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New York – February 28, 2017 – The following is a joint statement from interim co-chairs of the newly established New Yorkers for Culture and Arts, John F. Calvelli, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, Wildlife Conservation Society, and Andrea Louie, Executive Director of the Asian American Arts Alliance: (Read Statement)

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New Report Says St. Barthélemy’s Ecosystems are Reaching Critical Thresholds
February 28, 2017 – A new report says St-Barthélemy’s environment may be rapidly degrading, with major impacts stemming from land-based pollution, urbanization, and overfishing.

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Hudson Canyon Added to U.S. Government’s Inventory For Potential National Marine Sanctuary Sites
February 28, 2017–WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) applauds the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for its recent decision to add the Hudson Canyon—the East Coast’s largest submarine canyon—to the inventory of sites now under consideration for National Marine Sanctuary status.

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WCS Announces Request for Proposals for Nature-Based Climate Change Adaptation Projects
February 27, 2017 –  Through its Climate Adaptation Fund, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) today solicited proposals from nonprofit conservation organizations to explore and implement new methods for helping wildlife adapt to rapidly-shifting environmental conditions brought about by climate change.  

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Government of Myanmar Unveils New Plan To Protect Marine Wildlife and Resources
BALI (February 23-24, 2017) – The Government of Myanmar and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) announced today a comprehensive plan to protect the country’s diverse fisheries and marine life—including dolphins, sea turtles, and other species—and other marine resources.

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Categories: Marine, Asia, Myanmar

THINK SPRING! It’s Time to Register and Get Ready for the 9th Annual WCS Run for the Wild

Bronx, N.Y. – February 23, 2017 – The 2017 WCS Run for the Wild is scheduled for Saturday, April 29. Runners, walkers, and wildlife supporters are invited to participate in the 9th annual 5K race and family fun run/walk at the Bronx Zoo. Each year, WCS Run for the Wild is committed to raising awareness of the threats facing wildlife while raising money to help WCS conservation work at the Bronx Zoo and around the world. This year runners and walkers can choose to participate on behalf of whichever species most inspires them. Registration is now open and there are many ways to participate. Visit www.wcsrunforthewild.org to register for the run or family fun walk; make a donation; or support a friend or team. 

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For The First Time Ever ANIMAL PLANET Takes Audiences Behind the Scenes At the Bronx Zoo in All-New Docuseries “THE ZOO”
(New York, NY) – Animal Planet takes audiences on a first-ever, in-depth look behind the scenes at the Bronx Zoo, a New York institution and global leader in animal care and species conservation. With full access to the Bronx Zoo’s 265-acre campus, located a mere ten miles from New York’s Times Square, Animal Planet shines a light on a wondrous world of more than 6,000 animals and the 500-plus people dedicated to their care and well-being. THE ZOO premieres Saturday, February 18th at 10PM ET/PT.

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NEW STUDY: Frogs of the high Andes More Resilient To Chytrid Fungus Than Previously Thought
Bronx, NY – Feb. 17, 2017 – A team of wildlife health experts and environmental scientists working in the Peruvian Andes for the past decade have made a surprising discovery: in spite of the threat of climate change and a fungus lethal to most amphibians, the high-altitude frogs and toads are surviving, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and other groups.

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Government of Nigeria Drops Buffer Zone for Superhighway Project But More Must Be Done to Protect Communities and Wildlife
February 16, 2017 — The Cross River State government’s announcement yesterday to drop a 12-mile buffer around a proposed superhighway though one of Nigeria’s last rainforests is still not enough to prevent the loss of important community forests and significant impacts to the region’s wildlife if the project moves forward, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and its campaign effort to reroute the project entirely.

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Saving the Whales in Ship-filled Seas Under Examination by Scientists & Decision-makers at UN
February 16, 2017 – Scientists and government officials met at the United Nations on Wednesday, February 15th to consider possible solutions to a global problem: how to protect whale species in their most important marine habitats that overlap with shipping lanes vital to the economies of many of the world’s nations.

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