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New York Aquarium Home to Rescued Southern Sea Otter

A southern sea otter, a species listed as threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), was rescued in California waters and is now living at the New York Aquarium.

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Pumpkins Nights at the Bronx Zoo: A Half-Mile Jack-O’-Lantern Trail to Debut Sept. 28 as the Newest Fall Experience in New York City-Area

Pumpkin Nights at the Bronx Zoo, with more than 5,000 carved, animal-themed pumpkins over a half-mile jack-o’-lantern trail, will debut Thursday, September 28th with live pumpkin carving demonstrations, games, festive fall treats and food trucks, and fun for all ages. 

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Small, Shy Porpoise Is a Frequent Visitor to the Busy New York Harbor
NEW YORK (July 20, 2023) – A small, shy porpoise species has been detected year-round in the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary, the largest and busiest port on the U.S. East Coast, according to a research team with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) publishing in the Journal Frontiers in Marine Science. This research confirms for the first time that harbor porpoises, which are vulnerable to ocean noise and human disturbance, are surprisingly living in...
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WCS Welcomes the European Parliament Resolution On COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned and Recommendations for the Future
NEW YORK, JULY 17, 2023 – The Wildlife Conservation Society issued the following comments in response to the new European Parliament resolution on COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned and Recommendations for the Future. This new resolution was adopted by the European Parliament in a Plenary session on 12 July 2023 and sets out a roadmap to better prevent, prepare, and respond to future health crises, including pandemics of zoonotic origin. Said Dr. Susan Lieberman, WCS Vice President, ...
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WCS Welcomes Designation of Northeastern Central African Republic Protected Areas Complex and its Functional Landscape as a Biosphere Reserve (English and French)

The Northeastern Central African Republic Protected Areas Complex and its Functional Landscape is one of the 11 new biosphere reserves in the World Network.

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Wildlife Conservation Society and Avianca Join Forces to Prevent Wildlife Trafficking in Latin America

Avianca and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) join forces to confront wildlife trafficking by signing an agreement that will not only strengthen the airline's actions in terms of prevention but will also draw upon the technical knowledge and experience of WCS in combating wildlife trafficking.

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Fatal Attack on Eco-guard in DRC’s Okapi Wildlife Reserve (English and French)
It is with deep sorrow that the Okapi Wildlife Reserve (OWR) confirms the death of an eco-guard, following an attack by armed perpetrators on a team of eco-guards who were on a surveillance mission on June 27 in the vicinity of "Mondial," an illegal mining site established in the central sector of the Reserve. This incident occurred while the General Director of the Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature(ICCN), Mr. Yves Milan NGANGAY, was on an official visit to OWR. ...
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Solution Search Announces 10 Finalists in its Wildlife Trafficking & Behavior Change Contest

Solution Search, a global crowdsourcing contest that spotlights local solutions to the world’s most challenging environmental problems, has announced the 10 finalists for the People’s Choice Award in its Solution Search: Changing Unsustainable Trade contest.

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To Succeed at Climate Adaptation, We Must Prioritize Ecological Integrity

A new perspective paper emphasizes the importance of considering ecological integrity in climate adaptation practice and offers recommendations for doing so.

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The following statement was issued today by Monica Medina, President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society, from the Summit for a New Global Financing Pact:

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