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News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
Op-Eds & Blogs
December 03, 2009
WCS's New York Aquarium to Collect Coats for NYC's Underprivileged
WCS’s New York Aquarium Partners with New York Cares and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz for Annual Coat Drive Coat Donors to Receive Free Ticket for Next Visit to WCS’s New York Aquarium NEW YORK, NY – (December 3, 2009) – While the sea lions, penguins and other animals at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium naturally adapt to the cold weather, there are some New Yo...
November 23, 2009
WCS's Bronx Zoo's Holiday Activities Run Throughout December
Ice Carving Demos and Competition, Clydesdale Wagon Rides, Live Reindeer Exhibit, and Presents to the Animals are Among this Year’s Holiday Activities Calendar Listing - December 2009 Bronx, NY –– The winter holiday season is always a magical time in New York City and this year the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is the place to be. Every weekend in December and the full week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day will be packed with family activities al...
November 23, 2009
Go Wild at WCS's Central Park, Prospect Park, and Queens Zoos this Holiday Season
New York, N.Y. – Get in the spirit of giving at the Central Park, Prospect Park, and Queens Zoos, as animals receive holiday presents in a wild way. Visit the zoos this December to watch animals such as polar bears, baboons, and pumas tear into their very own Christmas presents on the weekends of December 5-6, 12-13, and 19-20 (also December 26-27 at the Prospect Park Zoo). Each zoo will put visitors into the spirit of the season while giving beautifully wrapped presents of delectable delicacies...
November 10, 2009
WCS Releases Massive Atlas of Patagonian Sea
Ambitious atlas shows how 16 species use critical region of South Atlantic Ocean Data for the atlas was gathered by 25 scientists over ten years NEW YORK ( NOVEMBER 10, 2009) -- Recording hundreds of thousands of individual uplinks from satellite transmitters fitted on penguins, albatrosses, sea lions, and other marine animals, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and BirdLife International have released ...
October 29, 2009
New Long Distance Migration Route for Pronghorn Found in Idaho
GPS collars reveal that southern Idaho pronghorn population has one of the longest overland migrations in the American West Effort underway to protect herd numbering 1,000 animals threatened by increasing development BRONX, NEW YORK (October 29, 2009) – Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Idaho-based Lava Lake Institute for Science and Conservation discovered a new overland migration route of pronghorn antelope that ranks among the farthest for an...
September 30, 2009
WCS's Bronx Zoo Features Aspiring Picasso Sea Lions, as Part of Animal Enrichment Program
Keepers Work with the Animals to Strengthen Bonds, Stimulate Natural Instincts and Behaviors, and Facilitate CareDo WCS Bronx Zoo Sea Lions Paint Better Than You? Bronx, N.Y. (September 30, 2009) – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo continually improves and develops its Animal Enrichment Program. The newest breakthrough in enrichment activities is painting. “We’re always looking to find unique ways for the animals to exercise their minds, express crea...
September 29, 2009
Congo Basin Heads of State and Conservation Groups Celebrate 10 Years of Success in Saving World’s Second Largest Rainforest
JOINT PRESS RELEASE : African Wildlife Foundation, Conservation International, Wildlife Conservation Society, World Wildlife Fund Ongoing Threats include Bushmeat Hunting, Illegal Logging, and Climate Change Washington – September 29, 2009 -- Leaders of the Congo Basin countries and conservation groups are pressing for more attention, funds and technical support to save the world’s second largest rainforest and benefit its population during a Congo ...
September 28, 2009
Media Availability: Sept. 29th - International Conservation Caucus Foundation Hosts Heads-of-State Forum on Congo Basin
September 29th Congressional Hearing to Focus on Future of Crucial Tropical Rainforest WHAT: Leaders of Congo Basin countries, members of Congress, and leading conservation organizations will gather in Washington to recognize 10 years of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership. At a Congressional hearing the future of the world’s second largest rainforest will be discussed, including how those forests can help mitigate the climate crisis and ...
September 17, 2009
WCS, Mayor Bloomberg, BP Markowitz, and Councilman Recchia Announce Transformation of New York Aquarium
Ten-Year, Public-Private Initiative Will Transform WCS's NY Aquarium and Jump Start the Re-Birth of Coney Island, Solidifying Brooklyn as a Destination for Tourists Worldwide and Sparking Economic Development Locally Aquarium to Better Integrate Boardwalk, Ocean, and Protection of New York Waters BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (Sept. 17, 2009) – The Wildlife Conservation Society, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and City Councilman Domenic M. Recchia, Jr. an...
September 08, 2009
WCS-Led Study Says Some Arctic Nesting Bird Species Declining Near Oil Development
Infrastructure from oil drilling, coupled with edible garbage, creates “subsidized housing” for opportunistic predators like foxes and gulls NEW YORK (September 8, 2009) – A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other groups reveals how oil development in the Artic is impacting some bird populations by providing “subsidized housing” to predators, which nest and den around drilling infrastructure and supplement the...
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