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Wildlife Conservation Society Promotes Snail Farming in Nigeria as an Alternative to Gorilla Poaching Cross River gorillas are critically endangered and only inhabit a small area Snail farming provides food and income for villagers NEW YORK (April 28, 2010) — The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is testing a new, innovative approach to prevent Cross River gorilla poaching in Nigeria: snail farming.  This unique initiative will help local people generate income, prov...
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The stars land at WCS’s Bronx Zoo as Radio Disney’s Road Crew and Rocknoceros bring their special brand of children’s music to New York Life’s Main Stage. Bronx, N.Y. – April 22, 2010 – What better way to celebrate Earth Day Weekend than at the Animal Tales Extravaganza at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo.  This weekend the zoo welcomes wildlife conservationist and Animal Planet star Jeff Corwin as he reads from his book, Your Backyard is Wild and the Radio Disney Road Crew retur...
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WCS Bronx Zoo Education Department opens registration for activities and unique animal experiencesVisit http://bronxzoo.com/classes-and-programs.aspx to registerBronx, N.Y. – April X, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservations Society’s Bronx Zoo always offers zoo-goers an enchanting wildlife experience. For those kids that are serious about animals and want the opportunity to supercharge their zoo-going experience, WCS’s Bronx Zoo is bringing back its popular family and summer camp programs. Kids can le...
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From green-eyed frogs to Cuban crocodiles, a list of critically endangered species facing a range of threats, which could lead to their ultimate disappearance   List is featured in new book: State of the Wild NEW YORK (April 7, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society released a list of critically endangered species dubbed the “Rarest of the Rare” – a group of animals most in danger of extinction, ranging from Cuban crocodiles to white-headed langurs in Vietnam. The list of a dozen animals...
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Illegal hunting for meat and pet trade is wiping out critically endangered species Reports of “truckloads” of tortoises being shipped to local marketsEntire forests now devoid of tortoises   NEW YORK (April 5, 2010) –A team of biologists from the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) reported today that Madagascar’s radiated tortoise – considered one of the most beautiful tortoise species – is rapidly nearing extinction due to ram...
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Four New Lambs are Born Just in Time for Spring New York, N.Y., March 29, 2010 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is pleased to announce the arrival of four new Jacob’s four-horned lambs. These adorable fluffy friends were born last week at the zoo and have been delighting visitors ever since. Two males were born to mom, Phoebe, while her sister, Emma, gave birth to a duo of females. All four cuddly creatures have a coat of downy black-and-white wool, but it’s easy to tell ...
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Second Annual “Run for the Wild” 5k and Family Fun Run at WCS’s Bronx Zoo, Presented by Con EdisonTop individual and team fundraisers can win VIP animal encountersAll participants invited to meet-and-greet with former Pro Bowl running back, Tiki BarberGet a photo with the New York Yankee’s 2009 World Series trophy Registration is now open at www.wcs.runforthewild.org Event Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010 Bronx, N.Y. – March 23, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s second annu...
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Large numbers of right whale calves are mysteriously dying off Argentina's coast. Conservationists are coming together to solve the case and save the whales.
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Since 2005, 308 dead whales recorded in waters around Península Valdés International workshop participants examine threat to southern right whales NEW YORK (March 16, 2010)—What is causing the largest die-off of great whales ever recorded? To answer that question, a team of whale and health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society have joined experts from other organizations at a workshop sponsored by the International Whaling Commission on the Patagonia...
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Flushing, N.Y. – March 10, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is looking for a few animal lovers to join its volunteer team. Becoming a volunteer with the zoo’s education department means teaching schoolchildren and zoo visitors about animals by giving guided tours, assisting with special programs and events, and participating in many other exciting and educational wildlife-themed activities. Some exciting activities Queens Zoo volunteers will take part in include: Teach...
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