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Careers in Aquatic Research and Education (CARE) Immediate Call for High School Student Participants (Ages 14 - 17)Application Deadline: Friday, December 11th, 2009 Brooklyn, NY – The New York Aquarium Teen Conservation Program’s Careers in Aquatic Research and Education (CARE) is a unique winter opportunity designed to introduce early high school students from various backgrounds and occupational interests to the vast and interdisciplinary nature of careers in the aquatic sciences ...
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USAID develops initiative to monitor diseases that move between animals and people NEW YORK (October 23, 2009)—The Wildlife Conservation Society will play a key role in a new international effort to monitor diseases that move between animals and people in order to prevent the next global pandemic. The global early warning system—named PREDICT and created with incremental funding of up to $75 million over 5 years from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Emerging Pandemic Threa...
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NEW YORK —After 15 years of research in the waters of the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History, and an international coalition of organizations have unveiled the largest genetic study of humpback whale populations ever conducted in the Southern Hemisphere. By analyzing DNA samples from more than 1,500 whales, researchers can now peer into the population dynamics and relatedness of Southern Hemi...
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Brooklyn , NY – October 7, 2009 - Now your 8 to 11 year old can have a holiday adventure at Prospect Park Zoo. When school is closed, send your child to the zoo for two days of fun, learning and exploration. Kids will learn what strategies animals use to survive the winter in Brooklyn and around the world as they: Meet animals who hibernate, change their colors and use other special cold weather adaptations like chinchillas, tenrecs, snakes and more;Come f...
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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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Hyenas to join lions, gazelles and other wildlifeon Zoo’s famous African Plains exhibit ...
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WCS tracks animal on 500-mile odyssey beginning near Wyoming’s Grand Teton National ParkNEW YORK (June 18, 2009)—The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), working with state and federal partners, announced today that a wolverine that WCS researchers have been tracking since early April has crossed into northern Colorado – the first known incidence of a wolverine in the state since 1919.The wolverine, a young male labeled M56, was captured near Grand Teton National Park and traveled approximately ...
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After a 90-year absence, a reclusive carnivore reappears in Colorado. WCS scientists have tracked the animal on a 500-mile odyssey.
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Study on Papua New Guinea’s long-beaked echidna reveals elusive habits NEW YORK (June 9, 2009)—A Wildlife Conservation Society research intern working in the wilds of Papua New Guinea has successfully completed what many other field biologists considered “mission impossible”—the first study of a rare egg-laying mammal called the long-beaked echidna. The WCS-supported study—which consisted of thousands of hours of grueling field work in Papua New Guinea’s Crater Mountain Wildlife Manage...
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Brooklyn, NY – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which conducts conservation projects throughout the world’s oceans, proudly supports World Oceans Day on June 8th, an event now officially recognized by the United Nations. World Oceans Day, organized by the Ocean Project with support from WCS and other groups, comes as a sweeping new national survey reveals that Americans are concerned about the health of the ocean and are ready to take personal action to make a difference. The Wildlife ...
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