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  • Boo at the Zoo is Underway in the BronxBoo at the Zoo is Underway in the Bronx

    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.


  • WCS Unveils Strategy and a New Website and Brand Identity to Support ItWCS Unveils Strategy and a New Website and Brand Identity to Support It

    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.

  • Chile to Create Patagonia Marine Protected Area NetworkChile to Create Patagonia Marine Protected Area Network

    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).

  • WCS Statement on Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement

    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.

  • October 5th-WCS Scientist Michale Glennon Wins Paul Schaefer Wilderness Award October 5th-WCS Scientist Michale Glennon Wins Paul Schaefer Wilderness Award

    Dr. Michale Glennon of the WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) Adirondack  Program has won the Paul Schaefer Wilderness Award.

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October 7 - A New Strategy for Conservation

At the Wildlife Conservation Society today we unveiled our WCS: 2020 strategy and, along with it, a new WCS.org website and brand identity. This announcement advances our 120-year mission to save wildlife and wild places.

October 5 -  Technology Makes Lighter Work of a Tough Job—SMART Ranger Patrolling

As the race to save Asia’s threatened forests and wildlife heats up, law enforcement staff on the frontline have their work cut out for them. A new SMART technology is being rolled out in protected areas to stop poaching of flagship species like banteng, Asian elephants, giant ibis, and Eld’s deer.

October 1 - Bad Omen or Wise Advisor? Evocative Owls Star in Photos

No one is neutral about owls.

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The Bison: The WCS Storytelling Project

Global Conservation Briefing

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

September 25, 2015

The Ocean Wonders: Sharks! building is pictured here with a blue waterproofing that crews are applying to protect the structure from the weather’s elements. The precast concrete skin and shimmer wall will eventually be installed to cover this. Since the building is on the shore facing the Atlantic Ocean, it is important to take the proper precautions to prevent its concrete surfaces from getting damaged by wind, rain, and sea water. Photo credit: WCS

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