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While the news about elephants has not been hopeful, there are bright spots in Africa and Asia, writes WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper. In three national parks in the Republic of Congo, for instance, poaching has been prevented and elephant numbers have remained steady for almost a decade.

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Follow @TheWCS and @JimBreheny to see cool turtle picsNew York (May 23, 2014)—The Wildlife Conservation Society, including its flagship Bronx Zoo, is celebrating World Turtle Day with its continued commitment to saving this increasingly threatened group of animals. “The Wildlife Conservation Society makes turtle conservation a priority every day of the year,” said Jim Breheny, WCS Executive Vice President and Bronx Zoo Director. “It’s on World Turtle Day that we make the added effort to increase...

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Komodo dragons make first return to the Bronx since the 1950s Exhibit also features rock monitors, tree monitors, and water monitors Carefully replicated habitats demonstrate diverse landscapes where lizards live B-Roll Download:Bronx Zoo Komodo Dragons b-roll.mov YouTubeVideo:http://youtu.be/jcKpcIl5YyQvBronx, NY – May 23, 2014 – Memorial Day weekend marks the opening of the WCS Bronx Zoo’s newest habitat, “Amazing Monitors,” which features Komodo dragons (Varanus komodoensis) – the world’s lar...

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Birders of all experience levels welcome Chat with WCS bird experts to learn about migratory birds, conservation, and other species in the zoo The Bronx Zoo Birdathon includes early access to the zoo and all-day admission Saturday, May 17Experienced bird-watchers start at 7am; Families and novice bird-watchers start at 8:30 Birdathon registration is now open:www.bronxzoo.com Bronx, NY – May 6, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo will host the first ever “Bronx Zoo Birdathon” on ...

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Aceh provincial police took big steps for elephants, when they arrested two suspects in possession of ivory, elephant teeth and elephant bone early in May.

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Traders supplied live orangutans, along with a live tiger cub and skins from tigers, clouded leopards, and golden cats Arrest was made by Aceh Provincial Police (Polda Aceh) with technical assistance from WCS’s Wildlife Crimes Unit NEW YORK (May 9, 2014) – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Wildlife Crimes Unit announced today that Aceh police arrested two wildlife traders selling ivory, elephant bones, live orangutans, a live tiger cub, and other wildlife. WCS’s Wildlife Crimes Unit operates...

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Chick on exhibit with parents in zoo’s Temperate Territory Bronx, NY – May 7, 2014 – This white-naped crane chick (Grus vipio) is the first of its kind successfully hatched at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo.The chick hatched on April 11 and is on exhibit with its parents. This is the second chick produced by this pair; the first was hatched at the Bronx Zoo in 2011.The Wildlife Conservation Society breeds white-naped cranes and other species as part of the Species Survival ...

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See dozens of wild bird species at the height of the migration seasonBirders of all experience levels welcomeChat with WCS bird experts to learn about migratory birds, conservation, and other species in the zooThe Bronx Zoo Birdathon includes early access to the zoo and all-day admissionSaturday, May 17Experienced bird-watchers start at 7am; Families and novice bird-watchers start at 8:30Birdathon registration is now open: www.bronxzoo.comBronx, NY – May 6, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Socie...

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96 Elephants has launched a fictional appraisal on YouTube: http://youtu.be/kdfe6v6qOTUWCS says high-end ivory appraisals send wrong message 96 elephants are killed every day in Africa for their ivoryWCS’s 96 Elephants campaign URL: www.96elephants.orgNEW YORK (April 30, 2014) – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s 96 Elephants campaign is urging the popular PBS program “Antiques Roadshow” to stop its on-air appraisals of ivory. WCS says the appraisals are sending the wrong message to the public...

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WCS Applauds Afghanistan's Declaration Establishing Entire Wakhan District as the Country's Second National Park New Conservation Area Will Protect Rare Wildlife, Including Snow Leopards, And Provide Livelihoods for Some of the World’s Poorest Communities Living in the Park Local Communities Will Play a Key Role in Co-Managing the Park Huge New Protected Area is About 25 Percent Bigger Than Yellowstone National ParkNew York (April 2, 2014) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society applauds the Afghan...

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