9 for '19

Scientists from our zoos and aquarium and our global conservation program expect these species to do better this year.

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Run for the Wild

Make tracks for giraffes at our annual 5K through the Bronx Zoo. Sign up today to run on Saturday, April 27.

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Sturgeon at the WCS New York Aquarium

The New York Aquarium has received five Endangered Atlantic sturgeon to educate the public about the need to protect this historically important fish in the Hudson River.

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Rare Sight

In Belize, a boat captain grabbed incredible footage of a jaguar swimming across a lagoon (not pictured). WCS is currently supporting local efforts to get the lagoon formal protected and managed status.

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On Conservation's Front Lines

A new, WCS-led study looks at how rangers are holding up in challenging conditions in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The goal is to improve law enforcement effectiveness.

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Humbling Encounters at Sea

The WCS Bangladesh Program recently conducted its annual marine megafauna survey. One member returned with a new appreciation for the fishermen that risk their lives to feed his nation.

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ELEPHANTS
APES
AFRICA
BIG CATS
SHARKS, SKATES, and RAYS
LATIN AMERICA and THE CARIBBEAN

By harnessing the power of its global field conservation programs and its four zoos and aquarium in New York, WCS aims to make measurable progress in the conservation of the flagship species groups pictured and its priority places.

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ASIA
NORTH AMERICA
WHALES and COASTAL DOLPHINS
OCEANS
TORTOISES and FRESHWATER TURTLES

By harnessing the power of its global field conservation programs and its four zoos and aquarium in New York, WCS aims to make measurable progress in the conservation of a number of flagship species groups and priority places.

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In the news

February 4, 2019 | AM New York

Why the Effort to Ban Straws is Growing

New York City, writes WCS's John Calvelli, has a chance to help lead the way by saying no to single-use plastic straws.

January 11, 2019 | National Geographic

Ways of Adapting to Climate Change Are Gaining Steam

Communities need to build resilience to the threats even as the world seeks ways to curb emissions.

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