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Coral propagation lab allows aquarium staff to grow various species on site, eliminating the need to disrupt fragile reefs in the wild Brooklyn, N.Y. – Dec. 1, 2011 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium is now growing corals on site in an effort to educate the public about the need to preserve fragile reef systems in the wild. Coral reefs are vital to the health of marine life. They provide shelter and food for countless marine species and help maintain a balanced ocea...
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Experts from UC Berkeley, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, and the Wildlife Conservation Society find powerful connection between wildlife access and prevention of critical childhood nutritional deficiencies in Madagascar NEW YORK (November 21, 2011) —For the first time, researchers have uncovered a powerful connection between loss of access to wildlife and micronutrient deficiencies in children, according to a recently published study by the University of California-Berke...
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Conservation Hall spotlights marine life native to three regions of the world: The Indo-Pacific, freshwater lakes of Africa, and Brazil’s rainforest Glover’s Reef showcases fish and coral native to this magnificent reef in Belize WCS conservation efforts to protect endangered marine species will be featured Conservation Hall and Glover’s Reef is major part of A Sea Change at the New York Aquarium, a 10-year transformation initiative announced in 2009    Campaign will tran...
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‘Invisible’ barriers within the western Indian Ocean are keeping populations of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins from intermingling. New research advises conservation plans to take environmental conditions such as currents into consideration.
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Study by Wildlife Conservation Society, AMNH, on dolphins finds invisible oceanographic factors that keep populations separate NEW YORK (March 24, 2011)—Conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History, and other conservation and research groups have discovered that groups of dolphins in the western Indian Ocean do not mix freely with one another. In fact, dolphin populations are kept separate by currents and other unseen factors. S...
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WCS has developed a stress test to map out which coral reefs will have the best chance of surviving through the climate change era.
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WCS researchers urge protection and management for Indian Ocean coral reefs most likely to persist into future“Stress Test” creates hope for one of the world’s centers of marine biodiversity NEW YORK (March 22, 2011)—Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society have developed a “stress test” for coral reefs as a means of identifying and prioritizing areas that are most likely to survive bleaching events and other climate change factors.  The researchers say that these “reefs of hope” are p...
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To be precise, 5,707 romantics named a Madagascar hissing cockroach on behalf of their loved ones for Valentine's Day, raising a collective $57,070 to save wildlife and wild places around the world.
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WCS Bronx Zoo V-Roach Spreads a Lot of Love If You Didn't Get Roached This Year, There Is Always Valentine's Day 2012 Bronx, NY –  Feb. 15, 2011 – More than 5,700 romantics sealed Valentine's Day with a hiss. All 5,707 of those romantics named a Madagascar hissing cockroach after a beloved for Valentine's Day, sending a clear message to their sweethearts. Of course, we hope that message was clearly filled with love. “The WCS Bronx Zoo roach spread a lot of lo...
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You Can Still Name a V-Roach After a Loved One Until Tuesday, Feb. 15, 6 a.m. EST Bronx, New York – Feb. 14, 2011 – More than 4,000 romantics have already named a Madagascar hissing cockroach after a beloved for Valentine's Day, sending a clear message to their sweethearts that their love will last forever – just like a roach. The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, with more than 58,000 of these roaches living in its Madagascar! exhibit,...
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