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  • Government of Myanmar Unveils New Plan To Protect Marine Wildlife and ResourcesGovernment of Myanmar Unveils New Plan To Protect Marine Wildlife and Resources

    BALI (February 23-24, 2017) – The Government of Myanmar and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) announced today a comprehensive plan to protect the country’s diverse fisheries and marine life—including dolphins, sea turtles, and other species—and other marine resources.

  • THINK SPRING! It’s Time to Register and Get Ready for the 9th Annual WCS Run for the WildTHINK SPRING! It’s Time to Register and Get Ready for the 9th Annual WCS Run for the Wild

    Bronx, N.Y. – February 23, 2017 – The 2017 WCS Run for the Wild is scheduled for Saturday, April 29. Runners, walkers, and wildlife supporters are invited to participate in the 9th annual 5K race and family fun run/walk at the Bronx Zoo. Each year, WCS Run for the Wild is committed to raising awareness of the threats facing wildlife while raising money to help WCS conservation work at the Bronx Zoo and around the world. This year runners and walkers can choose to participate on behalf of whichever species most inspires them. Registration is now open and there are many ways to participate. Visit www.wcsrunforthewild.org to register for the run or family fun walk; make a donation; or support a friend or team. 


  • For The First Time Ever ANIMAL PLANET Takes Audiences Behind the Scenes At the Bronx Zoo in All-New Docuseries “THE ZOO” For The First Time Ever ANIMAL PLANET Takes Audiences Behind the Scenes At the Bronx Zoo in All-New Docuseries “THE ZOO”

    (New York, NY) – Animal Planet takes audiences on a first-ever, in-depth look behind the scenes at the Bronx Zoo, a New York institution and global leader in animal care and species conservation. With full access to the Bronx Zoo’s 265-acre campus, located a mere ten miles from New York’s Times Square, Animal Planet shines a light on a wondrous world of more than 6,000 animals and the 500-plus people dedicated to their care and well-being. THE ZOO premieres Saturday, February 18th at 10PM ET/PT.

  • NEW STUDY: Frogs of the high Andes More Resilient To Chytrid Fungus Than Previously ThoughtNEW STUDY: Frogs of the high Andes More Resilient To Chytrid Fungus Than Previously Thought

    Bronx, NY – Feb. 17, 2017 – A team of wildlife health experts and environmental scientists working in the Peruvian Andes for the past decade have made a surprising discovery: in spite of the threat of climate change and a fungus lethal to most amphibians, the high-altitude frogs and toads are surviving, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and other groups.

  • Government of Nigeria Drops Buffer Zone for Superhighway Project But More Must Be Done to Protect Communities and WildlifeGovernment of Nigeria Drops Buffer Zone for Superhighway Project But More Must Be Done to Protect Communities and Wildlife

    February 16, 2017 — The Cross River State government’s announcement yesterday to drop a 12-mile buffer around a proposed superhighway though one of Nigeria’s last rainforests is still not enough to prevent the loss of important community forests and significant impacts to the region’s wildlife if the project moves forward, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and its campaign effort to reroute the project entirely.


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WCS Op-Eds and Blogs

February 16 - The Hidden Cost Of Cashmere

Conservation organizations are facilitating science-based solutions to create a profitable and sustainable business model for cashmere production that safeguards the future for iconic animals.

February 8 - Authenticity in Food Through an Asheville Lens

Two notions – place and craft – are intertwined manifestations of two larger themes that are paramount in my food choices: environmental sustainability and cultural heritage.

February 8 - Reversing “Empty Forest Syndrome” in Southeast Asia

The use of cheap wire snares for hunting makes no distinction between common and endangered species and is indiscriminately laying waste to any wildlife species regardless of their size and shape.


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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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