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“This study shows that once poached, elephants are being moved rapidly into trade; illegal ivory isn't coming from old stockpiles...” WCS’s Dr. Elizabeth Bennett

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The new National Mammal gets its day in the sun: National Bison Day is Sat. Nov 5th
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NOVEMBER 4, 2016) The American Bison Coalition, on behalf of its steering members is joining scores of bison-friendly groups, organizations and businesses around the country this month to celebrate our country’s first National Bison Day since the North American bison was officially adopted as the U.S. National Mammal. 

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Categories: Bison

Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network and WCS announce first branded traceable certified wool from Península Valdés
Puerto Madryn, Argentina (November 4, 2016)—The Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network (WFEN) and WCS-Argentina are pleased to announce traceable Certified Wildlife Friendly® wool—part of the “Patagonian Fibers with a Conscience” program—from the "Merino de Peninsula Valdés” ranchers who raise wool in coexistence with wildlife on Peninsula Valdés. The traceable certified wool is now available for purchase through a new online portal.  

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Veteran’s Day Weekend Will Mark the Start of This Year’s Annual Holiday Toy Drive to Benefit Military Families

Bronx, NY – November 3, 2016 ––– On Thursday, Nov. 10, Deputy Bronx Borough President Aurelia Greene will join officials from WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo to kick-off Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.’s annual holiday toy drive to benefit Bronx military families. In honor of Veteran’s Day weekend and the start of the holiday season, school children from PS 205 will be on hand to donate the first toys of the year.

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After a Long Demise Due to Poaching, Virunga’s Hippos Climbing Back
November 3, 2016—Recent surveys for hippos in Virunga National Park—the oldest protected area in Africa—have found that the beleaguered behemoths are finally recovering from decades of poaching and habitat loss in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

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 Zoological Society of London Honors WCS’s Dr. John Robinson with Its Lifetime Achievement Award
November 1, 2016 -- The ZSL (Zoological Society of London) Awards Committee has presented the ZSL Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. John Robinson, Executive Vice President of Conservation and Science at the Wildlife Conservation Society.

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Jason Patlis Hired as Executive Director of WCS Marine Conservation Program
Bronx, NY (November 1, 2016) – Jason Patlis, a leading marine policy expert, has been hired to head the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Marine Conservation Program, which has projects in more than 20 countries around the globe.

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WCS Applauds International Agreement to Conserve Antarctica’s Ross Sea
NEW YORK (October 28, 2016) – WCS applauded the decision by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources to protect the Ross Sea, a part of the Southern Ocean near Antarctica, as a marine protected area.

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Nigeria’s Superhighway Threatens Local Communities, Elephants, and Gorillas
NEW YORK (October 27, 2016) — A proposed superhighway in Nigeria’s Cross River State will displace 180 indigenous communities and threaten one of the world’s great centers of biodiversity if completed, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society).

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Night Callers: Scientists Listen in on Bats in the Bronx
NEW YORK  (October 27, 2016)  The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo and Fordham University have announced the results of the first known published study of bats in New York City. The study provides evidence of winter bat activity in NYC and documents the migratory movement of Eastern Red bats and Silver-haired bats through the Bronx Borough. Since little is known about bat behavior in winter, the research results may prove valuable in determining bat migration routes and overwintering strategies.

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Categories: Bronx Zoo

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