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Children’s Zoo to Reopen at Bronx Zoo After Renovation
Bronx, NY – May 27, 2015 – The Children’s Zoo at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo has undergone a renovation and is officially reopening on Saturday, May 30 with a weekend-long celebration. Species new to the Children’s Zoo include giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), Linne’s Two- toed Sloth(Choloepus didactylus)South American coatimundi (Nasua nasua) and the world’s smallest deer: the pudu(Pudu puda). Other wildlife favorites returning to the children’s zoo include American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis), black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus)and South American squirrel monkeys(Saimiri sciureus) which now live on an island habitat surrounded by wading Caribbean flamingoes(Phoenicopterus ruber) and other dabbing waterfowl.

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April 8--Recipe for Saving Coral Reefs: Add More Fish
Fish are the key ingredients in a new recipe to diagnose and restore degraded coral reef ecosystems, according to scientists from the Australian Institute of Marine Science, WCS, James Cook University, and other organizations in a new study in the journal Nature.

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 The Illegal Wildlife Trade and Decent Work

The following statement was given today by John Robinson, WCS Executive Vice President for Conservation and Science at the 2015 ECOSOC Integration Segment held by the Permanent Missions of Germany and Gabon:

 

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Feb. 19 -- Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve Celebrates 25 Years As Stronghold for Jaguar and Other Threatened Species
Conservationists in Guatemala and around the world celebrate the 25thAnniversary of the Maya Biosphere Reserve, a successful safe haven for jaguars, peccaries, macaws and other species that have disappeared from much of Mesoamerica, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). 

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Some encouraging research from Belize’s Glovers Reef, where fishing regulations for spiny lobsters seem to be protecting these valuable crustaceans. 

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WATCH: "Real" Paddington Bear Captured on Video
WCS is working to save the “real” Paddington Bear, the Andean bear.  Check out some rare glimpses via video camera traps along with new scientific findings. News release, recent study, and links below.  

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A Touch of the Tropics Comes to WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo this Winter
The Wildlife Conservation Society's Prospect Park Zoo is now home to two strikingly colorful lettered aracaris.

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Hawksbill turtles nesting success jumps more than 200 percent Poaching reduced by 80 percent Anti-poaching and community conservation efforts are paying off NEW YORK (December 10, 2014) – A WCS team in Nicaragua reported today a dramatic increase in nesting of critically endangered hawksbill sea turtles including the highest nest counts since a conservation project began there in 2000. The total nest count for hawksbill turtles in the project area in Nicaragua’s P...

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Breeding program is part of a collaborative effort with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to save these endangered toads from extinction Complex husbandry techniques used to promote breeding Mating calls played in the background to help simulate the toads’ breeding environment Thousands of newly hatched tadpoles sent to Puerto Rico for introduction Flushing, N.Y. –Nov. 19, 2014 &n...

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Public-Private Partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Goldman Sachs, and Chilean people marks first decade with milestones of scientific discovery, conservation, and public education & engagement Created in 2004, the 735,000 acre reserve in Chilean Tierra del Fuego contains southernmost old growth forests, largest population of guanacos in Chile, condors, and spectacular marine wildlife Intact forests and peatlands sequester almost 300 million tons of c...

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