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News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
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August 29, 2010
WCS’s New York Aquarium Launches the New York Seascape Initiative
Sharks and skates, horseshoe crabs, river herring, sea turtles, whales, and other threatened species will be focus of programMore than 20 million people live locally within 10 miles of the Atlantic, which sparks more than $14.3 billion in economic activities in New York State aloneConservation initiative is part of major transformation of historic aquarium Brooklyn, N.Y., Aug. 29, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium announced today the launch of the New Yo...
August 10, 2010
Bank of America Presents “Zoofari” at the WCS Bronx Zoo
Visitors get “passports” stamped at five zoo exhibits that represent global locations where WCS works to save wildlife and wild placesThe weekend of August 14-15: Celebrate the cultures of South America with entertainment and activities courtesy of El Museo del BarrioRedeem passport coupons for deals at participating stores, museums, and restaurants throughout New York Total Experience Tickets to the Bronx Zoo are available at www.bronxzoo.com for 20 percent off through the end of August ...
July 29, 2010
Bank of America Presents “Zoofari” at WCS's Bronx Zoo
Visitors get “passports” stamped at five zoo exhibits that represent global locations where WCS works to save wildlife and wild places The weekends of July 31 – August 1 and August 7 –8: Celebrate the cultures of Africa with entertainment and activities courtesy of the Museum of African Art Redeem passport coupons for deals at participating stores, museums, and restaurants throughout New York New York – July 29, 2010 – This weekend at ...
July 28, 2010
WCS’s Bronx Zoo Offers 20 Percent Discount on Total Experience Tickets Purchased Online
WCS's Bronx Zoo Offers New Yorkers a Break from the Heat with Climate-Controlled Exhibits, Shaded Pathways, and a Great Ticket Discount Throughout August New York – July 28, 2010 – Temperatures have reached 90 degrees or higher 16 times in July, and New Yorkers are opting to stay indoors rather than taking advantage of the city’s most popular outdoor attractions. The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo can offer New Yorkers a break from the heat with its ...
July 08, 2010
Here Monkey, Monkey: WCS Study Finds Wild Cat Mimicking Monkey Calls
Predatory trickery documented for the first time in wild felids in Americas NEW YORK (July 7, 2010)—In a fascinating example of vocal mimicry, researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and UFAM (Federal University of Amazonas) have documented a wild cat species imitating the call of its intended victim: a small, squirrel-sized monkey known as a pied tamarin. This is the first recorded instance of a wild cat species in the Americas mimicking the calls of its prey. The extraordina...
June 15, 2010
WCS, EDUN, and Sephora Partner to Demonstrate Ethical Business Practices Supporting Biodiversity
Proceeds from EDUN make-up sales at Sephora benefit WCS’s work with the Conservation Cotton Initiative NEW YORK (June 15)-The Wildlife Conservation Society, EDUN, and Sephora announced today a partnership to support the Conservation Cotton Initiative (CCI), which aims to create sustainable livelihoods for local African farmers through organic agriculture and the conservation of wildlife. WCS and EDUN have collaborated on CCI since 2007 and currently work in Zambia, Madagascar, and Uganda. C...
May 19, 2010
Barney the Dinosaur to Star in this Weekend’s “Animal Tales Extravaganza” at WCS’s Bronx Zoo
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 ...
May 13, 2010
WCS Applauds U.S. Senators Kerry and Lieberman for Including Wildlife Provisions in Climate Bill
WASHINGTON (May 13, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society applauded U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) for their leadership in introducing new legislation, The American Power Act, which would provide important measures to protect wildlife and wild places while ensuring our U.S. energy independence.WCS Executive Vice President of Public Affairs John Calvelli issued the following statement: “We praise U.S. Sens. John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman for their leadersh...
April 26, 2010
BABY BOOM Two More Babies Make Their Debut As “Animal Tales Extravaganza” Continues at WCS’s Bronx Zoo
Brown collared lemur and silver leaf langur are the latest zoo-babies to thrill zoo-goers Fifteen year old pop sensation Jasmine Sagginario – winner of Radio Disney’s “N.B.T.”(Next Big Thing) – headlines the biggest “Animal Tales Extravaganza” weekend yet Bronx, N.Y. – April 26, 2010 – As the 13- weekend long Animal Tales Extravaganza continues, the entertainment keeps getting better, and the spring baby-boom at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo continues to “wow”...
April 22, 2010
Animal Planet Star, Jeff Corwin Headlines Earth Day Weekend Activities at WCS's “Animal Tales Extravaganza”
The stars land at WCS’s Bronx Zoo as Radio Disney’s Road Crew and Rocknoceros bring their special brand of children’s music to New York Life’s Main Stage. Bronx, N.Y. – April 22, 2010 – What better way to celebrate Earth Day Weekend than at the Animal Tales Extravaganza at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. This weekend the zoo welcomes wildlife conservationist and Animal Planet star Jeff Corwin as he reads from his book, Your Backyard is Wild and the Radio Disney Road Crew retur...
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