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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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June 08, 2017

WCS Launches 30-Day Plastics Challenge on World Oceans Day

June 8, 2017 – For World Oceans Day – celebrated today across the globe –  WCS launches the 30-Day Plastics Challenge to reduce use of single-use disposable plastics, and to bring attention to the fact that, by some estimates, a staggering 5 trillion pieces of plastic are curr...

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June 06, 2017

A Different Kind of “Sub-Way” Map: National Geographic and WCS’s New York Aquarium Produce First-of-its-Kind Underwater Map of New York

June 6, 2017 – To highlight the incredible wildlife diversity – and looming threats – to New York’s marine environment, WCS’s New York Aquarium and National Geographic have collaborated on a one-of-a-kind map of the 16,000-square-mile area from Montauk Point, ...

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June 05, 2017

The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Awards Wildlife Conservation Society with Donation Towards its Marine Protected Area Fund

June 5, 2017 – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) today announced The Tiffany & Co. Foundation’s  $1 million dollar grant towards its Marine Protected Area (MPA) Fund. The grant will be instrumental in the Fund’s mission to establish and strengthen MPAs around th...

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