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WCS is Awarded $40k Grant  by National Endowment for the Humanities  for Planning of New Archive Space
Bronx, NY – Aug. 10, 2015 – The WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) has been awarded a $40,000 planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections grant program to develop the WCS Archives Conceptual Preservation Design Plan. Founded upon preservation strategies that balance effectiveness, cost, and environmental impact, the Conceptual Preservation Design Plan will serve as a crucial first step in WCS’s development of a new space to preserve its unique historical collections.
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WCS's Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and Queens Zoo Accepting Registration for 2015-2016 Fall-Winter Programs
New York - Aug. 6, 2015 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society’s  Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, andQueens Zoo have opened registration for family and youth programs for the 2015-2016 fall/winter season.  
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WCS Prospect Park Zoo Debuts Tiny Juliana Pigs
Brooklyn, N.Y. - Aug. 6, 2015 –Three Juliana pigs (Sus domesticus) are making their public debut at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo.
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Aug. 4 - WCS Queens Zoo Debuts Roosevelt Elk Calf
Flushing, N.Y. – Aug. 4, 2015 – A Roosevelt elk calf (Cervus canadensis roosevelti)born at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Queens Zoo has joined the rest of the herd in the zoo’s woodland habitat. 
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WCS Congratulates the United Nations General Assembly for Passing Wildlife Trafficking Resolution
New York - July 30, 2015 - The United Nations General Assembly today passed a sweeping resolution that targets the global problem of wildlife trafficking, calling on all 193 UN member states (governments of the world) to take on a series of actions to “prevent, combat, and eradicate the illegal trade in wildlife.”
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WCS Comments on Obama's Ivory Remarks from Kenya
New York - July 25, 2015  –The following statement was released today by WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper, who also serves on the U.S. Federal Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking. Samper’s statement concerns remarks by President Obama delivered in Kenya on ivory.
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Major Manta Ray Trader Caught in Indonesia
July 17, 2015 – The Larantuka District Police, the Government of Indonesia, and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)’s Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU) announced today the arrest of a trader of sharks and rays in Indonesia, home to the largest shark fisheries on earth.
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Grammy Award winning musician Dan Zanes will perform with his band, Dan Zanes and Friends, On Saturday, July 25 on the historic Astor Court at WCS’s Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo.
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TURTLE RESCUE: Conservationists Rally to Save Thousands of Illegally Harvested Turtles in the Philippines
July 6, 2015 – A consortium of conservation groups are rallying together to save thousands of illegally harvested turtles confiscated during a warehouse raid by authorities on the Philippine island of Palawan. 
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Mozambique makes a stand against wildlife crime
July 6th, 2015 – Mozambique made a strong stand against wildlife crime today by burning a recently seized stockpile of 2434.6 kg ivory and 86 pieces of rhino horn weighing 193.5Kg.
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