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New York State to Destroy More Than One Ton of Illegal Ivory In Central Park
July 12, 2017 – New York State will destroy more than one ton of illegal elephant ivory in Central Park at a high-profile, public event on Thursday, August 3rd at 10:30 a.m.

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July 3, 2017 – A WCS and University of Queensland (UQ)-led study published today urges the UNESCO World Heritage Convention to better conserve wilderness areas through designation of Natural World Heritage Sites (NWHS).

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WCS Applauds Senate Passage of Bipartisan WILD Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 12, 2017) – WCS praised the Senate’s passage of the Wildlife Innovation and Longevity Driver (WILD) Act by unanimous consent.

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South Sudan Wildlife Surviving Civil War, but Poaching and Trafficking Threats Increase
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN (May 24, 2017)—The first aerial assessment of the impact of South Sudan’s current civil war on the country’s wildlife and other natural resources shows that significant wildlife populations have so far survived, but poaching and commercial wildlife trafficking are increasing, as well as illegal mining, timber harvesting and charcoal production, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said in a report issued today.

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Global Conservation Leaders Call on Congress to Reject Cuts to US Foreign Assistance
Washington, D.C. (May 23, 2017) – As three of the world’s largest international conservation organizations, WCS, TNC and WWF call on Congress to protect our country’s investments in foreign assistance and to adopt a budget that continues to support our nation’s legacy of global conservation and humanitarian leadership.

 

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WCS Statement on Rerouted Nigeria Superhighway

April 27, 2017 – The following statement is from John Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President for Public Affairs:

“We did it.  The superhighway has been rerouted and wildlife saved.”

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Photos and Quotes from WCS on Earth Day 2017/ March for Science

New York, April 22, 2017, Earth Day -- The following quotes are from Wildlife Conservation Society scientists from around the globe -- from New York City, to Russia. WCS colleagues and advocates joined marches on six continents to celebrate the contribution of science to saving wildlife.

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Science Is Core To Saving Wildlife

The following statement was issued today by Wildlife Conservation Society President and CEO Cristian Samper on the importance of science to wildlife conservation:

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 Zoological Society of London Honors WCS’s Dr. John Robinson with Its Lifetime Achievement Award
November 1, 2016 -- The ZSL (Zoological Society of London) Awards Committee has presented the ZSL Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. John Robinson, Executive Vice President of Conservation and Science at the Wildlife Conservation Society.

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WCS Honors President of Colombia  For Wildlife Conservation
New York, NY (September 20th, 2016) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) today honored President Juan Manuel Santos for his role in expanding the national park system in Colombia.

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