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January 19, 2018

WCS Releases Adorable Tumbling Toddler Penguin Video in time for Penguin Awareness Day

January 19, 2018 – Just in time for Penguin Awareness Day this Saturday January 20th, WCS has released an incredibly cute video shot by WCS’s Graham Harris on Isla Martillo in the Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.

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December 21, 2017

West African Dolphin Now Listed As One of Africa’s Rarest Mammals

December 21, 2017 — A group of scientists now considers a little-known dolphin that only lives along the Atlantic coasts of Western Africa to be among the continent’s most endangered mammals, a list that includes widely recognized species such as gorillas, African wild dogs, and bla...

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September 26, 2017

Fisheries Sustainability Linked to Gender Roles Among Traders

September 26, 2017 – A new WCS study published in the journal Ecosystem Health and Sustainability of fish traders in coastal Kenya shows that women largely occupied fisheries with the lowest profits and are not saving money while working in these fisheries. Management actions that intend to in...

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August 29, 2017

Video Shows Dramatic Dolphin Rescue by Bangladeshi Fishermen

August 29, 2017 – Dramatic video released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Marine Program shows a group of Bangladeshi fishermen rescuing a pantropical spotted dolphin (Stenella attenuata) that became entangled in their net in the Bay of Bengal.

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July 10, 2017

WCS Zoos and Aquarium Join Nationwide Effort to Cut Down on Single-Use Plastics

July 10, 2017 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s five zoological parks in New York City, the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo are joining 19 Association of Zoos and Aquariums parks nationwide to announce the launch of a co...

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June 09, 2017

WCS: The World Community Taking Steps to Save the World’s Oceans

THE UNITED NATIONS (June 9, 2017) – WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) released a statement applauding the Call for Action adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on “OUR OCEAN, OUR FUTURE.”

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June 09, 2017

UN Ocean Conference: Plenary of June 9, 2017: WCS Calls for United Global Action to Save the World’s Oceans

June 9, 2017 – The following statement was issued today by Wildlife Conservation Society VP of International Policy Sue Lieberman on the closing day of the United Nations Ocean Conference, June 5-9.

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June 08, 2017

WCS’s New York Aquarium Trashing Trash on World Oceans Day

June 8, 2017 – A team of staff, volunteers, partners and educators from WCS’s New York Aquarium cleaned the beach at Kaiser Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn today to celebrate World Oceans Day. 

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