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Bronx, NY – May 15, 2015 – The following statement is from Jim Breheny, WCS Executive Vice President and General Director of the WCS Zoos and Aquarium.
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WCS Scientist Inaoyom Imong Wins Prestigious Whitley Award
May 7, 2015 - Inaoyom Imong of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Nigeria Program has won a prestigious Whitley Award for his work in protecting the Cross River gorilla, Africa’s most endangered great ape. 
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April 29 - Congo Republic burns its entire stockpile of seized ivory

WCS applauds Republic of Congo for leading wildlife trafficking conference and ivory burn

 

 

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April 25 - Seventh Annual WCS Run for the Wild at the WCS Bronx Zoo
More than 5,000 ran, jogged, and walked through the WCS Bronx Zoo in support of gorilla and wildlife conservation at the seventh annual WCS Run for the Wild. 
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WCS’s Bronx Zoo Debuts First Gelada Baboon Born in NYC in 13 years

Bronx, N.Y. – April 22, 2015 – The first gelada (Theropithecus gelada) born in the U.S. in more than 13 years is making its debut at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo. The Bronx Zoo is the only zoo in the U.S. that exhibits geladas. 

 

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Billy Joel Lends Voice to Save Elephants

Africa’s elephants have just gotten a powerful new supporter –music legend, Billy Joel.

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Two Baby Western Lowland Gorillas Debut at WCS’s Bronx Zoo
Bronx, NY – April 15, 2015 – Two infant western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) are making their public debut at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo. This is the second pair of gorillas born at the Bronx Zoo in just over a year.
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April 7--Declining Great Apes of Central Africa Get New Action Plan for Conservation for the Next Decade
The number of gorillas and chimpanzees in Central Africa continues to decline due to hunting, habitat loss, and disease, combined with a widespread lack of law enforcement and corruption in the judicial process, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Wildlife Conservation Society, WWF, and partners in a new conservation plan.
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The following statement is from John Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Director of the 96 Elephants Campaign.
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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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