September 11th, 2010. Filed under: Announcements, News.
On September 14, 2010, the Wildlife Conservation Society launched the Welikia Project, an effort to document the historical ecology of all of New York City and compare it to the current biodiversity of the city. “Welikia” means “my good home” in Lenape, the Native American language spoken in the New York City region 400 years ago, when Henry Hudson ushered in European exploration and settlement of the area. (It’s pronounced “WAY-lee-ki-a” – hear it on the Lenape-Talking Dictionary website). To learn more, explore our redesigned website. For those of you who loved Mannahatta, all the maps, educational materials and discussion boards will still be available, along with new materials reflecting Welikia for the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island. You can also become a Landscape Ecology Insider by clicking on any of the outer boroughs and making a small supporting contribution!