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WCS partners with local groupsto protect elephant seals, albatrosses, penguins, and other marine wildlife in Admiralty Sound Results of expedition will help safeguard this coastal region NEW YORK (February 25, 2011)—The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and other partners have concluded a scientific survey of an icy, remote fjord on the southern tip of  South America, home to seals, penguins, albatrosses, whales, and o...
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Presented by Con Edison, 2011 Run for the Wild is dedicated to saving penguins around the world Bronx, NY – Jan. 25, 2011 – Magellanic penguins, Danny and Hugo, move through the snow covered rocks in the Russell B. Aitken Sea Bird Aviary at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. This species is native to southern Chile, Argentina, and the Falkland Islands. Magellanic penguins live in large groups but mated couples remain monogamous for years. The third annual Run for the Wild 5k run...
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Linking artists, scientists and other professionals Karukinka Natural Park will host a one-week workshop on the topics of conservation, land use and management, and the relationship between art and the task of preservationDecember 6, 2010 - Santiago, Chile – initiated by the curator Camila Marambio, in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society Chile, Essay N°1 is a one-week workshop that will take place from February 14th to 21st, 2011 at Karukinka Natural Park, in the extreme localit...
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MOU identifies opportunities for new marine management models New York (October 19, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC Chile) and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) to share ideas and experiences in establishing and managing protected marine areas. The MoU was signed by Dr. Bárbara Saavedra, Director of WCS’s Chile Program, Juan Larrain, Vice President of Res...
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To help save a species in the wild, zookeepers make a romantic mix tape for the Bronx Zoo’s endangered Waldrapp ibises.

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The ambitious atlas, compiled from data gathered over a decade, shows how albatrosses, penguins, elephant seals, and other marine animals use a critical region of the South Atlantic Ocean.
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In Argentina, WCS has helped create a new marine park to protect the vulnerable rockhopper penguin—a funny-feathered bird known for its “Mohawk,” red eyes, and bright yellow spiky eyebrows.
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WCS announces plan to protect a quarter of a million acres of critical habitat, home to Southern rockhopper penguins NEW YORK (MARCH 31, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced an agreement to create a new marine protected area in Argentina that will safeguard one of the country’s most unique seascapes for both people and wildlife—including the only colony of Southern rockhopper penguins on continental Argentina’s 3,000-mile coast. Located to the south of Puer...
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NEW YORK (December 16, 2009)—Steven E. Sanderson, President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society, is available for commentary on current efforts at the Copenhagen climate talks to finalize a deal to compensate countries for protecting forests and peatlands. Sanderson can also comment at on avoided deforestation programs (such as REDD projects) and protecting peat soils in locations such as Chile’s Karukinka National Park. In a recently published article appearing in the latest edition of...
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