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The Year of the Dog is Upon Us
The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Queens Zoo and Prospect Park Zoo are celebrating the Year of the Dog with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year. 
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10th Anniversary of the WCS Run for the Wild
2018 marks the 10th year for the WCS Run for the Wild! For a decade the annual 5K race and family fun run/walk at the Bronx Zoo has been helping support WCS’s mission to save wildlife around the globe. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 28. 
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Statement: All eyes on the European Commission, as crucial EU decision on deforestation due “in a matter of weeks”

In the coming weeks, the European Commission is set to make a momentous decision about the fate of the world’s forests.

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Finalists Announced for World’s Leading Animal Conservation Award
(INDIANAPOLIS - Feb. 6, 2018) – Officials from the Indianapolis Prize today named the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)’s Joel Berger and P. Dee Boersma as Finalists for the world’s leading award for animal conservation. Berger and Boersma join conservation heroes Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Rodney Jackson, Dr. Russell Mittermeier and Dr. Carl Safina in the running for the prestigious title of Indianapolis Prize Winner and an unrestricted $250,000 prize.
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The following tribute was issued today by Dr. John Robinson, Executive Vice President of Conservation and Science for the Wildlife Conservation Society.
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Statement from WCS on the Killing of Three Conservation Heroes in Cambodia

Feb. 2, 2018 -- The following statement was released by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) concerning the murder of three conservation heroes in Cambodia on 30th January 2018.

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Three Critically Endangered Red-headed Vulture Nests Discovered  In Cambodia’s Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary
Preah Vihear (29 January 2018) – In January, three nests of the Critically Endangered Red-headed vulture were found in Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary by conservationists from the Ministry of Environment (MoE), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and local communities. The population of this species in Cambodia is possibly less than 50 individuals. These nest discoveries give hope that conservation efforts may save this species from extinction
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WCS Announces “Voice of the Jaguar” Campaign to Engage Central Americans to Protect Wildlife
January 26, 2018 – WCS announced today the launch of  “Voice of the Jaguar” – a social media campaign to engage Central Americans to be the eyes, ears, and voice for the region’s threatened wildlife, including jaguars. The campaign includes a cellphone photo competition – “Eyes of the Jaguar,” inviting the people of Central America to showcase the wonder and plight of the region’s wildlife through their own eyes – and cell phones.
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	           Four WCS Conservationists Are Named Finalists for Award for Animal Conservation Excellence


(NEW YORK- January 23, 2016) WCS is pleased to announce that four of its scientists, Dr. Joel Berger, Dr. Ullas Karanth, Dr. Nyawira Muthiga and Dr.Tim McClanahan have advanced as finalists for the 2018 Award for Conservation Excellence (ACE) (Drs. Muthiga and McClanahan have been nominated together as one finalist).

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WCS Releases Adorable Tumbling Toddler Penguin Video in time for Penguin Awareness Day
January 19, 2018 – Just in time for Penguin Awareness Day this Saturday January 20th, WCS has released an incredibly cute video shot by WCS’s Graham Harris on Isla Martillo in the Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
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