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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; firstname.lastname@example.org 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...
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...
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.
August 16, 2010
Troubled Waters: Massive Coral Mortality Following Bleaching in Indonesia
Wildlife Conservation Society and partners document large-scale coral bleaching and death in wake of sea surface temperature rise NEW YORK (August 16, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society today released initial field observations that indicate that a dramatic rise in the surface temperature in Indonesian waters has resulted in a large-scale bleaching event that has devastated coral populations. WCS’s Indonesia Program “Rapid Response Unit” of marine biologists was d...
August 04, 2010
A Valley of Tigers
The Myanmar government creates a Protected Tiger Area as large as Vermont in the country's northern forests. The Hukaung Valley Tiger Reserve provides sanctuary to a wide range of species, from big cats to small birds, along with many rare plants.
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