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March 05, 2015
March 5th: WCS Re-Discovers "Extinct" Bird in Myanmar
A scientific team from WCS, Myanmar’s Nature and Wildlife Conservation Division – MOECAF, and National University of Singapore (NUS) has rediscovered a bird previously thought to be extinct.
February 06, 2015
Endangered Chinese Big-Headed Turtles Hatch at WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo
Three Chinese big-headed turtles (
have hatched at WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo.
November 11, 2014
MEDIA AVAILABILITY AND EVENTS WITH WCS EXPERTS AT THE IUCN WORLD PARKS CONGRESS
WCS at IUCN World Parks CongressNovember 12-19, 2014Sydney, Australia SYDNEY AUSTRALIA, NOV. 11, 2014 – The following events will be taking place during the IUCN World Parks Congress with experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society. On-site, please contact John Delaney (firstname.lastname@example.org; text 1-347-675-2294) or Mary Dixon (email@example.com; text 1-347-840-1242) to discuss any of these presentations or to schedule an interview. To learn more go to wpc.wcs.org or follow @TheWCS Breaking Topics to...
May 23, 2014
WCS, Along with Flagship Bronx Zoo, Celebrating #WorldTurtleDay
Follow @TheWCS and @JimBreheny to see cool turtle picsNew York (May 23, 2014)—The Wildlife Conservation Society, including its flagship Bronx Zoo, is celebrating World Turtle Day with its continued commitment to saving this increasingly threatened group of animals. “The Wildlife Conservation Society makes turtle conservation a priority every day of the year,” said Jim Breheny, WCS Executive Vice President and Bronx Zoo Director. “It’s on World Turtle Day that we make the added effort to increase...
December 16, 2013
Endangered Chinese Big-Headed Turtles Hatch At the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo
Rare hatching is a first for a North American zooWCS has the largest collection of Chinese big-headed turtles Breeding program is part of WCS’s global effort to save critically endangered turtles from extinctionVideo of rare turtle hatching available here >>Brooklyn, N.Y. – December 16, 2013 -- Five Chinese big-headed turtles (Platysternon megacephalum) have hatched at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo. Hatched in November, this is the first time the species has success...
November 12, 2013
Wildlife Conservation Society’s Dr. Bonnie Raphael Recognized for Veterinary Achievements
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians presents Emil Dolensek Award to Bonnie Raphael DVM, Dipl. ACZMBronx, NY – Nov. 12, 2013 – The American Association of Zoo Veterinarians has honored Dr. Bonnie Raphael, a veterinarian at the Bronx Zoo, as the 2013 recipient of the Emil Dolensek Award. The prestigious award was created in honor of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s former Chief Veterinarian Dr. Emil Dolensek after his death in 1990. The prize recognizes members of the American Association...
November 07, 2013
Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park and Bronx Zoos Debut Red Panda Cubs
WCS has a successful history of breeding this vulnerable speciesDownload b-roll video: HD Red Panda Cubs at Bronx Zoo and Prospect Park Zoo B-roll.movBrooklyn, N.Y. – Nov. 7, 2013 – Four red panda cubs are debuting at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo and Prospect Park Zoo. Two cubs are at the Himalayan Highlands at the Bronx Zoo and two are at Discovery Trail at the Prospect Park Zoo. Both litters consist of a male and female and were born this summer. WCS has a successful history ...
August 09, 2013
In Myanmar, Natural Resources Are Key to Conflict Resolution
As Myanmar transitions to peace after years of internal conflict, WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper, who visited the country earlier this year, writes on the importance of balancing development with natural resource conservation efforts.
July 30, 2013
Myanmar at the Crossroads: Conservationists See Opportunities & Challenges in Biodiversity Hotspot
Wildlife Conservation Society study finds impending economic growth and climate change impacts require long-term adaptation efforts to conserve Myanmar’s unique biodiversity NEW YORK (July 30, 2013)—Long isolated by economic and political sanctions, Myanmar returns to the international community amid high expectations and challenges associated with protecting the country’s great natural wealth from the impacts of economic growth and climate change. In a new study, scientists from the Wi...
June 06, 2013
Wildlife Conservation Society’s Gala 2013: The Wonders of Southeast Asia
WCS Chair of the Board of Trustees Ward W. Woods Honored for His Commitment to Conservation: Dedicated to Finding Solutions to Conservation Challenges and Educating the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders First annual gala for WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper New York, N.Y. – EMBARGOED UNTIL 6:00 PM US EASTERN TIME, THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society, at its annual gala tonight, honored Ward W. Woods, Chair of the WCS Board of Trustees, for his dedicatio...
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