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Edith McBean and Dr. G. Carleton Ray will be honored for their conservation effortsDistinguished conservationist George Schaller among attendees Brooklyn, N.Y. – Sept. 22, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society will hold the annual Dinner by the Sea benefit at WCS’s New York Aquarium today, Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m. This year’s honorees are Vice Chair of the WCS Board of Trustees, Edith McBean, who will receive the Distinguished Leadership in Conservation Award, and Dr. G. Ca...
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Photo confirms second beaver living in the Bronx River near the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx ZooState mammal of New York State is making a comeback in New York City – locally extinct since colonial timesWCS and The Bronx River Alliance have been working to restore the river since 2001 with funds secured by U.S. Rep José E. Serrano Visit www.BronxZoo.com to help give the new beaver a name Bronx, NY – Sept. 17, 2010 – New York City’s known beaver population doubled sinc...
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MEDIA ADVISORY SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 Actor Edward Norton and UN Delegates to attend Central Park Zoo event In advance of United Nations Special Meeting Who: Dr. Steven Sanderson, President & CEO, Wildlife Conservation Society;Edward Norton, Actor and UN Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity;Ahmed Djoghlaf, Secretary, Convention on Biological DiversityDr. Eric Chivian, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harv...
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Only 42 source sites scattered over Asia represent last hope for world’s biggest catsAn additional $35 million in global conservation efforts would enable tigers to bounce backWildlife Conservation Society, IUCN, Global Environment Facility, Panthera, World Bank, and others co-authored peer-reviewed study NEW YORK— A new peer-reviewed paper by the Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups reveals an ominous finding: most of the world’s last remaining tigers—long decimated by...
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After more than 30 years in wildlife conservation and 9 years at WCS, Steven Sanderson says that he will retire in 2012.
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New York (Sept. 8, 2010) –  Dr. Steven E. Sanderson, President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society, has announced that he will retire in July 2012.Dr. Sanderson, who has led WCS since 2001, will retire after more than 30 years serving in wildlife conservation, poverty alleviation, and academia. “I am deeply appreciative of the opportunity to serve with WCS, the most global cultural institution in New York,” said Dr. Sanderson. “It is a privilege to work with the most dedicated, effec...
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Interactive family show is free with the price of zoo admission Sunday, September 19, 2:00 p.m. New York, NY: CAT: The Opera Musical, an interactive, family-friendly performance, is coming to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo at 2:00pm on Sunday, September 19. CAT is an opera-musical about a cat that becomes transfixed and transformed by the world of letters. Written by author George Plimpton, composed by Kitty Brazelton, and directed by Grethe B...
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Sharks and skates, horseshoe crabs, river herring, sea turtles, whales, and other threatened species will be focus of programMore than 20 million people live locally within 10 miles of the Atlantic, which sparks more than $14.3 billion in economic activities in New York State aloneConservation initiative is part of major transformation of historic aquarium Brooklyn, N.Y., Aug. 29, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium announced today the launch of the New Yo...
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Resident otter, Ogie, meets his match: Dixie, a female North American river otter View video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTXicrMuT8w New York, NY-August 17, 2010- The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo has doubled the fun on the Discovery trail with the addition of a young, female, North American river otter - Dixie.  Dixie, a one and a half-year-old female, was recently introduced to her male companion, Ogie, who has been at the zoo for many years. They are getti...
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‘Environmental Design and Construction’ Magazine Recognizes the 40,000-Square-Foot Facility’s State-of-the-Art “Green” Design Bronx, N.Y., July 26, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society is pleased to announce that the Center for Global Conservation, located at WCS’s Bronx Zoo, is the 2010 winner of Environmental Design & Construction’s (ED+C) Excellence in Design Award in the Institutional Category. WCS’s Center for Global Conservation, which was completed in 2009, won the awa...
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