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Study: Over 330 Fish Species – up to 35 New to Science – Found in Bolivian National Park (English and Spanish)

The number of fish species recorded in Madidi National Park and Natural Integrated Management Area (PNANMI), Bolivia has doubled to a staggering 333 species – with as many as 35 species new to science – according of a study conducted as part of the Identidad Madidi expedition led by the Wildlife Conservation Society.

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WCS is issuing the following statements concerning the new EU Global Health Strategy - Better Health for All in a Changing World.

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Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson Distributes Toys to Veterans’ Families at Bronx Zoo
Bronx, NY – Dec. 19, 2022 – On Saturday, Dec. 17, Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson and officials from the Bronx Zoo were joined by Santa and Mrs. Claus at the zoo to distribute toys to local Bronx military families in need this holiday season. Spanning two BP administrations and now in its 14th year, this event has become a tradition in the Bronx.  The partnership between the Bronx Zoo and the BP Gibson is continuing to serve members of the community who have served ...
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WCS Announces Favorite Wildlife Images of 2022
NEW YORK – December 19, 2022 – WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) released today its favorite wildlife images of 2022. Ten of the images come from WCS’s zoos and aquarium in New York, and ten images are from WCS’s Global Conservation Programs taken by WCS staff working around the world. WCS operates five wildlife parks in New York City (Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and Queens Zoo) and works in nearly 60 countries and across t...
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The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework Is ‘The Floor, Not A Ceiling’ for Global Action to Halt Biodiversity Crisis
The ‘30x30’ target to conserve at least 30 percent of lands and oceans by 2030 is historic and it’s time to work together on implementation Montréal, Dec. 19, 2022 – Wildlife Conservation Society scientists and policy experts say the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework has key commitments for nature, but governments will need to treat it as a floor, not a ceiling, for global action to halt the ongoing crisis of biodiversity loss. Early this...
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At CBD CoP15: A Few Hours Remain to Stop the Biodiversity Extinction Clock
Montréal, Dec. 17, 2022 – The following statement was issued by the Wildlife Conservation Society today from the Convention on Biological Diversity CoP15: Said Joe Walston, executive vice president for WCS Global: “There’s still time at CoP15 for a breakthrough moment for world governments to commit to an ambitious plan to protect and restore nature. CoP15 Parties have the power to stop the biodiversity extinction clock, and in the final hours in Montreal, we will, i...
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It Is Within Our Power to Transform the Trajectory of Nature
Montreal, Dec. 16, 2022 -- The following remarks were delivered by Joe Walston, WCS Executive Vice President for Global Conservation, at the Convention on Biological Diversity CoP15 in Montréal: “The Wildlife Conservation Society would like to extend our gratitude to China, as the CoP Presidency, and to Canada, as co-host of CoP15, for bringing us together for these critical negotiations. “My name is Joe Walston, and I am proud to be speaking on behalf of the thousands of my WC...
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The following statement was issued today from the Convention on Biological Diversity CoP15 by Dr. Chris Walzer, Executive Director of Wildlife Health for the Wildlife Conservation Society:

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The following statement was released by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Executive Director for Marine Conservation Simon Cripps, from the Convention on Biological Diversity CoP15:

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LIGHT ‘EM UP! Bronx Zoo’s Holiday Lights Is Back for the 2022 Season
Bronx, NY – December 12, 2022 – As the giant light switch is flipped to the ON position, the 2022 season of the Bronx Zoo’s Holiday Lights is officially underway. The family-favorite tradition is the unofficial start to the New York City holiday season and will run on select dates through Jan. 8. Holiday Lights is a fully outdoor experience. The six lantern trails have been reimagined and more than 70 new lanterns/30 new species have been added for 2022. In all, there a...
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