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April 05, 2010
Babies and Books Blow-Out: “Animal Tales Extravaganza” Continues at WCS's Bronx Zoo
New animal babies greet zoo-goers; Baby Coquerel’s sifaka debuts at WCS’s Bronx Zoo Madagascar! exhibit This weekend’s entertainment includes children’s book author Matthew Van Fleet, Radio Disney Road Crew, Joanie Leeds, and MORE Bronx, N.Y. – April 5, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo today announced the arrival of Ares, a bouncy baby boy Coquerel’s sifaka. Ares is the son of father Emma and mother Kate and likes to ride on his mom’s back as she leaps from ...
March 29, 2010
Spring Is in the Air at the WCS's Bronx Zoo
Congo Gorilla Forest, Children’s Zoo, Butterfly Garden, and other seasonal attractions ready for reopeningNew animal babies ready for their spring public debut; baby mandrill at Congo Gorilla ForestSpring line-up packed with family entertainment as the “Animal Tales Extravaganza” kicks offSpring/Summer season hours to resume *April 3, 2010 Bronx, N.Y. – March 29, 2010 – Saturday, April 3 marks the first day of spring at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo as the...
March 29, 2010
March Goes Out Like a Lamb at WCS's Queens Zoo
Four New Lambs are Born Just in Time for Spring New York, N.Y., March 29, 2010 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is pleased to announce the arrival of four new Jacob’s four-horned lambs. These adorable fluffy friends were born last week at the zoo and have been delighting visitors ever since. Two males were born to mom, Phoebe, while her sister, Emma, gave birth to a duo of females. All four cuddly creatures have a coat of downy black-and-white wool, but it’s easy to tell ...
March 24, 2010
Calendar Listing - WCS Hosts a Fairfield Osborn Memorial Lecture: “Wildlife Conservation and Human Health”
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Free Lecture and Reception Sheds Light on the Importance of Protecting Wildlife Health to Protect Human Health New York, N.Y. – Protecting the health of wildlife is a growing challenge to conservation. Outbreaks of infectious diseases often occur at the interface between people, domestic animals and wildlife. Because globalization and wildlife trade increases the threat of new health crises, human and animal health is inextricably linked. WCS’s global health expert...
March 18, 2010
Cambodia Protects Key Grasslands
Nearly 77,000 acres of critical habitat located near the country’s famed Tonle Sap lake
are now protected areas
Sarus cranes, storks, ibises, eagles, and the rare Bengal florican.
March 17, 2010
Government of Cambodia Announces Protection of Key Grassland Areas
Wildlife Conservation Society and Partners Collaborate to Strengthen Management of Protected Areas to Benefit Both People and Wildlife Nearly 77,000 Acres of Critical Habitat to Be Protected NEW YORK (MARCH 17, 2010) – The Government of Cambodia has announced that it will protect six of the largest remaining tracts of lowland grassland in Southeast Asia. The wildlife-rich sites – locate...
March 15, 2010
India’s Shrinking Animal Ark Needs More Parks
A new study predicts that large mammals in India could go extinct unless regional conservation planning takes place. WCS recommends park expansion to ensure the country’s tigers, elephants, swamp deer, and other large mammals persevere.
March 10, 2010
India’s Shrinking Animal Ark Needs More Parks, Corridors
New analysis predicts large mammal extinctions in India unless regional conservation planning takes place Wildlife Conservation Society recommends park expansion NEW YORK (March 10, 2010)—A study on the past extinction of large mammals in India by the Wildlife Conservation Society, Duke University, and other groups has found that country’s protected area system and human cultural tolerance for some species are key to conserving the subcontinent’s t...
March 01, 2010
Afghanistan Officially Protects “World’s Least Known Bird” and 47 Other Threatened Species
Large-billed reed warbler, recently discovered by Wildlife Conservation Society-led team, added to protected species list WCS commends Afghanistan’s National Environment Protection Agency for safeguarding species KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (February 28, 2010) – Afghanistan’s National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA) announced today that it would strengthen its Protected Species List by adding an additional 15 species, including the elusive large-billed reed warbler only rece...
March 01, 2010
Afghanistan Officially Protects World’s Least Known Bird
The large-billed reed warbler, recently discovered by a WCS-led team, finds a safe haven in Afghanistan as the country adds the bird to its protected species list.
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