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Five Reasons to Visit  WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo in the Winter

New York – Mar. 2, 2015 – Brooklyn just received another 3.5 inches of snow. The WCS Prospect Park Zoo is always a beautiful place to visit no matter the weather. 


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The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine and its Feline Health Center, and the University of Glasgow's Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine have just co-convened the first "Vaccines for Conservation" international meeting at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo in New York City. Experts from around the world focused on the threat that canine distemper virus poses to the conservation of increasingly fragmented populations of threatened carnivores. While canine distemper has been known for many years as a problem affecting domestic dogs, the virus has been appearing in new areas and causing disease and mortality in a wide range of wildlife species, including tigers and lions. In fact, many experts agree that the virus should not be called “canine distemper” virus at all, given the diversity of species it infects.
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WCS applauded President Obama’s FY16 budget request for its conservation highlights, but cautioned that recent gains for wildlife trafficking could disappear unless Congress acts.
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Scientists Produce Roadmap for Using Evolutionary Research and Education to Guide Conservation in Central Africa
Researchers from Africa, North America and Europe have published a road map on how future evolutionary research and education efforts in Central African forests can guide conservation strategies and actions.
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Three Chinese big-headed turtles (Platysternon megacephalum) have hatched at WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo.
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A Great Winter Adventure: WCS’s Queens Zoo
New York – Feb. 2, 2015 – WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Queens Zoo has become a winter wonderland having received several inches of snow in the past week. These five photos highlight a few animals enjoying the week’s weather.   All photo credits: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS Included photos: #8916: Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus): The bald eagle is the national bird of the United States. Once on the brink of extinction, the species has made a tr...
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Are Human Behaviors Affecting Bird Communities in Residential Areas?
Veery - These “area sensitive” species tend to fare better in large, contiguous habitat blocks. In a recent study, they were found to demonstrate a similar negative response to exurban development in the Adirondacks and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, despite the different geographies of the two study regions.
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WCS Releases Top Ten Camera Trap Pics from 2014
WCS released today ten favorite camera trap images of 2014 taken by its scientists from around the world.
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The 10 Best Animal Photos From WCS's NYC Zoos in 2014
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is celebrating the New Year with a slideshow of the top 10 zoo and aquarium photos from 2014.
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BOZEMAN (December 12, 2014) – In response to landmark protections of the Rocky Mountain Front and the North Fork of the Flathead River in Montana enacted by today’s passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, WCS’s North America Program Executive Director Dr. Jodi Hilty stated: “The WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) applauds the passage of two provisions to the bill, which will help safeguard two critically important wild lands in Montana and the iconic wildli...
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