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April 22, 2019

Earth Day 2019: New York Aquarium and Aquarium Conservation Partnership Further Commitment to Reducing Plastic Pollution

On Earth Day 2019, aquariums across the United States are leading by example in the fight against one of the threats facing ocean and freshwater animals – plastic pollution. The 20 aquariums that make up the Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP) are committing to three business practices tha...

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April 03, 2019

Government of Belize Expands Marine Protected Areas in Biodiverse Offshore Waters

The government of Belize has approved “The Expansion of Fisheries Replenishment (No-Take) Zones,” which will increase the total area of Belize’s protected waters from 4.5 percent to 11.6 percent, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society). 

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April 01, 2019

WCS Commends Governor Cuomo for Plastic Bag Ban

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) applauds Governor Cuomo and the New York State Senate and Assembly for their leadership in banning single-use plastic bags in this year’s budget. 

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March 25, 2019

Coney Island Polar Bear Club Donates Funds to New York Aquarium and Other Coney Island Nonprofits

The Coney Island Polar Bear Club has announced donations totaling over $60,000 to local nonprofits in the Coney Island community, including a $20,000 donation for the New York Aquarium’s local marine conservation efforts.

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March 12, 2019

Sweeping Conservation Bill Signed into Law Today

The John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act was signed into law today. 

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March 07, 2019

Coral Reef Parks Protecting Only 40 Percent of Fish Biomass Potential

Marine scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other groups examining the ecological status of coral reefs across the Indian and Pacific oceans have uncovered an unsettling fact: even the best coral reef marine parks contain less than half of the fish biomass found in the most remote...

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February 13, 2019

Scientists Look Into The Past To Help Identify Fish Threatened with Local Extinction

Marine scientists from the University of Queensland, WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other groups have developed a methodology to assess fish stocks that combines new data with archeological and historical records – some dating back to the 8th Century AD.

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January 29, 2019

Nassau Grouper Becomes Critically Endangered

The Nassau grouper—a fish known for its spectacular spawning aggregations in and around the Caribbean Sea—is now a “Critically Endangered” species, according to a new assessment by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) that was recently published and ...

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