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Entries for September 2009
September 30, 2009
WCS's Bronx Zoo Features Aspiring Picasso Sea Lions, as Part of Animal Enrichment Program
Keepers Work with the Animals to Strengthen Bonds, Stimulate Natural Instincts and Behaviors, and Facilitate CareDo WCS Bronx Zoo Sea Lions Paint Better Than You? Bronx, N.Y. (September 30, 2009) – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo continually improves and develops its Animal Enrichment Program. The newest breakthrough in enrichment activities is painting. “We’re always looking to find unique ways for the animals to exercise their minds, express crea...
September 29, 2009
Congo Basin Heads of State and Conservation Groups Celebrate 10 Years of Success in Saving World’s Second Largest Rainforest
JOINT PRESS RELEASE : African Wildlife Foundation, Conservation International, Wildlife Conservation Society, World Wildlife Fund Ongoing Threats include Bushmeat Hunting, Illegal Logging, and Climate Change Washington – September 29, 2009 -- Leaders of the Congo Basin countries and conservation groups are pressing for more attention, funds and technical support to save the world’s second largest rainforest and benefit its population during a Congo ...
September 28, 2009
Media Availability: Sept. 29th - International Conservation Caucus Foundation Hosts Heads-of-State Forum on Congo Basin
September 29th Congressional Hearing to Focus on Future of Crucial Tropical Rainforest WHAT: Leaders of Congo Basin countries, members of Congress, and leading conservation organizations will gather in Washington to recognize 10 years of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership. At a Congressional hearing the future of the world’s second largest rainforest will be discussed, including how those forests can help mitigate the climate crisis and ...
September 28, 2009
WCS's Prospect Zoo Hosts Annual Boo at Zoo Weekend
Get Ready for Ghouls, Goblins, and Ghastly Good Times. Brooklyn, NY – Prepare for a spook-tacular weekend at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Prospect Park Zoo. “Boo at the Zoo,” is an extreme Halloween extravaganza, on Saturday and Sunday, October 31 and November 1. This event promises spine-tingling surprises and festivities for zoo-goers of all ages. Creatively costumed characters, craft-making, and haunted habitats will make this a frighteningly fun weekend. So if ...
September 24, 2009
Halloween at the A-scarium
October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and November 1, 2009 Brooklyn, NY — A safe and not (too) scary way to spend October weekends with the family. Join WCS’s New York Aquarium at the Haunted SeaFari Perils of the Deep adventure and a pumpkin-patch-filled arts and crafts center. Activities for this event are free with general admission and run from Noon to 4pm each day. Come down and see all of our sea monsters. Visit the Haunted SeaFari Perils of the Deep. This interactiv...
September 23, 2009
Media Alert: President Tsakhiggiin Elbegdorj of Mongolia Visits WCS's Central Park Zoo
Friday, September 25 , 9:30 a.m. WHO: His Excellency Elbegdorj of Mongolia Her Excellency Enkhtsetseg Ochir WCS Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, John Calvelli WCS Assistant Director, Asia Program, Peter Zahler Central Park Zoo Director, Jeff Sailer WHAT: President of Mongolia tours the Central Park Zoo. The focus will be on new snow leopard exhibit and a short discussion on WCS’ work in Mongolia. WHERE: Central Park Zoo ...
September 23, 2009
Annual Boo at the Zoo “Spooktacular” Returns to WCS’s Bronx Zoo
Bronx, N.Y. (September 23, 2009)– The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo invites you to spend this Halloween season enjoying a variety of new fun-filled activities that are all part of having a wild wildlife experience including the first ever Haunted Safari Adventure, the weekends of October 10/12, 17/18, 24/25 and 31/1. This year’s Boo at the Zoo weekends are packed with activities and festive fun for all ages. Visitors will enjoy wildlife magic shows, unique, exotically designed pump...
September 17, 2009
WCS, Mayor Bloomberg, BP Markowitz, and Councilman Recchia Announce Transformation of New York Aquarium
Ten-Year, Public-Private Initiative Will Transform WCS's NY Aquarium and Jump Start the Re-Birth of Coney Island, Solidifying Brooklyn as a Destination for Tourists Worldwide and Sparking Economic Development Locally Aquarium to Better Integrate Boardwalk, Ocean, and Protection of New York Waters BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (Sept. 17, 2009) – The Wildlife Conservation Society, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and City Councilman Domenic M. Recchia, Jr. an...
September 15, 2009
WCS’s Bronx Zoo Exhibits "Butcher Bird"
Loggerhead Shrike Known for Impaling Prey on Thorns Exhibit Draws Attention to WCS Efforts to Save Declining Grassland Birds NEW YORK (September 15, 2009)— The Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Bronx Zoo welcomes to its collection the loggerhead shrike, a seemingly harmless-looking songbird best known for eating its prey after impaling its captives on thorns and barbed wire. Also known as the “Butcher Bird...
September 14, 2009
Media Advisory: WCS's Center for Global Conservation Opens October 5th
New Building Awarded Gold Level LEED Certification*CGC Completes Development of Science Campus at WCS’s Bronx Zoo BRONX, NEW YORK (September 14, 2009)– The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) will formally open the WCS Center for Global Conservation at the Bronx Zoo on Monday, October 5th at 10:00 AM. The morning’s events will include a tour of the new state-of-the-art facility, which has been awarded the Gold level LEED certification.The WCS Center for Global Conservation was desig...
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