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Best known for their iconic beaks, Tufted Puffins can be found up and down the northern Pacific Coast from Alaska to California... and in the Bronx Zoo. These colorful birds have special adaptations that allow them to hold their breath for up to a minute while diving, to fly up to 55 mph, and to carry multiple fish at a time-- one record-breaking puffin was seen carrying 62 fish in its beak!

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Tim Mohl, Senior Keeper, WCS Bronx Zoo
Tim started working at the Bronx Zoo as a teen intern in 1997. During the summer, he worked in the Children's Zoo and Education Department, while earning his Animal Science/Education degrees. He has been in the Bird Department for the past 13 years, and also received his Masters in Biology.  Tim is currently a senior keeper at the World of Birds in charge of diets for the department.  

Join us to learn more about these birds and threats they face in the wild, such as climate change, over-fishing and over-hunting. You can ask us questions about puffins via the Q&A app or by using the hashtag #WCSPuffinsHoA. We hope you can tune-in.

#WCSPuffinsHoA   #HoA   #HangoutsonAir  #WildlifeConservationSociety   #TuftedPuffins #Puffins  #ConnectedClassrooms  #GoogleforEducation   #VirtualFieldTrips
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Hangout with Puffins at the Bronx Zoo
Tue, March 31, 11:00 AM
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#WCSEelsHoA
Throughout NY State and beyond, citizen scientists are rising up to protect a vulnerable species in decline, the American eel. A migratory fish with a large range and fascinating life cycle, the American eel is born in the Sargasso Sea and enters North American estuaries as transparent glass eels, eventually returning to the Atlantic years later to spawn.

A team of of scientists, students, and educators led by WCS is collecting data at sites near the NY Aquarium and the Bronx Zoo. Using eel mops and other techniques, data are collected and shared with partners to inform statewide conservation decisions. As they count, weigh and release glass eels and gather other environmental data, these volunteers are learning about the health of the wildlife and ecosystems found in our backyards.

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Melissa Carp, Conservation Educator, WCS NY Aquarium
Melissa has been an instructor at the NY Aquarium for over 15 years, where she inspires children to care about and make an impact on the world around them. She teaches school groups through a variety of programs, including citizen science projects and summer camp. Before coming to the Aquarium, Melissa worked with homeless families at a NYC shelter, connecting children to the city’s nature and biodiversity.

We hope you can tune-in. You can ask us about the American Eel Project via the Q&A app or using the hashtag #WCSEelsHoA .

#WCSEelsHoA   #HoA   #HangoutsonAir   #WildlifeConservationSociety   #AmericanEelProject   #Eels   #WildlifeWednesday   #ConnectedClassrooms   #GoogleforEducation   #VirtualFieldTrips 
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Wed, March 25, 1:30 PM
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This was an awesome opportunity and a first for our district, thank you for letting us participate.
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Climate change is affecting all the animals 
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March 3 is World Wildlife Day, and this year, the UN and partners like WCS are organizing around getting #SeriousAboutWildlifeCrime. It will be a day that both celebrates the intrinsic value of wild fauna and flora and acts as a reminder of the urgent need to tackle wildlife and forest crime.

There are many animals affected by organized wildlife crime, from elephants to rhinos, pangolins to tigers. Ivory has been tied to terrorist groups, and over a million pangolins have been poached in only 10 years.

Join us in supporting World Wildlife Day: http://wildlifeday.org/
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#WCSVisionmakerHoA
New York City, like most contemporary cities, faces a series of interconnected ecological issues including stormwater management; climate change adaptation and mitigation; brownfield remediation; air, water, noise, and soil pollution; invasive species and disease; and habitat deterioration and destruction. These problems limit the quality of life in the city not only for people, but for the millions of other organisms that once made this unique and fantastic part of nature home.
 
WCS’s Dr. Eric Sanderson and his team developed the Visionmaker/NYC, AKA Mannahatta: 2409, Project and an online interactive tool for the public to address these concerns and reimagine the future of a greener, more sustainable, and more climate-resistant NYC. Join our Google+ Hangout on Air to meet Dr. Sanderson and learn how you can determine and envision the future of the five boroughs.
 
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Eric Sanderson, Senior Conservation Ecologist, WCS
Dr. Eric Sanderson is a Senior Conservation Ecologist at WCS, and the author of Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City (2009) and Terra Nova: The New World After Oil, Cars, and Suburbs (2013). He directs the Welikia Project and Visionmaker/NYC (Mannahatta2409.org), an online interactive tool where the public can envision climate-resilient designs for Manhattan and soon, all five boroughs. He is an expert in species and landscape conservation planning, including in cities, with a particular interest in geographic and historic contexts for restoration and conservation. Dr. Sanderson holds a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of California, Davis.

We hope you can tune-in. You can ask us about Dr. Sanderson’s work and Visionmaker/NYC via the Q&A app or using the hashtag #WCSVisionmakerHoA .

#WCSVisionmakerHoA   #HoA   #HangoutsonAir   #WildlifeConservationSociety   #Environment   #ClimateChange   #UrbanEcology   #Ecology   #M2409   #Mannahatta2409   #VisionmakerNYC    #ConnectedClassrooms #GoogleforEducation   #VirtualFieldTrips
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it was really great that you got the schools involved in the broadcast +Megan Malaska 
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Scientists estimate that between 150 and 200 species of life become extinct every 24 hours. But not this little guy! Jerdon’s babbler had not been seen in the wild since 1941, but a team of scientists from WCS and other groups recently rediscovered the subspecies in Myanmar. http://bit.ly/1AM4pVK
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this made me cry, it is detestable how we treat each other, so senseless, deplorable and greedy.  Well if they will stoop to sex trafficking minors why would they care about these wonderful creatures?  Can we really stop them before Irreparable damage is done?  I hope so.
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Pauvres animaux l'humain est réellement un prédateur sans scrupules 
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Big cats are in trouble, and they need your help. Tell Congress to reauthorize the Multinational Species Conservation Fund to protect them before it’s too late: http://bit.ly/1zcv5OM
There are only 3,200 tigers left in the wild, but programs that protect them could soon disappear. Tell Congress to reauthorize funding for tiger conservation programs.
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Saving Wildlife and Wild Places
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The Wildlife Conservation Society, founded in 1895, has the clear mission to save wildlife and wild places across the globe. Our story began in the early 1900’s when we successfully helped the American bison recover on the Western Plains. Today, we protect many of the world’s iconic creatures here and abroad, including gorillas in the Congotigers in Indiawolverines in the Yellowstone Rockies, and ocean giants in our world’s amazing seascapes.