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WCS applauds efforts of Patagonian partners in sustainability NEW YORK (August 27, 2012)—It’s official: Patagonian “green” cashmere has been certified as “Wildlife Friendly,” according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, supporter of a group of eco-minded cashmere producers living in Argentina’s Patagonian Steppe region. The new certification—granted by the Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network—represents a victory for the Grupo Costa del Rio Colorado, a cooperative that works to minimiz...
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Amazing WCS video captures imperial cormorant diving 150feet underwater, then feeding on ocean floor See the video at: http://youtu.be/jZ4QAWKgBu4 Bird was fitted with tiny camera by conservationists WCS protects cormorant’s coastal home in ArgentinaNEW YORK July 31, 2012— A team of researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the National Research Council of Argentina recently fitted a South American sea bird called ...
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The arrival marks the first hatching of this endangered species at the aquarium in 15 years View footage of the penguin Brooklyn, N.Y. – July 24, 2012 – The newest animal to nest at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium is a black-footed penguin chick, the first one to hatch in 15 years at the aquarium. Black-footed penguins are endangered, making the chick’s arrival significant not only for the aquarium, but for the species’...
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Bronx, NY – May 8, 2012 – A male black-necked swan swims with three hatchling swans called cygnets in Heart Lake at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. These cygnets will stay close to their parents for almost a year after hatching. While they are small, they ride on the backs of their parents for warmth, transportation, and protection from predators. Carrying cygnets is most pronounced in black-necked and mute swans, but all true swans are known to do this behavior. Swans have sev...
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Visitors will go hog wild for zoo’s newest species Flushing, N.Y. – May 1, 2012 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is now home to a trio of Chacoan peccaries, a species found only in a remote dry forest in South America. “It is very exciting to announce the arrival of these amazing and rare animals," said Scott Silver, Director of the Queens Zoo. “This was a species that was not even known to still exist a few decades ago. Now, being able to show them to New Yorkers helps us f...
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WCS helps a group of Argentine cashmere producers adopt sustainable husbandry practices that improve their livelihoods while also protecting the guanacos, rheas, and Andean cats that share their turf.
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WCS assists cashmere producers to minimize wildlife impacts NEW YORK (March 1, 2012)—The Wildlife Conservation Society applauds the efforts of Argentina’s Grupo Costa del Río Colorado cooperative in its first U.S. sale of “green” cashmere, produced through a system of sustainable practices that protects guanacos, rheas, Andean cats, and other wildlife of the windswept expanse of the Patagonian Steppe. With assistance from WCS’s Patagonian and Andean Steppe Program, the group has work...
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New York – Feb. 27, 2012 – The Wildlife Conservation Society has teamed up with Fordham University to develop an educational research program focusing on urban ecology and sustainability. The Urban Ecology and Sustainability Program is a multi-faceted research program that includes a lecture series along with courses for youth, families, and teens. There are also plans to expand program offerings to undergrads, graduate students, and post-doctorates. Intended to address concerns surrounding th...
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Follow the chicks’ progress online as they are hand raised on the Real Chicks of Central Park blog Photos, video, and interviews show an exclusive look at animal husbandry and care at the Central Park Zoo Send a “chick magnet” to the real chick in your life Visit www.centralparkzoo.com/chicks New York, N.Y. –November 15, 2011– The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo is letting visitors see how eight penguin chicks have been hand-raised on a new blog call...
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WCS applauds regulation to limit lead in Argentina’s environment NEW YORK (August 31, 2011)—The Wildlife Conservation Society applauds the government of Santa Fe Province for taking steps to reduce the amount of lead ammunition used in hunting of waterfowl, the first such action of its kind in Argentina. Enacted for this year’s hunting season, the regulation requires hunters to reduce usage of lead shot by 25 percent. The regulation initiates a process that may lead to the eve...
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