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WCS Applauds U.S. Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo and U.S. Rep. Henry Brown for Their Leadership   WASHINGTON, DC – (December 8, 2009) - The Wildlife Conservation Society applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing H.R. 1454 - the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act of 2009. The bill creates a new funding mechanism for the MSCF Program by directing the U.S. Postal Service to issue semipostal stamps that depict images of great apes, elephant...
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A WCS report, “Species Feeling the Heat: Connecting Deforestation and Climate Change,” highlights the impacts of deforestation and climate change on species around the globe.
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Report Highlights Impacts of Deforestation & Climate Change NEW YORK (December 7, 2009) —The Wildlife Conservation Society today released a list of animals facing new impacts by climate change, some in strange and unexpected ways. In a new report titled “Species Feeling the Heat: Connecting Deforestation and Climate Change,” the Wildlife Conservation Society profiles more than a dozen animal species and groups that are facing threats...
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Flushing, N.Y. – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is pleased to announce the arrival of several new bobwhite quails, a type of bird related to turkeys and pheasants, native to North America. These beautiful birds, which are the first of its kind to live at the Queens Zoo, can be found in the zoo’s historic geodesic-domed aviary. Bobwhite quails have a natural woodland-hued plumage that helps keep them hidden from predators. Their bodies are brown with speckles of black, dark brow...
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“Where the Wild Things Were How Conservation Efforts Are Failing” International Institutions Charged with the Planet's Care Just Can’t Get It Right The Time Is Ripe for a New Vision: One That Takes Biodiversity And Climate Change Seriously and Explores Their Crucial Connections Will the U.N. Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen Or the International Year of Biodiversity in 2010 Mark this Breakthrough? ...
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Poaching, reductions in prey, and unusual weather all cited as factorsBetter law enforcement, habitat improvements, and improved protected areas needed to reverse decline NEW YORK (November 24, 2009) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today a report revealing that the last remaining population of Siberian tigers has likely declined significantly due to the rising tide of poaching and habitat loss. WCS says the report will help inform Russian officials ...
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NEW YORK (November 23, 2009)—A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society says that western lowland gorillas living in a large swamp in the Republic of Congo—part of the “mother lode” of more than 125,000 gorillas discovered last year—are becoming increasingly threatened by growing humans activity in the region. The study recommends protection of the swamp forests adjacent to the southwest border of Lac Télé Community Reserve after recent surveys confirmed that high densities of the great ...
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Ambitious atlas shows how 16 species use critical region of South Atlantic Ocean Data for the atlas was gathered by 25 scientists over ten years  NEW YORK ( NOVEMBER 10, 2009) -- Recording hundreds of thousands of individual uplinks from satellite transmitters fitted on penguins, albatrosses, sea lions, and other marine animals, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and BirdLife International have released ...
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Brooklyn , NY – November 10, 2009 – “Franklin,” a magnificent male wild turkey, resides with his female companions at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo. The wild turkey is an American bird, originally brought to Europe in early 16th century by Spanish conquistadors. The species was transported to England and throughout northern Europe. The English then brought the domestic turkeys back with them when they settled the colonies. In 1776, in search of a national bird,...
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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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