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Equity Must Be Considered in Ocean Governance to Achieve Global Targets by 2030
NEW YORK  (May 14, 2024)—As the world presses forward with urgency towards reaching global biodiversity and climate targets by 2030, there must be increased attention to center equity in dialogue and practice when designing ocean conservation, adaptation and development interventions.  The world is facing a dual biodiversity and climate crisis. Yet, without focused attention to equity, say a group of researchers and practitioners in a new study published today in Nature E...
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 City, State, and Borough Officials Welcome the Re-Opening of Prospect Park Zoo Which Temporarily Closed Due to Flooding From a Storm in 2023
Brooklyn, NY, May 14, 2024 – With the re-opening of Prospect Park Zoo set for Saturday, May 25 after being closed due to flooding from Tropical Storm Ophelia in 2023, city, state and borough officials welcomed the news. Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso said: “After a long recovery, Brooklynites will finally be reunited with their furry, scaly, and feathered friends at the Prospect Park Zoo. Thank you to Governor Hochul for securing the funds from the federal go...
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Prospect Park Zoo Re-Opening to the Public After Being Closed for 239 Days Due to Extensive Flood Damage
Brooklyn, NY, May 14, 2024 – The Prospect Park Zoo is re-opening to the public on Saturday, May 25, after being temporarily closed for almost 8 months due to extensive flood damage to its facilities and infrastructure during the extreme rain from Tropical Storm Ophelia which hit New York City on Sept. 29, 2023. The zoo will open for a special preview for Wildlife Conservation Society members on Friday, May 24; and will open to all on Saturday, May 25. “We are very pleased to an...
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GENEVA, SUI (May 11, 2024) – The following statement was released by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS): “Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) were due to converge on text for a global pandemic agreement during their ninth and final negotiating session in March; however, insufficient progress was made in those two weeks, in terms of finding consensus. Rather than throw in the towel, the Member States decided to add ten negotiating days to the calenda...
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WCS CAR Pays Tribute to Fallen Colleague, Aboubakar Amadou
Bangui, CAR, May 7, 2024 – On Monday 22 April 2024, an unidentified armed group raided the village of Mballa in Sangba area, near the Manovo-Gounda Saint-Floris National Park and attacked three Tangos (Transhumance monitoring and liaison agents) who were supporting transhumance and conservation work in this area. Aboubakar Amadou died of his injuries around 10pm the same day.  The Country Director of the WCS Central African Republic (CAR) Program, Dr. Felin Twagirashyaka, stro...
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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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