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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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These curious dwarf mongoose pups take shelter in a hollow log in their new home at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo. The pups are two of the three recently born dwarf mongoose at WCS's Bronx Zoo. Native to sub-Saharan Africa, these dwarf mongooses are the smallest carnivores in Africa. The dwarf mongoose is a social creature that lives in small groups led by a dominant male and female. These three pups and their parents can be seen on exhibit in the Wildlife Conservation Societ...
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The Arakan forest turtle is discovered in dense bamboo forest in Myanmar Species previously known only by museum and captive specimens NEW YORK (September 3, 2009) – Known only by museum specimens and a few captive individuals, one of the world’s rarest turtle species – the Arakan forest turtle – has been observed for the first time in the wild by scientists according to a new report by the Wildlife Conservation So...
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WCS scientists discover the Arakan forest turtle, previously known only by museum and captive specimens, in a dense bamboo forest in Myanmar.
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Brooklyn, NY, September 2, 2009 - The New York Aquarium is sad to report that Pacific walrus, Akituusaq, died September 1. The walrus died due to complications from pneumonia.During the past few days, Akituusaq had been under special care by Wildlife Conservation Society veterinarians and received round-the-clock attention. Working tirelessly, WCS staff closely monitored his status and provided dedicated medical care."We are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved walrus Akituusaq and are pro...
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