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Clean waters mean healthy communities. A renewed push to care for the waters surrounding New York includes a City Council bill to ban microbeads. WCS's John Calvelli explains in his blog for Huffington Post.
Brooklyn, N.Y. – Oct. 8, 2015– Halloween fun awaits at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) New York Aquarium Ascarium weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New York – Oct. 8, 2015 – Boo at the Zoo, New York City’s go-to family-friendly Halloween destination returns to WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo for five weekends in October. This year’s Boo at the Zoo activities are themed around animal behaviors and “Mystery and Mischief” of the world of wildlife. Boo at the Zoo: Mystery and Mischief runs through Nov. 1. All attractions and activities will embrace the spirit of the season while highlighting wildlife and conservation. Annual favorites including the hay maze, giant pumpkin carving demos, costume parades, magic and more will return with some additional Halloween surprises.
October 7, 2015 – WCS today unveiled its WCS: 2020 strategic plan, supported by a new WCS.org website and brand identity, with the goal to conserve the world's largest wild places in 15 priority regions, home to more than 50 percent of the world's biodiversity.
NEW YORK (October 6, 2015)—The Government of Chile announced today at the Our Oceans Summit in Valparaiso its plan to design a network of Marine Protected Areas for the purpose of safeguarding Patagonia’s whales, dolphins, sea lions, sea birds and other coastal biodiversity, an initiative that would expand the country’s protected waters by 100,000 square kilometers (more than 38,000 square miles).
The United States joined 11 other Pacific Rim countries in signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an international trade agreement which includes strong wildlife trafficking provisions within its environmental chapter.
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Work on the Ocean Wonders: Sharks! site continues to move along. Because of its architectural beauty and complexity, much of the artistic work being crafted for the building is taking place off site. This includes the eye-catching shark mobile, pictured above, that shows visitors how sharks are important apex predators in the intricately balanced coral reef ecosystem. The mobile will be made out of 48 aluminum graphics supported by stainless steel rods. When complete, it will weigh an impressive 500 pounds. Photo credit: Kimio Honda © WCS
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