment showing improvement in some fisheries Good management means more fish in the sea, research says NEW YORK – A groundbreaking new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society and an international team of scientists brings surprising good news for some of the world’s fisheries: efforts to curb overfishing have begun to succeed giving hope that fish stocks can rebui...
July 30, 2009
Prospect Park Zoo's Upcoming Education Programs
October through December, 2009 Brooklyn , NY – Exciting educational adventures await you and your family. Meet some of our incredible animals! To make a reservation, please call 718-399-7321. Barnyard Bonanza Experience the farm without leaving the city! Children will feed Aggie the cow and her barnyard companions, learn about farm life while making butter, and put hand to feather when they me...
July 29, 2009
Bald-Faced Flyer: WCS and University of Melbourne Discover New “Bald” Songbird
Discovery of new species marks first bald songbird discovered in mainland Asia “Bare-faced bulbul” is restricted to rugged region in Laos Project funded by Minerals and Metals Group NEW YORK – An odd songbird with a bald head living in a rugged region in Laos has been discovered by scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and University of Melbourne, as part of a project funded and managed by the mining company MMG (Minerals and Metals Group) that operates the Sepon cop...
July 28, 2009
WCS Supports Stronger Monitoring of Ports for Illegal Wildlife Trade
WCS Applauds Leadership of Congresswoman Madeleine Bordalloand Calls for Port of Entry Monitoring in Global Wildlife Conservation, Coordination, and Enhancement Act WASHINGTON, D.C. (JULY 28, 2009) The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Executive Vice President of Public Affairs John Calvelli submitted testimony today applauding the leadership of Subcommittee Chairwoman Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU) for championing the Global Wildlife Conservat...
July 27, 2009
Bronx Zoo Debuts Its Baby Okapi
Bronx, NY June 27, 2009 - From the back, she looks like a zebra; in the middle, she looks like a donkey; and up front, her face resembles her closest relative - the giraffe.The okapi calf is called Mbaya. She lives with her mother, Kweli, in the Robert Wood Johnson Jr. Okapi Jungle and Ituri Field Camp in the Congo Gorilla Forest. The okapi are an integral part of this exhibit celebrating its ten-year anniversary.Mbaya was born this spring, weighing 65 pounds. She is the fourth calf born to he...
July 22, 2009
Madagascar! Exhibit Becomes Maternity Ward
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo celebrates the first year of its Madagascar! exhibit with the births of five lemur babies. The exhibit has garnered multiple awards since opening last summer.
July 21, 2009
Bronx Zoo's Madagascar! Exhibit Hosts Five Newborns in Its First Year
Exhibit's Inhabitants Are Truly Feeling at Home As WCS Celebrates First Anniversary of Madagascar!, the Exhibit Gets the Gold for Being Green Bronx, NY – June 21 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Bronx Zoo is celebrating the birth of five newborns during the first year of its newest exhibit, Madagascar!. Three red ruffed lemurs, 1 collared lemur and 1 Coquerel’s sifaka, all primates endemic to Madagascar, were born in the exhibit. ...
July 20, 2009
Time to Party at WCS's Queens Zoo
Flushing, N.Y. – Planning a unique venue for your child’s birthday celebration? Consider the Queens Zoo, where, in addition to party hats, presents and cake, kids can learn about and discover the wild world of animals. Zoo birthday parties, which are available in different themes, are a fun combination of activities, crafts and visits to animal exhibits. Zoo educators conduct each party, and take care of all party needs. The best part is, kids can get up-close-and-personal with some live animal ...
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