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Watchable Wildlife Partner Agencies

Audubon NY

Audubon New York, the 50,000 member state program of the National Audubon Society representing 27 local Chapters, is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Our national network of community-based nature centers and chapters, scientific and educational programs, and advocacy on behalf of areas sustaining important bird populations, engage millions of people of all ages and backgrounds in positive conservation experiences. Get involved in our efforts today by visiting the Audubon NY website.

Empire State Development

Empire State Development, New York's chief economic development agency, oversees the marketing of "I LOVE NY," the State's iconic tourism brand. New York State features 11 beautiful vacation regions. New York's attractions span from landmarks such as Niagara Falls, the Empire State Building and Allegany State Park to lesser-known treasures like the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and the Museum of Glass in Corning. Whether it's wide-ranging outdoor activities like fishing, hiking and boating, culinary wonders and farm-to-table fresh foods, or the rich history and culture of one of the 13 original colonies, New York State offers diverse activities for all travelers. Visit the I Love NY website. Media can find press releases and more at The Beat.

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

"Parks & Recreation is the steward of about 29,000 acres of land - 14 percent of New York City - including more than 5,000 individual properties ranging from Central Park to community gardens and GreenStreets. We house five major stadia and operate more than 800 athletic fields and nearly 1,000 playgrounds, 550 tennis courts, 65 public pools, 48 recreational facilities, 17 nature centers, 13 golf courses and 14 miles of beaches. We care for 1,200 monuments and 22 historic house museums. We look after 600,000 street trees, and two million more in parks. We are New York City's principal providers of recreational and athletic facilities and programs. We are home to free concerts, world-class sports events and cultural festivals. Visit us the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation website.

The Urban Park Rangers' mission is to link New Yorkers to the natural world. Rangers teach people to care for the environment and the parks, protect the parks and their wild residents, and restore New York City's natural heritage."

New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation

New York State Parks attract 55 million visitors annually, with many coming because of the incredible diversity of wildlife and habitats. With over 200 parks and sites across New York State, a wildlife viewing experience is always nearby. These opportunities are enhanced by education and interpretation programs that help visitors to better understand and appreciate New York's valuable natural resources. Visit the Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation website.

The Nature Conservancy

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. For more information, visit The Nature Conservancy in New York.