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WCS confirms sea urchins destroy reef building algae in overfished sites on Kenya’s coast NEW YORK (January 11, 2011)—An 18-year study of Kenya’s coral reefs by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of California at Santa Cruz has found that overfished reef systems have more sea urchins, organisms that in turn eat coral algae that build tropical reef systems.By contrast, reef systems closed to fishing have fewer sea urchins—the result of predatory fish keeping urchins under contr...
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Millions of sharks are finned every year for the global shark-fin soup trade Brooklyn, N.Y. – Jan. 7, 2011 - A photo released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium shows a finned shark caught in partnership with Delaware State University during a New York Seascape study in Delaware Bay.  The photo shows where the dorsal and pectoral fins were removed.  The female sand tiger shark had no anal fins, and most of its tail fin had been removed. Shark finning – the practice...
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Festivities include treats for everyone – even the animals New York, N.Y.-date – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo are hosting their annual Boo at the Zoo – a family-friendly Halloween extravaganza, all day Saturday, Oct. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 31. Festivities include costumes, arts and crafts, and treats for the animals. The events promise spine-tingling surprises and terrifying thrills for zoo-goers of all ages. On both days of the Halloween weekend, anima...
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Wild adventures continue as fall/winter hours go into effect   New York, N.Y.- Oct. 24, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s wildlife parks – Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium – have announced that fall/winter hours will go into effect starting Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. Each of the five WCS wildlife parks will now be open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily.   Although the days are shorter, there is still plenty to see at ...
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WCS Idaho Department of Fish and Game to identify migration routes of moose and elk across US-20 in Island Park area of Idaho BOZEMAN, MT (October 21, 2010) –The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) today announced their participation in a three-year collaborative study in Idaho’s Island Park area to better inform decision making with regard to wildlife related hazards and improved safety on US Route 20 and Idaho Highway 87. The study w...
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“Making Tracks for Tigers” Benefit held at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square NEW YORK (October 20, 2010)—Legendary recording artist Paul Simon joined the Wildlife Conservation Society in the fight to save tigers from extinction at a private performance tonight at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square. Funds raised at the concert will support WCS efforts to save tigers in their last remaining strongholds in Asia. Conservationists estimate that approximately 3,200 tigers remain in the wi...
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Tiger Mountain exhibit at Bronx Zoo transformed to show both Amur and Malayan tigers side-by-side Exhibit educates millions of visitors each year about plight of wild tigers Tigers are critically endangered with fewer than 3,500 remaining in the wild   View the videos: Malayan cubs: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysx5vi4fZ_Y Amur cubs: www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-KNDaqdrvE Bronx, NY – Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 – The popular Tiger Mountain exhibit at the Wildlife Conservati...
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Specialized Stamps Will Benefit Existing Wildlife Protection Funds at No Cost to American Taxpayers Bi-Partisan Group Led the Charge for New Funding Mechanism for Tigers, Elephants, Rhinos, Great Apes and Marine Turtles WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 22, 2010) – The Wildlife Con...
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Finding underlines importance of protecting wildlife populations to gain insights into pathogens that impact human populations WCS researchers provided key data for study NEW YORK (September 22, 2010)—Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Wildlife Conservation Society and others have discovered that the most common form of human malaria—Plasmodium falciparum—may have originated in western lowland gorillas. This finding comes from...
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A WCS carnivore researcher based in Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park searches for lions at prime-time for big cats: in the pitch dark.
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