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New York Aquarium and Queens Zoo Both Receive “Top Honors” at AZA Annual Conference Awards Ceremony
The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) announced that WCS’s New York Aquarium and Queens Zoo have been recognized with Top Honors in two separate categories during AZA’s Annual Conference in New Orleans. AZA’s 2019 Exhibit Award went to the New York Aquarium for the Donald Zucker and Barbara Hrbek Zucker Ocean Wonders: Sharks! exhibit. With this award, AZA recognizes excellence by an AZA-accredited facility (US or international) or certified related facility member in th...
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Want to Cut Extinction Risk in Half? Protect Underappreciated (and Largely Unprotected) Wilderness Areas, Nature Study Says
Wilderness areas, long known for intrinsic conservation value, are far more valuable for biodiversity than previously believed, and if conserved, will cut the world’s extinction risk in half, according to a new study published in the journal Nature.
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Media Availability and Background for Covering the UN Climate Action Summit
WCS is hosting an event on September 25 at Central Park Zoo that will focus on how nature-based solutions for climate can also deliver for biodiversity and the Sustainable Development Goals. 
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It’s Time for BOO at the ZOO
The Bronx Zoo is once again celebrating the coming of fall with a Halloween tradition that has become a family favorite for New Yorkers and tourists alike.  Boo at the Zoo returns to the Bronx on weekends starting Saturday, September 28 through Sunday, November 3 (including Columbus Day, October 14). Boo at the Zoo activities will include traditional favorites such as daily magic shows, costume parades, professional pumpkin carving demos, crafts, the spooky extinct animal graveyard, and muc...
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WCS to Hold Seventh Annual Sip for the Sea Benefit at the Central Park Zoo

Sustainable seafood and perfect wine pairings will be front and center at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s seventh annual Sip for the Sea – a benefit that showcases and celebrates WCS’s marine conservation and education work at the New York Aquarium and around the globe.

Sip for the Sea will take place at the Central Park Zoo on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds will help further the mission of WCS and the New York Aquarium to save wildlife and wild places.

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Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights: Discounts on Advance Tickets Available NOW
With the return of one of New York City’s greatest holiday traditions during the most festive time of the year, the Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights is offering advance tickets sales providing guests the opportunity to save big. Between now and Sept. 15, Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights tickets purchased online will be discounted by 30 percent; 40 percent for members. Plan for the busy season in advance then celebrate the holiday season with an enchanting adventure for the entire family. For the first tim...
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WCS Releases First-Ever Video of Extremely Rare Bird on Nest
WCS announced that an international team of biologists made an important discovery, something that had not been seen in more than 40 years: the nest of a globally-endangered Nordmann’s greenshank (Tringa guttifer). 
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New York Aquarium: 10 Locations in NY/NJ Waters To Possibly Spot Whales from Shore

Experts at the New York Aquarium recommend ten locations where people might have the best chance to see a whale from shore–including the roof of its own Ocean Wonders: Sharks!

 

 

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Study: Community-based wildlife carcass surveillance is key for early detection of Ebola virus in Central Africa
WCS and NIH (National Institutes of Health) scientists partnered with the Republic of Congo Ministry of Health to develop a low-cost educational outreach program and surveillance system for wildlife mortality that has continued now for over a decade. 
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WCS and Partners Announce: The First High Level Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference In Peru

The Wildlife Conservation Society has joined partners to announce an illegal wildlife trade conference which will take place in Peru Oct. 3 and 4, 2019.

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