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  • Cambodia’s Ministries Come Together to Address Wildlife TraffickingCambodia’s Ministries Come Together to Address Wildlife Trafficking

    June 23, 2017 –A first-ever milestone event brought together Cambodian officials and others today to discuss law enforcement options and responses to wildlife trafficking –an increasing threat to the world’s wildlife species.


  • Annual Adirondack Loon Census: Volunteers WantedAnnual Adirondack Loon Census: Volunteers Wanted

    June 22, 2017 - WCS's Adirondack Program announces a call for volunteers to survey loons on Adirondack lakes as part of the 17th Annual Adirondack Loon Census. The event will take place on Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 8:00-9:00 a.m. Participants can choose which lake in the Adirondacks they want to survey when they sign up.

  • Central Park Zoo to Host Sculpture SafariCentral Park Zoo to Host Sculpture Safari

    June 21, 2017 – The National Sculpture Society (NSS) and WCS’s Central Park Zoo will host a sculpture safari on Sunday, June 25th for a full day of live sculpture demonstrations by animal sculptors at key locations within the zoo. 


  • Over 150 Asian Giant Softshell Turtles Return to the WildOver 150 Asian Giant Softshell Turtles Return to the Wild

    June 21, 2017 – WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), in collaboration with Cambodia’s Fisheries Administration (FiA) and the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), released 150 Endangered Asian giant softshell turtle (Pelochelys cantorii) hatchlings  into their natural habitat along the Mekong River.

  • ANIMAL PLANET GREENLIGHTS SECOND SEASON OF “THE ZOO”ANIMAL PLANET GREENLIGHTS SECOND SEASON OF “THE ZOO”

    June 15, 2017 -- Animal Planet announces today the greenlight of a second season of its popular series THE ZOO which begins production this month on location from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo in New York. 


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June 19 - To Secure Our Border, Secure Central America’s Forests First

Central America’s border forests are home to communities increasingly caught in the crossfire of cross-border trafficking of drugs, weapons, timber, wildlife, and human migration.

June 11 - Fiji Makes 17 Major Commitments to the Ocean

It was no small feat for a small country like Fiji with fewer than a million people to host the United Nations Ocean Conference (UNOC) in New York in partnership with the Government of Sweden.

June 9 - Collaborating for Sustainable Fisheries in Belize

Belize has several systems in place to ensure transparent, fair, and accountable access to fisheries resources in the country. This starts with the formal fishing licensing system.


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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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