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NEW YORK  (June 15, 2010)—The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Joseph Mulema is the winner of the Charles Southwick Conservation Education Commitment Award for his work with the government and local communities in Cameroon to protect the world’s rarest ape, the Cross-River gorilla. Presented by the International Primatological Society, the award was established to recognize individuals living in primate habitat countries who have made significant contributions to conservation education.Mulema is ...
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Proceeds from EDUN make-up sales at Sephora benefit WCS’s work with the Conservation Cotton Initiative NEW YORK (June 15)-The Wildlife Conservation Society, EDUN, and Sephora announced today a partnership to support the Conservation Cotton Initiative (CCI), which aims to create sustainable livelihoods for local African farmers through organic agriculture and the conservation of wildlife. WCS and EDUN have collaborated on CCI since 2007 and currently work in Zambia, Madagascar, and Uganda. C...
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The International Primatological Society grants their 2010 Charles Southwick Award to WCS's Joseph Mulema for his work to protect Cross River gorillas in Cameroon.
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Free admission for soldiers; Discounts for family members Bronx, N.Y. – June 15, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society is now offering a new discount* to members of the United States Armed Forces – free admission to WCS’s Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium. “It is important to remember those who have served our nation,” said John Calvelli, Wildlife Conservation Society’s Executive Vice President of Public Affairs. “WCS hopes that this new program will bring enjoyment to the soldiers and t...
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Cultural institutions provide unique social support and educational opportunities to NYC neighborhoods Go to www.wcs.org to sign the petition NEW YORK – June 14, 2010 – Community groups around the City are speaking up in support of the Bronx Zoo and the New York Aquarium as these institutions face a proposed 42 percent cut in city funding. If allowed to pass, City Hall’s devastating cuts will be felt by neighborhoods across the five boroughs as the Wildlife Conservation Society – which run...
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Zoo-Goers are invited to help name the twins at www.ProspectParkZoo.com Video of the twins: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSP4snpsg-c Brooklyn , NY – June 10, 2010 – Today, the Wildlife Co...
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Watch this video of a meloncholy lion touring NYC’s endangered cultural institutions, then sign our petition urging City Hall to restore funding to the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, and museums and gardens across the city!
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Visitors will get a chance to learn about the ecology, animal species, and plant life of this marine paradise. NEW YORK (June 9, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today the opening of The Beck Interpretive Trail located at WCS’s Glover’s Reef Research Station, Middle Cay, Belize.  The Trail offers information about the ecology, wildlife, and plant life on and around the 14-acre island. Through strategically placed graphics, visitors can gain insight into how the is...
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“Fish Tales Extravaganza” Presented by PepsiEvery weekend in June will be filled with family-friendly entertainmentHeadliners the weekend of June 12 & 13 include Courtney DiGiovanni from Disney, Alice Farley Dance Theater, and Author Edel RodriguezLive music, interactive attractions, author appearances and readings, crafts, and moreConnect to the wonderful world of marine life at “Fish Tales Extravaganza” Brooklyn, NY – June 9, 2010 – Swim into beach season with the month-long Fish Tales...
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Video: “Nobody Likes a Sad Lion”Cultural Institutions are Economic Engines for NYCView the full video and sign the petition at www.SaveNYCulture.org New York – June 8, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society today released a homemade video called “Nobody Likes a Sad Lion” to inspire New Yorkers to send a message to City Hall to restore proposed cuts to New York City’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) – a group of 33 city-funded cultural institutions located in all five boroughs. Th...
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