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News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
Op-Eds & Blogs
May 22, 2015
Government of Bolivia & Wildlife Conservation Society Announce Biodiversity Expedition in Madidi National Park
May 22, 2015
—The Government of Bolivia, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and a number of Bolivian research and conservation organizations announced today (the International Day for Biological Diversity) the launching of a new scientific expedition,
, into the heart of Madidi National Park—the most biodiverse protected area in the world—in an effort to describe still unknown species and to showcase the wonders of Bolivia’s extraordinary natural heritage at home and abroad.
May 08, 2015
WCS's New York Aquarium Hosts All About Otter Moms: A Mother's Day Family Program
April 8, 2015 –
WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) New York Aquarium will host a Mother’s Day family program called “All About Otter Moms” on Sunday, May 10 at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and from 2 to 3 p.m. The program is free with aquarium admission.
December 23, 2014
WCS and Woods Hole Launch NY Whale Study
WCS’s New York Aquarium Launches a Joint Venture with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to Better Understand and Minimize Threats to Whales in New York Bight.
November 12, 2014
In Indonesia, Largest-Ever Confiscation of Illegal Manta Ray Parts by Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries
WCS’s Wildlife Crimes Unit Assists Ministry in Bust Arrest marks latest enforcement action of Indonesia’s recent national protection of manta rays Indonesia operates largest known shark and ray fisheries on earth NEW YORK (November 12, 2014) – The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia and the WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society’s) Wildlife Crimes Unit announced the largest confiscation of illegal manta ray parts as part of...
November 04, 2014
Madidi Wildlife Featured in Photo Exhibitions And on Cable Cars Across Bolivia
Work of wildlife photographer Mileniusz Spanowicz on exhibition at the Ethnography and Folklore Museum (MUSEF) in Sucre through November 7th NEW YORK (November 4, 2014) – The wildlife of Bolivia’s Madidi landscape is getting unprecedented exposure through a series of photo exhibitions and, most recently, on the exteriors of cable cars in La Paz, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society. The photographs of Bolivian-Polish photographer Mileniusz Spanowicz—featuring the mammals, birds, and...
September 30, 2014
In Indonesia, a Major Arrest of Manta Ray Trader by Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries
WCS’s Wildlife Crimes Unit assists Ministry in bustArrest marks first-ever enforcement action of Indonesia’s recent national protection of manta raysIndonesia operates largest known shark and ray fisheries on earthNEW YORK (SEPTEMBER 30, 2014) – The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), Government of Indonesia, and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)’s Wildlife Crimes Unit announced today the first-ever series of enforcement actions against a trader of sharks and rays in Indonesia...
September 24, 2014
Historic Buffalo Treaty Signed by Tribes and First Nations Along U.S. and Canada Border
Native groups from U.S. and Canada join to support restoration of bison; renew cultural and spiritual ties BOZEMAN, MT (September 24, 2014) – Yesterday afternoon, dignitaries from U.S. Tribes and Canadian First Nations signed a treaty—the first among them in more than 150 years—to establish intertribal alliances for cooperation in the restoration of American buffalo (or bison) on Tribal/First Nations Reserves or co-managed lands within the U.S. and Canada. This historic signing of the “Norther...
September 19, 2014
Belize Prime Minister’s Wife Visits Glover’s Reef Atoll
NEW YORK (September 19, 2014) – Kim Simplis Barrow, wife of Belize’s Prime Minister Dean Barrow and the Special Envoy for Women and Children, recently visited the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Research Station on Middle Caye, Glover’s Reef Atoll on what could only be described as a picture perfect day. During the visit she was given a glimpse into the world of marine conservation with presentations on the almost two decades of support that WCS has provided to the Glover’s Reef Marine Re...
September 17, 2014
A Window Into Conservation
WCS President and CEO Cristian Samper believes “zoos and aquariums play a key role in shaping the future of our planet.”
September 09, 2014
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo Offers New “Nature Playtime” Program
Free family workshop about animals and nature Sundays, Nov. 2014 through April 2015Brooklyn, N.Y. – Sept. 9, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo will hold Nature Playtime workshops on Sundays, Nov. 2014 through April 2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. These weekly workshops will be outside the zoo’s native plant garden and are designed to help families explore nature through play. Activities include making nature-inspired art, insect observation, playing with snow, and more....
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