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  • Nine Siamese Crocodiles Hatch at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation CenterNine Siamese Crocodiles Hatch at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center

    Koh Kong (August 15, 2017) –The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Fisheries Administration (FiA) announced today that the eggs of nine Siamese crocodiles have hatched at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center (KKRCC).


  • WCS Rings the Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell for World Elephant DayWCS Rings the Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell for World Elephant Day

    NEW YORK (August 11, 2017) – WCS helped ring in World Elephant Day, occurring this Saturday, August 12, by ringing the stock market closing bell at Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square.


  • WCS Applauds Confirmation of New USAID Administrator Mark Green

    WASHINGTON (August 7, 2017) – As someone with a wealth of experience in foreign policy, WCS is excited to work with Ambassador Green in his new role, especially as it relates to international conservation and combating wildlife trafficking.


  • Scenes from Today’s Ivory Crush in Central ParkScenes from Today’s Ivory Crush in Central Park

    NEW YORK (August 3, 2017) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released photos and video from today’s ivory crush held in Central Park, where two tons of illegal ivory were destroyed in a rock crusher.  The event was organized by WCS and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC), with support from Tiffany & Co., a longstanding leader in sustainability and a member of the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance.

  • GOVERNOR CUOMO COMMEMORATES CENTRAL PARK IVORY CRUSH GOVERNOR CUOMO COMMEMORATES CENTRAL PARK IVORY CRUSH

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today commemorated the ceremonial crushing of nearly two tons of confiscated illegal ivory in an event hosted by the State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and Tiffany and Co. in Central Park. Dozens of international and national conservation organizations joined together to send a strong message to the world that New York State and its partners will work tirelessly to end wildlife crimes that threaten to wipe out African elephants and a host of other species around the globe.


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August 16 - Cultural Traditions & Environmental Lessons of the Paraguayan Asado

In Paraguay and elsewhere, more work will be needed to convince consumers that they should demand that the beef on their plate has not been produced by damaging natural landscapes.

August 11 - On World Elephant Day, Troubling Times for African Elephants

African elephants are a keystone species that hold together entire environments in their range. Listed as “Vulnerable” on the IUCN Red List, they are at high risk of becoming endangered.

August 4 - Saving Elephants: Ivory Crush in Central Park

When the state of New York crushed its stockpile of nearly 2 tons of confiscated elephant ivory in Central Park, it was WCS staff photographer Julie Larsen Maher's third such event to photograph in four years.


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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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