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News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
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South Asia & Bay of Bengal
January 15, 2009
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.
December 19, 2008
WCS’s Schaller Wins Award for Chinese Conservation
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...
December 09, 2008
Asian Elephants Need More Turf
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.
August 28, 2008
Gibbons Hang Tough in Asia
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.
July 02, 2008
Shopping 101 for Soldiers
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.
June 26, 2008
WCS Trains U.S. Military About Illegal Wildlife Issues
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...
May 21, 2008
Relocation of endangered Chinese turtle may save species
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 ...
April 07, 2008
The Birds Are Back
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.
March 21, 2008
Bottleneck for a Big Nose
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.
August 15, 2006
Fresh Start for a Snow Leopard Orphan
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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