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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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WCS is extremely encouraged by the Department of Interior’s decision to protect 170,000 acres south and northeast of Teshekpuk Lake in the National Petroleum Reserve from leasing. The area provides critical habitat for breeding birds and caribou populations.
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Climate Change in the Adirondacks Warns Upstate New York Climate, Could Become As Warm As Georgia in Coming Decades Wildlife Conservation Society scientist’s latest book creates a blueprint for Adirondack communities to become leader in renewable energy to stave off climate change ITHACA (July 9, 2010) –A landmark book released by the Wildlife Conservation Society and Cornell University Press finds that if...
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WCS ecologist Jerry Jenkins shows the global problem of climate change hitting home in the Adirondacks and how the region can fight back.
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Predatory trickery documented for the first time in wild felids in Americas NEW YORK (July 7, 2010)—In a fascinating example of vocal mimicry, researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and UFAM (Federal University of Amazonas) have documented a wild cat species imitating the call of its intended victim: a small, squirrel-sized monkey known as a pied tamarin. This is the first recorded instance of a wild cat species in the Americas mimicking the calls of its prey. The extraordina...
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Researchers in the Brazilian Amazon discover that wild cats called margays are imitating the sounds of tamarins in order to lure the small monkeys in for a snack.
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Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo to Host the Annual Wild Arts Weekend  Join the celebration of art and animals - July 17 & 18, 2010 Brooklyn, NY - July, 2010 – Whether you’re a professional painter or just have an appreciation for art and animals, the annual Wild Arts Weekend at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Prospect Park Zoo has something for everyone.   The Wild Arts Weekend – a celebration of all things animal from original wor...
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