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Entries for August 2009

Prehistoric Creature of the Deep at the Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium. Chambered Nautilus now on exhibit. Like the coelacanth, the nautilus has remained unchanged for over 400 million years and are considered living fossils. During prehistoric times, there were about 10,000 different species of nautilus, but only a small handful are known to survive today. The nautilus is closely related to other cephalopods such as the squid, cuttlefish, and octopus. Like most cephalopods, i...

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Categories: Species

While Apple is debuting its "Snow Leopard" operating system, the Wildlife Conservation Society is debuting the real thing. WCS released today these camera trap pictures taken from the Sast Valley in Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor. WCS researchers are conducting ongoing wildlife surveys in this remote area with the goal of establishing a protected area. They found this endangered cat in the attached pics willing to strike a pose or two.

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Categories: Afghanistan, Protect

Natural Resource Conservation Service will use WCS songbird monitoring technique for stream assessments on private lands Millions of miles of streams in U.S. could benefit NEW YORK (August 18, 2009) – The results of a Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) study that rapidly measures stream habitat have been adopted by a government agency working with private landowners to restore waterways throughout the U.S. The results of the study, which assess the relationship between streamside...

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Categories: Protect, Lions

Zoo Partners with Local Bike Business to Help Save the Environment Flushing, N.Y. (August 18, 2009) - The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is continuing its commitment to protecting the environment – this time through pedal power. The zoo has replaced electric-powered golf carts with heavy-duty, human-powered tricycles to transport equipment and animal food and supplies throughout the 11-acre facility. This eco-friendly move is environmentally and financially sound. The cost of ma...

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Millions of miles of streams, and the songbirds that depend on them, could benefit from new federal guidelines to help safeguard waterways.

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Categories: Protect

New York, N.Y. – WCS's Bronx Zoo partners with Bank of America and Fisher-Price® to bring a fun-filled week of games and challenges for visitors of all ages, August 17-23.Fisher-Price®, a proud partner, of the Wildlife Conservation Society has created the zoo’s very own toyland.  The super-sized Fisher-Price® play area is filled with cool new toys like the Handy Manny™ Manny's Repair Shop, Imaginext® Dragon World Fortress™, and the Precious Places™ Swan Palace.  Guests will pedal and play with...

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Recent arrests and prosecutions in Sumatra and Jakarta put the heat on illegal wildlife traders attempting to sell Sumatran tiger skins. WCS’s Wildlife Crime Unit played a key role in the arrests.

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WCS Reports: Indonesia steps-up fight against illegal tiger tradeRecent arrests and prosecutions in Sumatra and Jakarta put the heat on illegal wildlife traders, with WCS’s Wildlife Crime Unit playing key role in arrestsNew York (August 13, 2009) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today two successful raids by Indonesian authorities that resulted in the arrests of suspects for attempting to illegally sell Sumatran tiger skins. The most recent raid took place in Jakarta on August ...

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This Fall: Raptors are Happening at the Zoo New York, N.Y. - The Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo is debuting a brand new educational Birds of Prey flying show, September 12/13, 19/20, and 26/27.Eagles, hawks, falcons, and vultures will be a part of the presentation during this special three-weekend event in the Bronx Zoo's Astor Court.Following the show, there will be an up-close viewing of these raptors of the wild.  Presenters will be on hand to chat with visitors a...

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400 years after Henry Hudson sailed to New York, WCS takes a look at the past and future of Manhattan’s natural heritage. A new book, website, and museum exhibit explore the historic occasion.

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Categories: Inspire, Protect

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