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Celebrate Boo at the Zoo at the Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo
New York - Oct. 20, 2016 - The spooky season arrives at WCS's (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo during the annual Boo at the Zoo weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29 and 30, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at both facilities. 

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Park Ranger Murdered in Last Gorilla Stronghold
Oct. 19, 2016 – WCS is saddened to learn that a park ranger was recently killed in Kahuzi Biega National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo defending critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas.

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Breakfast with the Animals Series Kicks Off at WCS’s Zoos and Aquarium
New York –– Oct. 19, 2016 – The WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society’s) Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and New York Aquarium have opened registration for this fall’s Breakfast with the Animals series.   

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Categories: Zoos and aquarium

Two WCS Scientists Honored As Finalists for the Indianapolis Prize

INDIANAPOLIS -- Dee Boersma and Joel Berger were honored here as finalists for the Indianapolis Prize on Oct. 15. Both were recognized for their exceptional accomplishments and sacrifices as they work to protect species around the globe.

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Categories: Inspire

WCS Uses Facebook To Stop Wildlife Trafficking in Peru
NEW YORK (October 14, 2016)WCS’s Peru Program is fighting wildlife trafficking through a campaign that leverages one of the most effective means of reaching a wide audience: Facebook.

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Climate Change Will Affect Water Processes of the Amazon Basin, Study Finds
NEW YORK (October 12, 2016)—Climate change is likely to alter the hydrological processes of the Amazon River basin, according to scientists and authors of a recently published study which predicts that future trends could result in wetter conditions in the western Amazon and drier ones in the east.

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Study Finds Fiji’s Fishing Communities Struggling In Wake of Cyclone Winston
NEW YORK (October 5, 2016) – Fishing-dependent communities in Fiji experienced decreased food security and loss of livelihoods in the wake of Cyclone Winston, according to a post-disaster survey conducted by the WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society).

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CITES CoP17: 7 Reasons Elephants Won at CITES
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (Oct. 5, 2016) – The decisions, resolutions and proposals adopted at the 17th meeting of the CITES Conference of the Parties (CoP17) made it a little better to be an elephant. 

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Categories: Elephants

BREW AT THE ZOO to bring Halloween “Wild Life” to Bronx Zoo

Bronx, NY – Oct. 4, 2016 – Halloween is not just for kids, and the Bronx Zoo’s animals are not the only “wild life” to be found this season in the Bronx. On Saturday, October 29, the Bronx Zoo will host its first ever “Brew at the Zoo” beer tasting. 

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Peccaries of Mesoamerica Now Highly Threatened, Warn Experts
NEW YORK (October 4, 2016)Hunting, deforestation, and cattle ranching in Mesoamerica have become a triad of trouble for the white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari), an ecologically important species now threatened with regional extinction, according WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and a group of experts at a recently held meeting in Belize.

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