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From koalas to snow leopards, day-long wildlife film festival to showcase films from WCS, and exclusives from Thirteen/WNET- Nature , and Nat Geo WILD All-day pass is $15 and available at  www.thepicturehouse.org Sunday, Nov. 18 2012 Noon – 8:00 p.m. The Picture House 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803 Pelham, NY – Nov. 7, 2012 – The Wildlife Conservation Society...
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Lions, cheetah, leopard, and wild dog particularly vulnerable Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states take first steps to tackle looming conservation crisis View the report>> JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (October 25, 2012) – A recent report says illegal hunting of wildlife in South African Development Community (SADC) states can lead to the eradication of many species across extensive areas a...
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Mini camps and teen internships are among programs to choose from Zoo introduces a new program for children with autism Register at www.centralparkzoo.com New York – Aug. 21, 2012 –The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo is now accepting registrations for the fall/winter 2012/13 season of educational programming. A variety of programs are available for adults, families, and children of all ages. Perfectly Penguin, a new program de...
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For the first time in Afghanistan, snow leopards have been fitted with satellite tracking collars. After affixing collars, performing dental exams, and taking DNA samples, WCS conservationists and Afghan veterinarians released the cats in healthy condition. Since being released, these cats have traveled more than 77 miles each.
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Wildlife Conservation Society, Afghanistan veterinarians, National Geographic Society, and Nat Geo WILD achieve what has been the impossible Research will be featured in Third Annual Big Cat Week, airing this December on Nat Geo WILD WAKHAN CORRIDOR, AFGHANISTAN, July 17, 2012 – Two snow leopards were captured, fitted with satellite collars, and released for the first time in Afghanistan by a team of Wildlife Conservation Society conservationists and Afghan veterinarians conducting resear...
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Surveys show endangered markhor are rebounding in northern Pakistan Markhor are majestic wild goats known for their spectacular horns WCS’s community conservation program is helping protect markhor and other wildlife NEW YORK (July 3, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that the markhor – a majestic wild goat species – is making a remarkable comeback in Pakistan due to conservation efforts. WCS-led community...
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Pakistan’s national mammal is making a comeback, with populations growing across northern Pakistan. A wild goat, the majestic markhor possesses corkscrew horns that can be 5-feet long.
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Spring and summer programming gives young participants an introduction to the world of wildlife New York – Feb. 28, 2012 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo has opened registration for spring and summer education programs for children and families. Beginning in March, these programs offer a glimpse into wildlife, nature, and the environment. Participants will learn about wildlife through a variety of activities including age-appropriate games, crafts, sing-alongs, exhibit visi...
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Outbreak reduced numbers of a wild population of endangered wild goats in Tajikistan by as much as 20 percent Species may have been infected by domestic goats Fewer than 2,500 markhor are left in the wild NEW YORK (January 5, 2012)—If they didn’t have enough to worry about from dodging poachers, snow leopards, and landslides in Central Asia’s rugged mountains, a population of endangered markhor—a majestic wild goat species—has contracted pneumonia, detected for the first time by the Wildlife Con...
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A pneumonia outbreak reduces numbers of a wild population of endangered wild goats in Tajikistan by as much as 20 percent. Fewer than 2,500 markhor are left in the wild.
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