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Ten-Year, Public-Private Initiative Will Transform WCS's NY Aquarium and Jump Start the Re-Birth of Coney Island, Solidifying Brooklyn as a Destination for Tourists Worldwide and Sparking Economic Development Locally  Aquarium to Better Integrate Boardwalk, Ocean, and Protection of New York Waters BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (Sept. 17, 2009) – The Wildlife Conservation Society, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and City Councilman Domenic M. Recchia, Jr. an...
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Loggerhead Shrike Known for Impaling Prey on Thorns Exhibit Draws Attention to WCS Efforts to Save Declining Grassland Birds NEW YORK (September 15, 2009)— The Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Bronx Zoo welcomes to its collection the loggerhead shrike, a seemingly harmless-looking songbird best known for eating its prey after impaling its captives on thorns and barbed wire.  Also known as the “Butcher Bird...
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New Building Awarded Gold Level LEED Certification*CGC Completes Development of Science Campus at WCS’s Bronx Zoo   BRONX, NEW YORK (September 14, 2009)– The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) will formally open the WCS Center for Global Conservation at the Bronx Zoo on Monday, October 5th at 10:00 AM.  The morning’s events will include a tour of the new state-of-the-art facility, which has been awarded the Gold level LEED certification.The WCS Center for Global Conservation was desig...
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Birds Take Over WCS's Bronx Zoo All September New York, N.Y. (September 11, 2009)- The Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo is debuting a brand new educational Birds of Prey flying show the weekends of September 12/13, 19/20, and 26/27. Eagles, hawks, falcons, and vultures will be a part of the presentation during this special three-weekend event in the Bronx Zoo's Astor Court. Following the show, there will be an up-close viewing of these raptors. Presenters will be on hand to ...
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A WCS study reveals that a road constructed by an oil company through Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park became a wildlife market pipeline.
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WCS study reveals that road constructed for oil extraction in National Park becomes a wildlife market pipeline NEW YORK (September 10, 2009)—What harm can a simple road do in a pristine place such as Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park, home to peccaries, tapirs, monkeys and myriad other wildlife species? A great deal, it turns out. Specifically, it can turn subsistence communities into commercial hunting camps that empty rainforests of their wildlife, researchers from the Wildlife Conservation ...
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Get Ready for Ghouls, Goblins, and Ghastly Good Times! The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park and Queens Host their Annual “Boo at the Zoo” Weekends New York, N.Y., October 1, 2009 – Prepare for a spook-tacular weekend at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Central Park and Queens Zoos! The zoos will each present “Boo at the Zoo,” an extreme Halloween extravaganza, October 30 and 31 at the Central Park Zoo and October 31 and November 1 at the Queens Zoo. The event p...
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**MEDIA AVAILABILITY/ PHOTO OPP**   Manhattan Borough President Stringer and WCS Commemorate Manhattan's First 400 years with a Celebratory Cake Saturday, Sept. 12, 12:15 p.m., WCS's Central Park Zoo New York, N.Y., Sept. 12, 2009 – It is time to celebrate Manhattan's 400 years of greatness. It has been 400 years since Henry Hudson arrived on the shores of Manhattan, discovering a land of lush forests, meadows, and wetlands that existed long before the cityscape we know today. Long before Time...
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Infrastructure from oil drilling, coupled with edible garbage, creates “subsidized housing” for opportunistic predators like foxes and gulls NEW YORK (September 8, 2009) – A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other groups reveals how oil development in the Artic is impacting some bird populations by providing “subsidized housing” to predators, which nest and den around drilling infrastructure and supplement the...
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Morris Park, NY August, 2009- The Morris Park Community Association salutes Italian Heritage Month with the 33rd Annual Bronx Columbus Day Parade and Concert on Sunday, October 11, 2009 in Morris Park.  The Bronx Columbus Day Parade Committee is honoring John F. Calvelli, Executive Vice President for Public Affairs of the Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society, as the Grand Marshal.Tony Signorile, Chairman of The Bronx Columbus Day Parade commented, “As always, I look forward to this wond...
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