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The Dos and Don’ts on Communicating About Sharks  For SHARK WEEK and BEYOND   (Spanish and French)
New York – July 6, 2021 – With Shark Week beginning next week (July 11), WCS is offering tips on how members of the media can play an important role in the conservation of these protected animals by helping their audiences understand and appreciate them as an alternative to perpetuating fear and unintended consequences. Additionally, simple language choices that everyone can use will help affect change in attitudes toward sharks and counter the negative image that adversely impacts c...
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WCS Statement on G-7 Summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, UK
The Wildlife Conservation Society's statement in regards to the G-7 meeting in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, UK.
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A new rapid assessment to promote climate-informed conservation and nature-based solutions

A new article, published as a Perspective in the journal Conservation Science and Practice, introduces a rapid assessment framework that can be used as a guide to make conservation and nature-based solutions more robust to future climate.

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Memorial Day Surprise for a Lucky Few as California Sea Lion Born at New York Aquarium
Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY – June 17, 2021 – Some very lucky aquarium visitors were treated to an unusual surprise on Memorial Day this year. A California sea lion pup (Zalophus californianus) was born in full view of the morning crowd. The pup, which has yet to receive its name, is healthy and doing great. “It is unusual for visitors to have the opportunity to witness the birth of an animal at the aquarium,” said Craig Piper, interim New York Aquarium Director and WCS Di...
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Eric Carle’s World of Wildlife at the Bronx Zoo  To Bring Cherished Children’s Books to Life
Media Photos: https://bit.ly/3gls1jS (Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS) Media Video: https://bit.ly/3gvbZ65 (Courtesy: Bronx Zoo) Bronx, NY – June 15, 2021 – Summer activities are returning to New York City, and the Bronx Zoo will be hosting a two-month-long event featuring the works of legendary children’s book author Eric Carle. Beginning July 5 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Eric Carle’s World of Wildlife will bring his famous books to life with live perform...
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WCS Indonesia's Wildlife Response Unit Coordinator, Tabah, Receives Disney Conservation Hero Award
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that Tabah, Wildlife Response Unit Coordinator of WCS Indonesia, has been honored with a 2020 Disney Conservation Hero Award. 
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Armed Conflicts – a Threat to Wildlife
Armed conflicts pose a significant but under-recognized threat to thousands of mammal and bird species, according to a new study published in the journal, Conservation Letters
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North American Porcupine Baby Debuts at Prospect Park Zoo
Media Photos: https://bit.ly/2SX2IeH (Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS) HD Media B-Roll: https://bit.ly/2SS3iL1 (Credit: © WCS) Brooklyn, NY – June 9, 2021 – Linked photos/video: A baby North American porcupine born in February at the Prospect Park Zoo is making its public debut along the zoo’s Discovery Trail. The young female porcupine is named Barb; a clever reference to the species’ characteristic quills. She was born to mother, Needles, and father, Spike. ...
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New Study Offers Hope for Critically Endangered Gorillas in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has updated the global population estimate for the Critically Endangered Grauer’s gorillas (Gorilla beringei graueri) – the world’s largest gorilla subspecies– to 6,800 individuals from a previous global estimate of 3,800 individuals.
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Keeping a Closer Eye on Seabirds with Drones and Artificial Intelligence

Using drones and artificial intelligence to monitor large colonies of seabirds can be as effective as traditional on-the-ground methods, while reducing costs, labor and the risk of human error, a new study finds.


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