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British Columbia announces a ban on mining, oil and gas in a portion of the trans-boundary Flathead River basin. An assessment by WCS documented the landscape’s importance for trans-boundary wildlife.
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New York, NY– This spring, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo offers fascinating hands-on education programs that give kids a unique chance to learn about the wonderful world of animals. The programs take children behind the scenes and allow them to directly utilize their senses, whether they watch a snow leopard pounce within her exhibit or even prepare delicious treats for many of the zoo’s residents. For those extra enthusiastic animal lovers, there’s even a unique summer...
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Albany’s Proposed State Budget Cuts of Almost 50 PercentCould Severely Impact New York State’s Jobs, Merchants, Communities and StudentsZBGA Institutions Bring Jobs and a Tremendous Amount of Stimulus to New York State’s Economy with 12 Million Visitors AnnuallyGo to www.wcs.org to Sign the Petition! New York, NY – February 9, 2010 – Today, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced the launch of a petition drive and letter-writing campaign against the devastating cuts to the state b...
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Jeff Sailer of Central Park Zoo and Denise McClean of Prospect Park Zoo met with the offices of New York U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and the White House Council on Environmental Quality to urge them to prevent the potential exclusion of zoos and aquariums from the jobs bill currently under consideration by Congress.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 8, 2010) The directors of two Wildlife Conservation Society living institutions, Jeff Sailer of Central Park Zoo and Denise McClean of Prospect Park Zoo, met with the offices of New York U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and the White House Council on Environmental Quality last week to fight for more jobs for New Yorkers. The directors urged lawmakers to prevent the potential exclusion of zoos and aquariums from the jobs bill currently under consid...
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Come celebrate the New York Yankee’s victorious 2009 season Visitors will have unique opportunity to take photos with the trophy Thursday, February 11 New York, NY- February 8, 2010 - The New York Yankees have done it again, and the World Series trophy will be making a stop at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo for one day only. Visitors will have a chance to get closer than ever to this prestigious award. Commemorate the New York Yankee’s 2009 World Series victory...
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2010 Brings Back Summer Camp for Kids Flushing, N.Y., January 26 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo has announced it will be bringing back its educational summer camp for kids this year. Although it’s been several years since the zoo held this exciting summer-time program, it’s now back in full-swing and will teach children about the world of wildlife through games, crafts and a variety of hands-on activities. Kids of all ages are welcome to participate. Younger children wil...
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WCS’s Famous Central Park Zoo Penguin House Gets a Makeover  New York, NY – Feb. 4, 2010 - The year is off to a frosty start, but the newest additions to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo have upped the cool factor even more.  Four new king penguins have added a splash of royalty to the zoo’s famous Penguin House, which is already home to the gentoo and chinstrap species. These cold-weather birds are all housed in their newly renamed exhibit within the Penguin House, “Polar S...
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Participants of the “Naked” Polar Bear Cruise to raise funds for every minute spent outside in the cold Saturday, February 27 New York, NY- January 25, 2010- Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises and Coney Island Polar Bear Club are teaming up on Saturday, February 27th to host the second annual “Naked” Polar Bear Cruise (bathing suit required) to benefit the Wildlife Conservation Society. Participating passengers are encouraged to strip down to their bathing suits and enjoy a frosty ride whi...
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New Exhibit Highlights the Work of WCS to Conserve a Species Extinct in the Wild Bronx, NY – February 2, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo announced today the opening of a new exhibit featuring the Kihansi spray toad, a species listed as extinct in the wild last year by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The small, yellowish toad once occurred in large numbers but was only found in a verdant, moist five-acre microhabitat in the Kihansi gorge of T...
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