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More than 20 life-like animatronic dinosaurs hide in beautifully planted foliage for a fully immersive experience Tickets available in advance at: www.bronxzoo.com/dinotix Dinosaur Safari opens at the Bronx Zoo on Saturday, May 25, Memorial Day Weekend New York, NY – May. 23, 2013 –The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo’s Dinosaur Safari opens to the public on Saturday, May 25. The exhibit includes more than 20 life-like animatronic dinosaurs up to 40 feet long which snarl, roar and spit...
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Members of the media are invited to tour the new exhibit Thursday, May 23; 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.Media Arrival: 10 a.m. Bronx, NY – May 21, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is inviting media to preview this summer’s newest attraction – Dinosaur Safari – on Thursday, May 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be two special tours for media with departures at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. The exhibit opens to the public until Saturday, May 25. The ride runs through a two-acre area ...
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More than 30 million bison roamed the United States at its founding, but the largest land mammal in the Western Hemisphere nearly went extinct as Americans expanded to the west. Writing for National Geographic NewsWatch, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, John Calvelli, discusses the ways in which Native American tribes (and WCS) have helped restore bison populations. 


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Once decimated by hunting, wild yaks appear to be rebounding in parts of Tibet. During a recent expedition to the country’s Qinghai Plateau, WCS and Chinese conservationists counted nearly 1,000 individuals.
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WCS and University of Montana Find Nearly 1,000 Wild Yaks In Remote Tibetan Plateau Once decimated by hunting, wild yaks may be returning Wild yaks are Asia’s third largest land mammal NEW YORK (January 16, 2013) — A team of American and Chinese conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and University of Montana recently counted nearly 1,000 wild yaks from a remote area of the Tibetan-Qinghai Plateau. The finding may indicate a comeback for this species, which was decimated by ...
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In a new blog post for National Geographic NewsWatch, WCS's Executive Vice President for Public Affairs discusses National Bison Day festivities, as well as WCS's ongoing efforts to elect bison the country's national mammal. With the support of a broad coalition and active constituents, WCS remains hopeful that legislation will pass this year. 
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Teens can win prizes by producing a 30-60 second video advocating for the bison to become to the National Mammal Visit VoteBison.org to cast your vote Bronx, N.Y. – October 1, 2012 – The Vote Bison coalition, which is campaigning to make the bison the National Mammal of the United States, issued a call for teen-created videos that tell Americans why the bison deserves their votes. The coalition is asking teens (ages 13-19) to create and submit a 30-60 second public service announcement (P...
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During the September 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress in Korea, WCS co-sponsored a motion to create a conservation “Green List.” The newly adopted category will feature thriving species, emphasizing that conservation doesn’t merely exist to ward off extinction.
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Delivering a keynote speech at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Republic of Korea, WCS President and CEO Dr. Cristián Samper shared his vision for the future of wildlife conservation.
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WCS President and CEO, Dr. Cristián Samper, delivered the following keynote speech during the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, South Korea. His speech may be read below.Martha's Legacy:The past, present and future of species, ecosystems and human livelihoods"On September 1, 1914, nearly 100 years ago, the last passenger pigeon passed away in a cage in the Cincinnati Zoo after many years in captivity. Her name was Martha. She was the last of her kind and with her, this extraordinary...
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