Corona in Queens in Queens County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
WCS In Action: Big Cat Conservation
In 1998, the Wildlife Conservation Society which operates this zoo, launched the Global Carnivore Program with the mission of learning more about carnivore biology in order to develop effective conservation strategies for key, endangered carnivore species, including a number of big cats.
Our Jaguar Conservation Program, designed to protect the New World's largest cat, has identified key areas for conservation and is working on ways to survey cats, as well as their prey, in those areas.
We have a long-term research study underway, focusing on carnivore/carnivore and carnivore/prey relationships for this North American big cat. In addition, we are working to identify solutions to potential problems posed by contact between pumas and humans.
In addition to conducting groundbreaking fieldwork, we have an unparalleled record of success in breeding snow leopards. At the Bronx Zoo, another WCS facility, over 100 snow leopard cubs have been born since 1966.
We are leading the way with field research
Erected by Wildlife Conservation Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Environment • Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1998.
Location. 40° 44.733′ N, 73° 51.007′ W. Marker is in Queens, New York, in Queens County. It is in Corona. Marker can be reached from 111th Street north of 51st Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 52-11 111th St, Corona NY 11368, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Canadian Lynx (here, next to this marker); Our rescued pumas (within shouting distance of this marker); Puma (within shouting distance of this marker); Puma: The Hunted (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Rescued Eagles (within shouting distance of this marker); What's Amazing about this Aviary? (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bison: An American Icon Saved (about 400 feet away); Coyote (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Queens.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.