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WCS and various other global conservation organizations are partnering with the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to safeguard the world’s natural resources for future generations. 
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Prize Officials Encourage People to Take Action as More Species are at Risk of Extinction INDIANAPOLIS — Thirty-nine conservationists who have dedicated their lives to saving the Earth’s endangered species have been nominated to receive the biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation. The winner of the Prize will receive an unrestricted $250,000 cash award and the Lilly Medal. Five other finalists will each receive $10,000. The nominees’ work spans the globe...
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Wildlife Conservation Society scientist honored for field research, informing environmental stewardship,  and inspiring future scientists Bozeman, MT (July 8, 2013) –The Wildlife Conservation Society announced that WCS Senior Conservation Scientist Dr. Joel Berger has been awarded the prestigious 2013 Aldo Leopold Award from the American Society of Mammologists (ASM)—an award that recognizes outstanding lasting contributions made by an individual to the conservation of mammals and th...
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Wildlife Conservation Society Adirondacks Program Offers Guidance for Wildlife-Friendly Development For a link to the report, click here. SARANAC LAKE (July 2, 2013) –A new brochure developed by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Adirondack Program is available as a resource to landowners in the Northern Forest to promote wildlife-sensitive decisions in managing property and building a home. The graphically rich brochure, which introduces concepts to landowners such as potent...
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WCS has been saving wildlife and wild places around the globe for more than a century.
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WCS New York Aquarium Helps Coney Island Recover from Hurricane Sandy, Provides an Economic Stimulus to this Historic Neighborhood and Tourist DestinationCouncil Member Recchia: “Families from all over the city will benefit from the return of our beloved aquarium, as will the local economy." Coney Island, Brooklyn, May 24, 2013 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society will partially reopen the New York Aquarium to the public, this Saturday, May 25, after seven months of closure following the devasta...
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Ignoring declining species until they become rare poses risks to ecosystems NEW YORK (April 18, 2013) – A provocative new paper written by current and recent Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) scientists takes the international wildlife conservation community to task for ignoring abundant wildlife and their importance to ecosystems and humans worldwide. The paper, “Abundance as a Conservation Value,” written by longtime WCS scientist Kent Redford, now head of Archipelago Consulting; WCS Senior...
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Aquarium on Track to Help Spark Coney Island Comeback from Hurricane Sandy Coney Island, Brooklyn, April 5, 2013 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society will partially reopen the New York Aquarium on Saturday, May 25.This partial reopening will come about 7 months after Hurricane Sandy devastated the 14-acre aquarium campus, severely damaging its buildings, exhibits, and the facility’s aquatic life support systems.The partial reopening will include: Glover’s Reef (featuring the sea life ...
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In an in-depth interview with Mongabay, WCS CEO Cristián Samper shares that childhood interactions with nature in Colombia prompted a career in conservation biology. After helming the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History for nearly a decade, Samper joined WCS to help "foster solid conservation science and management."
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Wildlife Conservation Society joins call on governments to list species of sharks and rays on CITES NEW YORK (March 6, 2013)—Government delegates to the 16th meeting of the 178 member States of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) convening in Bangkok, Thailand this week can help conserve some of the world’s most threatened sharks and rays—ancient, cartilaginous fish species that are under severe pressure globally from over-fishing –...
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