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Message to Coney Island Polar Bear Club: THIS is how it’s done   New York, NY, December 30, 2010- Just like the Coney Island Polar Bear Club, the real polar bears at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo relish winter swims.     The famous Central Park Zoo polar bears can be seen in the Polar Circle area of the zoo alongside a harbor seal, puffins, and three species of penguin.   The Wildlife Conservation Society works around the globe to combat the effects of climate ch...
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500,000 gallons, swimming with sharks, sea turtles, rays,and thousands of schooling fishAn iconic element of the aquarium’s 10-year transformation“Ocean Wonders: Shark will inspire New Yorkers to celebrate the city’s maritime heritage and attract more visitors and business to Brooklyn’s oceanfront.” Groundbreaking: 2012 Brooklyn, New York – Dec. 14, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society has received approval from the New York City Public Design Commission for Ocean Wonders: S...
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Come 2015, Coney Island beachgoers will come ashore to connect with sharks, skates, rays and other fish. The New York Aquarium’s newest exhibit will bring people to the sea, and the sea life to the people.
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Aquarium keeper acts as a surrogate mother to abandoned pup View the video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NBQ_U0wojU Brooklyn, New York – Oct. 29, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium is happy to announce that Tazo, an orphaned northern sea otter pup found stranded this summer in Homer, Alaska, is doing extremely well in his home at the aquarium and is almost ready to go on exhibit to meet the public. Tazo was separated fr...
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MOU identifies opportunities for new marine management models New York (October 19, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC Chile) and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) to share ideas and experiences in establishing and managing protected marine areas. The MoU was signed by Dr. Bárbara Saavedra, Director of WCS’s Chile Program, Juan Larrain, Vice President of Res...
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Photo confirms second beaver living in the Bronx River near the WCS’s Bronx Zoo Bronx, NY – Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 – The community has voted and the second newly discovered beaver in the Bronx River has a name – Justin Beaver. Last week, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced the discovery of a second beaver living in the Bronx River and decided to let the community vote on a name. As it t...
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MOU identifies joint priorities for conservation and sustainable usage NEW YORK (September 22, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to coordinate their mutual conservation objectives and activities around the world. The MoU was signed by Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the CBD, and Dr. Steven Sanderson, WCS President and CEO, at the Central Pa...
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Specialized Stamps Will Benefit Existing Wildlife Protection Funds at No Cost to American Taxpayers Bi-Partisan Group Led the Charge for New Funding Mechanism for Tigers, Elephants, Rhinos, Great Apes and Marine Turtles WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 22, 2010) – The Wildlife Con...
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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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