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Entries for August 2011

WCS applauds regulation to limit lead in Argentina’s environment NEW YORK (August 31, 2011)—The Wildlife Conservation Society applauds the government of Santa Fe Province for taking steps to reduce the amount of lead ammunition used in hunting of waterfowl, the first such action of its kind in Argentina. Enacted for this year’s hunting season, the regulation requires hunters to reduce usage of lead shot by 25 percent. The regulation initiates a process that may lead to the eve...
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Sante Fe is the first province in Argentina to take steps toward cutting allowable amounts of lead ammunition used for hunting. WCS commends the effort and hopes others will follow their lead against lead pollution.
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Jim Breheny, Bronx Zoo Director and WCS Senior Vice President of Living Institutions: “The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo and New York Aquarium, will be closed Saturday and Sunday in anticipation of Hurricane Irene. We have taken steps to secure our parks and have taken appropriate measures to ensure the safety of our animals and staff. Our inventories are fully stocked, and we have sufficient supplies to last through the storm. We will...
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WCS’s Central Park Zoo welcomes Patagonian cavy pup New York, NY- August 25, 2011 – A two-week-old Patagonian cavy is the latest addition to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo. The yet to be named pup joins parents and older sister in the Tisch Children’s Zoo.     Though they look like rabbits, cavies are rodents whose closest relatives are guinea pigs. They are common in the ...
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Volunteer docents and guides enhance zoo-going experience Brooklyn, NY – August 25, 2011 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo is currently accepting applications for its volunteer discovery guide and docent programs.   Prospect Park Zoo volunteers play a key role in enhancing the zoo-going experience by educating visitors about the zoo’s animals and WCS’s mission to save wildlife and wild places around the globe.                                                          ...
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Wildlife Conservation Society commends officials for safeguarding fragile coastal areas WCS: protection can be improved in other provinces   NEW YORK (August 24, 2011) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) today commended local Chilean officials for keeping salmon farms from the fragile coastal waters of Tierra del Fuego Province due to environmental concerns. The officials also reduced salmon farming in nearby Antarctica and Magellanes Provinces along the Patago...
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WCS applauds Chile’s efforts to protect Patagonia’s waters from the salmon industry. But there are many other fish farms in its seas.
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CGC building selected as winner of 2011 American Architecture Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies   Designed by FXFOWLE Architects, CGC will be included in “New World Architecture” exhibition in Buenos Aires followed by European tour Bronx, NY – August 23, 2011 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Center for Global Conservation, located at WCS’s Bronx Zoo, has been selected to receive the 201...
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WCS’s COMACO program in Zambia transforms poachers into organic farmers, benefitting local communities and wildlife alike. A new study documents the program’s growing success.
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