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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: (Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS) HD Media B-Roll: (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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Argentine Brand Julieta Grana Launches Wildlife Friendly™ Fibers for FW2021 Line

Julieta Grana partners with WCS in Argentina, Patagonian herders, and WFEN to tell the story of sustainable fashion through sourcing homegrown fibers for her eponymous boutique in Buenos Aires

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WCS Launches New 10-Year Strategy to Save Imperiled Sharks and Rays
On World Oceans Day, WCS is launching a new 10-year strategy to save the oceans’ remaining sharks and rays in 10 unique shark hotspots around the world.
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STUDY: African great apes predicted to suffer massive range declines in the next 30 years, with the greatest loss in unprotected areas

A new study published in the journal Diversity and Distributions predicts massive range declines of Africa’s great apes – gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos – due to the impacts of climate change, land-use changes and human population growth.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio, Councilmember Treyger,  And Community Leaders Visit New York Aquarium  – The City’s Latest Pop-Up Vaccination Site
MAYOR AT NEW YORK AQUARIUM PHOTOS: (Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS) MAYOR AT NEW YORK AQUARIUM VIDEO:© WCS)NYA VACCINATION SITE PHOTOS: (Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS) NYA VACCINATION SITE VIDEO: (HD b-roll) Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY – June 4, 2021 – Mayor Bill de Blasio visited the New York Aquarium today to promote New York City’s latest pop-up vaccination...
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New York Aquarium Opens Vaccination Site in Partnership with New York City to Help Fight COVID-19
FIRST DAY PHOTOS: (Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS) FIRST DAY VIDEO: (HD b-roll)Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY – June 2, 2021 – New York City’s COVID-19 vaccination site at the New York Aquarium opens today and will provide free COVID-19 vaccinations through June 30, on weekdays, 10am to 5pm. The vaccination site at the New York Aquarium is a part of the city’s efforts to incentivize New Yorkers to get vaccinated. The Pfiz...
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