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  • Photos and Quotes from WCS on Earth Day 2017/ March for SciencePhotos and Quotes from WCS on Earth Day 2017/ March for Science

    New York, April 22, 2017, Earth Day -- The following quotes are from Wildlife Conservation Society scientists from around the globe -- from New York City, to Russia. WCS colleagues and advocates joined marches on six continents to celebrate the contribution of science to saving wildlife.


  • Bronx Zoo Welcomes Four Père David’s Deer FawnsBronx Zoo Welcomes Four Père David’s Deer Fawns

    BRONX, NEW YORK – April 21, 2017

    – The herd of Père David's deer (Elaphurus davidianus) at the WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo just got a little larger. Four fawns were born in April and are on exhibit with the herd. 

    The Père David's deer might seem somewhat unassuming, but the species has some adaptations unlike any other deer. They have long tails, branch-like antlers, and splayed hooves that would indicate that they are adapted to live in a marsh-like environment, but no one knows for sure how the species evolved or the environment it once lived in the wild. 


  • Science Is Core To Saving WildlifeScience Is Core To Saving Wildlife

    The following statement was issued today by Wildlife Conservation Society President and CEO Cristian Samper on the importance of science to wildlife conservation:


  • Experts Plan Conservation Roadmap for Shark and Ray HotspotExperts Plan Conservation Roadmap for Shark and Ray Hotspot

    April 19, 2017 – Marine experts and conservationists from the WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), TRAFFIC, the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), regional governments, and other groups have produced a status report and roadmap for protecting sharks and rays in the southwest Indian Ocean, one of the last remaining strongholds for these ancient creatures in the world’s oceans.


  • NYC Cultural Organizations Applaud City Council Response to Proposed Budget NYC Cultural Organizations Applaud City Council Response to Proposed Budget

    New York City – April 12, 2017 – New York City’s culture and arts organizations applauded the New York City Council for their response to Mayor De Blasio’s proposed budget for fiscal 2018.  In their response, councilmembers acknowledge the need to increase operating support for the more than 1,500 culture and arts organizations that serve as an educational and economic resource for New Yorkers in five boroughs.


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WCS Op-Eds and Blogs

April 18 - The Necessary Alliance between Conservationists and Rights Advocates

The appropriation and degradation of biodiversity and natural ecosystems is a double injustice, impoverishing traditional peoples and contributing to insecurity of human life more generally.

April 18 - Only Transparency Can Prevent Conflict Minerals from Harming People and Wildlife

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently indicated it will not enforce key parts of the Conflict Mineral Rule -- a mistake for the people of DRC, American consumers and the endangered wildlife.

April 17 - Fishing for Food Security and Tradition in the Arctic

As a fisheries scientist for the WCS Beringia program, Trevor Haynes has been researching fish ecology in the Arctic and the issues surrounding subsistence fishing, or fishing for a large portion of one’s diet.


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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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