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USAID develops initiative to monitor diseases that move between animals and people NEW YORK (October 23, 2009)—The Wildlife Conservation Society will play a key role in a new international effort to monitor diseases that move between animals and people in order to prevent the next global pandemic. The global early warning system—named PREDICT and created with incremental funding of up to $75 million over 5 years from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Emerging Pandemic Threa...
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The forest haven for monkeys, tigers, and elephants also stores carbon and will help in the global fight against climate change. Key research conducted by WCS led to the park’s creation.
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Forest stores carbon and provides key habitats for monkeys, tigers, and elephants Wildlife Conservation Society conducted key research that led to park’s creation  Creation of park is part of WCS’s new “Carbon for Conservation” initiative   NEW YORK (October 22, 2009)—The government of Cambodia has transformed a former logging concession into a new, Yosemite-sized protect...
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WCS President and CEO Dr. Steven E. Sanderson, Appearing in Americas Quarterly: Does the 21st Century Belong to Asia or Latin America?Latin America Positioned to Lead On Climate Change and Sustainable Policies Sanderson Suggests a Three-Point Conservation Agenda for Latin America as a prelude to UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December (BRONX, NEW YORK, October 15, 2009) In the article “Growing Green,” appearing in the fall issue of the jour...
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Conservationists from WCS and other organizations use DNA to examine the mysterious movements of humpback whales through the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
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NEW YORK —After 15 years of research in the waters of the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History, and an international coalition of organizations have unveiled the largest genetic study of humpback whale populations ever conducted in the Southern Hemisphere. By analyzing DNA samples from more than 1,500 whales, researchers can now peer into the population dynamics and relatedness of Southern Hemi...
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BRONX, NEW YORK (October 9, 2009) -- Recently Madagascar’s transitional government issued two contradictory decrees: first, the exploitation of all precious woods was made illegal, but then a second allowed the export of hundreds of shipping containers packed with this illegally harvested wood. Madagascar’s forests have long suffered from the abusive exploitation of precious woods, most particularly rosewoods and ebonies, but the country’s recent political problems have resulted in a dramatic in...
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Brooklyn , NY – October 7, 2009 - Now your 8 to 11 year old can have a holiday adventure at Prospect Park Zoo. When school is closed, send your child to the zoo for two days of fun, learning and exploration. Kids will learn what strategies animals use to survive the winter in Brooklyn and around the world as they: Meet animals who hibernate, change their colors and use other special cold weather adaptations like chinchillas, tenrecs, snakes and more;Come f...
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School for Wildlife Conservation Scores an “A" Bronx Families Finally Seeing Achievement Gap Close Thanks to School for Wildlife Conservation  Bronx, N.Y. – October 8, 2009 – The School for Wildlife Conservation is proud to announce that after only two years of operation it has been given a grade of A, the highest score awarded by New York City’s Department of Education, on its fi...
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Bronx, NY –– The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is preparing for the opening of the annual Boo at the Zoo and is inviting media to a special preview before the festivities open to the public. A dress-rehearsal for two of this year’s attractions, the new Haunted Safari and the Haunted Hayride, will be open to the media from 10am – 2pm on Thursday, October 8. Who:             Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo What:           Boo at the Zoo Media Preview        ...
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