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This Fall: Raptors are Happening at the Zoo New York, N.Y. - The Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo is debuting a brand new educational Birds of Prey flying show, 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 of the wild.  Presenters will be on hand to chat with visitors a...
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400 years after Henry Hudson sailed to New York, WCS takes a look at the past and future of Manhattan’s natural heritage. A new book, website, and museum exhibit explore the historic occasion.
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Do you enjoy learning about wildlife? Would you enjoy sharing what you learn with others? Brooklyn, NY – The Prospect Park Zoo is welcoming applications for its Docent Program.  After completing an intensive training course, Prospect Park Zoo docents are able to lead group tours, interpret exhibits, present biofacts and other touchables at Discovery Stations, assist in our interactive Discovery Center, work at zoo special events, and teach visitors how to interact with alpacas...
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Three Wildlife Conservation Society scientists were honored during the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology, in Beijing, China, held in July.
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WCS scientists working in northern Alaska spot a shorebird originally tagged 8,000 miles away, in Victoria, Australia. The bar-tailed godwit flew the length of the Pacific in an epic journey that underscores the importance of this northern breeding ground.
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Scientists Honored by Society for Conservation Biology at 2009 Annual Meeting NEW YORK (AUGUST 6, 2009) Three Wildlife Conservation Society scientists were honored during the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology(SCB), in Beijing, China held from July 11-16, 2009. The SCB is an international professional organization with over 12,000 members dedicated to advancing the science and practice of conserving the Earth's biological diversity. Each year, the SCB ...
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Hyenas to join lions, gazelles and other wildlifeon Zoo’s famous African Plains exhibit ...
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Other tagged long-distance migrants from Asia and South America also spotted NEW YORK (August 4, 2009) – WCS scientists studying shorebirds in western Arctic Alaska recently made a serendipitous discovery when they spotted a bar-tailed godwit with a small orange flag and aluminum band harmlessly attached to its legs.  Further research revealed that scientists in Australia had banded the bird and attached the flag near Victoria – more than 8,000 miles away. While banded birds are sometime...
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Good management means more fish in the sea, according to a new study. Efforts to curb overfishing have begun to succeed, and offer hope that fish stocks can rebuild if given a chance.
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In a rugged region of Laos increasingly known for unusual wildlife discoveries, WCS scientists and their colleagues find a new “bald” songbird, dubbed the bare-faced bulbul.
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