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Wilburforce Foundation’s Leadership Award Presented for Efforts to Expand World Heritage Site   New York, N.Y. (January 4, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is proud to announce Dr. John Weaver, a conservation biologist with the organization, has won the Wilburforce Foundation’s Conservation Leadership Award. The award was given to Dr. Weaver for his many years of field research and conservation efforts in several areas of the Yellowstone-to-Yukon region. Most recently, Weaver co...
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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.


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In "The Secret Language of Elephants," 60 Minutes’ reporter Bob Simon visits WCS conservationist Andrea Turkalo in the Central African Republic, where she studies elephants in the second largest rainforest on Earth.
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Food Network Presents: The Salute to Wildlife Ice Carving Competition at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo Competition Continues Online at www.bronxzoo.com, Win Prizes for Voting for the “People’s Favorite” Bronx, NY – December 27, 2009 – Today, The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo hosted its first ice carving competition. The Salute to Wildlife Ice Carving Competition, presented by Food Network, featured 15 professional ice...
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Noelle and Darwinia, two leatherback sea turtles from Gabon, are now wearing satellite tracking devices as they swim through the seas, aiding researchers studying the species' movements. Interested members of the public can also keep up with the turtles progress online.
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The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is a winter wonderland for creatures of all types – animals and humans. As New York City digs out of its largest snowfall since 2006, this Siberian tiger at WCS’s Bronx Zoo playfully leaps on a snow-covered boulder at Tiger Mountain.   Winter weekend activities this year include the first Salute to Wildlife Ice-Carving Competition Sunday, December 27; holiday presents for the animals; Clydesdale horse and carriage rides; ice carving demonstrations; a...
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“Limestone leaf warbler” has a unique call, setting it apart from other warblersWarbler was found in limestone region in Laos, home to treasure trove of new species NEW YORK – (December 21, 2009) A diminutive, colorful bird living in the rocky forests of Laos and Vietnam has been discovered by a team of scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, Lao PDR Department of Forestry, Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Swedish Museum of Natural History, BirdLife ...
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WCS helps discover the limestone leaf warbler, a small yellow bird with a distinctive call, in Laos. The bird’s home in the Southeast Asian country’s limestone region has become known as a treasure trove of new species.

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WCS President and CEO Steve Sanderson appeared on WNET's Worldfocus and in a podcast for Scientific American to discuss climate change as world leaders gathered in Copenhagen to try to find agreement on how to protect the planet from future greenhouse gas emissions.
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Infant Wolf’s Guenon is the latest addition to WCS’s Congo Gorilla Forest Bronx, NY – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is proud to announce one of its newest residents, a female Wolf’s guenon, born recently to parents Jordan and Gigi. This new addition to WCS’s Bronx Zoo can be seen year-round in the state-of-the-art Congo Gorilla Forest exhibit.   Wolf's guenons (Cercopithecus wolfi) are tree dwellers found south of Africa's Congo River primarily bet...
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