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Entries for July 2010

Bi-Partisan Group Led the Charge for New Funding Mechanism for Tigers, Elephants, Rhinos, Great Apes and Marine Turtles Specialized Stamps Will Benefit Existing Wildlife Protection Funds at No Cost to American Taxpayers   WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 30, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society applauded today’s Senate passage of H.R. 1454, the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act. In essence, the bill provides for the issuance of a spec...

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Ymke Warren, gorilla conservationist and friend, will be missed by her colleagues.

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The new book Safe Passages: Highways, Wildlife and Habitat Connectivity, edited by WCS-North America Program conservationists Jon Beckmann and Jodi Hilty, provides a roadmap for making wildlife-friendly thoroughfares to connect islands of habitat.

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Safe Passages: Highways, Wildlife and Habitat Connectivity looks at needs and methods for conservation-conscious roads Wildlife Conservation Society scientists and others offer solutions to one of the biggest threats to wildlife populations in the 21st century Authors Beckmann and Hilty discuss emerging principles of road ecology and new processes to mitigate road impacts to wildlife populations ...

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Visitors get “passports” stamped at five zoo exhibits that represent global locations where WCS works to save wildlife and wild places The weekends of July 31 – August 1 and August 7 –8: Celebrate the cultures of Africa with entertainment and activities courtesy of the Museum of African Art Redeem passport coupons for deals at participating stores, museums, and restaurants throughout New York New York – July 29, 2010 – This weekend at ...

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WCS's Bronx Zoo Offers New Yorkers a Break from the Heat with Climate-Controlled Exhibits, Shaded Pathways, and a Great Ticket Discount Throughout August New York – July 28, 2010 – Temperatures have reached 90 degrees or higher 16 times in July, and New Yorkers are opting to stay indoors rather than taking advantage of the city’s most popular outdoor attractions.     The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo can offer New Yorkers a break from the heat with its ...

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‘Environmental Design and Construction’ Magazine Recognizes the 40,000-Square-Foot Facility’s State-of-the-Art “Green” Design Bronx, N.Y., July 26, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society is pleased to announce that the Center for Global Conservation, located at WCS’s Bronx Zoo, is the 2010 winner of Environmental Design & Construction’s (ED+C) Excellence in Design Award in the Institutional Category. WCS’s Center for Global Conservation, which was completed in 2009, won the awa...

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First sea lion ever born at WCS’s New York Aquarium makes its public debut View the video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq74WMseBrM New York – July 23, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium has visitors ooh-ing over its newest, and first ever, baby California sea lion. This playful baby girl was born at the aquarium to mom, Clarice. Only 15 pounds at birth, she is getting a little bigger each day. Adult female sea li...

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A WCS scientist goes to Washington to speak for tigers and the protection of their remaining habitat across Asia.

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Wildlife Conservation Society’s Dr. John Robinson Cites the Need for U.S. Government Leadership Wild tiger numbers are at an historical low  WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 22, 2010) – At a briefing for the House Natural Resources Committee, Wildlife Conservation Society Executive Vice President for Conservation and Science Dr. John Robinson spoke of the dire state of tigers in the wild and the need for urgent support from the highest levels of the U...

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