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October 05, 2009
WCS Opens Center for Global Conservation
The Center for Global Conservation at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo headquarters will serve as a command center for WCS’s work to save wildlife and wild places around the world.
October 05, 2009
Wildlife Conservation Society Opens the WCS Center for Global Conservation at Its Bronx Zoo
New WCS CGC building becomes command center for international conservation Facility utilizes state-of-the-art “green” technologies NEW YORK (October 5, 2009)—The Wildlife Conservation Society today opened the WCS Center for Global Conservation on its C.V. Starr Science Campus at the Bronx Zoo.The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Center for Global Conservation, designed by FXFOWLE Architects, is a state-of-the-art, 40,000-square-foot “green” facility that will serve...
October 01, 2009
SPARKS Will Fly at WCS's Prospect Park Zoo
Brooklyn, NY – The Prospect Park Zoo's SPARKS (Supporting Parents in Advocacy, Reform, and Knowledge in Science) workshop offers a unique opportunity for parents to help make science accessible for kids through hands-on activities, animal encounters, and other interactive teaching methods. Somewhere between TV time, story time, and bedtime, the Prospect Park Zoo Education Department is offering a very unique parent-child ritual: science-time. With science test scores of U.S. students—partic...
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 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 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...
September 08, 2009
WCS-Led Study Says Some Arctic Nesting Bird Species Declining Near Oil Development
Infrastructure from oil drilling, coupled with edible garbage, creates “subsidized housing” for opportunistic predators like foxes and gulls NEW YORK (September 8, 2009) – A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other groups reveals how oil development in the Artic is impacting some bird populations by providing “subsidized housing” to predators, which nest and den around drilling infrastructure and supplement the...
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