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Annual Adirondack Loon Census: Volunteers Wanted
June 22, 2017 - WCS's Adirondack Program announces a call for volunteers to survey loons on Adirondack lakes as part of the 17th Annual Adirondack Loon Census. The event will take place on Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 8:00-9:00 a.m. Participants can choose which lake in the Adirondacks they want to survey when they sign up.

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Central Park Zoo to Host Sculpture Safari

June 21, 2017 – The National Sculpture Society (NSS) and WCS’s Central Park Zoo will host a sculpture safari on Sunday, June 25th for a full day of live sculpture demonstrations by animal sculptors at key locations within the zoo. 

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Over 150 Asian Giant Softshell Turtles Return to the Wild
June 21, 2017 – WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), in collaboration with Cambodia’s Fisheries Administration (FiA) and the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), released 150 Endangered Asian giant softshell turtle (Pelochelys cantorii) hatchlings  into their natural habitat along the Mekong River.

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ANIMAL PLANET GREENLIGHTS SECOND SEASON OF “THE ZOO”
June 15, 2017 -- Animal Planet announces today the greenlight of a second season of its popular series THE ZOO which begins production this month on location from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo in New York. 

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Hatching Hope: 39 Critically Endangered Burmese roofed turtles emerge from eggs
Yangon, Myanmar (June 15, 2017) –In a boost to their Critically Endangered species, 39  Burmese-roofed turtles have hatched in Limpha Village , Myanmar, report scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA). The news follows that of the recovery of 44 viable eggs in the wild reported by WCS on April 11, 2017.

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Cool Effect Partners with WCS to Save Madagascar’s Makira Natural Park
June 15, 2017 -- Cool EffectTM, a non-profit organization curating the world’s premier carbon reduction projects, announced the addition of Madagascar’s Makira Natural Park Project to its platform in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Individual contributions to the project will reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and conserve the rainforest’s endangered plants and species.

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Bighorn Backcountry an Alberta gem that needs to be safeguarded

Edmonton, Canada (June 14, 2017) – A new scientific analysis by Wildlife Conservation Society Canada has identified a conservation gem nestled beside the two crown jewels of the Rocky Mountain national park system. The area, known as the Bighorn Backcountry, lies just east of Banff and Jasper National Parks in Alberta and represents one of the most ecologically important areas in the province’s Eastern Slopes region.

 

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 Musk Deer Poaching in Russia Linked to Logging Roads
(VLADIVOSTOK, JUNE 14, 2017) – Musk deer are small, shy, fanged deer targeted by poachers across Asia for the musk gland found in males, a substance that, gram from gram, is more valuable than gold.

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WCS’s Queens Zoo Welcomes Pudu Fawn

Queens, NY – June 13, 2017 – A southern pudu fawn (Pudu puda) – the world’s smallest deer species – was born at the WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Queens Zoo. 

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WCS Applauds Senate Passage of Bipartisan WILD Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 12, 2017) – WCS praised the Senate’s passage of the Wildlife Innovation and Longevity Driver (WILD) Act by unanimous consent.

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