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April 30, 2014
WCS’s 96 Elephants Campaign Urges Antiques Roadshow to Stop Appraising Ivory
96 Elephants has launched a fictional appraisal on YouTube: http://youtu.be/kdfe6v6qOTUWCS says high-end ivory appraisals send wrong message 96 elephants are killed every day in Africa for their ivoryWCS’s 96 Elephants campaign URL: www.96elephants.orgNEW YORK (April 30, 2014) – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s 96 Elephants campaign is urging the popular PBS program “Antiques Roadshow” to stop its on-air appraisals of ivory. WCS says the appraisals are sending the wrong message to the public...
April 29, 2014
Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo Hosts Autism Awareness Month Activities
Saturday, May 39 a.m. – 12 p.m. Brooklyn, N.Y. – April 29, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo will host Autism Awareness Month activities in collaboration with Autism Speak’s nation-wide Zoos Go Blue event on Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event welcomes families affected by autism to enjoy an early opening of the zoo along with visual support materials to prepare for the visit. The day will feature exhibit visits, sensory stations, crafts and other activit...
April 24, 2014
Two Western Lowland Gorillas Born at Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo
Newborn gorillas make debut as Bronx Zoo marks the beginning of the summer seasonFirst gorillas born at Bronx Zoo in eight yearsB-roll download: Bronx Zoo Gorilla Babies April 2014.movYouTube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgCHVLyLDYY Bronx, NY – April 24, 2014 – Two western lowland gorillas were born at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. These are the first gorillas born at the Bronx Zoo since 2006. The Bronx Zoo’s Congo Gorilla Forest is now home to 20 gorillas – the largest group...
April 22, 2014
WCS Earth Day Moment of Zen: 96 Seconds of Baby Elephants
WCS Earth Day Moment of Zen: 96 Seconds of Baby Elephants: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0vlyq3yH1g&feature=youtu.be Instagram Version of shows 9.6 seconds: http://instagram.com/p/nGF_YOmI3E/ Footage includes elephants playing in an orphanage in Kenya, protected from poacher’s guns 96 Elephants are killed every day in AfricaNEW YORK (Earth Day, April 22, 2013) —The Wildlife Conservation Society’s 96 elephants campaign today released exactly 96 seconds of video footage of playful baby elep...
April 14, 2014
Boy Scouts of America Greater New York Council Joins WCS’s 96 Elephants Campaign
Scouts join more than 140 organizations seeking global moratorium on ivory Scouts will launch a letter-writing campaign and volunteer at the upcoming WCS Run for the Wild on April 26 at the Bronx ZooCampaign URL: www.96elephants.org NEW YORK (April 14, 2014) – The Boy Scouts of America Greater New York Council has joined more than 140 other groups as partners of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s recently launched 96 Elephants Campaign – an effort focused on securing moratoria on all ivory sale...
April 10, 2014
Studying muskoxen off of Siberia
Yearling and adult muskoxen staring back at Dr. Joel Berger on Wrangel Island in the Russian Arctic.
April 10, 2014
Iconic Boreal Bird Species Declining in the Adirondacks, Study Says
SARANAC LAKE (April 10, 2014) – A new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society finds that several iconic Adirondack birds are in trouble, with declines driven by the size of their wetland habitats, how connected these wetlands are to one another, and how near they are to human infrastructure.The Adirondack Park represents the southern range extent for several species of boreal forest birds in eastern North America. Like any species at the edge of its range, they face challenges in this env...
April 09, 2014
Siberian Muskoxen Study Continues
Dr. Joel Berger of WCS and the University of Montana taking part in a landmark U.S.–Russian bilateral conservation expedition on Wrangel Island off the coast of northeastern Siberia Berger and his Russian colleagues braving wind-chills down to –70°F to gather information on the impacts of climate change on the Arctic’s largest land mammal—the muskoxen(April 9, 2014) — Dr. Joel Berger, Senior Scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s North America Program and John J. Craighead Chair in ...
April 07, 2014
POLL: NEW YORK VOTERS OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORT STATEWIDE IVORY BAN
Survey shows that more than 80 percent of New Yorkers favor a ban on ivory sales Support remains strong, even if a ban affects antiques dealers and private property owners 96 elephants are killed every day in Africa for their ivory WCS’s 96 Elephants campaign URL: www.96elephants.org NEW YORK (April 7, 2014) – A statewide independent survey shows that more than 80 percent of New York voters are in favor of a permanent state ban on the sale of ivory that is decimating Africa’s elephants, accordi...
March 04, 2014
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium Recruits Volunteers to Study American Eels
Participants gain hands-on experience in marine conservationStudy is a collaboration between WCS’s New York Aquarium, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Marine Basin Marina Brooklyn, N.Y. – March 4, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium, along with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Marine Basin Marina, launched a field-science program to monitor one of New York City’s most mysterious denizens: the American eel. The project aims to monitor...
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