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Conservation From the Last of the Wild to the Least of the Wild

By Dr. Cristián Samper

The timing of Earth Day at the start of spring puts us in a fresh frame of mind for consideration of our planet’s natural resources.

This year the global theme for this celebration is “Green Cities,” an especially apt focus for those of us living in urban areas emerging from a long and chilly winter. Intoxicated by the spring thaw’s first bulbs pushing up out of the earth and the calls of returning birds, we are drawn outdoors with a renewed appreciation for the natural world.

Bronx Zoo guests enjoy watching the park’s California sea lions. Photo