July 2001

From Wildlife Conservation Society

Pristine Congo rain forest to spared from logging

Officials to make announcement at Bronx Zoo’s Congo Gorilla Forest Exhibit

WHO: Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) President, Dr. Steven Sanderson
WCS Vice President of International Conservation Programs, Dr. John Robinson
WCS Conservationist, Mr. Paul Elkan
Congolaise Industrielle des Bois (CIB) CEO, Dr. Hinrich Stoll
Republic of Congo Minister of Forestry Economy, Mr. Henri Djombo

WHAT: Officials from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Republic of Congo and CIB will announce the protection of what scientists are calling the most pristine rain forest left in Africa. This is the first time a logging company working in Africa has voluntarily turned over virgin forest in the name of conservation.

Spectacular footage of wild gorillas, chimpanzees and other wildlife living in this extremely unique area, as well as photos and maps, will be available to media.

WHEN: Friday, July 6th 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

WHERE: Bronx Zoo – Congo Gorilla Forest Exhibit

DIRECTIONS: Take Bronx River Parkway to EXIT 7W. Follow ramp on right; at light turn left onto Southern Boulevard, then turn left onto Fordham Road. Turn right at blinking light at Zoo’s Rainey Gate entrance. (visit website: www.wcs.org)

By Liberty Lines Express Bus: take BxM-11, stops along Madison Avenue to Bronx Zoo. Zoo is on your left.

Please alert attendant to contact staff for a golf cart shuttle to Congo Gorilla Forest.

CONTACT: STEPHEN SAUTNER (718-220-3682; ssautner@wcs.org)
JOHN DELANEY (718-220-3275; jdelaney@wcs.org)
LINDA CORCORAN (718-220-5182; lcorcoran@wcs.org)

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