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WCS issues third edition of a collection of essays that identifies the world’s most pressing conservation challenges Book includes “Rarest of the Rare,” a status report of some of our planet’s most endangered creatures   NEW YORK, NY – February 16, 2010 —War imperils not only human communities but also the wildlife and natural resources on which long-term security relies, according to the Wildlife Con...
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Video: “Parrots Make Bad Secretaries: Save New York Jobs”When you hurt our state’s zoos, botanical gardens and aquariums, you hurt New York State’s communities and familiesAnyone remember Wednesday, the Porcupine? New York – February 17, 2010 – Today, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a home-made video to inspire New Yorkers to send a message to Albany to reject Governor Paterson’s proposal to cut by nearly 50 percent the funding for New York State’s 80 zoos, botanical...
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The third edition in this series identifies today’s most pressing conservation challenges, and highlights the imperative of conservation in a time of war.
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John was a world-renowned expert on crocodiles, alligators, anacondas, turtles and other species of reptiles and worked tirelessly throughout Latin America, Africa, and Asia to ensure their protection and conservation.
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Savings Tigers Now: A Prognosis for Tigers in Eight Priority Landscapes Report Issued as World Celebrates "Year of the Tiger" For more than 1.5 million years, tigers have roamed the earth. They could be extinct in our lifetime. NEW YORK (February 17, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a “report card” today for wild tigers in Asia revealing how these iconic big ca...
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New York, NY– This spring, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo offers fascinating hands-on education programs that give kids a unique chance to learn about the wonderful world of animals. The programs take children behind the scenes and allow them to directly utilize their senses, whether they watch a snow leopard pounce within her exhibit or even prepare delicious treats for many of the zoo’s residents. For those extra enthusiastic animal lovers, there’s even a unique summer...
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Albany’s Proposed State Budget Cuts of Almost 50 PercentCould Severely Impact New York State’s Jobs, Merchants, Communities and StudentsZBGA Institutions Bring Jobs and a Tremendous Amount of Stimulus to New York State’s Economy with 12 Million Visitors AnnuallyGo to www.wcs.org to Sign the Petition! New York, NY – February 9, 2010 – Today, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced the launch of a petition drive and letter-writing campaign against the devastating cuts to the state b...
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2010 Brings Back Summer Camp for Kids Flushing, N.Y., January 26 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo has announced it will be bringing back its educational summer camp for kids this year. Although it’s been several years since the zoo held this exciting summer-time program, it’s now back in full-swing and will teach children about the world of wildlife through games, crafts and a variety of hands-on activities. Kids of all ages are welcome to participate. Younger children wil...
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WCS’s Famous Central Park Zoo Penguin House Gets a Makeover  New York, NY – Feb. 4, 2010 - The year is off to a frosty start, but the newest additions to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo have upped the cool factor even more.  Four new king penguins have added a splash of royalty to the zoo’s famous Penguin House, which is already home to the gentoo and chinstrap species. These cold-weather birds are all housed in their newly renamed exhibit within the Penguin House, “Polar S...
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New Exhibit Highlights the Work of WCS to Conserve a Species Extinct in the Wild Bronx, NY – February 2, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo announced today the opening of a new exhibit featuring the Kihansi spray toad, a species listed as extinct in the wild last year by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The small, yellowish toad once occurred in large numbers but was only found in a verdant, moist five-acre microhabitat in the Kihansi gorge of T...
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