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May 2017

WildlifeNYC to Bring Animal Education to All Boroughs
5/8/17
Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the expansion of WildlifeNYC, an education campaign launched last October to teach New Yorkers how to live responsibly alongside the wild animals that inhabit the city. Previously, the campaign focused largely on deer awareness on Staten Island and in the Bronx. The revamped campaign – now citywide – aims to educate residents in all five boroughs about red-tailed hawks, piping plovers, raccoons, coyotes and deer.

October 2016

WildlifeNYC Introduces New Yorkers to Urban Fauna
10/21/16
Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the launch of WildlifeNYC, a citywide education and awareness campaign teaching New Yorkers how to live safely and responsibly alongside wild animals including deer, raccoons, and coyotes.

June 2016

Health Commissioner Bassett, Staten Island Borough President Oddo Launch Citywide Social Media Tick-Borne Disease Prevention Campaign
6/9/16
As part of the de Blasio Administration's Deer Impact Management Plan, the Health Department and Staten Island Borough President James S. Oddo today launched a comprehensive tick-borne disease prevention campaign to remind New Yorkers to protect themselves against ticks and tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease.

May 2016

Mayor de Blasio Announces Multifaceted Deer Impact Management Plan for Staten Island
5/10/16
Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP today announced that the City has proposed aggressive actions to control Staten Island's white-tailed deer population and its impact on public health, traffic safety, and natural resources.

November 2015

NYC DOT Announces Deer Corridor Signage Program
11/13/15
The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg today announced the implementation of a deer corridor signage program.