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‘Environmental Design and Construction’ Magazine Recognizes the 40,000-Square-Foot Facility’s State-of-the-Art “Green” Design Bronx, N.Y., July 26, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society is pleased to announce that the Center for Global Conservation, located at WCS’s Bronx Zoo, is the 2010 winner of Environmental Design & Construction’s (ED+C) Excellence in Design Award in the Institutional Category. WCS’s Center for Global Conservation, which was completed in 2009, won the awa...
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First sea lion ever born at WCS’s New York Aquarium makes its public debut View the video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq74WMseBrM New York – July 23, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium has visitors ooh-ing over its newest, and first ever, baby California sea lion. This playful baby girl was born at the aquarium to mom, Clarice. Only 15 pounds at birth, she is getting a little bigger each day. Adult female sea li...
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A WCS scientist goes to Washington to speak for tigers and the protection of their remaining habitat across Asia.
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Wildlife Conservation Society’s Dr. John Robinson Cites the Need for U.S. Government Leadership Wild tiger numbers are at an historical low  WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 22, 2010) – At a briefing for the House Natural Resources Committee, Wildlife Conservation Society Executive Vice President for Conservation and Science Dr. John Robinson spoke of the dire state of tigers in the wild and the need for urgent support from the highest levels of the U...
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Volunteers who participated in the 2010 annual loon census on Saturday, July 17 surveyed more than 300 lakes and ponds in in and around the Adirondack Park and across New York State.

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Wildlife Conservation Society’s Adirondack program, partners and volunteers conduct popular 10th annual loon census     NEW YORK (July 22, 2010) –The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Adirondack Program, Adirondack residents and visitors, and other partners successfully conducted the 10th Annual New York Loon Census on Saturday, July 17. More than 300 lakes and ponds were surveyed by more than 500 volun...
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At WCS’s Bronx Zoo, a group of WCS birders have been surveying the grounds for nesting wild birds. They’re turning up some surprising finds, and in some surprising places—from ducklings swimming in the once blighted Bronx River to songbirds nesting in exhibit signage. Take a birding tour of the zoo with WCS publicist John Delaney.
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NEW YORK – July 14, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo today announced it has received a gift of $5 million from Margaretta Taylor, a New York City philanthropist and supporter of conservation. “It is a pleasure to support such a fabulous cultural institution,” said Mrs. Taylor. “I hope that my gift will ensure that WCS’s Bronx Zoo remains a cultural icon for New York City and the world for years to come.”   Dr. Steven E. Sanderson, WCS President ...
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This year’s recipient is Jia Yun Chen from Rachel Carson High School for Coastal StudiesScholarship winner to receive $5,000 for college Brooklyn, NY – July 14, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium today announced the winner of the annual George D. Ruggieri Scholarship. The award went to graduating senior Jia Yun Chen from the Rachel Carson High School for Coastal Studies located in Coney Island. Ms. Chen was chosen because of her many outstanding achievements. Her c...
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Area south of Teshekpuk Lake, critical to wildlife, is withheld from lease sales New York (July 9, 2010) - The Wildlife Conservation Society is extremely encouraged by the announcement today by the Department of Interior to protect 170,000 acres south and northeast of Teshekpuk Lake in the National Petroleum Reserve from leasing, while moving ahead with 1.8 million acres for leasing farther south of this region.     For years, Interior had b...
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