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NEW YORK (June 16, 2009) Exchanging their books and pencils for camera and tripod, a group of 7th graders from the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation (UASWC) today released an engaging short video that captures the innovative character of their school and highlights their unique access to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, its animals and staff. Starring tigers, gorillas, and sea lions, along with the student filmmakers and even their principal, the video will be used a...
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Researchers from WCS find nests made by eastern lowland gorillas outside of their known range in the Itombwe forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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LANDMARK EXHIBIT CHANGED ZOO DESIGN WORLDWIDE JOIN US FOR FIVE WEEKS OF FUN-FILLED ACTIVITIES! The celebratory activities are on Fridays and Saturdays for five weeks beginning the weekend of June 19th and 20th and extending through July 17th and 18th Presented by Bank of America (Note to Media: If you would like to interview zoo experts on the significance of the design of the Congo Gorilla Forest or the WCS work to protect gorillas worldwide, please call our ...
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Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society Find Signs of Eastern Lowland Gorillas Outside of Known Range NEW YORK (June 10, 2009)—Scientists from the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today the discovery that the world’s least known gorilla—the eastern lowland gorilla or Grauer’s gorilla—survives in previously unexplored forests of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Specifically, researchers from WCS working in the forests of DR Congo’s Itombwe regi...
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WCS applauds the inclusion of forestry provisions in the American Clean Energy and Security Act, which paves the way to comprehensive climate change policy.
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Landmark Legislation Paves Way to Comprehensive Climate Change Policy NEW YORK (MAY 21, 2009) - The Wildlife Conservation Society applauds U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and U.S. Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA) of the House Energy and Commerce Committee for including provisions on forestry preservation in the American Clean Energy and Security Act. The provisions call for action to avoid the burning or cutting down of the world’s forests. Deforestation results in one-fifth of total greenhouse...
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Wildlife Conservation Society and Brain Tumor Foundation Help Silverback Fubo With Brain Scan NEW YORK (March 26, 2009)—Talk about house calls! The Wildlife Conservation Society thanks The Brain Tumor Foundation and its “Road To Early Detection” campaign for their assistance in performing a brain scan on a gorilla at the Bronx Zoo. The on-site procedure—performed by dozens of wildlife veterinarians, zookeepers, and medical personnel from several institutions—was made possible by the Bobby Murce...
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The Wildlife Conservation Society thanks The Brain Tumor Foundation and its “Road To Early Detection” campaign for their assistance in scanning the brain of a gorilla at the Bronx Zoo.
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Park safeguards western lowland gorillas, chimps, elephants, and other wildlife NEW YORK (February 18, 2009)—Gorilla population surveys, conducted by the Wildlife Conservation Society, have helped the government of Cameroon create a new national park which will protect more than 600 gorillas, along with other threatened species such as chimpanzees, forest elephants, buffaloes, and bongo. Called Deng Deng National Park, the new protected area measures approximately 224 square miles (580 ...
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Three months after Cameroon created a park to help protect the Cross River gorilla, it declares a second park to safeguard an important population of western lowland gorillas.
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