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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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The International Primatological Society grants their 2010 Charles Southwick Award to WCS's Joseph Mulema for his work to protect Cross River gorillas in Cameroon.
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Larger than usual crowds are gathering near the Bronx Zoo's African Plains as we debut three lion cubs. While these cubs are adorable, it is important to know that lions in the wild are vulnerable.

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Lion Cub Names to be Announced in The Daily News and bronxzoo.com on Sunday Thousands Have Placed a Vote Moxie, left, born in November 2008, joins her younger siblings in the African Plains exhibit at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo.  Still a youngster herself, she enjoys playing with her two little sisters and brother. The new cubs were born in January and introduced to the public in April.  The whole family – now on exhibit for the first time – is getting ...
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New Exhibit Open Featuring Nocturnal Animals  Brooklyn, NY – May, 2010. Come meet the night shift at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Prospect Park Zoo – during the day.  A group of nocturnal critters has joined the animals featured in the Amazing Animals section of the zoo – an area that focuses on animal adaptations. Two species of porcupines, African brush tailed and South American prehensile tailed dwell here, each paired with another interesting nocturnal animal. A small group o...
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WCS’s Bronx Zoo Also Welcomes Kelly and Chica from The Sunny Side Up Show on Sprout® Special Appearance and Readings for Children by Author Peter Brown, The Curious Garden, and Illustrator Ed Young, Moon Bear Bronx, N.Y. – May 18, 2010 – Barney™ the Dinosaur may not be your typical resident at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, but this weekend he will bring the festivities to life as he entertains the masses from New York Life’s Main Stage on Astor Court at the zoo’s “Animal ...
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These three African lion cubs at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo need names. Go to bronxzoo.com and help give them their identity. Here, the cubs playfully run around with each other, as mom, Sukari, and dad, M’wasi, closely watch. Born in January, these adorable cubs love exploring their African Plains exhibit. A recent study showed there are less than 29,000 lions left in Africa; most of these are living in protected areas and reserves.  WCS conservation field staff is on the gro...
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WCS conducts the first landscape-wide survey of how land-use affects chimpanzees, gorillas, and forest elephants.
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Study looked at protected areas and logging concessions in Republic of CongoResults show importance of parks and anti-poaching efforts   NEW YORK (May 6, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced the results of the first-ever evaluation of a large, “landscape-wide” conservation approach to protect globally important populations of elephants and great apes. The study looked at wildlife populations in northern Republic of Congo over a mosaic of land-use types, including a nati...
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