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WCS is currently seeking proposals for its competitive grants program, geared towards national conservation groups, state fish and wildlife agencies, and tribal governments working to save wildlife and wild lands. The deadline for submissions is 3/26/10.
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A new study predicts that large mammals in India could go extinct unless regional conservation planning takes place. WCS recommends park expansion to ensure the country’s tigers, elephants, swamp deer, and other large mammals persevere.
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Wildlife serves as indicator of potential health threats NEW YORK (March 11, 2010)—A group of Argentine scientists, including health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society, have announced that yellow fever is the culprit in a 2007-2008 die-off of howler monkeys in northeastern Argentina, a finding that underscores the importance of paying attention to the health of wildlife and how the health of people and wild nature are so closely linked. The paper—appearing in a rec...
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Flushing, N.Y. – March 10, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is looking for a few animal lovers to join its volunteer team. Becoming a volunteer with the zoo’s education department means teaching schoolchildren and zoo visitors about animals by giving guided tours, assisting with special programs and events, and participating in many other exciting and educational wildlife-themed activities. Some exciting activities Queens Zoo volunteers will take part in include: Teach...
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New analysis predicts large mammal extinctions in India unless regional conservation planning takes place Wildlife Conservation Society recommends park expansion NEW YORK (March 10, 2010)—A study on the past extinction of large mammals in India by the Wildlife Conservation Society, Duke University, and other groups has found that country’s protected area system and human cultural tolerance for some species are key to conserving the subcontinent’s t...
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An Inca tern takes flight in the Sea Bird Aviary at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. Native to the rocky Pacific coast of South America, the Inca tern possesses distinctive, moustache-like feathers on each side of its head. Visitors to the zoo can see more than 40 Inca terns soaring over the Aviary’s cliffs and pools, which resemble the bird’s native habitat. WCS Bronx Zoo’s Inca terns are just one of the many attractions visitors can enjoy this spring. WCS will be kicking off th...
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Brooklyn, NY – March, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium is now accepting applications for summer volunteer docent positions.  Docents contribute to the enhancement of the visitor’s experience in a variety of ways. Once training is complete, WCS New York Aquarium docents will be able to interpret exhibits, staff information and craft tables for aquarium special events, assist the Education Department instructors with school and family programs, assist in our Aquatheater...
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Dr. Howard Rosenbaum, director of the WCS-Ocean Giants Program, discusses the ins and outs of marine conservation, his contribution to categorizing a new species of right whale, and his favorite bay in the world.
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These baby degus are one month old. Degus are native to South America and live in large groups called colonies. They are found in rock outcroppings and are highly social and very active. Visitors to the Mouse House can see degu babies in different stages from infants to adolescents, as there are many new mothers this time of year. The Bronx Zoo's baby degus are one of many attractions planned for spring. The Bronx Zoo will be kicking off the season with Animal Tales Extravaganza; every weekend ...
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Brooklyn, N.Y. - Because of their striking appearance, red panda’s Qin, a male, and Mei Lin, a female, are hard to miss. Visitors to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Prospect Park Zoo can see their vibrant red coats and pale white faces on the zoo’s Discovery Trail. Both pandas spend their time climbing trees and exploring their surroundings. “From January through March visitors can see Qin and Mei Lin playfully court each other as their mating season is at its peak,” says WCS Prospect ...
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