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NEW YORK (November 23, 2009)—A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society says that western lowland gorillas living in a large swamp in the Republic of Congo—part of the “mother lode” of more than 125,000 gorillas discovered last year—are becoming increasingly threatened by growing humans activity in the region. The study recommends protection of the swamp forests adjacent to the southwest border of Lac Télé Community Reserve after recent surveys confirmed that high densities of the great ...
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Wildlife Conservation Society receives $100,000 for Arctic wildlife conservation NEW YORK (November 6, 2009)—The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has received a $100,000 boost in funding to support conservation studies on the effects of climate change on arctic wildlife, thanks to kids who participated in Disney’s “Friends for Change: Project Green.”During the month of August, kids voted online for their favorite environmental causes through the Disney initiative, which also calls on ...
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WCS receives $100,000 for Arctic wildlife conservation and climate change research from Disney’s Friends for Change: Project Green.
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Scientists from WCS and the Lava Lake Institute have found a new long-distance migration route for a population of pronghorn antelope in Idaho, hailed as the “true marathoners of the American West.”
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GPS collars reveal that southern Idaho pronghorn population has one of the longest overland migrations in the American West Effort underway to protect herd numbering 1,000 animals threatened by increasing development BRONX, NEW YORK (October 29, 2009) – Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Idaho-based Lava Lake Institute for Science and Conservation discovered a new overland migration route of pronghorn antelope that ranks among the farthest for an...
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Brooklyn, NY - October 29, 2009 - Prospect Park Zoo recently "rocked the house" with a trio of new yellow footed rock wallabies in the Australian Walkabout on Discovery Trail.  The new wallabies share their home with Western great grey kangaroos, Bennett's wallabies, a Cape Barren goose and a pair of emu, giant flightless birds.  The male rock wallaby, "Darwin," hails from Lowry Park Zoo in Florida while the two females, "Sydney" and "Adelaide," came all the way from the Adelaide Zoo in Australi...
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The forest haven for monkeys, tigers, and elephants also stores carbon and will help in the global fight against climate change. Key research conducted by WCS led to the park’s creation.
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Forest stores carbon and provides key habitats for monkeys, tigers, and elephants Wildlife Conservation Society conducted key research that led to park’s creation  Creation of park is part of WCS’s new “Carbon for Conservation” initiative   NEW YORK (October 22, 2009)—The government of Cambodia has transformed a former logging concession into a new, Yosemite-sized protect...
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Get Ready for Ghouls, Goblins, and Ghastly Good Times.  Brooklyn, NY – Prepare for a spook-tacular weekend at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Prospect Park Zoo. “Boo at the Zoo,” is an extreme Halloween extravaganza, on Saturday and Sunday, October 31 and November 1. This event promises spine-tingling surprises and festivities for zoo-goers of all ages. Creatively costumed characters, craft-making, and haunted habitats will make this a frighteningly fun weekend. So if ...
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**MEDIA AVAILABILITY/ PHOTO OPP**   Manhattan Borough President Stringer and WCS Commemorate Manhattan's First 400 years with a Celebratory Cake Saturday, Sept. 12, 12:15 p.m., WCS's Central Park Zoo New York, N.Y., Sept. 12, 2009 – It is time to celebrate Manhattan's 400 years of greatness. It has been 400 years since Henry Hudson arrived on the shores of Manhattan, discovering a land of lush forests, meadows, and wetlands that existed long before the cityscape we know today. Long before Time...
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