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Coral Bleaching Ready for Crowdsourcing Solution
March 21, 2017 – Savvy divers with just a pencil and an underwater slate can now participate in a WCS-led initiative to record coral bleaching observations around the world.  

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WASHINGTON (March 17, 2017) – Dramatic reductions in funding for the State Department, USAID, the GEF, the Department of the Interior and others will harm people, wildlife, the environment and our national security. 

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Big Bat Find in Alberta’s Boreal Forest

March 16, 2017 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society Canada and Alberta Environment and Parks announced today the discovery last month of the largest Alberta bat hibernation site (based on estimated bat count) ever recorded outside of the Rocky Mountains.

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Carbon-based Approaches for Saving Rainforests Should Include Biodiversity Studies
March 9, 2017 – Conservationists working to safeguard tropical forests often assume that old growth forests containing great stores of carbon also hold high biodiversity, but a new study finds that the relationship may not be as strong as once thought, according to a group of researchers with contributions from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other organizations.

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Categories: Climate Change

Congress Pushing the Tiger Stamp... and Maybe an Elephant Stamp?

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 7, 2017) – House and Senate conservation champions reintroduced bipartisan legislation to extend for four more years the enormously popular Save Vanishing Species postage stamp, also known as the Tiger Stamp, which raises funds for conservation. The House legislation also calls for the addition of a new African elephant stamp.

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Categories: Tigers

LIONS AND TIGERS AND FACEBOOK LIVE – OH MY!
February 28, 2017 – It’s animal overload as Animal Planet sets up a flock of Facebook Live video segments and partners with 18 accredited AZA (Association of Zoo and Aquariums) zoos and aquariums across the country, for ‘Inside The Zoo.’ 

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Categories: Bronx Zoo

WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo Debuts Wreathed Hornbill Exhibit

Brooklyn, NY – March 1, 2017 –Wreathed hornbills (Rhyticeros undulates) have been on exhibit seasonally at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo since 2014, but recent renovations to the Rotunda Gallery in the zoo’s Animal Lifestyles building included the creation of an indoor hornbill exhibit that will allow guests to enjoy these colorful birds year-around.

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New York – February 28, 2017 – The following is a joint statement from interim co-chairs of the newly established New Yorkers for Culture and Arts, John F. Calvelli, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, Wildlife Conservation Society, and Andrea Louie, Executive Director of the Asian American Arts Alliance: (Read Statement)

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New Report Says St. Barthélemy’s Ecosystems are Reaching Critical Thresholds
February 28, 2017 – A new report says St-Barthélemy’s environment may be rapidly degrading, with major impacts stemming from land-based pollution, urbanization, and overfishing.

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Hudson Canyon Added to U.S. Government’s Inventory For Potential National Marine Sanctuary Sites
February 28, 2017–WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) applauds the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for its recent decision to add the Hudson Canyon—the East Coast’s largest submarine canyon—to the inventory of sites now under consideration for National Marine Sanctuary status.

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