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June 25, 2012
Cambodia Remains Last Vulture Bastion in Southeast Asia
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...
April 11, 2012
WCS Launches Global Effort to Save Critically Endangered Turtles from Extinction
Efforts include breeding at zoos combined with intensive field conservation work WCS will take direct responsibility for the continued survival of at least half of the 25 most endangered species of turtles and tortoisesWCS working with Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS), the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), Turtle Conservancy (TC), and the Asian Turtle Program (ATP) in global effort NEW YORK (April 11, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today a new strategy that draws on all of th...
April 09, 2012
Wild Haven of Cambodia
Birdwatchers from across Asia and beyond flock to Cambodia for a glimpse of two of the world's rarest birds: the giant ibis and its cousin the white-shouldered ibis. The birds’ nesting grounds sit at the outskirts of Tmatboey, a rural village where WCS has worked with the community to develop an eco-tourism project.
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 20, 2012
Conservation Project Helps Secure Land Rights for Vulnerable Minority Group
MONDULKURI PROVINCE, CAMBODIA (March, 20, 2012) A vulnerable ethic minority village inside Cambodia’s remote Seima Protection Forest today became one of the first in Cambodia to receive a collective land title, which will help villagers fend off threats to their land and culture while also strengthening conservation goals.The Senior Minister for Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, H.E. Im Chhun Lim, visited the ethnically Bunong village of Andoung Kraloeng village to mark this hist...
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 ...
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.
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...
October 25, 2011
BATMAN: New Bat Species Named After WCS Conservationist
“Walston’s tube-nosed bat” named after WCS Executive Director for Asia Program’s Joe Walston Walston recognized for his contribution to bat research and biodiversity in Vietnam and Cambodia WCS headquarters are based at the Bronx Zoo NEW YORK (October 25, 2011) – Call him Batman. The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Executive Director for Asia Programs Joe Walston has received an honor befitting of the Caped Crusader himself – a new...
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...
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