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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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WCS’s Bronx Zoo Partners with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and the Bronx Chamber of Commerce on Holiday Toy Drive WCS’s Bronx Zoo Partners with New York Cares on Annual Coat Drive Toy or Coat Donors to Receive Free Ticket for Next Visit to WCS’s Bronx Zoo BRONX, NY – (November 30, 2009) – While the animals at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo have coats to keep them warm and toys to keep them hap...
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“Where the Wild Things Were How Conservation Efforts Are Failing” International Institutions Charged with the Planet's Care Just Can’t Get It Right The Time Is Ripe for a New Vision: One That Takes Biodiversity And Climate Change Seriously and Explores Their Crucial Connections Will the U.N. Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen Or the International Year of Biodiversity in 2010 Mark this Breakthrough? ...
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Short desc: Fewer prey animals, more poachers, and extreme weather events have caused tiger numbers to plummet in the Russian Far East.
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Dr. Peter Clyne is an Assistant Director in the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Asia Program, specializing in conservation in the southern part of the continent. We talked to him about his interest in conservation and what he considers to be the most important issues in conservation today.
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A year after WCS researchers discovered a motherlode of gorillas in a swampy forest in the Republic of Congo, the population is coming under increasing threat.
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Poaching, reductions in prey, and unusual weather all cited as factorsBetter law enforcement, habitat improvements, and improved protected areas needed to reverse decline NEW YORK (November 24, 2009) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today a report revealing that the last remaining population of Siberian tigers has likely declined significantly due to the rising tide of poaching and habitat loss. WCS says the report will help inform Russian officials ...
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In the essay, “Where the Wild Things Were: How Conservation Efforts Are Faltering,” currently appearing in Foreign Affairs, Dr. Steven Sanderson, President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), asserts the world’s political institutions have failed the planet but “realism cannot turn into defeatism.”Sanderson, who published an essay with a similarly dire assertion in 2002, concludes these seven years later: “There have been landmark foreign policy acts in the past that managed to s...
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NEW YORK (November 23, 2009)—A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society says that western lowland gorillas living in a large swamp in the Republic of Congo—part of the “mother lode” of more than 125,000 gorillas discovered last year—are becoming increasingly threatened by growing humans activity in the region. The study recommends protection of the swamp forests adjacent to the southwest border of Lac Télé Community Reserve after recent surveys confirmed that high densities of the great ...
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