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Entries for August 2010

WCS scientists upgrade camera-trap research by developing huge virtual photo albums of species living in large landscapes.

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“Wildlife Picture Index” can be used in savannahs and forests around the world, tracking long term population trends of large mammals and rare wildlifeWCS-led study has major implications for future monitoring of wildlife across broad landscapes NEW YORK (August 31, 2010) – With a simple click of the camera, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and Zoological Society of London have developed a new way to accurately monitor long-term trends in rare and vanishing species over...

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WCS launches the New York Seascape Initiative to conserve the Atlantic's marine life and habitats from Montauk, Long Island to Cape May, New Jersey.

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Sharks and skates, horseshoe crabs, river herring, sea turtles, whales, and other threatened species will be focus of programMore than 20 million people live locally within 10 miles of the Atlantic, which sparks more than $14.3 billion in economic activities in New York State aloneConservation initiative is part of major transformation of historic aquarium Brooklyn, N.Y., Aug. 29, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium announced today the launch of the New Yo...

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First baboon births in six years for zoo, one big happy troopName the babies at www.prospectparkzoo.com View the Video at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=owQwLMlj5_0 New York, NY- August 27, 2010 - There are two new additions to one of the Hamadryas baboon troops at WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo: two male babies who are officially making their public debut.   The zoo is celebrating the arrival of the new baby baboons by partnering with Heart of Brooklyn by offering New Yorkers an opportunity...

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Attached Photo: Pictured left to right: Chanda Bennett, Education Director of the New York Aquarium; Wei Rong Chen, Jia’s brother; Ming Qian Chen, Jia’s father; and Ed Wilensky, principal of the Rachel Carson High School.   Brooklyn, New York – Aug. 23, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium presented Jia Yun Chen, the winner of the annual George D. Ruggieri Scholarship, with a check for $5,000 to help pay for college expenses..   Ms. Chen, a student at the Rachel ...

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WCS conservationists and their partners document large-scale coral bleaching and death in the wake of rising surface temperatures in the Andaman Sea on the order of a stunning 4 degrees Celsius.

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Resident otter, Ogie, meets his match: Dixie, a female North American river otter View video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTXicrMuT8w New York, NY-August 17, 2010- The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo has doubled the fun on the Discovery trail with the addition of a young, female, North American river otter - Dixie.  Dixie, a one and a half-year-old female, was recently introduced to her male companion, Ogie, who has been at the zoo for many years. They are getti...

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Tiny toads, extinct in the wild, now reside in propagation center in Dar es Salaam after being bred by Toledo Zoo and Bronx Zoo A Great Partnership Saves the Toads: Tanzanian government, Bronx Zoo, The Toledo Zoo, and World Bank Toads destined to be returned to their habitat DAR ES SALAAM (August 17, 2010) – In a bold effort to save one of the world’s rarest amphibians from extinction, one hundred Kihansi spray toads have been flown home to Tanzania after being painstakingly reared...

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Born and bred in American zoos, 100 highly endangered Kihansi spray toads take a flight to Tanzania to repopulate their home turf. The species was recently listed as "extinct in the wild," but scientists, zoo staff, and government officials hope to turn its fate around.

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