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La Paz, Bolivia Wins “City Nature Challenge” for Second Consecutive Year Counting 5,300 Species in its Greater Metro Area

For the second year in a row, La Paz, Bolivia won the City Nature Challenge, a global event where people photograph biodiversity in and around cities across the globe.

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Study Shows Oil and Gas Infrastructure Hurting Nesting Birds  In Globally Important Breeding Area in Arctic Alaska

A new WCS-led study that analyzed 17 years of migratory bird-nesting data in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, revealed that nest survival decreased significantly near high-use oil and gas infrastructure and its related noise, dust, traffic, air pollution, and other disturbances.

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WCS Co-Produces New Bison Documentary with Alutiiq Community of Old Harbor, Alaska

WCS’s Arctic Beringia Program has co-produced a new feature-length documentary film with Tribal partners in the community of Old Harbor, Alaska, titled “The Herd.”

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WCS Run for the Wild Celebrates 15 Years
Bronx, NY – April 29, 2023 – The event that marks the official start of spring/summer in New York City – The WCS Run for the Wild – returned to the Bronx Zoo today for the 15th consecutive year. Despite the rain, thousands ran, jogged, and walked through the 265-acre zoo in support of wildlife conservation. Since its inception in 2009, more than 70,000 have participated in the event. Each year the WCS Run for the Wild is dedicated to an animal in need of conservat...
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The peacock who spent last night in a tree outside the Bronx Zoo flew back onto zoo grounds under his own initiative at 11:19 a.m.

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STUDY: One Health Surveillance in Viet Nam Highlights Hotspots for Viral Disease Emergence and Calls for One Health Action

A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) identified a viral hotspot in Viet Nam where bat roosting sites, bat guano harvesting, and pig farms are all in close proximity.

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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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