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New York (December 3, 2012)  WCS President and CEO Dr. Cristián Samper issued the following statement for Wildlife Conservation Day:  The Connection Between Species Extinction, Organized Crime Illegal wildlife trafficking may prove to be the demise of many of our Earth’s species. Further, this activity – which is snuffing out the last populations of elephants, tigers and other animals -- finances organized crime and augments the sp...
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Exhibit educates millions of visitors about plight of wild tigersTigers are critically endangered with fewer than 3,200 remaining in the wildTo celebrate the tiger triplets, $3 off all Total Experience Tickets purchased onlineView the video: http://youtu.be/0TokSkePO1QBronx, NY – Sept. 5, 2012 – The Tiger Mountain exhibit at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo roared with new activity today as three Amur tiger cubs made their public debut. The cubs were born to mother Katharina and fat...
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Fourth annual event awards enforcement personnel and others on the front lines of illegal wildlife trade Wildlife Conservation Society created the event in 2008 BEIJING (July 25, 2012) — Nominees for China’s fourth annual “Wildlife Guardian” competition, which awards the best customs officials, forest police, border guards, community organizations, and individuals working on wildlife conservation and law enforcement, were announced in Beijing recently. The competition, cre...
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Seized Ivory Valued at More than $2 Million Retail; Underground Trade of Illegal Ivory Harvested from Threatened and Endangered Elephants Has Sharply Risen Since 2007 DA Vance: “Poachers Should Not Have a Market in Manhattan” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the guilty pleas of two ivory dealers and their businesses for selling and offering for sale illegal elephant ivory with a retail value of more than $2 million. MUKESH GUPTA, 67, pled guilty to one c...
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Wildlife Conservation Society and the Royal Government of Cambodia say that more vulture “restaurants” and reduction of poison in hunting is critical to saving vultures in Asia NEW YORK (June 25, 2012)—In face of what has become a precipitous slide toward extinction across the Asian continent, the vultures of Cambodia have persisted, giving conservationists hope that these important scavengers can come back from the brink, according to authors from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Ro...
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Gland, Switzerland, 5 June, 2012 (IUCN) — Increasing alarm for the fate of the two rarest rhinoceros species, and growing concern over the increased illegal hunting of rhinos and demand for rhino horn affecting all five species, has prompted President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to declare 5 June 2012 as the start of the International Year of the Rhino. President Yudhoyono took this step at the request of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and other conservation orga...
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Camera traps set up by protected area staff in Hunchun Amur Tiger National Nature Reserve snap the first-known camera trap photos of an Amur leopard in China.
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WCS commends Russian government for creating new park to safeguard leopards and Amur (Siberian) tigers 1,000 square-mile park is located in Russian Far East Far Eastern leopards are considered the world’s rarest big cat NEW YORK (April 13, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society commends the Russian government for creating a new national park to protect critically endangered Amur (Siberian) tigers and the world’s rarest big cat: the Far Eastern leopard. Called “Land of the Leopard” National P...
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A new 1,000 square-mile park will safeguard leopards and Siberian tigers in Russia. Far Eastern leopards are considered the world’s rarest big cat.
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WCS recently began breeding four endangered turtle species, including the golden coin turtle, at its wildlife parks in New York City. Eventually, the plan is to reintroduce some species to the wild and develop assurance colonies for others. WCS conservationists are also working in the turtles’ native habitats to protect their wild kin.
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