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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.
August 04, 2006
Looking for a Good Catch? Ask the Irrawaddy Dolphin
A novel partnership between fishermen of the Ayeyarwady River in Myanmar and an endangered river dolphin guarantees a good catch for the fishermen. By establishing a protected area along a stretch of the river, the government of Myanmar is helping to safeguard this unique cultural tradition.
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