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A WCS scientist goes to Washington to speak for tigers and the protection of their remaining habitat across Asia.
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Wildlife Conservation Society’s Dr. John Robinson Cites the Need for U.S. Government Leadership Wild tiger numbers are at an historical low  WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 22, 2010) – At a briefing for the House Natural Resources Committee, Wildlife Conservation Society Executive Vice President for Conservation and Science Dr. John Robinson spoke of the dire state of tigers in the wild and the need for urgent support from the highest levels of the U...
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At WCS’s Bronx Zoo, a group of WCS birders have been surveying the grounds for nesting wild birds. They’re turning up some surprising finds, and in some surprising places—from ducklings swimming in the once blighted Bronx River to songbirds nesting in exhibit signage. Take a birding tour of the zoo with WCS publicist John Delaney.
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Raiding an illegal trafficking operation, the Indonesian government, WCS, and our conservation partners take a bite out of wildlife crime on Borneo.
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Three suspected orangutan smugglers arrested in Kalimantan WCS’s Wildlife Crime Unit played a key role in arrests NEW YORK (June 22, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today a successful raid by Indonesian authorities in Pontianak, in West Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, that resulted in the arrest of three suspects who allegedly attempted to illegally sell a baby orangutan. This is one of the first cases in many years against suspected illegal orangutan dealer...
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WCS field veterinarians tracking avian influenza catch a glimpse into the life of a little-known bird, Nordmann's greenshank, as it flies between the Russian seacoast and the beaches of Sumatra.
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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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WCS researchers identified rare Nordmann’s greenshanks in Indonesia NEW YORK (May 28, 2010)—For the past several years, health experts with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have caught, banded, and released thousands of wild birds around Southeast Asia in an effort to monitor bird populations for avian influenza viruses. These activities also produce another benefit: new information on rare bird species. In Indonesia, WCS field teams recently gathered new data on the Nordmann’...
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WCS’s Bronx Zoo begins everyday discounts for military personnelU.S. Marine and U.S. Navy Sailor to read from the NY Times Bestseller “Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle” on Saturday, May 29Newly crowned Miss USA® 2010, Rima Fakih, to make special appearance on Sunday, May 30 Bronx, N.Y. – May 26, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is the place to be for Memorial Day weekend as the zoo introduces a year-round discount for members of t...
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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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