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  • Remarks on Coming Central Park Ivory Crush Event

    Albany, NY - Thursday, July 27, 2017 - Remarks by Sara Marinello, WCS Executive Director for Government and Community Affairs, on the NYDEC Ivory Event in Central Park on August 3.


  •  Success of Local Nest Protection Sparks Hope for Worldwide Conservation of Globally Endangered Greater Adjutant Success of Local Nest Protection Sparks Hope for Worldwide Conservation of Globally Endangered Greater Adjutant

    Battambang (27 July 2017) –Endangered greater adjutant chicks have successfully fledged from 175 nests in the Prek Toal Ramsar Site in Cambodia and disbursed across the country. The nests were protected for six months by conservationists from Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment (MoE), Prek Toal village, and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

  • Ivory Kingpin Arrested in MozambiqueIvory Kingpin Arrested in Mozambique

    MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE (July 27, 2017)—The notorious leader of an East African ivory poaching network— Mateso Albana Kasian—has been arrested in Mozambique. Mateso was wanted by both Tanzanian and Mozambican authorities for orchestrating the slaughter of hundreds, possibly thousands, of elephants across southern Tanzania and northern Mozambique since 2012-2013.

  • La rápida destrucción de bosques en Centroamérica amenaza a las comunidades y fauna localesLa rápida destrucción de bosques en Centroamérica amenaza a las comunidades y fauna locales

    Julio de 25, 2017 – Los bosques más grandes de Centroamérica están desapareciendo a una velocidad precipitada debido a la ganadería ilegal, las plantaciones de aceite de palma, y otras actividades humanas, todas los cuales están poniendo a las comunidades locales y las especies de fauna silvestre de la región en alto riesgo.

  • People and Wildlife Now Threatened by Rapid Destruction of Central America’s ForestsPeople and Wildlife Now Threatened by Rapid Destruction of Central America’s Forests

    July 25, 2017 – Central America’s largest remaining forests are disappearing at a precipitous rate due to illegal cattle ranching, oil palm plantations, and other human-related activities, all of which are putting local communities and the region’s wildlife species at high risk.


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WCS Op-Eds and Blogs

July 25 - Let’s Hear It for Sharks: Our Ancient Ecological Providers

The Western Indian Ocean, home to more than 40 million coastal people, is the second highest biodiversity hotspot for sharks. At least 211 shark and ray species are known to be found in the region .

July 25 - Conserving the World’s Remaining Intact Forests

Intact forests, argue WCS's Mike Painter and David Wilkie, are among the few places on earth where native trees and animals can fulfill their ecological roles outside the influence of industrial humankind.

July 24 - Indonesia Shark Diaries

When it comes to shark and ray conservation, argues WCS's Sharks and Rays Advisor for SE Asia Hollie Booth, we must accept that designing practical solutions necessitates hard choices and trade-offs.


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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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