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  • Global Analysis Says Human Impact on Environment has SlowedGlobal Analysis Says Human Impact on Environment has Slowed

    August 23, 2016 – The global impact of human activities on the natural environment is extensive, but those impacts are expanding at a slower rate than the rate of economic and population growth.

  • WCS’s Wild View Photo Blog Announces Finalists for 2017 Calendar Photo ContestWCS’s Wild View Photo Blog Announces Finalists for 2017 Calendar Photo Contest

    Bronx, N.Y. – Aug. 22, 2016– WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Wild View Photo Blog has chosen the finalists for the 2017 Wild View Calendar Photo Contest. Public voting is now underway to determine the 12 winning shots taken at WCS’s Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium.

  • White Shark Pups Tagged and Released For The First Time Off Long IslandWhite Shark Pups Tagged and Released For The First Time Off Long Island

    Montauk, a 50-pound, 4-foot female white shark, and Hudson, a 67-pound, 5-foot male white shark, are the first two white sharks tagged by the shark-tagging partnership in New York waters. The tags on these young-of-the-year sharks will allow scientists to track their movements up and down the coast for the next several years.

  • WCS Brazil Launches Pantanal Science to Bridge Gap Between Researchers & CommunitiesWCS Brazil Launches Pantanal Science to Bridge Gap Between Researchers & Communities

    August 19, 2016 – Seeking to bridge the gap between scientists and the public, WCS Brazil and its collaborators have published Ciência Pantanal (Pantanal Science), a new scientific journal designed to inform rural communities of the latest in environmental studies and issues.

     


  • WCS's Prospect Park Zoo Hosts Carnival ZumbaWCS's Prospect Park Zoo Hosts Carnival Zumba

    Brooklyn, N.Y. – August 19, 2016 – The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo will host Carnival Zumba to celebrate West Indian culture on Sunday, Aug. 28, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event will be attended by local government officials State Senator Jesse Hamilton, Assemblywoman Diana Richardson, State Senator Kevin Parker, and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke.


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WCS Op-Eds and Blogs

August 23 - East of Siberia: Arsenyev in the Land

WCS 's Jon Slaght explores his kinship with the Russian topographer Vladimir Arsenyev in an excerpt from Slaght's new translation of Arsenyev's "Across the Ussuri Kray."

August 18 - How My First Snow Leopard Encounter Defined my Career Path

Wakhan National Park in northeastern Afghanistan, a high-elevation region above the tree line, is considered a hotspot for snow leopards and their spectacular wild prey species.

August 17 - The Next Great Victory For Birds

One hundred years ago, Canada and the United States signed the historic Migratory Bird Treaty to protect birds from indiscriminate slaughter for food and fashion markets.


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The Bison: The WCS Storytelling Project

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The Wonders of the WCS NY Aquarium: An Ongoing Picture Blog

August 12, 2016

Construction crews are installing custom-made precast concrete panels that will become the exterior finish of Ocean Wonders: Sharks! The panels vary in shape and size and give the building a more uniform color and surface. Once this façade is complete, the next step is the installation of a structure that wraps the building made up of over 30,000 square aluminum tiles will shimmer and move with the ocean breeze.

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