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  • Nigeria’s Superhighway Threatens Local Communities, Elephants, and GorillasNigeria’s Superhighway Threatens Local Communities, Elephants, and Gorillas

    NEW YORK (October 27, 2016) — A proposed superhighway in Nigeria’s Cross River State will displace 180 indigenous communities and threaten one of the world’s great centers of biodiversity if completed, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society).

  • Night Callers: Scientists Listen in on Bats in the BronxNight Callers: Scientists Listen in on Bats in the Bronx

    NEW YORK  (October 27, 2016)  The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo and Fordham University have announced the results of the first known published study of bats in New York City. The study provides evidence of winter bat activity in NYC and documents the migratory movement of Eastern Red bats and Silver-haired bats through the Bronx Borough. Since little is known about bat behavior in winter, the research results may prove valuable in determining bat migration routes and overwintering strategies.

  •  World’s Most Endangered Alligator Making a Comeback – in Shanghai World’s Most Endangered Alligator Making a Comeback – in Shanghai

    SHANGHAI (October 26, 2016) – WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) reports that eggs of critically endangered Chinese alligators discovered recently in a nest in a Shanghai wetland park have hatched and that baby alligators have been photographed and identified swimming in the area. The announcement signals a huge success for the species and for ongoing reintroduction efforts initiated by East China Normal University, Chongming Dongtan Wetland Park, and WCS with the help of U.S. zoos including WCS’s Bronx Zoo, and the Saint Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.

  • Registration Open for Fall Programs at WCS's Zoos and AquariumRegistration Open for Fall Programs at WCS's Zoos and Aquarium

    New York –– Oct. 25, 2016 – The WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society’s) Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium have opened registration for fun fall programs for both children and adults.

  • Wildlife Traders Arrested in Medan, North Sumatra, IndonesiaWildlife Traders Arrested in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia

    Medan, Indonesia (October 24, 2016). The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU), in collaboration with North Sumatra Police (POLDA SUMUT), arrested three wildlife traders in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia on October 14, 2016. Among the confiscated items were a 1.5 meter Sumatran tiger skin, pangolin scales, a snake skin, turtle shells, deer organs and stuffed Hawksbill turtle.

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WCS Op-Eds and Blogs

October 23 - Why International Snow Leopard Day Matters

On this International Snow Leopard Day, there is a growing sense that we may be able to save one of the last great wildernesses in Asia, and the great cat that defines it.

October 23 - International Snow Leopard Day in Afghanistan

In 2006, WCS embarked on the first-ever program to comprehensively and holistically address all of the threats facing snow leopards in a key landscape—  the Wakhan region of northern Afghanistan.

October 21 - Translating Survey Findings Into Effective Elephant Protection Results

The Great Elephant Census showed that important elephant populations persist in several key range areas that historically supported large numbers of elephants – so there is still much to fight for.

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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

Sept 23, 2016

The installation of the precast concrete panels is almost complete on the Ocean Wonders: Sharks! exterior. The next major milestone will be the installation of the steel framework that will eventually hold the building’s Shimmer Wall a beautiful piece of kinetic artwork which will span 1,100 feet and wrap the outside of the building with 30,000 movable aluminum tiles.

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