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September 05, 2012
Navigating a Conservation Crossroads
Attending the World Conservation Congress in Korea, leaders from WCS promote a three-pronged approach to conservation that focuses on recognition, responsibility, and recovery. Comparing tigers and bison, WCS emphasizes the importance of taking responsibility for species on the brink.
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.
December 16, 2011
Rare Footage from a Thai Forest
Video camera traps in Thailand’s Western Forest Complex show amazing scenes of tigers, elephants, clouded leopards and other rare wildlife prowling about, alive and well. The footage offers a hopeful sign for conservationists, whose efforts to save the region’s wildlife are clearly paying off.
July 15, 2011
Tiger Poacher, Via Phone, is Witness for His Own Prosecution
Park rangers from Thailand’s Western Forest Complex apprehend a group of poachers suspected to have killed as many as 10 tigers in the region. The poachers were involved in an organized crime ring that WCS and other partners have been tracking for the past year.
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 ...
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...
September 14, 2010
Saving the Last Strongholds for Tigers
WCS-Russia director Dale Miquelle discusses the unique challenges of conserving Siberian tigers.
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...
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