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News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
Op-Eds & Blogs
May 07, 2020
New Large-Scale North American Study on Wild Bison Identifies Genetic Diversity Concerns and Solutions for Ensuring their Long-Term Conservation
n a new large-scale study of wild bison genetics, a team of scientists funded by the U.S. National Park Service and led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has identified practical actions to maintain the genetic health of bison herds on federal lands, setting a foundation for the successful long-term conservation of wild bison. Findings indicate that increasing the actual or effective size of existing herds, establishing large herds, or the careful exchange of individual bison between herds, is needed to maintain the genetic diversity of wild bison.
January 16, 2020
New Penguin Colony Discovered
Just in time for Penguin Awareness Day on January 20
, WCS researchers announced the discovery of a new colony of Magellanic penguins
on a remote island in Argentina.
December 23, 2019
WCS Announces Favorite Wildlife Pics of 2019
WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) released today its favorite images of 2019.
July 26, 2019
SHARK WEEK NEWS: Help Bronx Zoo Raise Money For Local Shark Research In AZA’s “Party for the Planet” Video Competition
Want to help the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo raise money for local shark research in time for “Shark Week”? Here’s how.
June 20, 2019
A Victory for All New Yorkers: New York City Invests in Culture
On June 14th, Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson agreed on $92.8 billion budget aimed to improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers; protect those in need; and safeguard New York City’s future wellbeing. On Wednesday, June 19th, the New York City Council voted to adopt the Fiscal Year 2020 budget, which included more than $50 million in funding to the cultural community in the city budget.
April 24, 2019
11th Annual “WCS Run for the Wild” at the Bronx Zoo
The 2019 WCS Run for the Wild marks the 11
anniversary of the Bronx Zoo’s 5K event dedicated to saving wildlife and wild places.
The annual 5K race and family fun run/walk are scheduled for Saturday, April 27.
Runners, walkers, and wildlife supporters are invited to participate.
April 24, 2019
Life-Threatening Foot Disease Found in Endangered Huemul Deer in Chile
Scientists report the first cases of foot disease for endangered huemul deer in Chilean Patagonia in a study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of California, Davis’ One Health Institute, with partnering institutions in Chile and the United States.
April 17, 2019
Wildlife Conservationists Remain Steadfast In Efforts To Prevent Extinction of the Giant Yangtze Soft Shell Turtle
efforts continue to prevent the extinction of the Giant Yangtze Soft Shell Turtle (Rafetus swinhoei), even with the news that the last known female of the species died on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
April 09, 2019
River Ready: NYC Parks’ Presents the Third Annual “Running of the Fish” in Bronx River at the Bronx Zoo
NYC Parks, in partnership with the Bronx River Alliance, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) today came together to stock the Bronx River at the Bronx Zoo with 400 alewife, a type of river herring.
April 01, 2019
WCS Commends New York State Leaders for Historic Funding for Zoos, Botanical Gardens, Aquariums and Parks in New Budget
WCS applauds Governor Cuomo and the New York State Senate and Assembly for including in the state budget $300M of historic funding for the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF), and a $1M increase in funding to the Zoos, Botanical Gardens, and Aquariums (ZBGA) Program.
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