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After many years of hard work and trial and error, real successes are being seen in snow leopard conservation, in the Pamir Mountains of Afghanistan and in northern Pakistan, among other places, as communities come together to manage their land and wildlife, and neighboring countries find ways to cooperate across borders. WCS Asia Program deputy director Peter Zahler and George Schaller, WCS senior conservationist and Panthera VP, explain.
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Four women recently joined the staff of Afghanistan’s Band-e-Amir National Park. They are the country’s first female park rangers.
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Band-e-Amir’s four women rangers patrol park and lead way to new opportunitiesNEW YORK (November 6, 2013)—In a landmark event for Afghanistan, four women were recently hired as park rangers in Afghanistan’s Band-e-Amir National Park, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society. These women are the first females ever employed as park rangers in Afghanistan.In 2012, Afghanistan’s Band-e-Amir Protected Area Committee made the groundbreaking decision to hire women rangers for Band-e-Amir, Afghan...
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Twins are on exhibit in Allison Maher Stern Snow Leopard ExhibitDownload b-roll video here: HD Snow Leopard Cubs at Central Park Zoo.movNew York – Nov. 4, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo is debuting a pair of snow leopard cubs (Panthera uncia). These are the first snow leopard cubs ever born at the Central Park Zoo and the second snow leopard birth at a WCS zoo this year.The cubs, a male and a female, born this summer, weigh about 30 pounds but are expected to reach b...
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NEW YORK (October 21, 2013) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point released this photo of West Point cadets examining illegal wildlife items, including a preserved elephant’s foot, commonly found for sale in areas where U.S. soldiers are deployed. On October 2nd Dr. Heidi Kretser, Livelihoods and Conservation Coordinator for WCS, talked to 150 cadets about illegal wildlife trafficking, the dangers of purchasing illegal wildlife items while statione...
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Cub is on exhibit at Himalayan HighlandsLeo’s rescue result of partnership between Pakistan and U.S. GovernmentsCub is genetically important to zoo populationSee the video >>Bronx, N.Y. — August 27, 2013 — The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is debuting a snow leopard cub sired by Leo – the snow leopard which became famous when he was rescued as an young orphaned cub after being found in the high mountains of northern Pakistan. Leo has been serving as an ambassador for Pakistan...
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A famous snow leopard produces his first offspring at the Bronx Zoo. The rambunctious cub serves as living proof of the positive influence wildlife conservation can have in the world of diplomacy. 
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WCS testimony at FY14 budget hearing emphasizes how conservation helps achieve U.S. national security and economic objectives in foreign policy Burma, Afghanistan, South Sudan among the places where conservation investments pay off Washington, D.C. – March 14, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) pressed for modest but consistent funding for international conservation in the next federal budget in testimony given to Congress today. WCS was invited to testify before the ...
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WCS recently celebrated a groundbreaking achievement: collaring snow leopards for the first time in Afghanistan. USA Today reports on this effort--documented by National Geographic--and the larger challenges facing big cats around the world.  


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From koalas to snow leopards, day-long wildlife film festival to showcase films from WCS, and exclusives from Thirteen/WNET- Nature , and Nat Geo WILD All-day pass is $15 and available at  www.thepicturehouse.org Sunday, Nov. 18 2012 Noon – 8:00 p.m. The Picture House 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803 Pelham, NY – Nov. 7, 2012 – The Wildlife Conservation Society...
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