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In honor of World Oceans Day, June 8th, the people of Fiji's Totoya Island declare a portion of their vibrant coral reefs sacred. The measure will help ensure the continued health of the island's coastal resources, its ecosystem, and its residents' livelihoods and culture.
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Dr. Stacy Jupiter to Post Expedition Blogs on National Geographic News Watch Bronx, N.Y. (May 31, 2011) – From June 1st to June 8th (World Ocean’s Day), Wednesday to Wednesday, WCS marine ecologists, working with the Pacific Blue Foundation and the Waitt Institute will conduct initial surveys of Fiji’s Totoya Island reef.  Sections of this remote reef are considered sacred by island villagers and are proposed for formal protection in recognition of World Ocean’s Day – June 8th, Wedne...
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Congressmen George Miller (D-CA) and Pedro Pierluisi (D-PR) Step Up as Lead Sponsors Legislation Would Reauthorize U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Programs that Protect Threatened Species Abroad WASHINGTON, D.C.  (May 11, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society applauded the introduction of H.R. 1760, the Great Ape Conserva...
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Exhibit also features a kangaroo, emus, and other Australian natives Brooklyn, NY-April 11, 2011- The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo announces the debut of two baby yellow-footed rock wallabies, called joeys, at its re-opened Australian Walkabout exhibit.   The joeys were born late last year and are experiencing life outside the pouch for the first time. After spending the long winter indoors, all the residents of the Australian Walkabout; a Western grey kangaroo, se...
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Wildlife Conservation Society and others discover chicks with feather-loss disorder in Argentina and South Africa WCS’s third annual “Run for the Wild” is dedicated to helping save penguins Saturday, April 30, Bronx Zoo NEW YORK (April 7, 2011)—Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Washington, and other groups are grappling with a wildlife mystery: Why are some penguin chicks losing their feathers? The appearance of “naked” penguins—afflicte...
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WCS Central Park Zoo announces opening of 4-D theater experience New attraction takes viewers to the frigid Arctic and Antarctic in BBC Earth’s Planet Earth: Ice Worlds New York  - April 4, 2011– The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo is offering guests the chance to experience the Arctic and Antarctic through the eyes of  polar bears and penguins with the opening of the 4-D theater experience from SimEx-Iwerks.   The new attraction, featuring the world premier of the...
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World premier of BBC Earth’s Planet Earth: Ice Worlds 4D Experience Media Preview Monday April 4, 1:00 p.m. New York – March 29, 2011- The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo invites members of the media and their families to a special preview of the new 4-D theater experience from SimEx-Iwerks on Monday, April 4 at 1:00 p.m.   The new attraction featuring the world premier of the original film Planet Earth: Ice Worlds from BBC Earth will open to the public for ...
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Patience: It’s the Snake’s Game We understand the interest in this story and that everyone wants us to find the missing snake. Right now, it’s the snake’s game. At this point, it’s just like fishing; you put the hook in the water and wait. Our best strategy is patience, allowing her time to come out of hiding. We remain confident that the snake is contained within the Reptile House. When we discovered the snake was missing on Friday, we immediately secured the building and conducted a search of...
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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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