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WCS Celebrates 120 Years with City-Wide Photo Safari #NYisWILD
New York – April 8, 2015 – WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) is celebrating the 120th anniversary of its founding and has launched a city-wide social media photo safari at www.NYisWild.com to mark the occasion. From now through Sept.7, participants can register at www.NYisWild.com and embark on the city-wide adventure by tagging qualifying photos of the 120 ways NY is wild with the corresponding number and the hashtag #NYisWild. (Example: Saw a sea lion having lunch @BronxZoo. #NYisWild #1 of 120.)


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The WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society’s) Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium have opened registration for family, youth, and camp programs for the 2015 spring and summer season.
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 The Illegal Wildlife Trade and Decent Work

The following statement was given today by John Robinson, WCS Executive Vice President for Conservation and Science at the 2015 ECOSOC Integration Segment held by the Permanent Missions of Germany and Gabon:

 

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The following testimony was submitted today by Sara Marinello, WCS Executive Director of Government and Community Affairs, before the Connecticut General Assembly Committee on Environment:

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WCS’s Central Park Zoo Announces First King Penguin Ever Hatched in New York City
WCS’s Central Park Zoo is celebrating the arrival of New York City’s first royal baby – a king penguin chick.
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·      Participants will make Valentine’s Day cards featuring aquatic themes ·      Aquarium manages special breeding programs that help protect species whose populations are threatened or declining in the wild ·      More information about the program is available online at www.nyaquarium.com   Brooklyn, N.Y. – Feb. 11, 2015 – WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Ne...
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New York’s Little-Known Corals Get Much-Needed Public Support
More than 120,000 people took a stand to protect a little known natural wonder right off the coast of New York, New Jersey, and the Mid Atlantic: Deep-sea corals found right off  our coastlines, including in underwater canyons.
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A copy of the testimony submitted today to the Hawaii House Committee on Water and Land in support of HB 837, which would help shut down the illegal trade in ivory currently decimating elephants across Africa. 
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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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Government of Madagascar  Creates Country’s First Shark Sanctuary
The Government of Madagascar has created the country’s first marine sanctuary for sharks as part of a new law to safeguard the country’s marine resources and the communities that rely on them.
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