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  • 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).


  • Global Analysis Says Human Impact on Environment has SlowedGlobal Analysis Says Human Impact on Environment has Slowed

    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.

  • WCS’s Wild View Photo Blog Announces Finalists for 2017 Calendar Photo ContestWCS’s Wild View Photo Blog Announces Finalists for 2017 Calendar Photo Contest

    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.


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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.

August 23 - East of Siberia: Arsenyev in the Land

WCS 's Jon Slaght explores his kinship with the Russian topographer Vladimir Arsenyev in an excerpt from Slaght's new translation of Arsenyev's "Across the Ussuri Kray."

August 23 - Shark On! Our NY Shark Expedition Begins

The first in a series of blogs by Merry Camhi, Director of WCS’s New York Seascape program, chronicling her experience tagging sharks off Montauk Point with the OCEARCH at-sea research lab.


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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

August 12, 2016

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.

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