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  • All New Boo at the Zoo Set for Weekends in OctoberAll New Boo at the Zoo Set for Weekends in October

    Bronx, NY – Sept. 20, 2017 – Boo at the Zoo, one of New York City’s most cherished Halloween traditions returns to the Bronx Zoo with a new line-up of activities designed for all ages. The annual Halloween celebration will kick off Saturday, September 30 and run weekends and holidays through Sunday, October 29. A few highlights include: a Haunted Forest, Hayride, Corn Maze, Pumpkin Carving, Candy Trail, and Bootoberfest. 


  • Efforts to Help Bats Survive Deadly Disease Get a Boost Efforts to Help Bats Survive Deadly Disease Get a Boost

    New York (September 19, 2017) Research efforts aimed at identifying bat species or individual populations that may be able to survive the arrival of deadly White-nose Syndrome (WNS) received a boost this week with the announcement of $100,000 (U.S.) in new funding for cross-border bat science.

  • Peruvian Government Approves National Strategy to Reduce Wildlife TraffickingPeruvian Government Approves National Strategy to Reduce Wildlife Trafficking

    LIMA, Peru (September 18, 2017)—The Government of Peru has taken a major step in conserving wildlife species with a new decade-long plan to combat wildlife trafficking in one of the world’s most biodiverse countries. 


  • Colombia Declares More Than 4 Million New Protected Hectares & Achieves Conservation of 13.31 Percent of Coastal Marine AreaColombia Declares More Than 4 Million New Protected Hectares & Achieves Conservation of 13.31 Percent of Coastal Marine Area

    BUENAVENTURA, Colombia (Sept. 15, 2017) -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Environment and Sustainable Development Minister Luis Gilberto Murillo, and Director of Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia (Colombian National Parks) Julia Miranda announced yesterday the expansion of the Santuario de Fauna y Flora Malpelo (Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary) and the declaration of the Distrito Nacional de Manejo Integrado Yuruparí-Malpelo (Yuruparí-Malpelo National Integrated Management District) in the Pacific region of Colombia. 


  • WCS Awarded Prestigious 2017 National Science Foundation Grant for Work in the Adirondack Park WCS Awarded Prestigious 2017 National Science Foundation Grant for Work in the Adirondack Park

    (Saranac Lake, September 15, 2017) - WCS announced today that it is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) highly competitive 2017 Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) program award. WCS will receive USD 499,915 of funding for its project, “Experimental Investigation of the Dynamic Human-Environmental Interactions Resulting from Protected Area Visitation.”



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September 19 - South America’s Adorable Andean Bear

There is only one bear species from South America – the Andean bear (Tremarctos ornatus). Sometimes called the spectacled bear due to its cream-colored facial markings that can look like eyeglasses.

September 18 - Pursuing a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet

Mounting evidence reminds us how human actions have begun changing the climate and forced an awareness of global warming’s impact on the quality of human life.

September 17 - A Slow Loss of Northern Forest Icons

WCS's Michale Glennon explored Adirondack megabogs well known to the birding community as to document the occurrence of 12 species of boreal birds and the impact of climate change on them.


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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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