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  • Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo Debuts Tufted Deer FawnWildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo Debuts Tufted Deer Fawn

    Brooklyn, N.Y. – Aug. 30, 2016 – A tufted deer fawn (Elaphodus cephalophus) was born at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo and is making its public debut. 

  • WCS Ecotourism Partner Named Finalist for 2016 World Responsible Tourism AwardsWCS Ecotourism Partner Named Finalist for 2016 World Responsible Tourism Awards

    (London, England  August 29, 2016)Cambodia’s Sam Veasna Center (SVC) has been named one of just 13 finalists in the 2016 World Responsible Tourism Awards at the World Travel Market in London. SVC manages wildlife viewing trips with exclusive access to Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) sites across Cambodia. 

  • OCEARCH Honors Partnership with WCS by Naming Tagged Shark -- Teddy OCEARCH Honors Partnership with WCS by Naming Tagged Shark -- Teddy

    August 25, 2016—A juvenile white shark, being tracked via satellite in the New York seascape, has been named after Theodore Roosevelt, the US president who appointed the committee in 1894 asking New York State to establish a zoological society in New York City -- which through the years developed into the Wildlife Conservation Society.


  •  Russian Wilderness: Then and Now Russian Wilderness: Then and Now

     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.”


  • Keen-nosed Canines In Tanzania  Help Nab Poacher With Elephant IvoryKeen-nosed Canines In Tanzania Help Nab Poacher With Elephant Ivory

    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).



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WCS Op-Eds and Blogs

August 29 - Signs of Hope for Nature in a Rapidly Degrading World

WCS's James Watson and his colleague Oscar Venter argue that at the global scale at least, we would appear to be increasing our efficiency with how we manage our impacts on the environment.

August 26 - Planning for Change in One of the Most Intact Places on Earth

For the first time in Ontario’s Far North, efforts to encourage a regional approach as well as a fundamental transformation in Canadian environmental assessment law may converge.

August 25 - As the National Park Service Turns 100, We Celebrate Its Contributions to Wildlife

The national parks, originally created for the enjoyment of people, have become key sites of wildlife conservation, as NPS staff work to maintain habitats and conserve endangered species.


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

August 26 2016

Above is a recent photo of the Ocean Wonders: Sharks! construction site. The next major milestone will be the installation of the steel framework that will eventually hold the building’s artistically designed shimmer wall.

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