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March 23, 2010
WCS: Top “Run for the Wild” Fundraisers Now Eligible for Prizes
Second Annual “Run for the Wild” 5k and Family Fun Run at WCS’s Bronx Zoo, Presented by Con EdisonTop individual and team fundraisers can win VIP animal encountersAll participants invited to meet-and-greet with former Pro Bowl running back, Tiki BarberGet a photo with the New York Yankee’s 2009 World Series trophy Registration is now open at www.wcs.runforthewild.org Event Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010 Bronx, N.Y. – March 23, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s second annu...
March 08, 2010
Deep Questions: Interview with a Marine Biologist
Dr. Howard Rosenbaum, director of the WCS-Ocean Giants Program, discusses the ins and outs of marine conservation, his contribution to categorizing a new species of right whale, and his favorite bay in the world.
February 19, 2010
WCS’s “State of the Wild” Highlights Imperative of Conservation in Time of War
WCS issues third edition of a collection of essays that identifies the world’s most pressing conservation challenges Book includes “Rarest of the Rare,” a status report of some of our planet’s most endangered creatures NEW YORK, NY – February 16, 2010 —War imperils not only human communities but also the wildlife and natural resources on which long-term security relies, according to the Wildlife Con...
February 18, 2010
WCS Issues State of the Wild 2010–2011
The third edition in this series identifies today’s most pressing conservation challenges, and highlights the imperative of conservation in a time of war.
February 17, 2010
WCS Mourns Loss of Dr. John Thorbjarnarson
John was a world-renowned expert on crocodiles, alligators, anacondas, turtles and other species of reptiles and worked tirelessly throughout Latin America, Africa, and Asia to ensure their protection and conservation.
December 28, 2009
WCS's Bronx Zoo Hosts First Ice-Carving Competition
Food Network Presents: The Salute to Wildlife Ice Carving Competition at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo Competition Continues Online at www.bronxzoo.com, Win Prizes for Voting for the “People’s Favorite” Bronx, NY – December 27, 2009 – Today, The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo hosted its first ice carving competition. The Salute to Wildlife Ice Carving Competition, presented by Food Network, featured 15 professional ice...
December 23, 2009
Scientists Track Ancient Mariners
Noelle and Darwinia, two leatherback sea turtles from Gabon, are now wearing satellite tracking devices as they swim through the seas, aiding researchers studying the species' movements. Interested members of the public can also keep up with the turtles progress online.
December 08, 2009
WCS Applauds Passage of the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act of 2009
WCS Applauds U.S. Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo and U.S. Rep. Henry Brown for Their Leadership WASHINGTON, DC – (December 8, 2009) - The Wildlife Conservation Society applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing H.R. 1454 - the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act of 2009. The bill creates a new funding mechanism for the MSCF Program by directing the U.S. Postal Service to issue semipostal stamps that depict images of great apes, elephant...
December 07, 2009
The Heat Is On
A WCS report, “Species Feeling the Heat: Connecting Deforestation and Climate Change,” highlights the impacts of deforestation and climate change on species around the globe.
December 07, 2009
New WCS Report Identifies ‘Unsung’ Species Under Stress from Climate Change
Report Highlights Impacts of Deforestation & Climate Change NEW YORK (December 7, 2009) —The Wildlife Conservation Society today released a list of animals facing new impacts by climate change, some in strange and unexpected ways. In a new report titled “Species Feeling the Heat: Connecting Deforestation and Climate Change,” the Wildlife Conservation Society profiles more than a dozen animal species and groups that are facing threats...
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