Op-Ed & Blog
News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
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October 17, 2012
Countries Most Vulnerable to Loss of Coral Reef Fisheries Identified
NEW YORK (October 17, 2012) — A new study co-authored by the Wildlife Conservation Society identifies countries most vulnerable to declining coral reef fisheries from a food-security perspective while providing a framework to plan for alternative protein sources needed to replace declining fisheries. The study looked at 27 countries around the world and found two common characteristics: nations with low incomes that lack the ability to adapt to alternative protein sources; and middle-income na...
March 22, 2012
WCS's Bronx Zoo Introduces 21 Indian Fruit Bats to JungleWorld
Addition of bats to the exhibit demonstrates their important role in the ecosystem Known as “flying foxes,” Indian fruit bats are among the largest species of bat in the world To help protect them in the wild, WCS Works across the range of Indian fruit bats in Cambodia and Malaysia NEW YORK – March 22, 2012 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo has added high-flyers to JungleWorld – 21 giant Indian fruit bats. Indian fruit bats are commonly known as greater Indian flying foxes because...
March 07, 2012
Jail Time for Thailand’s “Cell Phone” Tiger Poachers
The sentencing of two tiger poachers marks a major turning point in Asia’s war against wildlife crime. WCS helped apprehend the pair last summer after authorities discovered a cell phone with images of a dead tiger.
March 07, 2012
A Major Turning Point in Asia’s War Against Poaching: Jail Time for Thailand’s “Cell Phone” Tiger Poachers
Two poachers get up to five years in prison – most severe sentences for poaching ever given out in Thailand WCS helped apprehend poachers last summer after a cell phone with images of dead tiger is foundWCS works with Thailand government on anti-poaching patrols NEW YORK (March 7, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced that two tiger poachers arrested last July in Thailand have received up to five years in prison.After a lengthy trial, the two poachers were found guilty ...
January 18, 2012
Extremely Rare Turtle is Released into the Wild
Southern River terrapin, fixed with a satellite transmitter, is set free to breed in the waters of Cambodia Wildlife Conservation Society, Cambodian Fisheries Administration, and Wildlife Reserves Singapore will monitor turtle Less than 200 adult individuals remain in the wild NEW YORK (January 18, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society, in conjunction with the Cambodian Fisheries Administration and Wildlife Reserves Singapore, announced today the successful release of a Southern River terrap...
June 17, 2011
Tigers in the Mist
Helping to save the Amur Tiger using a state of the art Management Information System (MIST) Terney, Russian Far Easy – June 10, 2011 – This week, a three-day training workshop took place at Sikhote Alin State Nature Biosphere Reserve in Primorski Krai (Russian Far East), to train inspectors in the use of the latest techniques in wildlife protection. The training forms part of a collaboration between four State Nature Reserves/National Parks containing important tiger hab...
March 24, 2011
Against the Tide: Currents Keep Dolphins Apart
Study by Wildlife Conservation Society, AMNH, on dolphins finds invisible oceanographic factors that keep populations separate NEW YORK (March 24, 2011)—Conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History, and other conservation and research groups have discovered that groups of dolphins in the western Indian Ocean do not mix freely with one another. In fact, dolphin populations are kept separate by currents and other unseen factors. S...
November 22, 2010
Statement by Dr. John Robinson at the St. Petersburg Tiger Summit
St. Petersburg, Russia, November 22, 2010 Your excellencies, distinguished delegates from the Tiger Range States, colleagues and honored guests, good morning. It is truly a pleasure to be here to represent the Wildlife Conservation Society. WCS has over fifty years of experience working for tiger conservation, from the pioneering work of George Schaller, Ullas Karanth, Alan Rabinowitz, and Dale Miquelle, to today’s work by the new generation of tiger conservationists – people like Me...
September 14, 2010
Saving the Last Strongholds for Tigers
WCS-Russia director Dale Miquelle discusses the unique challenges of conserving Siberian tigers.
August 17, 2010
Troubled Waters: Massive Coral Bleaching in Indonesia
WCS conservationists and their partners document large-scale coral bleaching and death in the wake of rising surface temperatures in the Andaman Sea on the order of a stunning 4 degrees Celsius.
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