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Score a home run for the WCS New York AquariumBaseball and aquarium fans will enjoy prizes and activities throughout the evening Saturday, June 25 at 6 p.m. Brooklyn, N.Y. – June 21, 2011 – The Brooklyn Cyclones have teamed up with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium to host the first-ever New York Aquarium Night at MCU Park on Saturday, June 25 to benefit the WCS. As the crowd cheers for Brooklyn’s heavy hitters, they will enjoy an aquarium-themed night. Fans ca...
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Recent expedition by WCS and partners found reef teeming with life WCS supports local communities in returning to a traditional ban on fishing NEW YORK (June 8, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society, Pacific Blue Foundation, Wetlands International, and the Waitt Institute announced today that the people of Fiji’s Totoya Island have declared part of their coral reefs sacred in honor of World Oceans Day.   WCS Fiji Di...
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In honor of World Oceans Day, June 8th, the people of Fiji's Totoya Island declare a portion of their vibrant coral reefs sacred. The measure will help ensure the continued health of the island's coastal resources, its ecosystem, and its residents' livelihoods and culture.
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Expedition leader Stacey Jupiter of WCS’s Marine Program is available for live, on-vessel interviews via phone or Skype Reef will be declared off limits to fishing on World Ocean’s Day on June 8th Excellent electronic images available NEW YORK (June 6, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society and other partners are currently exploring a remote coral reef off Fiji’s Totoya Island.  Expedition leader, Stacey Jupiter ...
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Follow along on the adventures of WCS marine conservationist Stacy Jupiter, Fiji Country Program Director, as she explores the sacred reefs of Totoya Island in the company of the island's high chief and various conservation partners. The expedition aims to revitalize cultural practices that have safeguarded this stunning Fijian seascape over many decades.

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Dr. Stacy Jupiter to Post Expedition Blogs on National Geographic News Watch Bronx, N.Y. (May 31, 2011) – From June 1st to June 8th (World Ocean’s Day), Wednesday to Wednesday, WCS marine ecologists, working with the Pacific Blue Foundation and the Waitt Institute will conduct initial surveys of Fiji’s Totoya Island reef.  Sections of this remote reef are considered sacred by island villagers and are proposed for formal protection in recognition of World Ocean’s Day – June 8th, Wedne...
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Whale shark expert Dr. Rachel Graham presented with award by HRH Princess Anne One of World’s Most Prestigious Conservation Awards    NEW YORK (May 13, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society is pleased to announce that WCS shark conservationist, Rachel Graham, is this year’s winner of one of the world’s most prestigious prizes for grassroots nature co...
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Specialized Save Vanishing Species Stamps Will Benefit Existing Wildlife Protection Funds at No Cost to American Taxpayers   WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 12, 2011) – America got its first look today at a new wildlife stamp that will be issued by the U.S. Postal Service in September 2011 to benefit international wildlife conservation. Net proceeds from sale of the Save Vanishing Species stamp, which fea...
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Olive ridley sea turtles nest on the beaches Gabon but spend most of their lives in waters off the Republic of Congo. To protect them, WCS recommends the first international marine park off Africa’s western coast.
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Dr. Graham, director of WCS’s Gulf and Caribbean sharks and rays program, receives one of the world’s most prestigious prize for grassroots nature conservation. The award recognizes her work to implement a national action plan for sharks and get more local people actively involved in protecting ocean wildlife and coastal biodiversity.
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