Op-Eds & Blogs
News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
Op-Eds & Blogs
March 15, 2010
India’s Shrinking Animal Ark Needs More Parks
A new study predicts that large mammals in India could go extinct unless regional conservation planning takes place. WCS recommends park expansion to ensure the country’s tigers, elephants, swamp deer, and other large mammals persevere.
March 10, 2010
India’s Shrinking Animal Ark Needs More Parks, Corridors
New analysis predicts large mammal extinctions in India unless regional conservation planning takes place Wildlife Conservation Society recommends park expansion NEW YORK (March 10, 2010)—A study on the past extinction of large mammals in India by the Wildlife Conservation Society, Duke University, and other groups has found that country’s protected area system and human cultural tolerance for some species are key to conserving the subcontinent’s t...
March 04, 2010
Make Tracks for Tigers: WCS's “Run for the Wild” Helps Save Tigers
Con Edison Presents the 2nd Annual 5k and Family Fun Run at WCS’s Bronx Zoo Former Pro Bowl running back, Tiki Barber, returns as the Run for the Wild's official starter Registration is now open at www.wcs.runforthewild.org April 24, 2010 - Race Day Bronx, N.Y. – March 4, 2010 – Calling all runners and ath...
February 18, 2010
WCS Releases Viral Video to Restore State Funding for New York’s Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums
Video: “Parrots Make Bad Secretaries: Save New York Jobs”When you hurt our state’s zoos, botanical gardens and aquariums, you hurt New York State’s communities and familiesAnyone remember Wednesday, the Porcupine? New York – February 17, 2010 – Today, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a home-made video to inspire New Yorkers to send a message to Albany to reject Governor Paterson’s proposal to cut by nearly 50 percent the funding for New York State’s 80 zoos, botanical...
February 17, 2010
WCS Releases Wild Tigers Report Card
Savings Tigers Now: A Prognosis for Tigers in Eight Priority Landscapes Report Issued as World Celebrates "Year of the Tiger" For more than 1.5 million years, tigers have roamed the earth. They could be extinct in our lifetime. NEW YORK (February 17, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a “report card” today for wild tigers in Asia revealing how these iconic big ca...
February 11, 2010
WCS's Central Park Zoo Holds Fascinating Animal Programs for Kids
New York, NY– This spring, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo offers fascinating hands-on education programs that give kids a unique chance to learn about the wonderful world of animals. The programs take children behind the scenes and allow them to directly utilize their senses, whether they watch a snow leopard pounce within her exhibit or even prepare delicious treats for many of the zoo’s residents. For those extra enthusiastic animal lovers, there’s even a unique summer...
February 09, 2010
WCS and the Coalition of Living Museums Launch Petition Drive to Rally Support for NY State’s Zoos, Botanical Gardens, and Aquariums
Albany’s Proposed State Budget Cuts of Almost 50 PercentCould Severely Impact New York State’s Jobs, Merchants, Communities and StudentsZBGA Institutions Bring Jobs and a Tremendous Amount of Stimulus to New York State’s Economy with 12 Million Visitors AnnuallyGo to www.wcs.org to Sign the Petition! New York, NY – February 9, 2010 – Today, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced the launch of a petition drive and letter-writing campaign against the devastating cuts to the state b...
January 29, 2010
Wildlife Reserves Singapore Signs MOU with WCS
To collaborate on field conservation and public education to protect biodiversity in the face of global climate change and human encroachment Singapore, January 29, 2010 – Wildlife Reserves Singapore Pte Ltd (WRS), the parent company of Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari and Singapore Zoo, together with its recently established Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund (WRSCF) today signed an agreement to collaborate with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), based in New York, and Wildlife...
January 28, 2010
Love is in the Air, on the Ground, and in the Sea at WCS's Zoos
Matchmaking Goes a Long Way for Animals New York, N.Y. -- Experience the wild side of romance at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s zoos this Valentine’s Day. While we humans exchange heart-shaped boxes and red roses, creatures of all kinds at the zoos will be showing their own version of animal magnetism. An array of exotic wildlife lives at each WCS facility. Some animals prefer to live alone; others chose to live in very large groups that can sometimes be dominated by one high-ranking...
January 26, 2010
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Sensational Sea Lions at the WCS New York Aquarium
What can crawl like a caterpillar, do a backbend like a gymnast, bark on cue, and dive down to 600 feet in the ocean? Find out at the Wildlife Conservation Society New York Aquarium’s Aquatheater. This Valentine’s Day and all winter long, catch a training demonstration starring our outgoing and talented California sea lions. Each performance features cool facts about sea lions and their role in the web of life, in addition to music, humor, and lots of mischief. “Our pinnipeds (the scientific t...
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