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With support from WCS, Argentina declares a new coastal marine park to protect half a million penguins, cormorants, oystercatchers, and other rare seabirds.
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Park rangers still need support in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo NEW YORK (January 7, 2009)— Protecting gorillas in Virunga National Park relies on supporting the rangers who have already sacrificed much to save the park’s mountain gorillas and other wildlife, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, which has pledged $15,000 in support for the park guards and their families. In the latest bout of insecurity in the war-torn region of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the park...
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Protecting gorillas in Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, relies on supporting the rangers who have sacrificed much to save the mountain gorillas and other wildlife. WCS has pledged $15,000 to help support the park guards and their families.

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A combination of improved management and natural regeneration is helping corals stage a rapid comeback in Indonesia following the December 2004 tsunami.
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NEW YORK (December 18, 2008)—The Wildlife Conservation Society’s own Dr. George Schaller—the world’s leading field biologist and conservationist—has been awarded the China Environment Prize for his efforts to study and protect China’s giant pandas, Tibetan antelope, and the wild places where they exist. Schaller is a Senior Conservationist with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Asia Programs and has worked with the Bronx Zoo-based organization for over 50 years. He has worked in China for much...
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After a year-long hiatus, New York City’s only known beaver has set up a new lodge at the Bronx Zoo and even cut down his own Christmas Tree NEW YORK (December 16, 2008) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today that New York City’s most famous beaver, José, has come home for the holidays! After a year-long hiatus, José – the first wild beaver to return to New York in at least two centuries – is back at the zoo and has even cut down his own Christmas tree, which he is now using to cons...
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The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has launched an urgent appeal today to protect an isolated population of elephants in the Central African nation of Chad, where rampant, organized poaching has caused the number of these majestic animals to drop by two-thirds in just the past two years.
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It’s true what they say about animals with big feet—they’ve got big ranges. Conservationists have hatched a new strategy to help save elephants across their turf.
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WCS to announce Year of the Gorilla activities in 2009 ROME (December 1, 2008) – The Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is proud to be designated as a key supporter of the world-wide Year of the Gorilla campaign, which was launched here today at the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS). The Year of the Gorilla campaign will support conservation action in protecting gorilla habitat. Other aspects will include the funding and training of r...
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