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A WCS survey finds an endangered Andean cat population living lower than ever, down from the Andes Mountains and onto the Patagonian Steppe.
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All Participants Who Raise $30 or More Will Receive Free T-Shirt Designed by Contest WinnerPresented by Con Edison: Run for the Wild 2011 - Saturday, April 30Contest Entries Must Be Received by Thursday, March 17Register or Sponsor a Runner/Walker at www.wcs.runforthewild.org Bronx, N.Y. – Feb. 17, 2011 –The Wildlife Conservation Society is holding a design contest for this year’s Run for the Wild T-shirt. The third annual 5k run/walk through WCS’s Bronx Zoo is dedicated to helping ...
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Presented by Con Edison, 2011 Run for the Wild is dedicated to saving penguins around the world Bronx, NY – Jan. 25, 2011 – Magellanic penguins, Danny and Hugo, move through the snow covered rocks in the Russell B. Aitken Sea Bird Aviary at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. This species is native to southern Chile, Argentina, and the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands. Magellanic penguins live in large groups but mated couples remain monogamous for years. The third a...
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3rd Annual 5k and Family Fun Run at WCS’s Bronx Zoo Registration is now open at www.wcs.runforthewild.orgJanuary registrants receive $5 early-bird discountSaturday, April 30, 2011 Bronx, N.Y. – January 13, 2011 – Calling all runners, walkers, and athletic hopefuls – it’s time to lace-up your running shoes to prepare for New York City’s wildest race: The Wildlife Conservation Society’s third annual Run for the Wild at WCS’s Bronx Zoo.  This year’s 5k-run/walk takes place on Sat...
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WCS scientists link rising temperatures and rainfall levels to a growing parasite problem for nestling birds in South America.
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Study finds higher temperatures and higher precipitation levels mean greater harm caused by parasites to developing chicks NEW YORK (September 28, 2010)—A Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) study on nesting birds in Argentina finds that increasing temperatures and rainfall—both side effects of climate change in some parts of the world—could be bad for birds of South America, but great for some of their parasites which thrive in warmer and wetter conditions. The study, which looked at nest...
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Researchers combine data from the sky and the sea to save a dolphin in need.
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Genetics and remote sensing data represent a rare hi-tech combo for marine animals Researchers detect hidden environmental barriers along coastal habitat of the franciscana dolphin NEW YORK—Using DNA samples and images from Earth-orbiting satellites, conservationists from Columbia University, the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History, and Fundación AquaMarina, are gathering new insights about the franciscana—a poorly known coast...
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An Educational Sea Lion Encounter Program Begins for the Season  Brooklyn, NY (April 6, 2010) – Catch one of the daily Sea Lion Celebrations in the Aquatheater at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium. Afterwards, book a Sea Lion Encounter to ask questions and get up close with the personable sea lion celebrities. Visitors who sign up for the encounter will receive a meet-and-greet session with one of the Aquarium’s California sea lions. Encounters occur every day after t...
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In Argentina, WCS has helped create a new marine park to protect the vulnerable rockhopper penguin—a funny-feathered bird known for its “Mohawk,” red eyes, and bright yellow spiky eyebrows.
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