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Science Is Core To Saving Wildlife

The following statement was issued today by Wildlife Conservation Society President and CEO Cristian Samper on the importance of science to wildlife conservation:

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Experts Plan Conservation Roadmap for Shark and Ray Hotspot

April 19, 2017 – Marine experts and conservationists from the WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), TRAFFIC, the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), regional governments, and other groups have produced a status report and roadmap for protecting sharks and rays in the southwest Indian Ocean, one of the last remaining strongholds for these ancient creatures in the world’s oceans.

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NYC Cultural Organizations Applaud City Council Response to Proposed Budget
New York City – April 12, 2017 – New York City’s culture and arts organizations applauded the New York City Council for their response to Mayor De Blasio’s proposed budget for fiscal 2018.  In their response, councilmembers acknowledge the need to increase operating support for the more than 1,500 culture and arts organizations that serve as an educational and economic resource for New Yorkers in five boroughs.

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EGG HUNT -- SCIENTISTS DISCOVER EGGS OF ONE OF WORLD'S MOST ENDANGERED TURTLES

April 11, 2017 - Move over Easter Bunny. A team of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)/Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) scientists working in Myanmar have reported the successful recovery of 44 fertile eggs of the critically endangered Burmese roofed turtle (Batagur trivittata) – one of the world’s most endangered turtles with less than five females remaining in the wild.

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WCS Urges Congress to Reauthorize Key Endangered Species Programs
This week, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee marked up a bill that would reauthorize the Multinational Species Conservation Funds (MSCF), a key program in the fight to save the world’s endangered species.

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Categories: Species

“Brew at the Zoo” Returns to the Bronx Zoo for Second Year

Bronx, NY – APRIL 7, 2017 – Following on the success of the inaugural event in 2016, New York City’s wildest beer festival – “Brew at the Zoo” – is returning for an encore on Friday, June 16. Brew at the Zoo is a craft beer tasting event will feature more than 40 craft breweries serving more than 100 variations of ales, lagers, porters, IPAs, and more. Food options will include NYC food truck staples, local eateries, and variety of classic beer hall bites at any one of the Bronx Zoo cafes.

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Critically Endangered Indian Gharials Return to the Bronx Zoo For the First Time in Nearly 20 Years

BRONX, NEW YORK – April 5, 2017 – The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo recently added eight Indian gharials (Gavialis gangeticus) to the river habitat in JungleWorld, and they made their public debut just in time for Spring Break in New York City. This is the first time the Bronx Zoo has exhibited the species since 2000.  

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The Other Elephants Under Threat (with Photo Gallery)
(NEW YORK, APRIL 3, 2017) While many rightly voice concern over the plight of African elephants that are undergoing a precipitous decline in number, Asian elephants are facing a catastrophic, yet less well documented decline of their own.

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Pulling Together to Rescue 11 Asian Elephants

March 28, 2017 - The rescue of 11 Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus) from a mud hole inside the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, Mondulkiri Province, Cambodia, on 24th March 2017 avoided a tragedy for wildlife conservation in Cambodia.

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 WILDLIFE EMERGENCY: WCS Says Sloths in Desperate Need of Raingear

April 1, 2017 – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today an emergency campaign to tackle one of the most critical conservation issues of our time: keeping sloths dry. The campaign runs for one day only: April 1, 2017. 

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