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  • Two WCS Scientists Are Finalists for World’s Leading Award for Animal ConservationTwo WCS Scientists Are Finalists for World’s Leading Award for Animal Conservation

    (NEW YORK- February 9, 2016) WCS is pleased to announce that two of its scientists, Dr. Joel Berger and Dr. P. Dee Boersma, have advanced as finalists for the 2016 Indianapolis Prize.  This announcement was made by Indianapolis Prize officials today as the six finalists for the world’s leading award for animal conservation were revealed. In recognition of their success in the conservation of at-risk species, Berger and Boersma join fellow finalists Dr. Rodney Jackson, Professor Carl Jones, Dr. Carl Safina and Dr. Amanda Vincent.

  • Black-footed Penguin Chick Hatches at WCS’s New York AquariumBlack-footed Penguin Chick Hatches at WCS’s New York Aquarium

    Brooklyn, N.Y. – Feb. 8, 2016 – A black-footed penguin chick (Spheniscus demersus) hatched at the WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) New York Aquarium.

  • WCS Archives Awarded Grant to Protect Historical Photography WCS Archives Awarded Grant to Protect Historical Photography

    BRONX, NEW YORK – Feb 8, 2016 – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Archives has received a grant from the New York State Program for the Conservation and Preservation of Library Research Materials to rehouse photographic negatives dating back to the founding of the Bronx Zoo and the New York Aquarium. The $16,674 grant will enable WCS to rehouse glass plate and film negatives that would otherwise be susceptible to damage and deterioration. The images, dating from the Bronx Zoo’s founding in 1899 through approximately 1930, will be cleaned and properly rehoused for long-term preservation. Although the entire collection requires rehousing, this project focuses on the first 12,000 negatives in the collection of more than 70,000. Link to Archive Photos


  • SECOND HAND SMOKE: Nations That Produce Fewer Greenhouse Gases Most Vulnerable to Climate Change, Study SaysSECOND HAND SMOKE: Nations That Produce Fewer Greenhouse Gases Most Vulnerable to Climate Change, Study Says

    February 52016 – A new study by University of Queensland and WCS shows a dramatic global mismatch between nations producing the most greenhouse gases and the ones most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

  • 2016 is the Year of the Monkey2016 is the Year of the Monkey

    New York – Feb. 4, 2016 – Attached video: Lunar New Year is Monday, Feb. 8, and 2016 will be the Year of the Monkey. WCS’s four zoos in New York City are ready to celebrate. These are just a few of the many monkey species to visit at WCS’s Bronx Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and Central Park Zoo.


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February 6 - Protecting Nicaragua’s Natural Paradise for Jaguars and Other Wildlife

Despite the plenitude of its fauna and flora, Nicaragua's Bosawás Biosphere Reserve faces serious threats to its long-term survival, including deforestation of natural forest areas for cattle ranching and unsustainable levels of wildlife hunting.

February 1 - Sins of the Father: Conservation and Human Rights Then and Now

Conservationists' fraught history on indigenous people's rights needn't hinder our learning from the mistakes of our predecessors as we practice conservation today.

January 19 - Monitoring Jaguars and Other Charismatic Species in Bolivia’s Alto Madidi

Alto Madidi, on the upper Madidi River where the Andean foothills flatten out onto to the Amazonian floodplain, is a magical place and the sixth site on our two-year altitudinal transect in Madidi National Park.


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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

February 2, 2016

As visitors exit the 8-foot wide, 40-foot long Coral Reef Tunnel, they enter the Coral Reef Rotunda, pictured here, which will focus on the important role of sharks in keeping coral reefs healthy. Photo: Muni Abdullah© WCS

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