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Specialized Stamps Will Benefit Existing Wildlife Protection Funds at No Cost to American Taxpayers Bi-Partisan Group Led the Charge for New Funding Mechanism for Tigers, Elephants, Rhinos, Great Apes and Marine Turtles WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 22, 2010) – The Wildlife Con...
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Finding underlines importance of protecting wildlife populations to gain insights into pathogens that impact human populations WCS researchers provided key data for study NEW YORK (September 22, 2010)—Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Wildlife Conservation Society and others have discovered that the most common form of human malaria—Plasmodium falciparum—may have originated in western lowland gorillas. This finding comes from...
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A WCS carnivore researcher based in Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park searches for lions at prime-time for big cats: in the pitch dark.
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Bi-Partisan Group Led the Charge for New Funding Mechanism for Tigers, Elephants, Rhinos, Great Apes and Marine Turtles Specialized Stamps Will Benefit Existing Wildlife Protection Funds at No Cost to American Taxpayers   WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 30, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society applauded today’s Senate passage of H.R. 1454, the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act. In essence, the bill provides for the issuance of a spec...
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First sea lion ever born at WCS’s New York Aquarium makes its public debut View the video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq74WMseBrM New York – July 23, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium has visitors ooh-ing over its newest, and first ever, baby California sea lion. This playful baby girl was born at the aquarium to mom, Clarice. Only 15 pounds at birth, she is getting a little bigger each day. Adult female sea li...
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NEW YORK – July 14, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo today announced it has received a gift of $5 million from Margaretta Taylor, a New York City philanthropist and supporter of conservation. “It is a pleasure to support such a fabulous cultural institution,” said Mrs. Taylor. “I hope that my gift will ensure that WCS’s Bronx Zoo remains a cultural icon for New York City and the world for years to come.”   Dr. Steven E. Sanderson, WCS President ...
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“The plight of endangered wildlife and habitats around the world requires an efficient coordination of our government’s resources into a smart strategy, and this bill provides the impetus for that to happen.” WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 17, 2010 – Wildlife Conservation Society’s Executive Vice President of Public Affairs John Calvelli today applauded the leadership of Sens. Tom Udall (D-NM) and Sam Brownback (R-KS) on the Senate introduction of the Global Conservation Act of 2010...
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Zoo & Aquarium Are Vital Engines of Commerce for Local Neighborhoods Visit www.wcs.org to Sign the Petition NEW YORK – June 4, 2010 – Business leaders in the Bronx and Brooklyn are speaking out about City Hall’s proposed cuts to cultural institutions, including the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium, both of which are vital economic engines which sparks hundreds of millions of dollars for local economies every year. The Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium an...
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Larger than usual crowds are gathering near the Bronx Zoo's African Plains as we debut three lion cubs. While these cubs are adorable, it is important to know that lions in the wild are vulnerable.

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Bronx, NY – May 17, 2010 – The Belmont Business Improvement District (BBID), which fosters economic development and cultural tourism for the property owners, merchants, and residents of the famous Belmont area in the Bronx, plans to celebrate the new lion cubs of the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo. The BBID is offering three $100 "Great Taste of Tradition" gift cards in a drawing in connection to the city-wide effort to name the cubs. “We know these lion cubs are the Pride of New York...
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