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February 25, 2011
Expedition Uncovers the Wildlife Wonders of Tierra del Fuego’s End of the World
WCS partners with local groupsto protect elephant seals, albatrosses, penguins, and other marine wildlife in Admiralty Sound Results of expedition will help safeguard this coastal region NEW YORK (February 25, 2011)—The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and other partners have concluded a scientific survey of an icy, remote fjord on the southern tip of South America, home to seals, penguins, albatrosses, whales, and o...
February 09, 2011
WCS, Harvard Medical School, and PREDICT Unveil HealthMap.org/predict for Global Tracking of Disease
Open-access website uses technology to merge wildlife and human health surveillance NEW YORK (February 9, 2011)— Health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society, Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital Boston, the University of California at Davis, EcoHealth Alliance, and other members of PREDICT have publicly launched a web-based, open-access map to help governments and health agencies track emerging infectious diseases across the world. Announced at this week’s International...
February 09, 2011
Best Valentine's Day Gift Ever: Name a Hissing Cockroach after your Loved One!
Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo Announces One-of-a-Kind Gift Zoo houses thousands hissing cockroaches in its Madagascar exhibit NEW YORK (February 9, 2011) – Forget diamonds, roses, or chocolates. The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo announced today a light-hearted, one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day gift: naming one of the zoo’s famous Madagascar hissing cockroaches after a loved one, sweetheart, mother...
January 11, 2011
Reef Study Finds How to Make Coral Reefs Grow Faster: Fisheries Management
WCS confirms sea urchins destroy reef building algae in overfished sites on Kenya’s coast NEW YORK (January 11, 2011)—An 18-year study of Kenya’s coral reefs by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of California at Santa Cruz has found that overfished reef systems have more sea urchins, organisms that in turn eat coral algae that build tropical reef systems.By contrast, reef systems closed to fishing have fewer sea urchins—the result of predatory fish keeping urchins under contr...
January 07, 2011
Photo Release: Shark Finning in US Waters
Millions of sharks are finned every year for the global shark-fin soup trade Brooklyn, N.Y. – Jan. 7, 2011 - A photo released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium shows a finned shark caught in partnership with Delaware State University during a New York Seascape study in Delaware Bay. The photo shows where the dorsal and pectoral fins were removed. The female sand tiger shark had no anal fins, and most of its tail fin had been removed. Shark finning – the practice...
October 28, 2010
WCS's Queens and Prospect Park Zoos Celebrate Halloween with Boo at the Zoo
Festivities include treats for everyone – even the animals New York, N.Y.-date – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo are hosting their annual Boo at the Zoo – a family-friendly Halloween extravaganza, all day Saturday, Oct. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 31. Festivities include costumes, arts and crafts, and treats for the animals. The events promise spine-tingling surprises and terrifying thrills for zoo-goers of all ages. On both days of the Halloween weekend, anima...
October 25, 2010
WCS’s Zoos and Aquarium Change Hours of Operation for the Season
Wild adventures continue as fall/winter hours go into effect New York, N.Y.- Oct. 24, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s wildlife parks – Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium – have announced that fall/winter hours will go into effect starting Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. Each of the five WCS wildlife parks will now be open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily. Although the days are shorter, there is still plenty to see at ...
October 21, 2010
New Project to Map out Wildlife Pathways Across Longest Main Street in America
WCS Idaho Department of Fish and Game to identify migration routes of moose and elk across US-20 in Island Park area of Idaho BOZEMAN, MT (October 21, 2010) –The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) today announced their participation in a three-year collaborative study in Idaho’s Island Park area to better inform decision making with regard to wildlife related hazards and improved safety on US Route 20 and Idaho Highway 87. The study w...
October 21, 2010
Paul Simon Joins WCS in Fight to Save Tigers
“Making Tracks for Tigers” Benefit held at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square NEW YORK (October 20, 2010)—Legendary recording artist Paul Simon joined the Wildlife Conservation Society in the fight to save tigers from extinction at a private performance tonight at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square. Funds raised at the concert will support WCS efforts to save tigers in their last remaining strongholds in Asia. Conservationists estimate that approximately 3,200 tigers remain in the wi...
September 30, 2010
Baby Boom Hits WCS’s Bronx Zoo as Six Rare Tiger Cubs Debut at Tiger Mountain
Tiger Mountain exhibit at Bronx Zoo transformed to show both Amur and Malayan tigers side-by-side Exhibit educates millions of visitors each year about plight of wild tigers Tigers are critically endangered with fewer than 3,500 remaining in the wild View the videos: Malayan cubs: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysx5vi4fZ_Y Amur cubs: www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-KNDaqdrvE Bronx, NY – Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 – The popular Tiger Mountain exhibit at the Wildlife Conservati...
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