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WCS launches the New York Seascape Initiative to conserve the Atlantic's marine life and habitats from Montauk, Long Island to Cape May, New Jersey.
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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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WCS conservationists and their partners document large-scale coral bleaching and death in the wake of rising surface temperatures in the Andaman Sea on the order of a stunning 4 degrees Celsius.
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Wildlife Conservation Society and partners document large-scale coral bleaching and death in wake of sea surface temperature rise   NEW YORK (August 16, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society today released initial field observations that indicate that a dramatic rise in the surface temperature in Indonesian waters has resulted in a large-scale bleaching event that has devastated coral populations. WCS’s Indonesia Program “Rapid Response Unit” of marine biologists was d...
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Bi-Partisan Group Led the Charge for New Funding Mechanism for Tigers, Elephants, Rhinos, Great Apes and Marine Turtles Specialized Stamps Will Benefit Existing Wildlife Protection Funds at No Cost to American Taxpayers   WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 30, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society applauded today’s Senate passage of H.R. 1454, the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act. In essence, the bill provides for the issuance of a spec...
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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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This year’s recipient is Jia Yun Chen from Rachel Carson High School for Coastal StudiesScholarship winner to receive $5,000 for college Brooklyn, NY – July 14, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium today announced the winner of the annual George D. Ruggieri Scholarship. The award went to graduating senior Jia Yun Chen from the Rachel Carson High School for Coastal Studies located in Coney Island. Ms. Chen was chosen because of her many outstanding achievements. Her c...
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As part of a global program for ocean conservation, WCS has been committed to conserving several threatened species that use Gulf waters, and is taking steps to mitigate the impact of the crisis to these species and their ecosystems.
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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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Dr. Howard Rosenbaum, Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Ocean Giants Program and a member of the IWC’s Scientific Committee, is available for comment on the meeting. WHAT:                 Topics for commentary: Critical habitats for whales (i.e. breeding grounds, feeding grounds, restricted migratory routes) need to be protected through effective national policies.Other factors such as climate change, habitat degradation, and marine pollution may also affect whale populations an...
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