New York (July 1, 2010)—The following statement was issued by the Wildlife Conservation Society on the passing of conservationist Ymke Warren:

“The Wildlife Conservation Society sends its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Ymke Warren, a dedicated conservationist who worked with WCS on the protection of Cross River gorillas in Cameroon. She was deeply committed to primate conservation, and her work greatly strengthened our program and brightened the future for this critically endangered subspecies. Her dedication to protecting wildlife and wild places will never be forgotten by her colleagues and friends. She has made a tremendous contribution to conservation.”

Mary Dixon: (1-347-840-1242;
Stephen Sautner: (1-718-220-3682;
John Delaney: (1-718-220-3275;

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes toward nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.