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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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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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Brooklyn , NY , October 5, 2009 – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) recently honored Cynthia Reich, Deputy Director of Aquarium Administration, at the WCS’s New York Aquarium’s annual Dinner by the Sea held on September 17. In her twenty years at the Aquarium, Ms. Reich has worked closely with city and state leaders and agencies to ensure the stability and growth of one of the New York’s most important cultural institutions. Through the years, the Aquarium has become Brooklyn’s m...
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The Center for Global Conservation at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo headquarters will serve as a command center for WCS’s work to save wildlife and wild places around the world.

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New WCS CGC building becomes command center for international conservation Facility utilizes state-of-the-art “green” technologies NEW YORK (October 5, 2009)—The Wildlife Conservation Society today opened the WCS Center for Global Conservation on its C.V. Starr Science Campus at the Bronx Zoo.The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Center for Global Conservation, designed by FXFOWLE Architects, is a state-of-the-art, 40,000-square-foot “green” facility that will serve...
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Brooklyn, NY – The Prospect Park Zoo's SPARKS (Supporting Parents in Advocacy, Reform, and Knowledge in Science) workshop offers a unique opportunity for parents to help make science accessible for kids through hands-on activities, animal encounters, and other interactive teaching methods. Somewhere between TV time, story time, and bedtime, the Prospect Park Zoo Education Department is offering a very unique parent-child ritual: science-time. With science test scores of U.S. students—partic...
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Keepers Work with the Animals to Strengthen Bonds, Stimulate Natural Instincts and Behaviors, and Facilitate CareDo WCS Bronx Zoo Sea Lions Paint Better Than You?   Bronx, N.Y. (September 30, 2009) – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo continually improves and develops its Animal Enrichment Program. The newest breakthrough in enrichment activities is painting. “We’re always looking to find unique ways for the animals to exercise their minds, express crea...
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October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and November 1, 2009 Brooklyn, NY — A safe and not (too) scary way to spend October weekends with the family. Join WCS’s New York Aquarium at the Haunted SeaFari Perils of the Deep adventure and a pumpkin-patch-filled arts and crafts center. Activities for this event are free with general admission and run from Noon to 4pm each day. Come down and see all of our sea monsters. Visit the Haunted SeaFari Perils of the Deep. This interactiv...
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