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Volunteer docents and guides enhance zoo-going experience Brooklyn, NY – August 10, 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, offered fall and winter, qualifies adults and teens to be Discovery Guides at the zoo. Once trained, guides will be able to answe...
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Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo to Host the Annual Wild Arts Weekend  Join the celebration of art and animals - July 17 & 18, 2010 Brooklyn, NY - July, 2010 – Whether you’re a professional painter or just have an appreciation for art and animals, the annual Wild Arts Weekend at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Prospect Park Zoo has something for everyone.   The Wild Arts Weekend – a celebration of all things animal from original wor...
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Flushing, N.Y. – The stars and stripes will be waving, firework displays will be bursting and the smell of barbecue will be in the air on Independence Day this year. While all this is happening, WCS’ Queens Zoo, where all animals are native to the Americas, will be the perfect place to visit this holiday weekend. All exhibits at the Queens Zoo are completely outdoors. The wildlife and exhibits here share the wild heritage of the American continents with visitors from around the globe, making it ...
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New images from Guatemala show jaguars, pumas, and other wildlife “purr”-ferring Calvin Klein Obsession for Men Technique – perfected at WCS’s Bronx Zoo – shows how WCS zoos can help conservationists save wildlife and wild places NEW YORK (June 8, 2010) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a series of stop-action images today from the jungles of Guatemala that show jaguars, pum...
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WCS conservationists in Guatemala are using a swanky scent to lure jaguars and other endangered wildlife toward motion-sensitive cameras that snap photos of the animals as they pass by. The photos help researchers estimate population numbers for these shy species.
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Wildlife Conservation Society’s Landmark Study Shows that Protecting Ocean Biodiversity While Increasing Profits for Coastal Communities is Possible Findings May Turn Tide Toward New Era of Fishery Management NAIROBI, KENYA (MAY 13, 2010) –The Wildlife Conservation Society today announced findings from a study showing that closures and gear restrictions implemented in fishing areas can increase fishery revenue and net profits. The landmark ...
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“Fish Tales Extravaganza”Sponsored by Pepsi Every weekend in June filled with family-friendly entertainment Headliners include John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean, Author Seymour Simon, Author Edel Rodriguez, and Gigi and the Lend Me a Hand Band Live music, interactive attractions, author appearances and readings, crafts, and more Connect to the wonderful world of marine life at “Fish Tales Extravaganza” Brooklyn, NY – May 12, 2010 – Swim into beach season with the month-long ...
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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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African giant snails are giving local villagers big options when it comes to food and livelihoods, and gorilla poaching is not one of them.
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