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 World’s Most Endangered Alligator Making a Comeback – in Shanghai
SHANGHAI (October 26, 2016) – WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) reports that eggs of critically endangered Chinese alligators discovered recently in a nest in a Shanghai wetland park have hatched and that baby alligators have been photographed and identified swimming in the area. The announcement signals a huge success for the species and for ongoing reintroduction efforts initiated by East China Normal University, Chongming Dongtan Wetland Park, and WCS with the help of U.S. zoos including WCS’s Bronx Zoo, and the Saint Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.

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Registration Open for Fall Programs at WCS's Zoos and Aquarium
New York –– Oct. 25, 2016 – The WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society’s) Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium have opened registration for fun fall programs for both children and adults.

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Wildlife Traders Arrested in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia
Medan, Indonesia (October 24, 2016). The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU), in collaboration with North Sumatra Police (POLDA SUMUT), arrested three wildlife traders in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia on October 14, 2016. Among the confiscated items were a 1.5 meter Sumatran tiger skin, pangolin scales, a snake skin, turtle shells, deer organs and stuffed Hawksbill turtle.

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Celebrate Boo at the Zoo at the Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo
New York - Oct. 20, 2016 - The spooky season arrives at WCS's (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo during the annual Boo at the Zoo weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29 and 30, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at both facilities. 

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Park Ranger Murdered in Last Gorilla Stronghold
Oct. 19, 2016 – WCS is saddened to learn that a park ranger was recently killed in Kahuzi Biega National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo defending critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas.

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Breakfast with the Animals Series Kicks Off at WCS’s Zoos and Aquarium
New York –– Oct. 19, 2016 – The WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society’s) Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and New York Aquarium have opened registration for this fall’s Breakfast with the Animals series.   

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Categories: Zoos and aquarium

Two WCS Scientists Honored As Finalists for the Indianapolis Prize

INDIANAPOLIS -- Dee Boersma and Joel Berger were honored here as finalists for the Indianapolis Prize on Oct. 15. Both were recognized for their exceptional accomplishments and sacrifices as they work to protect species around the globe.

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Categories: Inspire

WCS Uses Facebook To Stop Wildlife Trafficking in Peru
NEW YORK (October 14, 2016)WCS’s Peru Program is fighting wildlife trafficking through a campaign that leverages one of the most effective means of reaching a wide audience: Facebook.

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Climate Change Will Affect Water Processes of the Amazon Basin, Study Finds
NEW YORK (October 12, 2016)—Climate change is likely to alter the hydrological processes of the Amazon River basin, according to scientists and authors of a recently published study which predicts that future trends could result in wetter conditions in the western Amazon and drier ones in the east.

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Study Finds Fiji’s Fishing Communities Struggling In Wake of Cyclone Winston
NEW YORK (October 5, 2016) – Fishing-dependent communities in Fiji experienced decreased food security and loss of livelihoods in the wake of Cyclone Winston, according to a post-disaster survey conducted by the WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society).

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