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Bronx Zoo's BOO at the ZOO is ON!
Bronx, NY – Sept. 11, 2020 – Summer may be coming to a close, but the Bronx Zoo’s BOO at the ZOO is back. The Halloween-themed event is a family favorite for New Yorkers and a tradition that marks the beginning of fall with seasonal activities for all ages. Boo at the Zoo begins Thursday, October 1 and will welcome Halloween revelers each Thursday through Sunday until November 1 (including Monday, October 12). Activities will include traditional favorites such as daily magic an...
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Islands in the Storm: Less than Ten Percent of the Global Protected Area Network is Connected

A new study appearing in the journal Nature Communications finds that that less than ten percent of the world’s protected areas are connected, and that increased isolation, due to human threats such as land clearing for agriculture, mining, and urbanization, is limiting the ability of the global protected area estate to prevent further biodiversity loss.

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Conservationists Discover Babies of one of the World’s Most Endangered Crocodiles

WCS released pics and video today showing critically endangered Siamese crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis) – among the world’s most endangered crocodile species – swimming in a natural lake in Sre Ambel district of Koh Kong Province, Cambodia.

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WCS’s Dr. Michael Goulding Awarded Prestigious 2020 Parker/Gentry Award  For Conservation Contributions (English and Spanish)

Dr. Michael Goulding, senior aquatic scientist for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), has received the 2020 Parker/Gentry Award, from The Field Museum based in Chicago, honoring his 40 years-plus of transformative work in the Amazon basin.

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International Vulture Awareness Day News (English and Spanish)
Just in time for World Vulture Day comes a new scientific book: “Saving the Symbol of the Andes: A Range Wide Conservation Priority Setting Exercise for the Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus).” 
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Wildlife Conservation Society Announces Underwater Drone Initiative
In partnership with Sofar Ocean Technologies, a San Francisco-based company specializing in ocean exploration, WCS is opening a call for applications for organizations that would like to work with Sofar’s underwater drone, the Trident.  
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First Ever Analysis for Southeast Asia Documents 64 Exceptional and Diverse Ecosystems in Myanmar

A team led by WCS and Myanmar’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, along with James Cook University, University of New South Wales and IUCN have completed the first IUCN Red List assessment for ecosystems in Southeast Asia, identifying 64 individual ecosystems types for Myanmar.

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STUDY: To Save Wildlife from Extinction, Protect Indigenous Peoples’ Lands

A team of researchers from the University of Queensland, WCS, and other organizations, conducting a first-of-its-kind analysis, found that Indigenous Peoples’ lands are critical to the survival of thousands of species of Threatened and Endangered wildlife.

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Latest Threat to Biodiversity: Mining for Minerals Used in Renewable Energy Production

A new study appearing in the journal Nature Communications says that increasing demand for minerals used in renewable energy production is a looming threat to biodiversity conservation, and without careful planning, may surpass those averted by climate change mitigation in the short term.

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STUDY: For Many Mammal Species, Protected Areas are their Last Hope
A new analysis by a team of scientists from Sapienza University of Rome, WCS, and the University of Queensland, published in the journal Conservation Letters, reveals that many imperiled mammal species have become almost completely dependent on protected areas, and without them, would likely vanish.
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