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WCS now fighting for reauthorization of the wildlife stamp in Congress for an additional four years Successful first year has raised more than $1.5 million to help save tigers, elephants, great apes, rhinos and other species Washington, D.C. – September 21, 2012 – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) celebrated this week the first anniversary of the release of the Save Vanishing Species postage stamp. The wildlife stamp’s first year qualifies as a major success, as 14.9 million ti...
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As the Save Vanishing Species postage stamp celebrates its one-year anniversary, WCS urges Congress to reauthorize the conservation-centric initiative for another four years. Although the stamp has generated $1.58 million in its first year, it now stands as endangered as the species it seeks to protect. 
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JEJU, REPUBLIC OF KOREA (September 13, 2012)—Oscar Loayza of WCS’s Madidi Program in Bolivia has received the Kenton Miller Award for Innovation in Protected Areas Management at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Republic of Korea from Sept. 6-15. Loayza, the Sub Director of the WCS Greater Madidi-Tambopata Landscape Conservation Program, was chosen by an international jury for his development of initiatives that strengthened indigenous participation in the management of protected are...
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Park contains 11 percent of the world’s birds, more than 200 mammal species Announcement released at IUCN World Conservation Congress JEJU, REPUBLIC OF KOREA September 12, 2012 – A remote park in northwest Bolivia may be the most biologically diverse place on earth, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which helped put together a comprehensive list of species found there. The announcement was released at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, an international gathering of conser...
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New study documents critical role Fijian communities play in helping achieve global biodiversity  Study is by Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University, and the Wildlife Conservation Society NEW YORK (August 20, 2012)—A new study by researchers from the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at Ja...
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Alliance for Global Conservation Commends Legislation for Increasing U.S. Role in Tackling International Conservation Issues WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Alliance for Global Conservation (AGC) applauded the introduction of the Global Conservation Act (GCA) in both the Senate and House of Representatives. The nonpartisan bill was introduced by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Tom Udall (D-NM) as well as U.S. Representatives Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Russ Carnahan (D-MO). The bi...
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Study shows modifying gear size allows smaller fish to escape resulting in more profitable catches for poverty-stricken fisheries Path towards fisheries success found in coastal Kenya NEW YORK (May 7, 2012) – A new study by marine scientists from the Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University, Australia and the Wildlife Conservation Society says that modifying the size of certain fishing gear results in more profitable fisheries by minimizing the harvest of juvenile fi...
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WCS recently began breeding four endangered turtle species, including the golden coin turtle, at its wildlife parks in New York City. Eventually, the plan is to reintroduce some species to the wild and develop assurance colonies for others. WCS conservationists are also working in the turtles’ native habitats to protect their wild kin.
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"Chile is blessed with some of the world's most beautiful land and seascapes and this country's leadership is taking important steps to protect these natural treasures." Dr. Steven Sanderson, WCS President and CEO SANTIAGO, CHILE, Chile (April 11, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society and the Government of Chile's Ministry of the Environment have agreed to work in cooperation on a range of conservation issues affecting the nation's lands, seas and wetlands.On Tuesday, April 10, WCS repr...
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Efforts include breeding at zoos combined with intensive field conservation work WCS will take direct responsibility for the continued survival of at least half of the 25 most endangered species of turtles and tortoisesWCS working with Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS), the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), Turtle Conservancy (TC), and the Asian Turtle Program (ATP) in global effort NEW YORK (April 11, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today a new strategy that draws on all of th...
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