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  • WCS Statement on Rerouted Nigeria SuperhighwayWCS Statement on Rerouted Nigeria Superhighway

    April 27, 2017 – The following statement is from John Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President for Public Affairs:

    “We did it.  The superhighway has been rerouted and wildlife saved.”


  • Bronx Zoo Opens Eastern Hellbender ExhibitBronx Zoo Opens Eastern Hellbender Exhibit

    BRONX, NEW YORK – April 26, 2017 – Since 2009, staff at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo has been working behind the scenes to save the Eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis). Now, this elusive salamander can be seen in a new exhibit in the zoo’s historic Reptile House.

  • Photos and Quotes from WCS on Earth Day 2017/ March for SciencePhotos and Quotes from WCS on Earth Day 2017/ March for Science

    New York, April 22, 2017, Earth Day -- The following quotes are from Wildlife Conservation Society scientists from around the globe -- from New York City, to Russia. WCS colleagues and advocates joined marches on six continents to celebrate the contribution of science to saving wildlife.


  • Bronx Zoo Welcomes Four Père David’s Deer FawnsBronx Zoo Welcomes Four Père David’s Deer Fawns

    BRONX, NEW YORK – April 21, 2017

    – The herd of Père David's deer (Elaphurus davidianus) at the WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo just got a little larger. Four fawns were born in April and are on exhibit with the herd. 

    The Père David's deer might seem somewhat unassuming, but the species has some adaptations unlike any other deer. They have long tails, branch-like antlers, and splayed hooves that would indicate that they are adapted to live in a marsh-like environment, but no one knows for sure how the species evolved or the environment it once lived in the wild. 


  • Science Is Core To Saving WildlifeScience Is Core To Saving Wildlife

    The following statement was issued today by Wildlife Conservation Society President and CEO Cristian Samper on the importance of science to wildlife conservation:



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WCS Op-Eds and Blogs

April 22 - Bolivia’s Madidi National Park and the Power of Protected Areas

Simply put, protected areas are also the most absolute expression of the human race’s moral and ethical obligation to the conservation of the rest of life on Earth and the idea of wilderness.

April 22 - When Scientists Become Advocates

Scientists today are advocating for facts; they are advocating for the continued use of scientific inquiry and method; and they are advocating for evidence-based decision-making.

April 22 - Science: The Key to Wildlife Conservation 04/22/2017 02:11 am ET

This Earth Day, writes WCS President & CEO Cristián Samper, we aim to celebrate science, not to politicize it. Science helps us navigate the complicated world of wildlife conservation with the facts.


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The Bison: The WCS Storytelling Project

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The Wonders of the WCS NY Aquarium: An Ongoing Picture Blog

January 20, 2017

The above photo, taken on an overcast day in January, shows the structural steel in place for supporting the future Shimmer Wall. Adjustments and modifications are in the process of being made before cabling is installed to hold the 33,000 aluminum panels that will be the most prominent feature of the building's facade. Credit: NYA OWS Site Camera January 18, 2017

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