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NEW YORK (December 16, 2009)—Steven E. Sanderson, President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society, is available for commentary on current efforts at the Copenhagen climate talks to finalize a deal to compensate countries for protecting forests and peatlands. Sanderson can also comment at on avoided deforestation programs (such as REDD projects) and protecting peat soils in locations such as Chile’s Karukinka National Park. In a recently published article appearing in the latest edition of...
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Food Network Presents: The Salute to Wildlife Ice-Carving Competition at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo 15 Professional Ice Carvers to Compete: Each to Work with 600 lbs. of Ice Celebrity Judge: Susie Fogelson, Judge on The Next Food Network Star Prizes for Contestants and Attendees Sunday, December 27, 2009 Bronx, NY – (December 16, 2009) – On Sunday, December 27th, The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo will host i...
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Wildlife Conservation Society releases first high-quality footage of Cross River gorillas in the wild Footage taken by Germany’s NDR Naturfilm “These extraordinary images are vital for the fight to save the world’s least known and rarest ape as well as the mountain rainforest on which they depend” —James Deutsch, Director of WCS Africa Programs ...
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Need a Last Minute Gift? New York, N.Y. – Fruit cake, ties and perfume may be OK for some folk...
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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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