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News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
Op-Eds & Blogs
July 01, 2013
Collars Protect Elephants in South Sudan
WCS conservationists, together with officials from South Sudan’s Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism, have ramped up efforts to protect the country’s last elephants by fitting individual animals with GPS collars for remote tracking.
July 01, 2013
South Sudan Expands Efforts To Protect Remaining Elephants
South Sudan’s Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism and WCS collar elephants with GPS/Satellite units to monitor & protect their populations NEW YORK (July 1, 2013)—With expert assistance from the Wildlife Conservation Society and funding from USAID, South Sudan’s Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism (MWCT) has ramped up efforts to protect its last elephants by fitting individual animals with GPS collars for remote tracking, a critical practice in the fight against ivory poa...
March 14, 2013
WCS to Congress: Investment in International Conservation Benefits U.S. Interests Abroad
WCS testimony at FY14 budget hearing emphasizes how conservation helps achieve U.S. national security and economic objectives in foreign policy Burma, Afghanistan, South Sudan among the places where conservation investments pay off Washington, D.C. – March 14, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) pressed for modest but consistent funding for international conservation in the next federal budget in testimony given to Congress today. WCS was invited to testify before the ...
July 19, 2012
Independence Day in South Sudan
WCS tracks oryx in South Sudan, a country celebrating its first year of independence. Although uncertainty looms for this young nation, locals and conservationists hope to preserve South Sudan's natural resources while improving conservation efforts and ecotourism opportunities.
April 19, 2012
Ethiopia’s Cheetahs, Wild Dogs, and Lions Get National Action Plans
Plans are first steps to manage and conserve Ethiopia’s large carnivores Action plans released at press conference in Ethiopia NEW YORK (April 19, 2012) – Three of Ethiopia’s large carnivores – the cheetah, wild dog, and lion – received much-needed action plans today to address future conservation of these imperiled predators, which are increasingly threatened by development and human-related activities.The plans, endorsed by Dr. Kifle, Director General of the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation A...
March 22, 2012
Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo Welcomes Baby Giraffe
Giraffe calf to join herd in Bronx Zoo’s African Plains Bronx, NY – March 22, 2012 – A female Baringo giraffe calf born this month at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo stays close to her mother in the Carter Giraffe Building. The calf will be making its debut in the zoo’s African Plains in about one week. The calf was approximately 6 feet tall and over 100 pounds at birth. As an adult, she could eventually grow to 16 feet and weigh 2,600 pounds. Giraffes are native to grasslands,...
March 13, 2012
South Sudan Takes Major Step to Safeguard Its Spectacular Wildlife
State-of-the-art park headquarters inaugurated in wildlife-rich Boma National Park Conservation and wildlife tourism seen as a cornerstone to stabilize once war-torn region Some of the world’s largest wildlife migrations take place in South Sudan NEW YORK (March 13, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) joined officials from the Republic of South Sudan and U.S. Government on March 8th to inaugurate Boma National Park Headquarters in Jonglei State in South Sudan, home to some of the wor...
November 23, 2011
Gorillas, Not Grenades: Conservation as Diplomacy
In conflict and post-conflict areas, conservation can play a key role in diplomacy by increasing stability and providing economic opportunities.
November 22, 2011
Gorillas, Not Grenades
Wildlife Conservation Society: Conservation Plays Diplomatic Role in War-Torn Regions WCS operates conservation programs in Afghanistan, South Sudan, and Democratic Republic of Congo BRUSSELS (November 22, 2011) – In conflict and post-conflict areas, conservation can play a key role in diplomacy by increasing stability and providing economic opportunities, according to a team of conservationists hosted by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) who spoke at an ev...
November 16, 2011
WCS Hosts “Conservation and Conflict” Event in Brussels
Monday, November 21st, 2011, 18:30—21:00 Afghanistan Governor Habiba Sarabi and WCS conservationists discuss successes in Afghanistan, South Sudan, and Democratic Republic of Congo November 16, 2011 – With ongoing nation-building efforts in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and most recently, South Sudan, the need to integrate conservation efforts with building democracy, stability, and economic growth is increasing. The Wildlife Conservation Society ...
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