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WCS’s Dr. John Robinson Speaks on Behalf of Multinational Species Conservation Funds to Ensure Programs Continue for Tigers, Great Apes, Marine Turtles, Elephants and Rhinos Actor/Advocate Star of “The Vampire Diaries” Lends High-Profile Support to Threatened Species WASHINGTON, D.C.  (July 28, 2011) – Wildlife Conservation Society Executive V...

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Immense, organized, illegal trade in wildlife is decimating tigers, elephants, rhinos, and many other species, according to new paper Enforcement methods need to catch up with globally-linked criminalized syndicates “Unless we start taking wildlife crime seriously and allocating the commitment of resources appropriate to tackling sophisticated, well-funded, globall...

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As organized crime steps up its game in wildlife trade, a WCS conservationist suggests fighting back through increased law enforcement and better use of resources.

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How does one combat the illegal trade and poaching of tigers in Indonesia? The WCS Indonesia Program's Wildlife Crimes Unit Coordinator explains the dangers and goals of his mission.

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Categories: Tigers

One of the longest dispersal distances recorded for this critically endangered species A male African wild dog, recently photographed in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve in Botswana, has been identified by scientists and last seen in April 2010 in the Save Valley in eastern Zimbabwe about 250 miles (400km) away. This is among the longest distances recorded for dispersal for wild dogs and underscores the need for large expanses of habitat to safeguard this critically endangered species.  The dog is...

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Wildlife Conservation Society recommends international monitoring, protection needed for Marco Polo sheep NEW YORK (July 22, 2011)—A genetic study of the world’s largest sheep species has revealed that the big-horned animals travel extensively across the moutainous borders of Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and China according to Wildlife Conservation Society researchers with the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Using a non-invasive...

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In Afghanistan, researchers conducting a genetic study of the Marco Polo sheep discover the species to be an international traveler. WCS recommends trans-boundary monitoring to help ensure its future.

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Preview the birthday action at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTOBVIyUCcM Brooklyn, NY- July 21, 2011- Jabari and Azizi, the baby Hamadryas baboons at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo, are having their first birthday party on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24. The public is invited to watch as they receive special cupcakes created just for the occasion by local bakery BCakeNY. The cupcake action starts at 3 p.m. sharp. Baboon Birthday at WCS’s Prospect P...

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In a recent study, WCS Conservationist Joel Berger concludes that the loss of large predators in the wild may be humankind’s most pervasive influence on nature.

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