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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. To Distribute Toys to Veterans’ Families at Bronx Zoo
On Saturday, Dec. 14, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and officials from WCS’s Bronx Zoo will join Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Bronx Zoo to distribute toys to local Bronx military families in need this holiday season. This event is an annual tradition in the Bronx. The partnership between the Bronx Zoo and the Borough President is in its eleventh year. The Bronx Zoo serves as a collection point for new, unwrapped toys donated by members of the community for distribution to families ...
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The Student Government Association at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology  Raises $12,500 for the Wildlife Conservation Society
The Student Government Association at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, a Governor’s school located in Alexandria, Virginia, has donated $12,500 to the Wildlife Conservation Society. 
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5th Graders from Speyer Legacy School Hold Bake Sale To Benefit Wildlife Conservation
A group of 5th grade students from the Speyer Legacy School on the Upper West Side formed a club to help make an impact on wildlife conservation. Their “Save the Wildlife Club” hosted a bake sale to raise money for their mission. With the help of two matching grants, the club raised a total of $3,800 which they donated to the Wildlife Conservation Society.  The club presented the donation to Craig Piper, WCS’s Director of City Zoos, on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the WCS Central ...
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More Dead than Alive: Harvest for Ceremonial Headdresses Threatens Vulnerable Parrot Species  In Papua New Guinea

The demand for feathers for ceremonial headdresses from the highland cultures of Papua New Guinea is putting a vulnerable species of parrot in peril, say WCS scientists.

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WCS Statement on Dr. Carlos Lopes Pereira Winning the Tusk Conservation Award – The Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa

The Wildlife Conservation Society congratulates Dr. Carlos Lopes Pereira, who was honored with a lifetime achievement Tusk Conservation Award in Africa – the Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa – for his four decades of work to protect Mozambique’s natural heritage.

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A Remote Paradise: Afghanistan Establishes the Bamyan Plateau Protected Area

The Wildlife Conservation Society extends congratulations to the ​Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for the establishment of the Bamyan Plateau Protected Area, a spectacular landscape of ​4,200 square kilometers with outstanding ecological, cultural, historical and aes­thetic value, nested in the remote central Hindu Kush Moun­tain Range.

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A statement was released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society concerning the unjust sentencing of six innocent Iranian wildlife conservationists being held captive in Iran. 
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Three WCS Rangers Win “African Ranger Award”

Three WCS rangers have won the African Ranger Award, which recognizes and supports the achievements and efforts of rangers working to combat the precipitous decline of Africa's wildlife species due to poaching, habitat loss, and the illegal wildlife trade.

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Bronx Zoo and SUNY Cobleskill Announce  Interdisciplinary Internship Agreement
SUNY Cobleskill and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Bronx Zoo are collaborating to make the zoo an affiliate placement site for students enrolled in the College’s Histotechnician Program. This is a unique new internship for a SUNY Cobleskill student that will be offered each summer. The selected student will complete a 10-week training program at the Bronx Zoo, gaining applied learning experiences in the zoo’s histology laboratory. The lab is located in the zoo’...
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Holiday Lights - OPENING NIGHT MEDIA EVENT - Thurs., Nov. 21
The Bronx Zoo will be kicking-off the holiday season on Thursday, November 21 with the return of Holiday Lights. The opening night event is open to members of the media as zoo officials are joined by a number of VIPs to officially turn on the lights and start the holiday festivities in the Bronx. This season will be the first time the zoo has hosted the beloved holiday tradition since 2007. The Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights promises to be bigger, brighter, and greener than ever before as dazzling lig...
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