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As part of a global program for ocean conservation, WCS has been committed to conserving several threatened species that use Gulf waters, and is taking steps to mitigate the impact of the crisis to these species and their ecosystems.
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WCS and IUCN launch an international, decade-long action plan to protect eastern chimpanzees by safeguarding 16 crucial areas where their populations number around 48,000 individuals.
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Action Plan by Wildlife Conservation Society and International Union for Conservation of Nature outlines strategy to protect eastern chimpanzee populations NEW YORK (June 21, 2010)—Nations within East and Central Africa have developed a 10-year action plan to save one of humankind’s closest relatives—the eastern chimpanzee—from hunting, habitat loss, disease, and other threats, according to an announcement made today by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) a...
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NEW YORK  (June 15, 2010)—The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Joseph Mulema is the winner of the Charles Southwick Conservation Education Commitment Award for his work with the government and local communities in Cameroon to protect the world’s rarest ape, the Cross-River gorilla. Presented by the International Primatological Society, the award was established to recognize individuals living in primate habitat countries who have made significant contributions to conservation education.Mulema is ...
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Proceeds from EDUN make-up sales at Sephora benefit WCS’s work with the Conservation Cotton Initiative NEW YORK (June 15)-The Wildlife Conservation Society, EDUN, and Sephora announced today a partnership to support the Conservation Cotton Initiative (CCI), which aims to create sustainable livelihoods for local African farmers through organic agriculture and the conservation of wildlife. WCS and EDUN have collaborated on CCI since 2007 and currently work in Zambia, Madagascar, and Uganda. C...
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The International Primatological Society grants their 2010 Charles Southwick Award to WCS's Joseph Mulema for his work to protect Cross River gorillas in Cameroon.
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Larger than usual crowds are gathering near the Bronx Zoo's African Plains as we debut three lion cubs. While these cubs are adorable, it is important to know that lions in the wild are vulnerable.

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Lion Cub Names to be Announced in The Daily News and bronxzoo.com on Sunday Thousands Have Placed a Vote Moxie, left, born in November 2008, joins her younger siblings in the African Plains exhibit at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo.  Still a youngster herself, she enjoys playing with her two little sisters and brother. The new cubs were born in January and introduced to the public in April.  The whole family – now on exhibit for the first time – is getting ...
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New Exhibit Open Featuring Nocturnal Animals  Brooklyn, NY – May, 2010. Come meet the night shift at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Prospect Park Zoo – during the day.  A group of nocturnal critters has joined the animals featured in the Amazing Animals section of the zoo – an area that focuses on animal adaptations. Two species of porcupines, African brush tailed and South American prehensile tailed dwell here, each paired with another interesting nocturnal animal. A small group o...
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WCS’s Bronx Zoo Also Welcomes Kelly and Chica from The Sunny Side Up Show on Sprout® Special Appearance and Readings for Children by Author Peter Brown, The Curious Garden, and Illustrator Ed Young, Moon Bear Bronx, N.Y. – May 18, 2010 – Barney™ the Dinosaur may not be your typical resident at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, but this weekend he will bring the festivities to life as he entertains the masses from New York Life’s Main Stage on Astor Court at the zoo’s “Animal ...
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