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World’s Second-Fastest Land Animal Born at the Zoo Adorable Fawns Will Be on View as Zookeepers Hand-Feed Them Baby Formula Thursday, July 16, 10:15 a.m. FLUSHING, NY, July 16, 2009 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is happy to announce the arrival of three beautiful pronghorn antelope fawns, born recently at the zoo. The pronghorn is the second-fastest land animal in the world, and the animal is unique in that it is the lone member of the family, Antilocapri...
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Exciting New Sea Lion Encounter Program Brooklyn, NY – Imagine getting kissed and hugged by a California sea lion! Well that’s now possible in a new program that the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium has just begun. Go behind the scenes with our keepers and learn animal training techniques, help out in the kitchen and get a sea lion kiss. Your adventure begins with a 20-minute informational session. Here you will learn about the natural history of sea lions and the threats the...
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WCS scientists track a new subspecies of tamarin in an isolated region of the upper Amazon. Despite the remoteness of its habitat, the monkey is threatened by development in the region.
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New sub-species emerges within isolated region in upper Amazon Proposed dams and other regional development threaten the newly found tamarin  New York (July 7, 2009) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today the discovery of a new monkey in a remote region of the Amazon in Brazil. The monkey is related to saddleback tamarins, which include several species of monkeys known for their distinctively marked backs. The newly describe...
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Legislation Includes Critical Provisions to Fight Climate Change by Ensuring Preservation of World's Forests and Natural Resources Bill Directly Addresses Deforstation, Which results in One-fifth of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Landmark Vote Paves Way to Comprehensive Climate Change Policy WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 26, 2009)—The following statement was released by John F. Calvelli, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs at the Wildlife Conservation Society regarding passa...
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Exhibit Turns 7 Million Visitors into Conservationists The Bronx Zoo Congo Gorilla Forest Exhibit Showcases How Zoo and Global Conservation Field Work Can Make a Difference Together Come Celebrate with the Gorillas: Educational and Fun Activities Scheduled in June and July Bronx, NY – June 24, 2009 – WCS announced today that the Bronx Zoo’s Congo Gorilla Forest, celebrating its 10th anniversary this month, has raised more than $10.6 million which has gone directly to fund the c...
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High cancer levels in wildlife should concern humansNew York (June 24, 2009)—While cancer touches the lives of many humans, it is also a major threat to wild animal populations as well, according to a recent study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).A newly published paper in the July edition of Nature Reviews Cancer compiles information on cancer in wildlife populations and suggests that cancer poses a conservation threat to certain species. The WCS authors highlight the critical need to...
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Jump on over and See This Endangered Malagasy Mammal Before He Grows up! Brooklyn, N.Y. – This as yet unsexed pup was born in April of this year. Dad Armand and mom Vonjy are keeping a close watch on the infant. The Mom and Dad arrived at the Prospect Park Zoo in early January. They are the first residents of the nocturnal wing in the Animal Adaptations exhibit. When the pair gave birth, they received complete privacy by covering the exhibit front and restricting...
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A new study says that banning certain types of fishing gear can help save coral reefs from the damaging effects of climate change, by protecting key fish populations that help stressed reefs recover.
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(June 17, 2009)  – Banning or restricting the use of certain types of fishing gear could help the world’s coral reefs and their fish populations survive the onslaughts of climate change according to a study by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and other groups. The international team of scientists has proposed that bans on fishing gear - like spear guns, fish traps, and beach seine nets  – could aid in the recovery o...
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