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Oceans and Fisheries
June 02, 2015
WCS's New York Aquarium Celebrates World Oceans Day with Weekend Activities June 6 & 7
June 2, 2015 - WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) New York Aquarium will hold a special celebration in advance of the United Nations’ World Oceans Day the weekend of June 6 and 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
October 23, 2014
Wildlife Conservation Society, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Community Partners Host Symposium on Urban River Restoration
Successes in the Bronx River offer best practices that can be replicated in other communitiesBronx, NY – Oct. 23, 2014 – For more than ten years a coalition of community and government partners have been working together to restore the Bronx River – a project that has resulted in cleaner rivers, vibrant ecosystem, numerous education initiatives, and improved access to one of New York City’s richest natural resources. Today, the Wildlife Conservation Society, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adm...
August 28, 2014
Study Finds Current Marine Protected Area Networks Inadequate For Protecting Threatened Fish And Ocean Ecology
New York (August 28, 2014)—A new study reports that an expansion of marine protected areas is needed to protect fish species that perform key ecological functions. According to investigators from the Wildlife Conservation Society and other organizations, previous efforts at protecting fish have focused on saving the largest numbers of species, often at the expense of those species that provide key and difficult-to-replace ecological functions. Many vital ecological functions of ocean ecology a...
August 21, 2014
Flight in the Southern Ocean on the Back Burner, Warming
Through his conservation work, Steve Zack, WCS Coordinator of Bird Conservation, has learned quite a bit about the Southern Ocean and the seabirds that call it home. Since he began his work in 1990, these species and the environment they live in have come under significant threats.
June 20, 2014
Protecting Our Air is Protecting Our Oceans
Following the Our Ocean conference in the capital, WCS President and CEO Dr. Cristián Samper congratulates the Obama Administration for its leadership on marine conservation and carbon emissions.
June 05, 2014
Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium Celebrates World Oceans Day
The New York Seascape is WCS’s conservation program designed to restore healthy populations of local marine species and protect waters in and around New York City. Saturday and Sunday, June 7 & 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weekend programming includes hands-on activities and much more Costume characters from Nickelodeon’s animated preschool TV series, Bubble Guppies, will be among the attendees Brooklyn, N.Y. – June 5, 2014 – As the annual United Nations-designated World Oceans Day approaches ...
January 10, 2014
New York Aquarium Breaks Ground on Ocean Wonders: Sharks!
The groundbreaking of the facility is part of the effort to transform WCS's New York Aquarium and continue the rebirth of Coney Island.
January 10, 2014
WCS's New York Aquarium Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Ocean Wonders: Sharks!
Groundbreaking of 57,000-square-foot facility is part of the effort to transform the New York Aquarium and continue the rebirth of Coney Island Facility will house more than 100 species of marine wildlife including sharks, skates and rays A mong elected officials in attendance were: Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams; City Council Member Mark Treyger; Former City Council Member Domenic M. Recchia, Jr.; Council Member Vincent Gentile; Counc...
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...
August 02, 2013
Argentina’s Open-Ocean Reserve
Argentina has created its first open-ocean protected area, Burdwood Bank. This sanctuary in the Patagonian Sea will protect whales, penguins, and rare cold corals. WCS commends Argentina’s government on the achievement, and thanks local partners of the Forum of NGOs.
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