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Cheers to 125 Years! Brew at the Zoo Returns to Celebrate Milestone
BRONX, NY, May 7, 2024 — Brew at the Zoo returns to the Bronx Zoo on Friday, June 21, to celebrate 125 years of the iconic New York City landmark. The annual event includes an evening of craft beers, live music, and festive fun, set against the backdrop of the historic zoo grounds. Wildlife Conservation Society members are eligible for a 15% discount on general admission tickets with code CHEERS2MEMBERS. Last year’s event sold out. Tickets for nonmembers can be purchased HERE. ...
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Gerald Miles Named to Lead Strategic Development for WCS Global
New York, May 2, 2024 – The following statement was released today by Joe Walston, Executive Vice President of WCS Global: “It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Gerald Miles as Vice President of Strategic Development for WCS Global. Gerald has been at the forefront of innovative partnerships that increase the scale, impact, and sustainability of conservation and development for over 30 years. “WCS Global is today poised to double our scope and imp...
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New York Aquarium Unveils Powerful ‘Washed Ashore’ Experience  To Raise Awareness About Ocean Plastic Pollution
Brooklyn, NY, May 2, 2024 — The New York Aquarium is debuting a traveling art exhibit, “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea” to message about how plastics polluting the environment are harmful to wildlife and people. The exhibit will be at the aquarium Friday, May 24, to Monday, Sept. 2, 2024. An estimated 9 million tons of plastic enter the ocean annually. Once plastic enters our waterways, it is deadly for many species and negatively impacts animals and people. This transfo...
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New Study Reveals Uniqueness of Naturally Occurring Monodominant Forests in Congo
Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, Sangha Trinational, Republic of Congo, April 30, 2024 -- A recent study, published in the scientific journal “Plant Ecology and Evolution,” sheds valuable insights into forest stands of Gilbertiodendron dewevrei (G. dewevrei) in the Sangha Trinational region. Read this scientific publication HERE. G. dewevrei, known as “Bemba” or “Limbali” forest by Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities, is a tree species endemi...
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A Rare and Little-Known Group of Monkeys Could Help Save Africa’s Tropical Forests
NEW YORK, NY (April 30, 2024)—Conservationists and scientists from almost 20 institutions in the United States, Europe, and Africa, have concluded that immediate conservation efforts to protect red colobus monkey species could have cascading net positive impacts on African tropical forest health in the face of a growing biodiversity crisis. At a time when hunting of wildlife and habitat loss are driving long-term changes to ecosystems, including stark wildlife population declines and gr...
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Greater Good Charities And Join Forces With WCS to Protect Argentina Land, Home to Vulnerable Species
Seattle, Wash., (April 29, 2024) -- Today, Greater Good Charities and announce they have awarded a grant to WCS in a dedicated two-part effort to protect more than 150,000 acres by donating it to the province of Mendoza in Argentina. This land, located in the Natural Protected Area La Payunia, is inhabited by endemic, endangered, and threatened species.   “We are thrilled that after nearly a decade this special land in Mendoza and the species that live there ar...
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WCS Library and Archives Unveils Digitized Historic Film Collection
Bronx, NY, April 29, 2024 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Library and Archives, based at the Bronx Zoo, is proud to announce the completion of its Shelby White and Leon Levy Film Initiative.   Sponsored by the Leon Levy Foundation, this monumental project allowed WCS to assess and inventory more than 1,600 historical film reels. With the digitization of nearly 100 of these reels, WCS opens a window into the past, allowing unprecedented access to a treasure trove...
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   The Bronx Zoo Hosted the 16th Annual WCS Run for the Wild Today
BRONX, NY, April 27, 2024 — The WCS Run for the Wild, sponsored by Montefiore Einstein, marking the official start of spring/summer in New York City, returned to the Bronx Zoo today for the 16th year. More than 80,000 runners and walkers have traversed through the park for this event since it started in 2009. Five thousand participants ran, jogged, and walked through the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo in support of wildlife conservation. Each year, the WCS Run for ...
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More Than 2 Million Gazelle Still Roam the Mongolian Steppe Mongolia Hosts 99 Percent of Mongolian Gazelle Population
Ulaanbaatar, April 26, 2024 -- A new publication in FirstView in Oryx sheds light on the status of Mongolian gazelle populations across Mongolia, Russia, and China, revealing both successes and challenges in the conservation efforts of this iconic species. Led by a team of dedicated researchers, the study provides the first global population estimates and highlights the threats facing gazelles in their range states. Read the study HERE. The study presents the first nea...
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A.I. Model Finds 119 New Ocean Biodiversity Hotspots—And Low Overlap With Existing Protected Areas
NEW YORK, NY (April 25, 2024) – A new artificial intelligence (AI) model has helped researchers find previously un-mapped ocean biodiversity hotspots across 11 countries in the Western Indian Ocean. The new maps pinpoint 119 sites with especially high concentrations of species of fish and corals. The AI model, which researchers say could also be adapted for use in terrestrial ecosystems, is the latest in a string of advancements in conservation modeling that have followed from recent gr...
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