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October 29, 2009
Idaho’s New State Troopers
Scientists from WCS and the Lava Lake Institute have found a new long-distance migration route for a population of pronghorn antelope in Idaho, hailed as the “true marathoners of the American West.”
October 29, 2009
New Long Distance Migration Route for Pronghorn Found in Idaho
GPS collars reveal that southern Idaho pronghorn population has one of the longest overland migrations in the American West Effort underway to protect herd numbering 1,000 animals threatened by increasing development BRONX, NEW YORK (October 29, 2009) – Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Idaho-based Lava Lake Institute for Science and Conservation discovered a new overland migration route of pronghorn antelope that ranks among the farthest for an...
September 09, 2009
Media Advisory: Scott Stringer and WCS Celebrate 400-year Anniversary of "Mannahatta" Discovery
**MEDIA AVAILABILITY/ PHOTO OPP** Manhattan Borough President Stringer and WCS Commemorate Manhattan's First 400 years with a Celebratory Cake Saturday, Sept. 12, 12:15 p.m., WCS's Central Park Zoo New York, N.Y., Sept. 12, 2009 – It is time to celebrate Manhattan's 400 years of greatness. It has been 400 years since Henry Hudson arrived on the shores of Manhattan, discovering a land of lush forests, meadows, and wetlands that existed long before the cityscape we know today. Long before Time...
August 11, 2009
We’ll Take Mannahatta
400 years after Henry Hudson sailed to New York, WCS takes a look at the past and future of Manhattan’s natural heritage. A new book, website, and museum exhibit explore the historic occasion.
June 25, 2009
Bronx Zoo Celebrates Congo Gorilla Forest's 10th Anniversary with African Arts
Bronx Zoo Hosts Ten Days of Arts Workshops in Collaboration with the Museum for African Art at Dancing Crane Plaza As part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the Bronx Zoo’s Congo Gorilla Forest exhibit, the Wildlife Conservation Society – the zoo’s parent organization – is hosting ten days of craft-making workshops in collaboration with the Museum for African Art. The workshops, which will take place at the Bronx Zoo’s Dancing Crane Plaza, are based on artistic traditions from th...
June 11, 2009
WCS's Central Park Zoo Opens The Allison Maher Stern Snow Leopard Exhibit
Exhibit Spotlights Endangered Big Cat of Asia’s Great Mountain Ranges And The WCS Conservation Efforts to Save ThemHabitat Includes Latest in Behavioral Enrichment and Technology: Hot Rocks for Winter Warmth, And Shallow Caves, Trees, Waterfall and Fog for Summer CoolingRocks and Deadfall Encourage Pouncing and Playing!New York, N.Y. (June 11, 2009)– The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) today unveiled the Allison Maher Stern Snow Leopard Exhibit at its Central Park Zoo. This spectacular new h...
June 11, 2009
WCS Opens New Home for Great Cats
WCS’s newest exhibit at the Central Park Zoo spotlights the endangered snow leopards of Asia’s great mountain ranges, and the WCS conservation efforts to save them.
April 20, 2009
WCS Launches “Mannahatta Project”
On 400th anniversary of New York City’s discovery, WCS looks back—and into the future—of Manhattan’s natural heritage Mannahatta book, Museum of the City of New York exhibition, interactive website, and walking tours are part of year-long celebration New York (April 20, 2009) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today the official launch of Mannahatta, a project revealing Manhattan Island as it appeared on the fateful day explorer Henry Hudson arrived in 1609. WCS’s Mannahatta Project w...
March 17, 2009
WCS Releases Second Video Asking Albany to Restore Funding for New York's Zoos, Botanical Gardens, and Aquariums
The Bronx Zoo's Wednesday, the Porcupine, stars for a second time in newly released viral video NEW YORK (March 17, 2009) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society is releasing a second viral video starring its now famous porcupine, Wednesday, to convince Albany to restore funding New York State's zoos, botanical gardens, and aquariums in fiscal year 2010. This video, in which Wednesday appears in an unemployment office, follows her first production in which she was fired from the Bronx Zoo due to pe...
October 20, 2008
WCS And Unesco Partner In New Photographic Exhibit
Gateways to Conservation: Connecting People to Nature emphasizes importance of why global community needs to unite to preserve natural and cultural diversity Examines link between environmental conservation and human security NEW YORK October 20: The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced today a new photographic exhibit at the United Nations headquarters to raise awareness about global conservat...
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