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Take the Bronx Zoo’s Mother’s Day Quiz and Find Out NEW YORK – May, 6, 2011 – So what’s all the hoopla about tiger moms? Maybe you are one; maybe you know one. Or perhaps she is more of a sea turtle  mom – hands-off and relaxed. Whatever her maternal style, the mother in your life probably has a match in the animal kingdom. Take the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo’s newly released online Mother’s day quiz and find out at: ww...
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More Than 6,600 Penguin Champs Dash Through the WCS Bronx Zoo at the 3rd Annual WCS Run for the Wild Danielle Rosario, Bronx, N.Y. – First woman to cross the finish line  Chris Bauer, Seacliff, N.Y. – First man to cross the finish line    Team Aghelos from Port Washington, Long Island – top fundraiser Bronx, N.Y. – April 30, 2011 – More than 6,600 penguin champs ran, jogged, and walked through the W...
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One-time only “insider’s tour” gives visitors a closer look at some of the aquarium’s most amazing animalsSaturday, April 9 from 10 – 11:30 a.m.Register now at: www.nyaquarium.com  Brooklyn, N.Y. – March 29 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium is offering some visitors the one-time only opportunity to go behind the scenes to get a deeper look into several of the aquarium’s beautiful animal exhibits.   Education staff will guide visitors through many exciting adventure...
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WCS has developed a stress test to map out which coral reefs will have the best chance of surviving through the climate change era.
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Some turtle species number less than five individualsReport says controlling illegal trade is only hope to save turtles WCS co-authored report with coalition of conservation groups SINGAPORE (February 21,2011) – A report issued today, co-authored by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) working in conjunction with the Turtle Conservation Coalition, lists the 25 most endangered turtle species from around the world – some of which currently number less than five individua...
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According to a new report co-authored by WCS working in conjunction with the Turtle Survival Coalition, many more turtle species will go extinct in the next decade unless drastic conservation measures are taken.
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Suspect arrested in Jakarta after investigation of internet advertisements of protected wildlife for sale WCS worked in conjunction with Indonesian Police, Indonesian Department of Forestry, Directorate-General for Forest Protection and Nature Conservation JAKARTA, INDONESIA (February 17, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today a successful raid in Jakarta by Indonesian authorities that resulted in the arrest of a susp...
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The ocean-spanning journeys of the gigantic leatherback turtles in the South Atlantic have been tracked for the first time, thanks to groundbreaking research.
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500,000 gallons, swimming with sharks, sea turtles, rays,and thousands of schooling fishAn iconic element of the aquarium’s 10-year transformation“Ocean Wonders: Shark will inspire New Yorkers to celebrate the city’s maritime heritage and attract more visitors and business to Brooklyn’s oceanfront.” Groundbreaking: 2012 Brooklyn, New York – Dec. 14, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society has received approval from the New York City Public Design Commission for Ocean Wonders: S...
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