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WCS's Tony Lynam argues that despite threats to wild places in Asia, practitioners are better prepared to implement solutions.
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.
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.
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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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.