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WCS's Tony Lynam argues that despite threats to wild places in Asia, practitioners are better prepared to implement solutions.
NEW YORK (August 25, 2017) – A new translation of a Russian natural history classic provides a snapshot of Amur tiger habitat in the Russian Far East a hundred years ago. In Across the Ussuri Kray (Indiana University Press, 2016), famed Russian explorer and ethnographer Vladimir Arsenyev catalogued the people and animals he encountered during a grueling six-month expedition to the forests of the Sikhote-Alin Mountains in 1906. This book was partial source material for Akira Kurosawa’s 1975 Academy Award-winning film “Dersu Uzala.”
August 24, 2016 – Two dogs trained to detect ivory by scent recently made their first bust by helping government authorities seize four elephant tusks in a village outside Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society).
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.
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.
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.
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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.