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Research identifies eight factors that can alert managers to the threat of overfishing in otherwise healthy looking reefs NEW YORK (September 28, 2011)—Coral reefs that have lots of corals and appear healthy may, in fact, be heading toward collapse, according to a study published by the Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups. Using data from coral reef systems across the western Indian Ocean, an international team of researchers identified how overfishing creates a serie...
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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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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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Grant will support efforts by New Yorkers to tackle climate change NEW YORK (August 15, 2011) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that it has received a Cultural Innovation Fund grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to work on climate change issues directly related to Manhattan. The grant will support WCS efforts to build an online forum that allows the public to develop and share their own preferred climate-resilient designs for Manhattan. The new “Mannahatta 2409...
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The grant will support efforts by New Yorkers to tackle climate change via a public forum on WCS’s new Mannahatta 2409 website.
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Archeological study by Wildlife Conservation Society finds that sustained overfishing results in fewer long-lived species and top predators NEW YORK (June 23, 2011)—Fish communities in the 21st Century live fast and die young. That’s the main finding of a recent study by researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society who compared fish recently caught in coastal Kenya with the bones of fish contained in ancient Swahili refuse heaps in order to understan...
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Score a home run for the WCS New York AquariumBaseball and aquarium fans will enjoy prizes and activities throughout the evening Saturday, June 25 at 6 p.m. Brooklyn, N.Y. – June 21, 2011 – The Brooklyn Cyclones have teamed up with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium to host the first-ever New York Aquarium Night at MCU Park on Saturday, June 25 to benefit the WCS. As the crowd cheers for Brooklyn’s heavy hitters, they will enjoy an aquarium-themed night. Fans ca...
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