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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...
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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 ...
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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; sbass@wcs.org Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS The Wildlife C...
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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 ...
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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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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...
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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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