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WCS Supports U.S. Government Actions to Protect Lions

Dec. 21, 2015 – The following statement was released today by John Robinson, WCS Chief Conservation Officer, and Executive Vice President for Conservation and Science:

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WCS’s Bronx Zoo Debuts First Gelada Baboon Born in NYC in 13 years

Bronx, N.Y. – April 22, 2015 – The first gelada (Theropithecus gelada) born in the U.S. in more than 13 years is making its debut at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo. The Bronx Zoo is the only zoo in the U.S. that exhibits geladas. 

 

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WCS Launches New Partnership with the Governments of Tanzania and the US to Save East Africa’s Largest Elephant Population in 2015
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Governments of Tanzania and the United States, including USAID, announced the launch of a new joint program to save East Africa’s largest elephant population in the Ruaha-Katavi Landscape.
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Nationwide activities send message to stop ivory trade and raise awareness of elephant crisis 96,000 messages sent to officials from national 96 Elephants coalition96 elephants are gunned down every day for their ivoryCampaign URL: www.96elephants.org [New York – World Elephant Day – August 12, 2014] The 96 Elephants campaign and its coalition of partners throughout the U.S. is commemorating World Elephant Day today.As part of the World Elephant Day celebration, more than 100 partnering AZA acc...
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Variety of World Elephant Day activities will raise awareness of elephant crisis and help stop poaching for ivory 96,000 messages will be sent to public officials from more than 118 zoos around the U.S. Public is urged to “GO GREY” for elephants Hard Rock Cafe, DoSomething.org will launch campaigns in support 96 Elephants World Elephant Day URL: http://96elephants.org/wed/ NEW YORK (August 5, 2014) The 96 Elephants campaign has launched an elephant-sized effort to commemorate World Elephant Day ...
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The Bronx Zoo’s African Plains habitat features four cubs born last year Bronx, NY – May 1, 2014 – Attached Photo: Four African lion cubs (Panthera leo) and their mother soak in the sun at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. The cubs debuted last fall and were announced by Bronx Zoo Director Jim Breheny via Twitter (@jimbreheny).Born on Aug. 16, the litter is comprised of three males, Thulani, Ime, and Bahati, and one female, Amara. Their mother is Sukari (9 years old) and father is M...
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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...
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In East Africa, locals have various reasons for using poison to kill wildlife. Steve Zack, WCS Coordinator of Birds, explains that "the vulture's unique capacity to identify recent deaths across vast distances has made it particularly vulnerable."
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96 elephants are killed every day in AfricaCampaign supports and amplifies Clinton Global Initiative to stop the killing, stop the trafficking, and stop the demand Millions of zoo visitors can take action to stop the demand for ivory in the United States and around the worldCampaign calls for U.S. moratorium on ivory sales, bolsters elephant protection, educates public about ivory trade consumptionU.S. is a major importer of ivory Campaign URL: 96 elephantsNew York – Nov. 26, 2013 – The Associat...
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WCS-supported research produces camera trap footage showing African predator in Uganda park NEW YORK (November 12, 2013) — The Wildlife Conservation Society and Panthera released camera trap footage today from Uganda’s Kibale National Park showing a rarely seen African golden cat. The cat was recorded scent-marking after it was attracted to a camera site “baited” with Calvin Klein Obsession for Men, which is frequently used by WCS scientists to attract cats and other wildlife to remote cameras...
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