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June 06, 2013
WCS's Gala 2013: The Wonders of Southeast Asia
At our annual gala, WCS honors Ward W. Woods, Chair of the Board of Trustees, for his commitment to conservation. Woods is dedicated to finding solutions to conservation challenges and educating the next generation of environmental leaders.
May 23, 2013
Slow and Steady, Turtles Gain Ground
WCS builds assurance colonies in its zoos and in the field to help restore endangered turtles May 23, Thursday: World Turtle Day NEW YORK (May 23, 2013) — The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today progress in its effort to restore some of the world’s most endangered turtles , an effort that combines the creation of assurance colonies at its zoos with in-country field conservation work. The announcement comes on World Turtle Day – a global celebration to bring...
May 01, 2013
WCS's Gala 2013: Celebrating the Wonders of Southeast Asia
Honoring WCS Chair Ward WoodsThursday, June 6, 2013, Central Park Zoo, New York City New York, N.Y. – March 19, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society will host its annual gala and after-party at WCS’s Central Park Zoo on Thursday, June 6, in celebration of the Wonders of Southeast Asia. WCS Chair of the Board Ward Woods will be honored for his commitment to conservation.This year’s event will highlight WCS’s work to protect wildlife and their habitats throughout the region of Thailand...
September 21, 2012
Could Myanmar (Burma) have Southeast Asia's First 'Green President'?
In an op-ed for the
Christian Science Monitor,
Colin Poole, head of WCS's Myanmar program, discusses Myanmar's green leadership. President Thein Sein has put an environmental agenda into action, demonstrating Myanmar's potential as a model of sustainable development.
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...
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 ...
August 05, 2011
WCS's Prospect Park Zoo Debuts Tufted Deer Fawn
Brooklyn, NY- August, 5, 2011 – ATTACHED PHOTO: Ellie, a western tufted deer fawn stands with her mom, Lucy, just three days after being born. Ellie joins her mother, Lucy, father, Gage, and sister, Roxanne, at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo on the Discovery Trail. The Wildlife Conservation Society works in Myanmar and China where tufted deer live in the wild. Contact: Sophie Bass (212) 439-6527; email@example.com Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS The Wildlife C...
July 14, 2011
Dramatic Photos Show Tiger Poachers’ Demise
Arrest is a victory for government of Thailand Confiscated cell phone contains evidence of poaching Organized crime continues to threaten tigers and other wildlife A statement issued by Joe Walston, Director for the Asia Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society NEW YORK (July 14, 2011)—“The Wildlife Conservation Society commends the actions of the government of Thailand in the recent arrest of tiger poachers operating in the Western ...
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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