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January 08, 2014
MEDIA ADVISORY: Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium To Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony For Ocean Wonders: Sharks!
Friday, January 10, 2014, 11 a.m., at the New York AquariumSeveral public officials and community leaders expected to attendEvent will emphasize the WCS New York Aquarium’s contribution to the economy, education and conservation in Coney Island, Brooklyn, and throughout New York CityNew York Aquarium divers will be in attendanceMedia: Please arrive by 10:30 a.m.Brooklyn, N.Y. – January 8, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium will celebrate the groundbreaking of Ocean Wond...
December 11, 2013
Madagascar’s Masoala National Park Interpretive Center Inaugurated
MaMaBay Environmental Campus will help implement conservation programs in epicenter of Madagascar biodiversity WCS designed and constructed new facility in collaboration with Madagascar National Parks NEW YORK (December 11, 2013) — The new MaMaBay Environmental Campus, inaugurated on Friday November 22, 2013 by Madagascar’s Prime Minister Jean Omer Beriziky will help implement conservation programs in the epicenter of Madagascar biodiversity. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), in collab...
November 13, 2013
PHOTO RELEASE: The Big Fish That Got Away… (It Was Let Go)
WCS helps release juvenile whale shark from net in Indonesian marine parkNEW YORK (November 13, 2013)—It’s not every day that fishermen catch the world’s largest fish species in their nets, but this is what recently happened in Indonesia’s Karimunjawa National Park, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society. While catching anchovies and small bait fish in a stationary net off the coast of Java on October 8th, a group of fishers discovered a much larger animal in their lift net—a juvenile w...
October 29, 2013
Own a Piece of WCS's New York Aquarium, Virtually
To support the New York Aquarium as it is rebuilt and transformed following Hurricane Sandy, WCS has launched an online campaign. Virtual tiles of a shimmer wall, which will surround the aquarium's new Ocean Wonders: Sharks! exhibit, are being sold at www.nyaquarium.com.
October 29, 2013
WCS Issues Statement on the Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy and New York Aquarium Rebuilding Efforts
Coney Island, Brooklyn – Oct. 29, 2013 - The following statement was issued today by WCS Vice President and Director of the New York Aquarium Jon Forrest Dohlin:On this first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the Wildlife Conservation Society is thankful for all of the support we received over the past year as we have moved from recovery to rebuilding and transforming the New York Aquarium.We are aware that many of our neighbors – families and businesses – continue to recover and we strive to ensu...
October 29, 2013
Own a Piece of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium –Virtually
Support WCS’s New York Aquarium: Purchase a virtual tile on the shimmer wall on the future Ocean Wonders: Sharks! buildingOne year after Hurricane Sandy, online campaign launches to support the transformation of the aquariumStorm damage b-roll download: New York Aquarium Sandy Damage B-Roll.movConey Island, Brooklyn - Oct. 29, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society today launched an innovative online fundraising effort that will give New Yorkers an opportunity to help the New York Aquarium shi...
October 08, 2013
Halloween Events Planned At the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium, Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo
Ascarium at the New York Aquarium and Boo at the Zoo at the Queens and Prospect Park Zoos: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26 & 27Bronx, N.Y. – Oct. 4, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo have events this month celebrating Halloween.At the WCS Bronx Zoo:Boo at the Zoo activities include:The Museum of UnNatural MysteriesThis Museum, created by Dr. B. Zarre, houses a remarkable collection of mysterious creatures, evidence of how t...
August 21, 2013
WCS’s Bronx Zoo Reintroduces Eastern Hellbenders to the Wild
Bronx Zoo collaborates with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Buffalo Zoo to save one of the largest salamander species in the world WCS helps re-establish Eastern hellbenders to New York State Watch an underwater video of the release >>Bronx, N.Y. — August 21, 2013 — The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is working to save the Eastern hellbender, one of the world’s largest species of salamander, and has re-introduced 38 animals into streams in western Ne...
August 08, 2013
First-Ever “Sip for the Sea” To Benefit the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium
New York, N.Y. – August 8, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society will host the first-ever Sip for the Sea, a benefit for WCS’s New York Aquarium, at WCS’s Central Park Zoo on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. All proceeds go to support the aquarium as it recovers from Hurricane Sandy. The event will feature pairings of sustainable wines from The Hess Collection, a Napa Valley wine producer, with sustainable seafood and other special offerings. Twenty of NYC’s top restaurants will participate, includi...
July 16, 2013
Marine Reserve Swarming With Sharks
Marine researchers find that many more sharks swim in a Fijian marine reserve in which fishing is prohibited compared to adjacent areas that permit fishing.
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