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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...
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Wildlife Conservation Society and National University of Singapore discover American bullfrog is spreading Chytrid through commercial trade Study: “There is an urgent need to conduct wider surveys of wild amphibians in Southeast Asia" New York, 06 March 2013 – A team of scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the National University of Singapore (NUS), revealed in a new study, for the first time, the presence of the pathogenic chytrid fungus (Batrachoch...
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Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Could Include Provisions that Help Curb Wildlife Trafficking in Asia Washington, D.C. – December 7, 2012 – In a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, the Wildlife Conservation Society urged the United States government to maintain its commitment to environmental provisions to stop illegal wildlife trade during ongoing trade talks with countries in Southeast Asia. The United States has proposed a binding and enforceable conservation chapter for...
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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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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...
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Some turtle species number less than five individualsReport says controlling illegal trade is only hope to save turtles WCS co-authored report with coalition of conservation groups SINGAPORE (February 21,2011) – A report issued today, co-authored by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) working in conjunction with the Turtle Conservation Coalition, lists the 25 most endangered turtle species from around the world – some of which currently number less than five individua...
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According to a new report co-authored by WCS working in conjunction with the Turtle Survival Coalition, many more turtle species will go extinct in the next decade unless drastic conservation measures are taken.
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First singing groups face-off on Saturday, Dec. 18 Nine New York City high school singing groups compete to win a $2,500 grant and the chance to perform at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square Celebrity judges announced for finals: Run DMC’s Darryl McDaniels and a member of Green Day’s Broadway musical American Idiot New York, N.Y. – December 16, 2010 – This weekend marks the start of competition in the Wildlife Conservation...
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“Making Tracks for Tigers” Benefit held at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square NEW YORK (October 20, 2010)—Legendary recording artist Paul Simon joined the Wildlife Conservation Society in the fight to save tigers from extinction at a private performance tonight at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square. Funds raised at the concert will support WCS efforts to save tigers in their last remaining strongholds in Asia. Conservationists estimate that approximately 3,200 tigers remain in the wi...
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WCS and Wildlife Reserves Singapore will collaborate on field conservation and public education to protect biodiversity in the face of global climate change and human encroachment.

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