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USAID develops initiative to monitor diseases that move between animals and people NEW YORK (October 23, 2009)—The Wildlife Conservation Society will play a key role in a new international effort to monitor diseases that move between animals and people in order to prevent the next global pandemic. The global early warning system—named PREDICT and created with incremental funding of up to $75 million over 5 years from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Emerging Pandemic Threa...
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The forest haven for monkeys, tigers, and elephants also stores carbon and will help in the global fight against climate change. Key research conducted by WCS led to the park’s creation.
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Forest stores carbon and provides key habitats for monkeys, tigers, and elephants Wildlife Conservation Society conducted key research that led to park’s creation  Creation of park is part of WCS’s new “Carbon for Conservation” initiative   NEW YORK (October 22, 2009)—The government of Cambodia has transformed a former logging concession into a new, Yosemite-sized protect...
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WCS President and CEO Dr. Steven E. Sanderson, Appearing in Americas Quarterly: Does the 21st Century Belong to Asia or Latin America?Latin America Positioned to Lead On Climate Change and Sustainable Policies Sanderson Suggests a Three-Point Conservation Agenda for Latin America as a prelude to UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December (BRONX, NEW YORK, October 15, 2009) In the article “Growing Green,” appearing in the fall issue of the jour...
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Friday, September 25 , 9:30 a.m. WHO: His Excellency Elbegdorj of Mongolia Her Excellency Enkhtsetseg Ochir WCS Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, John Calvelli WCS Assistant Director, Asia Program, Peter Zahler Central Park Zoo Director, Jeff Sailer WHAT:           President of Mongolia tours the Central Park Zoo. The focus will be on new snow leopard exhibit and a short discussion on WCS’ work in Mongolia. WHERE:        Central Park Zoo ...
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Bronx, N.Y. (September 23, 2009)– The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo invites you to spend this Halloween season enjoying a variety of new fun-filled activities that are all part of having a wild wildlife experience including the first ever Haunted Safari Adventure, the weekends of October 10/12, 17/18, 24/25 and 31/1. This year’s Boo at the Zoo weekends are packed with activities and festive fun for all ages. Visitors will enjoy wildlife magic shows, unique, exotically designed pump...
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The Arakan forest turtle is discovered in dense bamboo forest in Myanmar Species previously known only by museum and captive specimens NEW YORK (September 3, 2009) – Known only by museum specimens and a few captive individuals, one of the world’s rarest turtle species – the Arakan forest turtle – has been observed for the first time in the wild by scientists according to a new report by the Wildlife Conservation So...
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WCS scientists discover the Arakan forest turtle, previously known only by museum and captive specimens, in a dense bamboo forest in Myanmar.
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New York, N.Y. – WCS's Bronx Zoo partners with Bank of America and Fisher-Price® to bring a fun-filled week of games and challenges for visitors of all ages, August 17-23.Fisher-Price®, a proud partner, of the Wildlife Conservation Society has created the zoo’s very own toyland.  The super-sized Fisher-Price® play area is filled with cool new toys like the Handy Manny™ Manny's Repair Shop, Imaginext® Dragon World Fortress™, and the Precious Places™ Swan Palace.  Guests will pedal and play with...
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Recent arrests and prosecutions in Sumatra and Jakarta put the heat on illegal wildlife traders attempting to sell Sumatran tiger skins. WCS’s Wildlife Crime Unit played a key role in the arrests.
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