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(June 17, 2009)  – Banning or restricting the use of certain types of fishing gear could help the world’s coral reefs and their fish populations survive the onslaughts of climate change according to a study by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and other groups. The international team of scientists has proposed that bans on fishing gear - like spear guns, fish traps, and beach seine nets  – could aid in the recovery o...
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More than 34,000 Messages Sent to City Hall (June 17, 2009) —The following statement was released today by Wildlife Conservation Society Executive Vice President John Calvelli:“The Wildlife Conservation Society thanks Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Majority Leader Joel Rivera, Chairman Dominic Recchia and the delegations from all five boroughs for recognizing the economic importance of the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium and all of the city’s cultural institutions. The...
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Jump on over and see this endangered Malagasy Mammal Before he Grows Up!Brooklyn, N.Y. - This as yet unsexed pup was born in April of this year. Dad Armand and mom Vonjy are keeping a close watch on the infant.The Mom and Dad arrived at the Prospect Park Zoo in early January. They are the first residents of the nocturnal wing in the Animal Adaptations exhibit. When the pair gave birth, they received complete privacy by covering the exhibit front and restricting human access to the holding area. ...
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NEW YORK (June 16, 2009) Exchanging their books and pencils for camera and tripod, a group of 7th graders from the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation (UASWC) today released an engaging short video that captures the innovative character of their school and highlights their unique access to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, its animals and staff. Starring tigers, gorillas, and sea lions, along with the student filmmakers and even their principal, the video will be used a...
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Researchers from WCS find nests made by eastern lowland gorillas outside of their known range in the Itombwe forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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LANDMARK EXHIBIT CHANGED ZOO DESIGN WORLDWIDE JOIN US FOR FIVE WEEKS OF FUN-FILLED ACTIVITIES! The celebratory activities are on Fridays and Saturdays for five weeks beginning the weekend of June 19th and 20th and extending through July 17th and 18th Presented by Bank of America (Note to Media: If you would like to interview zoo experts on the significance of the design of the Congo Gorilla Forest or the WCS work to protect gorillas worldwide, please call our ...
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Exhibit Spotlights Endangered Big Cat of Asia’s Great Mountain Ranges And The WCS Conservation Efforts to Save ThemHabitat Includes Latest in Behavioral Enrichment and Technology: Hot Rocks for Winter Warmth, And Shallow Caves, Trees, Waterfall and Fog for Summer CoolingRocks and Deadfall Encourage Pouncing and Playing!New York, N.Y. (June 11, 2009)– The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) today unveiled the Allison Maher Stern Snow Leopard Exhibit at its Central Park Zoo. This spectacular new h...
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WCS’s newest exhibit at the Central Park Zoo spotlights the endangered snow leopards of Asia’s great mountain ranges, and the WCS conservation efforts to save them.
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Once considered “mission impossible,” a grueling study of Papua New Guinea’s long-beaked echidna reveals this rare, egg-laying mammal’s elusive habits.
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A massive expansion of Nahanni National Park makes it three-and-a-half times larger than Yellowstone. Field research by WCS-Canada was key to the park’s new boundaries.
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