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News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
Op-Eds & Blogs
Madagascar & Western Indian Ocean
April 07, 2010
Spring and Summer Programs for Families and Kids Return WCS’s Bronx Zoo: Overnight Safaris and Summer Camps
WCS Bronx Zoo Education Department opens registration for activities and unique animal experiencesVisit http://bronxzoo.com/classes-and-programs.aspx to registerBronx, N.Y. – April X, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservations Society’s Bronx Zoo always offers zoo-goers an enchanting wildlife experience. For those kids that are serious about animals and want the opportunity to supercharge their zoo-going experience, WCS’s Bronx Zoo is bringing back its popular family and summer camp programs. Kids can le...
April 05, 2010
WCS and Turtle Survival Alliance Predict Extinction for Madagascar’s Radiated Tortoise
Illegal hunting for meat and pet trade is wiping out critically endangered species Reports of “truckloads” of tortoises being shipped to local marketsEntire forests now devoid of tortoises NEW YORK (April 5, 2010) –A team of biologists from the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) reported today that Madagascar’s radiated tortoise – considered one of the most beautiful tortoise species – is rapidly nearing extinction due to ram...
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 08, 2010
Deep Questions: Interview with a Marine Biologist
Dr. Howard Rosenbaum, director of the WCS-Ocean Giants Program, discusses the ins and outs of marine conservation, his contribution to categorizing a new species of right whale, and his favorite bay in the world.
March 04, 2010
Make Tracks for Tigers: WCS's “Run for the Wild” Helps Save Tigers
Con Edison Presents the 2nd Annual 5k and Family Fun Run at WCS’s Bronx Zoo Former Pro Bowl running back, Tiki Barber, returns as the Run for the Wild's official starter Registration is now open at www.wcs.runforthewild.org April 24, 2010 - Race Day Bronx, N.Y. – March 4, 2010 – Calling all runners and ath...
November 08, 2009
WCS's Bronx Zoo Celebrates 110 Years of Innovation, Conservation, and Community Impact
WCS’s Bronx Zoo Has Welcomed More Than 236 Million Visitors Since Its Gates Opened November 8, 1899 WCS’s Bronx Zoo is a Cornerstone New York City Cultural Institution and Headquarters for Global Conservation Efforts WCS’s Bronx Zoo Continues Award-Winning Tradition of Forward Thinking Exhibit Design Bronx, N.Y. – November 8, 2009 – Today, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo celebrates the 110th anniversary of its opening. Since November 8, 1899, more than 236 million ...
November 04, 2009
WCS Applauds House Resolution H.839 Condemning Illegal Extraction of Natural Resources in Madagascar
WCS Applauds the Leadership of Representative Blumenauer NEW YORK (NOVEMBER 4, 2009) - The Wildlife Conservation Society applauds Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore) for introducing H. Res. 839 – a resolution condemning the illegal extraction of natural resources in Madagascar and also its impact to livelihoods and rural communities. The ongoing plunder of resources threaten not only years of effort made by the U.S. government and its partners but also the substantial progress being...
October 23, 2009
New Park in Cambodia
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.
October 22, 2009
Cambodia Creates First Park to Protect Carbon and Wildlife
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...
October 13, 2009
'Whale-sized' Genetic Study, Largest Ever for Southern Hemisphere Humpbacks
NEW YORK —After 15 years of research in the waters of the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History, and an international coalition of organizations have unveiled the largest genetic study of humpback whale populations ever conducted in the Southern Hemisphere. By analyzing DNA samples from more than 1,500 whales, researchers can now peer into the population dynamics and relatedness of Southern Hemi...
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