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Media Availability: WCS Dr. Joel Berger Paper finds apex predators are scarier when absent from their respective ecosystems NEW YORK (July 20, 2011) – The loss of large predators in the wild may be humankind’s most pervasive influence on nature, according to Wildlife Conservation Society Conservationist Joel Berger. Berger, author of The Better to Eat You With, is a co-author of the paper “Trophic Downgrading of Planet Earth,” ...
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WCS’s Dr. Steve Zack reports on migratory bird studies from remote Arctic Alaska on Yale Environment 360 Bronx, N.Y. (July 12, 2011) –The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today that Conservation Scientist Dr. Steve Zack is reporting from the field on Yale Environment 360’s website (click here <http://e360.yale.edu/content/digest.msp?id=3030> ) as he and other WCS scientists gather critical information to inform the future for shorebirds and songbirds in the largest Arctic ...
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Score a home run for the WCS New York AquariumBaseball and aquarium fans will enjoy prizes and activities throughout the evening Saturday, June 25 at 6 p.m. Brooklyn, N.Y. – June 21, 2011 – The Brooklyn Cyclones have teamed up with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium to host the first-ever New York Aquarium Night at MCU Park on Saturday, June 25 to benefit the WCS. As the crowd cheers for Brooklyn’s heavy hitters, they will enjoy an aquarium-themed night. Fans ca...
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New York – June 3, 2011 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo is saddened to report that its beloved polar bear, Ida, died today at an advanced age. At 25 years old, Ida was an older bear. Polar bears live in the wild an average of 18 years. She was euthanized this morning by WCS veterinarians after determining she had liver disease brought on by cancer. Central Park Zoo keepers were given an opportunity to share quiet time with her before the procedure. Ida was born in the Buf...
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Photo: Nala, Shani, and Adamma stand with their father, M’wasi at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. The three young African lions have grown to more than 150 lbs each since they made their public debut one year ago. The entire family can be seen in the zoo’s African Plains exhibit which opened 70 years ago this month.   Pictured left to right – Nala (female), Shani (male), Adamma (female), and M’wasi (father).   Download the video here: BronxZoo Lion Cub Update May 2011 Final .mo...
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p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; }  Enjoy the aquarium and Luna Park at a 20 percent savings Brooklyn, N.Y. – There is no better time to experience Coney Island than this summer. The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium and Luna Park are now offering Thrills and Gills, a new online combo ticket that gives visitors a full-day Coney Island experience with 20 percent...
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Specialized Save Vanishing Species Stamps Will Benefit Existing Wildlife Protection Funds at No Cost to American Taxpayers   WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 12, 2011) – America got its first look today at a new wildlife stamp that will be issued by the U.S. Postal Service in September 2011 to benefit international wildlife conservation. Net proceeds from sale of the Save Vanishing Species stamp, which fea...
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Edith and Katie make a splash New York, NY – May 6, 2011- Two young, female California sea lions have a new home at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo. Edith, 9 months, was born at WCS’s New York Aquarium, and Katie, 2 years, was born at WCS’s Bronx Zoo. Both are named in honor of long-standing WCS trustees—Edith McBean and Katherine L. (Katie) Dolan. The two new youngsters join Scooter, 25, and April, 20, in the sea lion court. Edith and K...
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WCS is evaluating whether forest fragmentation and other land-use changes make wildlife species, as well as livestock more susceptible to infectious diseases NEW YORK (March 23, 2011)—Veterinarians from the Wildlife Conservation Society and the State Institute of Animal Health (IAGRO) in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil have conducted one of the first health assessments of white-lipped peccaries (medium-sized pig-like animals) in Brazil’s Pantanal. The study was an effort to gauge the impact of Lepto...
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 2, 2010) – The U.S. Senate is poised to eliminate funding for the U.S. Forest Service Office of International Programs (FSIP) within the Fiscal Year 2011 Continuing Resolution. The program, which represents less than one-tenth of one percent of the federal budget, protects U.S. timber markets from the flow of illegal logging abroad and works with China and Russia to address such invasive species as Emerald Ash Borer and the Asian Gypsy moth, both of which threaten million...
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