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Although conservationists have long known that turtles return to their natal beaches to lay eggs, direct evidence of these pilgrimages is scant. With sea turtles more imperiled than ever, conservationists can’t help but delight in success stories like this one.
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Presented by Delta Airlines Lifelike LEGO® wildlife sculptures on display at the Bronx Zoo with activities for all ages Professionally built sculptures include: zebra, tiger, gorillas, lemurs, giraffe, rhinoceros, flamingos, hornbills, and more Activities include: LEGO® Master Builder demonstrations, interactive LEGO® Construction Zone, Wildlife Theater, Animal Activity Trail presented by Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and encore performances of Avenue Zoo Sat...
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Gland, Switzerland, 5 June, 2012 (IUCN) — Increasing alarm for the fate of the two rarest rhinoceros species, and growing concern over the increased illegal hunting of rhinos and demand for rhino horn affecting all five species, has prompted President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to declare 5 June 2012 as the start of the International Year of the Rhino. President Yudhoyono took this step at the request of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and other conservation orga...
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Cultural organizations, including The Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium, are economic engines for NYC Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium face a cut of 58% in city funding Video: “A Bronx Zoo Monkey Gets an iPad” features a tiny monkey urging people to support restoration of funding View the full video at: http://youtu.be/HXtM97uQtAo Visit www.wcs.org/cityhall to sign the petition New York – June 1, 2012 – The Wildlife Conservation Society released a homemade video called “A Bronx Zoo Monk...
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Coalition Launches Campaign to Make North American Bison the National Mammal of the United StatesSenator Michael Enzi and Senator Tim Johnson introduce the National Bison Legacy Act Public urged to take action at www.votebison.org BOZEMAN, MT (May 25, 2012)— The Wildlife Conservation Society, Intertribal Buffalo Council, and National Bison Association today announced the launch of a campaign to make the North American bison the national mammal of the United States. The announcement coincides ...
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First camera trap video footage of Cross River gorillas reveals candid behaviors of elusive animals and threat of poaching NEW YORK (May 8, 2012)—Conservationists working in Cameroon’s Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary have collected the first camera trap video footage of the Cross River gorilla. With fewer than 250 individuals remaining, Cross River gorillas are the world’s rarest gorilla and a notoriously elusive species rarely observed directly by field researchers. Collected from one of ...
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Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Children's Hospital Boston unveil new interactive wildlife trade map: www.healthmap.org/wildlifetrade BOSTON (February 16, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Children's Hospital Boston unveiled today a new digital tool to improve monitoring of illegal trade in wildlife and the disease risks it may present to people and animals. The announcement was made at the International Conference on Digital Disease Detection in Boston.Called “He...
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View the Welikia Project video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Zkv_G0qGd4 Bronx, NY - February 16, 2012- The Welikia Project led by Eric W. Sanderson, Wildlife Conservation Society senior conservation ecologist, has been submitted to the Buckminster Fuller Challenge – an annual international design challenge awarding $100,000 to support the development and implementation of a strategy that has significant potential to solve humanity's most pressing problems. The Welikia Project s...
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Zoos set wager on Super BowlNew York Giants victory means public serenade at Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo of “I Love New York” and Woodman’s of Essex N.E. Clam ChowderNew England victory means Patriots jerseys at Bronx Zoo sea lion show and NY Bagels from Empire Bagels in the Bronx Bronx, N.Y. and Boston, MA – Feb. 1, 2012 – The teams for Zoo-per Bowl XLVI are talking trash. The directors of WCS’s Bronx Zoo and Zoo New England have agreed to terms of their wager on Sunday’s Super Bowl matc...
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Honor Awarded by Rare in Partnership with National GeographicWCS's "Bycatch Escape Gaps for Fish Traps" Takes Top Honor NEW YORK, (January 10, 2012) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society has won top honors from Rare, in partnership with National Geographic, for an innovative marine program operated in Curacao and Kenya. WCS won the grand prize in the contest called "Solution Search: Turning the Tide for Coastal Fisheries."The Wildlife Conservation Society’s winning solution is entitled “...
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