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First sea lion ever born at WCS’s New York Aquarium makes its public debut View the video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq74WMseBrM New York – July 23, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium has visitors ooh-ing over its newest, and first ever, baby California sea lion. This playful baby girl was born at the aquarium to mom, Clarice. Only 15 pounds at birth, she is getting a little bigger each day. Adult female sea li...
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Three suspected orangutan smugglers arrested in Kalimantan WCS’s Wildlife Crime Unit played a key role in arrests NEW YORK (June 22, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today a successful raid by Indonesian authorities in Pontianak, in West Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, that resulted in the arrest of three suspects who allegedly attempted to illegally sell a baby orangutan. This is one of the first cases in many years against suspected illegal orangutan dealer...
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“The plight of endangered wildlife and habitats around the world requires an efficient coordination of our government’s resources into a smart strategy, and this bill provides the impetus for that to happen.” WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 17, 2010 – Wildlife Conservation Society’s Executive Vice President of Public Affairs John Calvelli today applauded the leadership of Sens. Tom Udall (D-NM) and Sam Brownback (R-KS) on the Senate introduction of the Global Conservation Act of 2010...
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NEW YORK  (June 15, 2010)—The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Joseph Mulema is the winner of the Charles Southwick Conservation Education Commitment Award for his work with the government and local communities in Cameroon to protect the world’s rarest ape, the Cross-River gorilla. Presented by the International Primatological Society, the award was established to recognize individuals living in primate habitat countries who have made significant contributions to conservation education.Mulema is ...
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Proceeds from EDUN make-up sales at Sephora benefit WCS’s work with the Conservation Cotton Initiative NEW YORK (June 15)-The Wildlife Conservation Society, EDUN, and Sephora announced today a partnership to support the Conservation Cotton Initiative (CCI), which aims to create sustainable livelihoods for local African farmers through organic agriculture and the conservation of wildlife. WCS and EDUN have collaborated on CCI since 2007 and currently work in Zambia, Madagascar, and Uganda. C...
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Free admission for soldiers; Discounts for family members Bronx, N.Y. – June 15, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society is now offering a new discount* to members of the United States Armed Forces – free admission to WCS’s Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium. “It is important to remember those who have served our nation,” said John Calvelli, Wildlife Conservation Society’s Executive Vice President of Public Affairs. “WCS hopes that this new program will bring enjoyment to the soldiers and t...
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Cultural institutions provide unique social support and educational opportunities to NYC neighborhoods Go to www.wcs.org to sign the petition NEW YORK – June 14, 2010 – Community groups around the City are speaking up in support of the Bronx Zoo and the New York Aquarium as these institutions face a proposed 42 percent cut in city funding. If allowed to pass, City Hall’s devastating cuts will be felt by neighborhoods across the five boroughs as the Wildlife Conservation Society – which run...
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Video: “Nobody Likes a Sad Lion”Cultural Institutions are Economic Engines for NYCView the full video and sign the petition at www.SaveNYCulture.org New York – June 8, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society today released a homemade video called “Nobody Likes a Sad Lion” to inspire New Yorkers to send a message to City Hall to restore proposed cuts to New York City’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) – a group of 33 city-funded cultural institutions located in all five boroughs. Th...
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New images from Guatemala show jaguars, pumas, and other wildlife “purr”-ferring Calvin Klein Obsession for Men Technique – perfected at WCS’s Bronx Zoo – shows how WCS zoos can help conservationists save wildlife and wild places NEW YORK (June 8, 2010) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a series of stop-action images today from the jungles of Guatemala that show jaguars, pum...
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WCS conservationists in Guatemala are using a swanky scent to lure jaguars and other endangered wildlife toward motion-sensitive cameras that snap photos of the animals as they pass by. The photos help researchers estimate population numbers for these shy species.
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