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A 12-year study off the coast of Kenya deconstructs old notions of how fishery closures affect local economies. Hint: They help them.

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WASHINGTON (May 13, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society applauded U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) for their leadership in introducing new legislation, The American Power Act, which would provide important measures to protect wildlife and wild places while ensuring our U.S. energy independence.WCS Executive Vice President of Public Affairs John Calvelli issued the following statement: “We praise U.S. Sens. John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman for their leadersh...
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Wildlife Conservation Society’s Landmark Study Shows that Protecting Ocean Biodiversity While Increasing Profits for Coastal Communities is Possible Findings May Turn Tide Toward New Era of Fishery Management NAIROBI, KENYA (MAY 13, 2010) –The Wildlife Conservation Society today announced findings from a study showing that closures and gear restrictions implemented in fishing areas can increase fishery revenue and net profits. The landmark ...
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“Fish Tales Extravaganza”Sponsored by Pepsi Every weekend in June filled with family-friendly entertainment Headliners include John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean, Author Seymour Simon, Author Edel Rodriguez, and Gigi and the Lend Me a Hand Band Live music, interactive attractions, author appearances and readings, crafts, and more Connect to the wonderful world of marine life at “Fish Tales Extravaganza” Brooklyn, NY – May 12, 2010 – Swim into beach season with the month-long ...
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Three adorable crested-wood partridge chicks hatched recently at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo. Zookeepers say the young birds have adjusted very well to their home in the zoo’s Tropic Zone and are still being tended to by their parents. The zoo now boasts a total of five crested-wood partridges. This forest-dwelling avian species is native to regions of Southeastern Asia.   The zoo’s Tropic Zone is a magnificent rain forest habitat where zoo-goers can encounter a variety...
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WCS has launched a petition campaign to save these two wildlife parks from draconian cuts in city funding. If the proposed cut passes, the zoo and aquarium stand to lose $3.9 million, a 42 percent drop in city support. Please sign our petition.
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Wildlife Conservation Society Launches Petition Campaign to Restore City Funding to the Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium Biggest Cut in 10 Years Sign the Petition BRONX, NY – May 7, 2010 – Today, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced the launch of a petition campaign to save the Bronx Zoo and the New York Aquarium from draconian cuts to its city funding. The campaign is aimed to build massive community support behind efforts t...
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Our favorite wolverine-on-the-go, M56, gives researchers the slip, but not for long.

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These three African lion cubs at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo need names. Go to bronxzoo.com and help give them their identity. Here, the cubs playfully run around with each other, as mom, Sukari, and dad, M’wasi, closely watch. Born in January, these adorable cubs love exploring their African Plains exhibit. A recent study showed there are less than 29,000 lions left in Africa; most of these are living in protected areas and reserves.  WCS conservation field staff is on the gro...
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WCS conducts the first landscape-wide survey of how land-use affects chimpanzees, gorillas, and forest elephants.
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