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WCS Commends the New York State Legislature and Governor for Investing in Conservation, the Environment, Education, and Economic Development NEW YORK – April 3, 2009 – The following statement was released by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, John Calvelli: We applaud the New York State Legislature and Governor Paterson for having the vision during these economically difficult days to invest in zoos, botanical gardens, and aquariums through the Enviro...
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The Bronx Zoo's Wednesday, the Porcupine, stars for a second time in newly released viral video NEW YORK (March 17, 2009) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society is releasing a second viral video starring its now famous porcupine, Wednesday, to convince Albany to restore funding New York State's zoos, botanical gardens, and aquariums in fiscal year 2010. This video, in which Wednesday appears in an unemployment office, follows her first production in which she was fired from the Bronx Zoo due to pe...
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NEW YORK, JANUARY 16, 2009 -- The following statement was released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s President and CEO, Dr. Steven E. Sanderson: The world is in economic turmoil. As a result, the Wildlife Conservation Society – like families and businesses across our nation – is facing a dire financial situation that will endure for some time, requiring us to change WCS in painful ways in the coming weeks and months. We are in a global crisis, and we don’t know its full extent or shap...
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Park rangers still need support in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo NEW YORK (January 7, 2009)— Protecting gorillas in Virunga National Park relies on supporting the rangers who have already sacrificed much to save the park’s mountain gorillas and other wildlife, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, which has pledged $15,000 in support for the park guards and their families. In the latest bout of insecurity in the war-torn region of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the park...
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Protecting gorillas in Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, relies on supporting the rangers who have sacrificed much to save the mountain gorillas and other wildlife. WCS has pledged $15,000 to help support the park guards and their families.

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Wildlife-Rich Burdwood Bank is Now Protected NEW YORK (October 9, 2008) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today that the government of Argentina has recently banned commercial fishing along an 1,800 square kilometer (694 square mile) submerged island rich in species found no where else on earth and an important feeding ground for sea lions, penguins, albatross and other marine life. The area, known as Burdwood Bank, lies 220 km (136 miles) off the Southern Argentine Coast. Burdwood i...
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Wildlife Conservation Society Study Says Beavers are Dam Good for Songbirds NEW YORK (October 8, 2008) – The songbird has a friend in the beaver. According to a study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the busy beaver’s signature dams provide critical habitat for a variety of migratory songbirds, particularly in the semi-arid interior of the West. The study, which appears in the October 2008 issue of the journal Western North American Naturalist, says that through dam building...
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Once numbering in the tens of millions, guanacos have dramatically declined  NEW YORK (June 10, 2008) –  The Wildlife Conservation Society has launched a study in Chile’s Karukinka reserve on Tierra del Fuego to help protect the guanaco –  a wild cousin of the llama that once roamed in vast herds from the Andean Plateau to the steppes of Patagonia.Today, the guanaco population has dwindled to perhaps half a million animals that live in highly fragmented populations due to habitat ...
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In many parts of the world, procuring dinner can be a daily struggle. A nose for business is not just for the savvy—it’s a survival skill.
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It’s more than a fashion statement. The latest trend in African jewelry design takes its raw material from snares once used to trap wildlife. And its salesmen are the poachers who laid the snares.
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