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Wildlife Conservation Society, Afghanistan veterinarians, National Geographic Society, and Nat Geo WILD achieve what has been the impossible Research will be featured in Third Annual Big Cat Week, airing this December on Nat Geo WILD WAKHAN CORRIDOR, AFGHANISTAN, July 17, 2012 – Two snow leopards were captured, fitted with satellite collars, and released for the first time in Afghanistan by a team of Wildlife Conservation Society conservationists and Afghan veterinarians conducting resear...
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For the first time in Afghanistan, snow leopards have been fitted with satellite tracking collars. After affixing collars, performing dental exams, and taking DNA samples, WCS conservationists and Afghan veterinarians released the cats in healthy condition. Since being released, these cats have traveled more than 77 miles each.
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Surveys show endangered markhor are rebounding in northern Pakistan Markhor are majestic wild goats known for their spectacular horns WCS’s community conservation program is helping protect markhor and other wildlife NEW YORK (July 3, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that the markhor – a majestic wild goat species – is making a remarkable comeback in Pakistan due to conservation efforts. WCS-led community...
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Outbreak reduced numbers of a wild population of endangered wild goats in Tajikistan by as much as 20 percent Species may have been infected by domestic goats Fewer than 2,500 markhor are left in the wild NEW YORK (January 5, 2012)—If they didn’t have enough to worry about from dodging poachers, snow leopards, and landslides in Central Asia’s rugged mountains, a population of endangered markhor—a majestic wild goat species—has contracted pneumonia, detected for the first time by the Wildlife Con...
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A pneumonia outbreak reduces numbers of a wild population of endangered wild goats in Tajikistan by as much as 20 percent. Fewer than 2,500 markhor are left in the wild.
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A new video narrated by Edward Norton aims to combat the illegal wildlife trade in Iraq and Afghanistan by informing U.S. military personnel about the consequences of buying wildlife products while stationed overseas.
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Latest initiative implores soldiers to cross illegal wildlife products off the holiday gift list, outlines costs to career, mission, and security   NEW YORK (December 22, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society today announced the release of Caught in the Crosshairs: Combating the Illegal Wildlife Trade in Iraq and Afghanistan—a new video aimed at informing U.S. military personnel about the consequences of buying illegal wildlife products when deployed or stationed overseas. The video, seen ...
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Camera trap images tell a story of the survival of Afghanistan’s rugged wildlife and continued threats to many species NEW YORK (December 5, 2011)—Recent camera trap images from the rocky terrain of Afghanistan’s central highlands have revealed a surprise: a Persian leopard, an apex predator long thought to have disappeared from the region, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society. In a series of images that provides indisputable proof that the big cat persists in the country’...
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The New York Times reports on WCS's ongoing work in Afghanistan to protect endangered big cats and other wildlife while creating grass-roots initiatives to inspire local conservation action.
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In conflict and post-conflict areas, conservation can play a key role in diplomacy by increasing stability and providing economic opportunities.
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