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2018 Issues

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Download the Fall issue here (PDF, 2.14 MB)

In this issue we look at reefs, both natural and artificial, the species they support, and what is being done to help them. A special focus of the issue is the expansion of New York State's artificial reef program.

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Download the Spring 2018 issue (PDF, .97 MB)

In this issue we learn about invasive species, their impacts and what we can do to help stop their spread. You will learn what invasive species are, the problems that they can cause, and how we can help to prevent their spread.

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Download the Winter 2018 issue (PDF, 1.9 MB)

In this issue, we will learn all about ivory and the illegal ivory trade. You might be wondering why a New York publication would focus on ivory and elephants. That's because NYS plays a major part in the illegal ivory trade. This issue will teach you about elephants, what ivory is and where it comes from, what it is used for, and what we are doing about the illegal ivory trade in New York State.