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MEDIA ADVISORY: WCS Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo
Bronx, NY – April 25, 2023 – The event that marks the official start of spring/summer in New York City is back! The 15th annual Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Run for the Wild 5K run/3Kwalk at the Bronx Zoo returns on Saturday, April 29 at the Bronx Zoo. The 5k race for individual runners will begin at 8:00am; casual runners and walkers can take part in the 3K Family Fun Run/Walk at 9:30am. Everyone planning to attend are encouraged to visit the Know Before You Go page for sp...
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WCS Issues Earth Day 2023 Video Release Highlighting Conservationists in NYC and Across the World
Bronx, NY, April 22, 2023 – The Wildlife Conservation Society, based at the Bronx Zoo, works in about 60 countries and across the world’s oceans to save wildlife and wild places. This short video highlights their voices, faces and passion, celebrating their work to protect nature for people and wildlife. The video circles the world featuring WCS teams at the Bronx Zoo, to Chile, to Papua New Guinea, to Cameroon, to Afghanistan, to India, to China, to Canada, and dozens of other pl...
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Bronx Zoo Issues Update on Alligator Found in Prospect Park Lake
Bronx, April 21, 2023 – The following statement was issued today from the Bronx Zoo: “The alligator found on Sunday, 19 February 2023 in 37-degree Fahrenheit temperature at Prospect Park Lake and taken to the Bronx Zoo has died. Despite extensive ongoing medical treatment, nutritional support and the successful removal of a bathtub stopper she had ingested while illegally kept as a pet, the alligator died on Sunday, 16 April. A necropsy revealed chronic and severe weight loss...
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First Lion Seen in National Park After Twenty-Year Absence

A team of conservationists from the Government of Chad and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a stunning image taken by a remote camera of a healthy female lion from Sena Oura National Park in Chad, where the big cats haven’t been seen in nearly two decades.

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WCS Rights +Communities Executive Director, Sushil Raj, Attends United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

The following statement was submitted by Sushil Raj, WCS Executive Director of Rights + Communities, at the United Nations Permanent Forum On Indigenous Issues Twenty-Second Session. The statement was submitted under the Permanent Forum’s theme “Indigenous Peoples, human health, planetary and territorial health, and climate change: a rights-based approach.”

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WCS will hold a media briefing featuring a panel of experts discussing High Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) that is currently wreaking havoc around the world and is the largest known outbreak since scientists have begun tracking the disease.

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New Standard in China Launched for Financial Institutions on Biodiversity Risk Management

A Standard for Financial Institutions on Biodiversity Risks Management recently launched in Kaihua, Zhejiang Province located in China’s Yangtze River Delta.

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WCS Zoological Health Program Receives 2nd Year Funding for Veterinary Residency Program
April 6, 2023 - Bronx, NY - In its second year of funding, the Zoetis Foundation is providing support for the WCS’s veterinary residentcy program. Dr. Catherine M. Bartholf, is continuing her three-year residency with the goal to receive training and mentorship in zoological medicine and surgery. The successful program now has three full-time veterinary residents working to ensure the health and welfare of animals in the five WCS wildlife parks in New York City - Bronx Zoo, New Yor...
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Monica P. Medina, First US Diplomat Designated to Advocate for Global Biodiversity,  Named President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society (English, French & Spanish)

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that Monica P. Medina, the first diplomat in the U.S. designated to advocate for global biodiversity, has been named WCS President and CEO, effective June 1, 2023.

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Bronx Zoo Educators Partner with Roundtable for New Class - Birds of a Feather: Avian Evolution
New York, NY--April 3, 2023--Just in time for the spring bird migration, Roundtable and the Bronx Zoo are flocking together to give birders and the bird curious something to chirp about - a new class featuring conservation educators. The two-part, online course Birds of a Feather: Avian Evolution begins on April 15th (10 am-12 pm, $60); it will explore bird evolution and bird diversity through engaging discussions, activities and presentations from instructors Ma...
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