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WCS and the Malaysian Department of Wildlife and National Parks find a major Asian elephant population in Taman Negara National Park. It may be the largest in Southeast Asia.
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NEW YORK (December 18, 2008)—The Wildlife Conservation Society’s own Dr. George Schaller—the world’s leading field biologist and conservationist—has been awarded the China Environment Prize for his efforts to study and protect China’s giant pandas, Tibetan antelope, and the wild places where they exist. Schaller is a Senior Conservationist with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Asia Programs and has worked with the Bronx Zoo-based organization for over 50 years. He has worked in China for much...
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It’s true what they say about animals with big feet—they’ve got big ranges. Conservationists have hatched a new strategy to help save elephants across their turf.
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In Cambodia, WCS researchers find thousands of endangered gibbons and doucs living in a conservation area that was recently the domain of loggers and hunters. Take action to save Asia’s primates.
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During Annual Safety Day at Fort Drum, WCS teaches soldiers about illegal wildlife trade products to help protect endangered species in countries where they are stationed.
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NEW YORK (June 26, 2008) – The Wildlife Conservation Society helped train thousands of U.S. military about the trade in illegal wildlife last week in Fort Drum, New York. The training was part of the 13th Annual Safety Day, put on by the Fort Drum Command Safety Office to promote safety awareness and provide information on wellness and health.WCS held an exhibit at the event displaying examples of illegal wildlife products from endangered species confiscated by the New York State Department of E...
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Turtle biologists in the U.S. and China hope to prevent species’ extinction A still reproductive, 80-year-old female turtle living in China’s Changsha Zoo has been introduced to the only known male in China, more than 100 years old and living more than 600 miles away at the Suzhou Zoo. The Bronx Zoo-based WCS and the Fort Worth Zoo-based TSA coordinated the critically important move; TSA provided much of the funding, animal reproduction and technical expertise while WCS provided ...
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A single team of park rangers, working round the clock, has helped populations of storks, pelicans, ibises, and other rare waterbirds recover in Cambodia’s famed wetland.
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In Mongolia, increased vehicular and pedestrian traffic is strangling the narrow migration corridor for the saiga—Asia’s odd-ball antelope with the enormous schnoz.
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The Bronx Zoo is giving refuge to a young snow leopard orphan abandoned in Pakistan. The transfer of this endangered cat united the Pakistani government, the U.S. State Department, and WCS in a remarkable conservation effort.
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