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Elephants that share their turf with poachers may face life-threatening injuries when they encounter a rusty manacle buried in the foliage.
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A WCS carnivore researcher based in Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park searches for lions at prime-time for big cats: in the pitch dark.
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WCS and IUCN launch an international, decade-long action plan to protect eastern chimpanzees by safeguarding 16 crucial areas where their populations number around 48,000 individuals.
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Action Plan by Wildlife Conservation Society and International Union for Conservation of Nature outlines strategy to protect eastern chimpanzee populations NEW YORK (June 21, 2010)—Nations within East and Central Africa have developed a 10-year action plan to save one of humankind’s closest relatives—the eastern chimpanzee—from hunting, habitat loss, disease, and other threats, according to an announcement made today by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) a...
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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...
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Larger than usual crowds are gathering near the Bronx Zoo's African Plains as we debut three lion cubs. While these cubs are adorable, it is important to know that lions in the wild are vulnerable.

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Infant Wolf’s Guenon is the latest addition to WCS’s Congo Gorilla Forest Bronx, NY – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is proud to announce one of its newest residents, a female Wolf’s guenon, born recently to parents Jordan and Gigi. This new addition to WCS’s Bronx Zoo can be seen year-round in the state-of-the-art Congo Gorilla Forest exhibit.   Wolf's guenons (Cercopithecus wolfi) are tree dwellers found south of Africa's Congo River primarily bet...
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Wildlife Conservation Society releases first high-quality footage of Cross River gorillas in the wild Footage taken by Germany’s NDR Naturfilm “These extraordinary images are vital for the fight to save the world’s least known and rarest ape as well as the mountain rainforest on which they depend” —James Deutsch, Director of WCS Africa Programs ...
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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 ...
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JOINT PRESS RELEASE : African Wildlife Foundation, Conservation International, Wildlife Conservation Society, World Wildlife Fund Ongoing Threats include Bushmeat Hunting, Illegal Logging, and Climate Change Washington – September 29, 2009 -- Leaders of the Congo Basin countries and conservation groups are pressing for more attention, funds and technical support to save the world’s second largest rainforest and benefit its population during a Congo ...
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