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Name one of the Bronx Zoo’s Madagascar hissing cockroaches after your Valentine Nothing says “forever” like a cockroach from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo Visit www.bronxzoo.com/roach Bronx, NY – Feb. 1, 2013 – Birds do it; bees do it; even Madagascar hissing cockroaches do it. The Madagascar hissing cockroaches at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo have had a busy year breeding, and there are thousands o...
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WCS congratulates authorities for clamping down on illegal harvest of sea cucumbers Local communities are helping fend off illegal fishing activities NEW YORK (December 5, 2012) — The Wildlife Conservation Society congratulates Madagascar’s Ministry of Fisheries and local communities around Ankarea Marine Protected Area (MPA) for working together to eliminate illegal sea cucumber harvesting from an area known for highest coral...
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Hatching of bird species is a significant husbandry success Fewer than 40 crested couas live in U.S. zoos Bronx, NY – Oct. 22, 2012 – ATTACHED PHOTO: A rare crested coua chick is hand-reared in an off-exhibit area at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo. The chick displays the markings on the inside of its mouth as it prepares to receive food from its caretaker. These markings are unique for each individual chick and fade as the bird matures. The marki...
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The government of Madagascar has officially created Makira Natural Park, the nation’s largest protected area and a haven for lemurs. Having vied for this safeguard for more than a decade, WCS applauds this watershed moment in the country’s history.
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Wildlife Conservation Society commends Madagascar for creation of Makira Natural Park  New park contains 20 lemur species NEW YORK (August 17, 2012)—The Wildlife Conservation Society applauds the government of Madagascar for recently creating Makira Natural Park, now the island nation’s largest protected area and home to the highest diversity of lemur species on the planet. Makira Natural Park represents an important milestone toward ac...
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Coquerel’s sifaka and collared lemur join the Bronx Zoo’s Madagascar! exhibit View the videos at: http://youtu.be/psckL953QZM (sifaka) http://youtu.be/YbX1XGC5_UE (collared lemur) Bronx, NY – June 1, 2012 – ATTACHED PHOTOS: A Coquerel’s sifaka, born this spring, clings to its mother’s back as she perches on a branch in the Madagascar! exhibit at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. A collared lemur, also born this spring, curls up to its mother as...
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Efforts include breeding at zoos combined with intensive field conservation work WCS will take direct responsibility for the continued survival of at least half of the 25 most endangered species of turtles and tortoisesWCS working with Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS), the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), Turtle Conservancy (TC), and the Asian Turtle Program (ATP) in global effort NEW YORK (April 11, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today a new strategy that draws on all of th...
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Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) Recognized as “Champion of the Forests” World Forestry Day Commemorates the Importance and Benefits of Forests WASHINGTON (March 22, 2012) – Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Executive Vice President of Public Affairs John F. Calvelli advocated for greater protection of the world’s forests by funding the U.S. Forest Service Office of International Programs (FSIP) during testimony before the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee. In a celebration of World Fores...
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Largest study of tropical coral reef fisheries ever conducted shows how government, local fishers, and organizations can protect livelihoods and fish NEW YORK (March 19, 2012)—A study by the Wildlife Conservation Society, ARC Centre for Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, and other groups on more than 40 coral reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans indicates that “co-management”—a collaborative arrangement between local communities, conservation groups, and governments—provides a solution t...
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A study by WCS and partners presents a novel approach for establishing new large-scale protected areas in Madagascar’s waters.
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