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Wildlife Conservation Society and partners find endangered cat species beyond the mountains in Patagonian steppe NEW YORK (March 16, 2011)—Once thought to exclusively inhabit its namesake mountain range, the threatened Andean cat—a house cat-sized feline that resembles a small snow leopard in both appearance and habitat—also frequents the Patagonian steppe at much lower elevations, according to a new study published by the Wildlife Conservation Society and partners. ...
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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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From understanding Ebola in Central Africa to using medicinal plants in Bolivia, local communities are emerging as key partners in fighting diseases shared by humans and wildlife WCS health officials presented findings at this week’s OIE Global Conference on Wildlife: “Animal Health and Biodiversity—Preparing for the Future” PARIS, FRANCE (February 25, 2011)—Wildlife health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said they are increasingly relying on th...
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p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }a:link, span.MsoHyperlink { color: blue; text-decoration: underline; }a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed { color: purple; text-decoration: underline; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } Even though school’s out, there is still much to learn at the Queens Zoo Saturday, Feb. 19 to Sunday, Feb. 27, 12 to 4 p.m. Flushing, N.Y. – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo i...
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WCS’s Bangladesh Cetacean Diversity Project promotes public awareness of two threatened dolphin species in the Sundarbans.
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These mangroves home to one of world’s dolphin ‘hotspots’ NEW YORK (January 14, 2011)—Threatened dolphins in Bangladesh Sundarbans are getting a public awareness boost from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bangladesh Cetacean Diversity Project. The project is sponsoring an exhibition on dolphins for fishing communities along the world’s largest swath of coastal mangrove forest. The event —called the “Shushuk Mela” or “Dolphin Exhibition”—will run from January 15-31. The exhibition highlight...
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Family Overnights return after another sold-out year Zoo camps offer options for children ages 5–17 years old Register here: http://www.bronxzoo.com/classes-and-programs.aspx Bronx, N.Y. – January 12, 2011 –The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is now accepting summer camp registrations for the 2011 season. Zoo camps offer a variety of animal-themed programs for children ages 5 to 17.  Young ...
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WCS researchers working on a New York Seascape study discover a female sand tiger shark, missing all its fins, swimming through Delaware Bay. The conservationists call the discovery a disturbing reminder about the ongoing threats to vulnerable shark populations around the world.

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Young scientists, Bowie and Zoey, learn about Galapagos tortoises and their historyReaders can make their own field journalsVisit www.bronxzoo.com/bowieandzoey New York, NY – Dec. 8, 2010 –  The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo has teamed up with award-winning children’s book author Phyllis Shalant to present Bowie and Zoey’s Fantastic, Fun-Filled Field Journal: Galapagos Tortoise, an interactive online reading experience for kids. The children’s book gives readers a chance to le...
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Volunteer docents and guides enhance zoo-going experience Brooklyn, NY – December 3, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo announced today that it is welcoming new applications for its Discovery Guide and Docent Programs, which educate the public about the zoo’s animals and WCS’s conservation mission.   A basic volunteer training program, for teens and adults will run on Sundays, Jan. 23 – Feb. 13. Adults will follow with six additional classes on interpretation an...
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