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WCS releases the first high-quality footage of Cross River gorillas in the wild, produced by Germany’s NDR Naturfilm after weeks spent in Cameroon’s Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary.

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Brooklyn, NY – December 11, 2009. Animal enrichment at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is not a new practice. For many years WCS keepers have put effort and creativity into enriching the lives of our animals.  Within the last few years, WCS made a commitment to formal, science-based enrichment programs at all of our wildlife parks, and the Animal Enrichment Program (AEP) was born. The fundamental objective of AEP is to ensure that all animals in the Society’s care receive optimal physica...
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February through April 2010 Brooklyn, NY – This winter/spring, the Prospect Park Zoo is serving up family programs with an art focus. Come to the zoo, meet and touch animals, learn about nature and make beautiful animal crafts to take home. Programs are $20 non-members, $15 members which includes one child, one adult and zoo admission. To make a reservation, please call 718-399-7326 or email ppzeducation@wcs.org. In Living Color Animals come in all the colors of the rainbow. But how does ...
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WCS Applauds U.S. Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo and U.S. Rep. Henry Brown for Their Leadership   WASHINGTON, DC – (December 8, 2009) - The Wildlife Conservation Society applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing H.R. 1454 - the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act of 2009. The bill creates a new funding mechanism for the MSCF Program by directing the U.S. Postal Service to issue semipostal stamps that depict images of great apes, elephant...
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A WCS report, “Species Feeling the Heat: Connecting Deforestation and Climate Change,” highlights the impacts of deforestation and climate change on species around the globe.
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Careers in Aquatic Research and Education (CARE) Immediate Call for High School Student Participants (Ages 14 - 17)Application Deadline: Friday, December 11th, 2009 Brooklyn, NY – The New York Aquarium Teen Conservation Program’s Careers in Aquatic Research and Education (CARE) is a unique winter opportunity designed to introduce early high school students from various backgrounds and occupational interests to the vast and interdisciplinary nature of careers in the aquatic sciences ...
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New WCS Position Combines Development, Corporate Outreach, and Conservation Finance BRONX, NY (Dec. 7, 2009)—The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Bertina Ceccarelli to the position of Executive Vice President for Global Resources. Her assignment begins January 4, 2010.Ceccarelli will lead development, corporate outreach, and conservation finance efforts for WCS, including its global programs in more than 65 countries; and its five living institut...
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Report Highlights Impacts of Deforestation & Climate Change NEW YORK (December 7, 2009) —The Wildlife Conservation Society today released a list of animals facing new impacts by climate change, some in strange and unexpected ways. In a new report titled “Species Feeling the Heat: Connecting Deforestation and Climate Change,” the Wildlife Conservation Society profiles more than a dozen animal species and groups that are facing threats...
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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...
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Flushing, N.Y. – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is pleased to announce the arrival of several new bobwhite quails, a type of bird related to turkeys and pheasants, native to North America. These beautiful birds, which are the first of its kind to live at the Queens Zoo, can be found in the zoo’s historic geodesic-domed aviary. Bobwhite quails have a natural woodland-hued plumage that helps keep them hidden from predators. Their bodies are brown with speckles of black, dark brow...
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