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Harbor Seal Rescued on West Coast Gets Second Chance at New York Aquarium
Media Photos and Video: Video: Rescue Journey: http://bit.ly/3tPXqja Video: On Exhibit at NYA Only: http://bit.ly/3jFCrev Credits: ©WCS and ©PMMC  Photos: From PMMC: https://bit.ly/3jEGQhs Photos: At NYA: http://bit.ly/3tMFqWY            Credits: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS and © PMMC Brooklyn, NY – March 5, 2021 – There is a new member of the harbor seal family at the New York Aquarium that is getting a second chance at life aft...
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WCS Statement on IUCN Recognition of Two Species of African Elephants

A recent note published in the journal Oryx – the International Journal of Conservation by the African Elephant Specialist Group (AfESG) of IUCN, officially recognizes two species of African elephant: the savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) and forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis).

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WCS Run for the Wild Returns to the Bronx Zoo - Saturday, April 24, 2021
2019 WCS Run for the Wild 2019 Photos: (credit as labeled © WCS) http://bit.ly/2uW7yNr   2019 B-roll video: (credit © WCS) http://bit.ly/2DVq4Fo Bronx, N.Y. – March 3, 2021 – Registration is now open for the 13th annual Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Run for the Wild run/walk at the Bronx Zoo. The spring tradition was held virtually in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the event has been reimagined for 2021 to meet city and state social distancing and capacit...
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Women Fishers Must Be Counted
A new study highlights that women fishers’ contributions to small scale fisheries have been undercounted leading to uninformed small-scale fisheries (SSF) policies and management. 
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Remote Video Show First Eggs of Royal Turtle Laid in Captivity in Cambodia
Seventy-one Royal Turtle eggs in five clutches were laid on an artificial sand bank at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center (KKRCC) early last week. 
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The Secret Lives of Tigers

A new study finds that tiger mothers in the Russian Far East tend to be stay-at-home moms, and when it comes time for kids to move out, they sometimes let a few of them hang around at home.

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Bronx Zoo Welcomes American White Pelican  With a Big Personality and Bigger Story
B-Roll Video: http://bit.ly/3anNFzY Credit: © WCS                Credit: © Texas State Aquarium  Press Photos: http://bit.ly/36vy3Js Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS Credit: © Texas State Aquarium Bronx, NY – Feb. 24, 2021 – One of the newest residents at the Bronx Zoo is an American white pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) named Amos. His bold personality and friendly demeanor wil...
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For renewable energy projects, location is key to protect biodiversity - IUCN guidelines

By planning solar and wind renewable energy projects in areas with a lower conservation priority, project developers can avoid the most severe potential negative impacts on biodiversity, according to a new set of guidelines released today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), The Biodiversity Consultancy and other partners.

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WCS Welcomes Kevin V.G. Wells as Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Kevin V.G. Wells, Esquire, has been hired as Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), effective February 22, 2021. 
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Reforesting project in Rwanda sees regrowth within a year — despite lockdown interruptions

Trillion Trees partner the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has proven the viability of Assisted Natural Regeneration (ANR) in degraded forest areas of Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest National Park – even during a pandemic.

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