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New WCS CGC building becomes command center for international conservation Facility utilizes state-of-the-art “green” technologies NEW YORK (October 5, 2009)—The Wildlife Conservation Society today opened the WCS Center for Global Conservation on its C.V. Starr Science Campus at the Bronx Zoo.The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Center for Global Conservation, designed by FXFOWLE Architects, is a state-of-the-art, 40,000-square-foot “green” facility that will serve...
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Brooklyn, NY – The Prospect Park Zoo's SPARKS (Supporting Parents in Advocacy, Reform, and Knowledge in Science) workshop offers a unique opportunity for parents to help make science accessible for kids through hands-on activities, animal encounters, and other interactive teaching methods. Somewhere between TV time, story time, and bedtime, the Prospect Park Zoo Education Department is offering a very unique parent-child ritual: science-time. With science test scores of U.S. students—partic...
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Flushing, N.Y., October 1, 2009 – Prepare for a spook-tacular weekend at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Queens Zoo! The zoo will present “Boo at the Zoo,” an extreme Halloween extravaganza October 31 and November 1, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The event promises spine-tingling surprises and festivities for zoo-goers of all ages. Creatively costumed characters, craft-making, and treats for the animals will make this a frighteningly fun weekend. So if you’re not too spooked, head to the zoos to ...
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New York, N.Y., October 1, 2009 – Prepare for a spook-tacular weekend at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Central Park Zoo! The zoo will present “Boo at the Zoo,” an extreme Halloween extravaganza, October 30 and 31, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event promises spine-tingling surprises and festivities for zoo-goers of all ages. Creatively costumed characters, craft-making, and treats for the animals will make this a frighteningly fun weekend. So if you’re not too spooked, head to the zoos to...
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Keepers Work with the Animals to Strengthen Bonds, Stimulate Natural Instincts and Behaviors, and Facilitate CareDo WCS Bronx Zoo Sea Lions Paint Better Than You?   Bronx, N.Y. (September 30, 2009) – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo continually improves and develops its Animal Enrichment Program. The newest breakthrough in enrichment activities is painting. “We’re always looking to find unique ways for the animals to exercise their minds, express crea...
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JOINT PRESS RELEASE : African Wildlife Foundation, Conservation International, Wildlife Conservation Society, World Wildlife Fund Ongoing Threats include Bushmeat Hunting, Illegal Logging, and Climate Change Washington – September 29, 2009 -- Leaders of the Congo Basin countries and conservation groups are pressing for more attention, funds and technical support to save the world’s second largest rainforest and benefit its population during a Congo ...
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September 29th Congressional Hearing to Focus on Future of Crucial Tropical Rainforest WHAT:  Leaders of Congo Basin countries, members of Congress, and leading conservation organizations will gather  in Washington to recognize 10 years of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership. At a Congressional hearing the future of the world’s second largest rainforest will be discussed, including how those forests can help mitigate the climate crisis and ...
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Get Ready for Ghouls, Goblins, and Ghastly Good Times.  Brooklyn, NY – Prepare for a spook-tacular weekend at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Prospect Park Zoo. “Boo at the Zoo,” is an extreme Halloween extravaganza, on Saturday and Sunday, October 31 and November 1. This event promises spine-tingling surprises and festivities for zoo-goers of all ages. Creatively costumed characters, craft-making, and haunted habitats will make this a frighteningly fun weekend. So if ...
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October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and November 1, 2009 Brooklyn, NY — A safe and not (too) scary way to spend October weekends with the family. Join WCS’s New York Aquarium at the Haunted SeaFari Perils of the Deep adventure and a pumpkin-patch-filled arts and crafts center. Activities for this event are free with general admission and run from Noon to 4pm each day. Come down and see all of our sea monsters. Visit the Haunted SeaFari Perils of the Deep. This interactiv...
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Friday, September 25 , 9:30 a.m. WHO: His Excellency Elbegdorj of Mongolia Her Excellency Enkhtsetseg Ochir WCS Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, John Calvelli WCS Assistant Director, Asia Program, Peter Zahler Central Park Zoo Director, Jeff Sailer WHAT:           President of Mongolia tours the Central Park Zoo. The focus will be on new snow leopard exhibit and a short discussion on WCS’ work in Mongolia. WHERE:        Central Park Zoo ...
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