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  • BREAKING NEWS:Snares Wiping Out Wildlife in Unprecedented NumbersBREAKING NEWS:Snares Wiping Out Wildlife in Unprecedented Numbers

    NEW YORK (January 20, 2017) A very important article co-authored by WCS scientist Tony Lynam has been published in the journal Science about a crisis emerging in Asia from snaring, which is wiping out wildlife in unprecedented numbers.  The article points out that use of homemade snares are largely driving unsustainable levels of commercial hunting in Southeast Asia to the point of extinction. The authors also make recommendations for how this issue might be managed to avoid “empty forests.” 

  • WCS Applauds New International Agreement to Protect Polar RegionsWCS Applauds New International Agreement to Protect Polar Regions

    January 19, 2017 – WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) commends the International Maritime Organization and partners for the development and implementation of the “Polar Code,” a binding international agreement that will help ensure the safety of mariners operating in polar waters, and the protection of both the Arctic and Antarctic’s marine environment from the risks of vessel activities.

  • Yowie and WCS Announce PartnershipYowie and WCS Announce Partnership

    January 18, 2017  -- Yowie Group LTD. (Yowie) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today a partnership focused on wildlife conservation and saving the natural world. 

  • For The First Time Ever ANIMAL PLANET Takes Audiences Behind the Scenes At the Bronx Zoo in All-New Docuseries “THE ZOO” For The First Time Ever ANIMAL PLANET Takes Audiences Behind the Scenes At the Bronx Zoo in All-New Docuseries “THE ZOO”

    (New York, NY) – Animal Planet takes audiences on a first-ever, in-depth look behind the scenes at the Bronx Zoo, a New York institution and global leader in animal care and species conservation. With full access to the Bronx Zoo’s 265-acre campus, located a mere ten miles from New York’s Times Square, Animal Planet shines a light on a wondrous world of more than 6,000 animals and the 500-plus people dedicated to their care and well-being. THE ZOO premieres Saturday, February 18th at 10PM ET/PT.

  • Are Herders and Livestock Bad for Rare Wildlife? It’s Complicated.Are Herders and Livestock Bad for Rare Wildlife? It’s Complicated.

    NEW YORK (January 13, 2017) The Denver Zoological Foundation, WCS(Wildlife Conservation Society) and other partners have published a paper appearing in the early view edition of Conservation Biology that looks at the positive and negative relationships occurring between pastoralists, livestock, native carnivores and native herbivores in the world’s largest unfenced grassland and desert.

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January 18 - Elephants Trumpet Ivory Ban

Former Sec. of State James A. Baker III praises the Dec. 30 announcement by China of its commitment to close its domestic commercial elephant ivory market in 2017.

January 17 - Paraguay Plans to Protect Jaguars in Perpetuity

In late December 2016, Paraguay launched an initiative to balance the ecological needs of the jaguar—the world’s third largest big cat species—with those of ranchers who raise cattle in the same landscapes.

January 12 - Wake-Up Call For the World As the Plight of Cheetahs Worsens

WCS's Sarah Durant argues that to protect cheetahs, we urgently need to find the political will and the financial means to enable people and wildlife to coexist, and for both to prosper.

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

January 20, 2017

The above photo, taken on an overcast day in January, shows the structural steel in place for supporting the future Shimmer Wall. Adjustments and modifications are in the process of being made before cabling is installed to hold the 33,000 aluminum panels that will be the most prominent feature of the building's facade. Credit: NYA OWS Site Camera January 18, 2017

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