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November 23, 2009
Go Wild at WCS's Central Park, Prospect Park, and Queens Zoos this Holiday Season
New York, N.Y. – Get in the spirit of giving at the Central Park, Prospect Park, and Queens Zoos, as animals receive holiday presents in a wild way. Visit the zoos this December to watch animals such as polar bears, baboons, and pumas tear into their very own Christmas presents on the weekends of December 5-6, 12-13, and 19-20 (also December 26-27 at the Prospect Park Zoo). Each zoo will put visitors into the spirit of the season while giving beautifully wrapped presents of delectable delicacies...
November 08, 2009
WCS's Bronx Zoo Celebrates 110 Years of Innovation, Conservation, and Community Impact
WCS’s Bronx Zoo Has Welcomed More Than 236 Million Visitors Since Its Gates Opened November 8, 1899 WCS’s Bronx Zoo is a Cornerstone New York City Cultural Institution and Headquarters for Global Conservation Efforts WCS’s Bronx Zoo Continues Award-Winning Tradition of Forward Thinking Exhibit Design Bronx, N.Y. – November 8, 2009 – Today, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo celebrates the 110th anniversary of its opening. Since November 8, 1899, more than 236 million ...
June 11, 2009
WCS's Central Park Zoo Opens The Allison Maher Stern Snow Leopard Exhibit
Exhibit Spotlights Endangered Big Cat of Asia’s Great Mountain Ranges And The WCS Conservation Efforts to Save ThemHabitat Includes Latest in Behavioral Enrichment and Technology: Hot Rocks for Winter Warmth, And Shallow Caves, Trees, Waterfall and Fog for Summer CoolingRocks and Deadfall Encourage Pouncing and Playing!New York, N.Y. (June 11, 2009)– The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) today unveiled the Allison Maher Stern Snow Leopard Exhibit at its Central Park Zoo. This spectacular new h...
June 11, 2009
WCS Opens New Home for Great Cats
WCS’s newest exhibit at the Central Park Zoo spotlights the endangered snow leopards of Asia’s great mountain ranges, and the WCS conservation efforts to save them.
June 09, 2009
Camera Traps Capture Afghanistan Snow Leopards
Wildlife Conservation Society researchers working with local community rangers in Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor recently captured several elusive snow leopards – digitally that is. Using remote cameras that automatically photograph animals when an infrared beam is tripped, the WCS team has taken a total of 22 snow leopard images so far. Afghanistan is thought to only have about 100 snow leopards left in the country, but the fact that 4 out of 5 camera traps captured snow leopard images suggest...
June 03, 2009
Government of Afghanistan Releases Its First-Ever List of Protected Species
From snow leopards, to rare elm trees, more than 30 species now safeguardedWildlife Conservation Society, with funding from USAID, served as scientific advisors in compiling the list KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (June 3, 2009) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that the Afghanistan’s National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA), in an effort to safeguard its natural heritage, has released the country’s first-ever list of protected species now banned from hunting or harvest.The wid...
June 03, 2009
New Rights for Afghan Wildlife
With scientific advice from WCS, the government of Afghanistan releases its first-ever list of protected wildlife and plants, which includes snow leopards, wolves, elm trees, and 30 other species.
June 01, 2009
Central Park Zookeeper Extraordinaire Works with Endangered Snow Leopards
New York, N.Y. - Heather Gordon, a zookeeper at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo, has always had a passion for wildlife. A lover of all animals, she's in charge of caring for such exotic animals as polar bears, Japanese snow monkeys and sea lions. But her job has taken a wild turn, and now she’s taken the lead in caring for one of the most critically endangered species in the world. As the Central Park Zoo gears up to open the new Allison Maher Stern Snow Leopard exhibit n...
April 22, 2009
New Park for Afghanistan
Afghanistan has announced some rare good news: the establishment of its first national park. The park, known as Band-e-Amir, will protect one of the country’s best-known natural areas.
April 15, 2009
Afghanistan Declares Its First National Park
USAID funding of Wildlife Conservation Society research helped drive park’s creation Band-e-Amir Park will safeguard spectacular system of natural lakes KABUL, AFGHANISTAN, April 22, 2009 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) applauded Afghanistan’s National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA), which announced today the establishment of the country’s first internationally recognized national park. USAID provided key funding ...
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