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Volunteer docents and guides enhance zoo-going experience Brooklyn, NY – August 25, 2011 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo is currently accepting applications for its volunteer discovery guide and docent programs.   Prospect Park Zoo volunteers play a key role in enhancing the zoo-going experience by educating visitors about the zoo’s animals and WCS’s mission to save wildlife and wild places around the globe.                                                          ...
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Republic of Congo sentences Chinese smuggler to four years in prison Ivory poaching is decimating elephants worldwide NEW YORK (August 18, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society today applauded the Republic of Congo for its sentencing of an ivory smuggler to four years in prison. The sentence, handed down on August 10th, marks a growing commitment by Congolese officials to crack down on poaching that is decimating local wildlife. The trafficker was cau...
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Brooklyn, NY- August, 5, 2011 – ATTACHED PHOTO: Ellie, a western tufted deer fawn stands with her mom, Lucy, just three days after being born. Ellie joins her mother, Lucy, father, Gage, and sister, Roxanne, at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo on the Discovery Trail. The Wildlife Conservation Society works in Myanmar and China where tufted deer live in the wild. Contact: Sophie Bass (212) 439-6527; sbass@wcs.org Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS The Wildlife C...
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Wildlife Conservation Society, University of Oxford, and National Museums of Kenya investigate first known mammal to use plant poison in defense NEW YORK (August 2, 2011)—Woe to the clueless predator trying to make a meal of the African crested rat, a rodent that applies poisonous plant toxin to sponge-like hairs on its flanks, a discovery recently made by Jonathan Kingdon and colleagues from the National Museums of Kenya, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the University of Ox...
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Scientists discover the first mammal, an African rat, to use a poisonous plant to defend itself from predators.
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One of the longest dispersal distances recorded for this critically endangered species A male African wild dog, recently photographed in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve in Botswana, has been identified by scientists and last seen in April 2010 in the Save Valley in eastern Zimbabwe about 250 miles (400km) away. This is among the longest distances recorded for dispersal for wild dogs and underscores the need for large expanses of habitat to safeguard this critically endangered species.  The dog is...
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Archeological study by Wildlife Conservation Society finds that sustained overfishing results in fewer long-lived species and top predators NEW YORK (June 23, 2011)—Fish communities in the 21st Century live fast and die young. That’s the main finding of a recent study by researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society who compared fish recently caught in coastal Kenya with the bones of fish contained in ancient Swahili refuse heaps in order to understan...
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A DNA study finds that Cuban and American crocodiles are getting along a little too well. Interbreeding between the species is putting the Cuban croc at risk for extinction.
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Score a home run for the WCS New York AquariumBaseball and aquarium fans will enjoy prizes and activities throughout the evening Saturday, June 25 at 6 p.m. Brooklyn, N.Y. – June 21, 2011 – The Brooklyn Cyclones have teamed up with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium to host the first-ever New York Aquarium Night at MCU Park on Saturday, June 25 to benefit the WCS. As the crowd cheers for Brooklyn’s heavy hitters, they will enjoy an aquarium-themed night. Fans ca...
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Recent expedition by WCS and partners found reef teeming with life WCS supports local communities in returning to a traditional ban on fishing NEW YORK (June 8, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society, Pacific Blue Foundation, Wetlands International, and the Waitt Institute announced today that the people of Fiji’s Totoya Island have declared part of their coral reefs sacred in honor of World Oceans Day.   WCS Fiji Di...
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