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May 09, 2014
Ivory Traders Arrested by Aceh Police in Indonesia
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...
May 07, 2014
Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo Successfully Hatches First White-Naped Crane Chick
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 ...
May 06, 2014
Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo To Host First Ever “Bronx Zoo Birdathon”
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...
April 30, 2014
WCS’s 96 Elephants Campaign Urges Antiques Roadshow to Stop Appraising Ivory
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...
April 02, 2014
Good News from Afghanistan: Creation of a Superpark
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...
March 24, 2014
Vietnam Takes Steps to Minimize Transnational Wildlife Crime
Aligning Efforts to Address the Crime; and Considering Destruction of Stockpile of Rhino Horn, Elephant Ivory and Tiger Bone Hanoi, 24th March 2014 - The Vietnam CITES Management Authority of the Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development today hosted a roundtable meeting that marks the nation’s first step toward synergy to minimize the transnational wildlife crime affecting this nation; and further, a Vietnam official indicated they are considering destroying stockpiles of rhino horn, elep...
March 20, 2014
The Wildlife Conservation Society To Hold 6th Annual WCS Runfor the Wild At the Bronx Zoo
Annual 5k run/walk is dedicated to WCS’s 96 Elephants Campaign WCS Run for the Wild 2014 will raise funds to save elephants from the worst poaching crisis in two decades96 elephants are killed every day in AfricaRegistration open at www.wcsrunforthewild.orgEvent date:Saturday, April 26, 2014at the Bronx ZooBronx, N.Y. – March 20, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Society is dedicating the 6th annual Run for the Wild to saving elephants from the worst poaching crisis in two decades. Wildlife suppo...
March 13, 2014
Photo Release: Strange Bird and Sea Turtle Hatchlings Released on Protected Indonesian Beach
Sulawesi coastal area serves as critical nesting ground for maleos and olive ridley sea turtles NEW YORK (March 13, 2014)—Working on a remote and protected beach in Indonesia, conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and PALS—a local partner organization—recently celebrated the release of rare animal hatchlings into the wild, part of a plan to save the olive ridley sea turtle and an extraordinary bird called the maleo. On February 23 on Sulawesi’s Binerean Cape, conservation mana...
February 19, 2014
Indonesia Protects Manta Rays
WCS commends Indonesian Government for adopting new law prohibiting fishing and trade of manta rays NEW YORK (February 19, 2014)—The Wildlife Conservation Society applauds the Government of Indonesia for its recent decision to protect the world’s largest ray species, the giant and reef manta rays, from fishing and trade throughout the country. On 28 January 2014, Indonesia’s Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Minister declared both the giant manta ray and reef manta ray as protected species under I...
February 11, 2014
WCS Conservationist Lauds “Smart” Protection for Thailand’s Tigers & Elephants
Anak Pattanavibool speaks at International Wildlife Trafficking Symposium:February 11-12, 2014 at the Zoological Society of London, Regents Park NEW YORK (February 11, 2014)—A systematic patrol system called the “Smart” program has become a vital component in the protection of tigers, elephants, and other wildlife species in the forests of Thailand, according to scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society at a wildlife trafficking symposium in London this week. Implemented in 2005 in Tha...
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