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WCS Honors President of Colombia  For Wildlife Conservation
New York, NY (September 20th, 2016) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) today honored President Juan Manuel Santos for his role in expanding the national park system in Colombia.

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World Conservation Community Calls for Countries to Shut Down Their Domestic Ivory Markets
Honolulu, HI (Sept. 10, 2016) - WCS President and CEO Cristian Samper today celebrated the passage of IUCN Motion 007 at the World Conservation Congress. “Today’s vote calling for closure of domestic elephant ivory markets across the globe is vital--as the news about Africa’s elephants is as bad as bad news gets."

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New York – Sept. 16, 2015 – The United Nations System, including the CITES Secretariat, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and the World Bank, in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Member States, and civil society partners, will host an evening reception and high-level remarks on wildlife and forest crime at WCS’s Central Park Zoo on Sunday, Sept. 27. 

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Sept. 15, 2015 – WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) New York Aquarium, in collaboration with the American Littoral Society, Partnerships for Parks, and other partners, will hold a beach cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 19 in Coney Island’s Kaiser Park to acknowledge International Coastal Cleanup Day.

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WCS Salutes Wildlife Fashionistas
WCS salutes these finned, feathered, and furry fashion icons of the animal kingdom: 

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Harvest Festival at WCS’s Bronx Zoo to Mark the Beginning of Autumn
Bronx, NY – Sept. 9, 2015 – The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo is gearing up for the fall season with a Harvest Festival that celebrates nature with classic fall food and entertainment. Activities will be free with admission to the zoo for two weekends in September (Sat. – Tues., Sept. 12-15; and Sat. – Sun., Sept. 19, 20).

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LABOR DAY: WCS lists hard-working wildlife
Just in time for Labor Day, WCS has released a list of some of our favorite hard-working wildlife:  

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MOTHS! Photos Document Stunning Winged Wonders of Madidi
September 3, 2015 – WCS has released a stunning gallery of images of some of the moths uncovered by the groundbreaking Bolivian scientific expedition, Identidad Madidi. A staggering 10,000 species of moths may live in Madidi National Park – considered the most biodiverse protected area on the planet. 

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WCS Praises California Senate for Passing Ivory Ban
WCS and the 96 Elephants campaign praise the California Senate for passing AB 96, state legislation that would ban the sale of ivory and rhinoceros horn in the state of California.

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Saving Coral Reefs Depends More on Protecting Fish Than Safeguarding Locations
September 1, 2015— A new study by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) has found that coral reef diversity ‘hotspots’ in the southwestern Indian Ocean rely more on the biomass of fish than where they are located, a conclusion that has major implications for management decisions to protect coral reef ecosystems.

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