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September 18, 2014
Senate Passes National Bison Day Resolution
For the second year in a row, Senate designates National Bison Day to celebrate bison’s contributions to our culture, economy and environment Celebration of America’s Largest Land Mammal will be November 1st this year Washington, D.C. – September 18, 2014 – The Vote Bison Coalition today applauded the U.S. Senate’s passage of a resolution to celebrate National Bison Day this year on November 1. The Vote Bison Coalition, comprised of the Inter-Tribal Buffalo Council, National Bison Association,...
September 15, 2014
WCS Applauds ‘Crushed Ivory Design Challenge’ Launched by USFWS in Partnership with AZA
Orlando, Florida, Sept. 15, 2014 – The following statement was issued today by Wildlife Conservation Society President and CEO Cristián Samper from the 2014 AZA Annual Conference: “We applaud the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), in partnership with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), for launching a global design challenge on how to use the ivory from the U.S. ivory crush. “The six-ton U.S. ivory crush in November sparked ivory destruction events by nations across the glo...
September 09, 2014
Congress Returns Wildlife Stamp to Senders
House and Senate Reauthorize the Save Vanishing Species Stamp, Which Expired in 2013, for Four More Years Stamp Raised More Than $2.5 Million for Conservation Since 2011 at No Taxpayer Expense WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 8, 2014) – After expiring at the end of 2013, a Senate bill to reauthorize a wildlife postage stamp passed the House today, clearing the way for it to be signed into law. The bill ensures that the Multinational Species Conservation Funds (MSCF) Semipostal Stamp, also known as t...
September 09, 2014
A Decade of Research Identifies Threats to Adirondack Loons, Provides Guidance on Protection
Studies appear in special issue of Waterbirds Biodiversity Research Institute’s (BRI’s) Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS’s) Adirondack Program announced today that three new articles summarizing research on Adirondack loons have been published in a special issue of the journal Waterbirds that is dedicated to loon research and conservation in North America. “We are pleased to have our loon research in the Adirondack Park included in this...
September 08, 2014
Canon presents: Boo at the Zoo: Dragons and Dinosaurs At The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo
Safe, family-friendly activities include: Jack O ‘Lantern Illumination – Creatures of the Night walkthrough experience; 3-D Pumpkin Carving Demos and Displays, Broadway Cast Member Appearances; Costume Parade, Music, Magic, Crafts, and MORE Boo at the Zoo festivities run FIVE weekends beginning Saturday, Oct 4 and include Columbus Day and HalloweenOct. 4-5, 11-13, 18-19, 25-26, 31, and Nov. 1-2New York – Sept. 8, 2014 – Boo at the Zoo: Dragons and Dinosaurs is returning to the Wildlife Conservat...
September 05, 2014
Second Annual “Sip for the Sea” At WCS’s Central Park Zoo
All proceeds will support the New York Aquarium as it rebuilds and transformsThe eco-friendly event will feature wines from The Hess Collection and sustainable food selections from New York City’s top restaurantsThursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at 6 p.m. New York – Sept. 5, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Society will host the second annual Sip for the Sea at the Central Park Zoo on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The event will bring together some of New York City’s top chefs to serve up sustainable seafood...
September 03, 2014
Wild at 50: The Wilderness Act Turns a Half-Century
On the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, WCS Senior Conservation Scientist John Weaver argues for protecting remaining wild lands and preventing human-caused species extinctions rather than domesticating landscapes to serve economic growth of the human juggernaut.
September 02, 2014
An Uphill Climb for Mountain Species?
A new paper looks at the issues facing biodiversity throughout the world’s mountain regions, sets agenda for conservation Do we need corridors between “habitat-islands?” BOZEMAN (September 2, 2014) – A recently published paper provides a history of scientific research on mountain ecosystems, looks at the issues threatening wildlife in these systems, and sets an agenda for biodiversity conservation throughout the world’s mountain regions. The paper, “Mountain gloom and mountain glory revisited:...
August 29, 2014
Humpbacks in New York
Our staff photographer Julie Larsen Maher recently snapped this great shot of a humpback whale off the NY coast, but such a sighting is not as rare as you may think.
August 28, 2014
A Big Bight: Wildlife Conservation Society Releases Photo of Humpback Whales in NYC Waters
Brooklyn, N.Y. – Aug. 28, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Society photographed a humpback whale feeding yesterday less than six miles from New York City. Waters off New York City and the greater New York Bight serve as a feeding ground, nursery, and migratory corridor for many species of marine life including whales, dolphins, sharks, fish, and sea birds. WCS’s New York Seascape program works to restore healthy populations of these species and protect New York marine waters, which are vital to...
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