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Despite dangerously low global numbers, tigers are rebounding in three significant landscapes where WCS operates. Success in India, Thailand, and Russia fosters hope for these iconic big cats.
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Indian tiger numbers soar in Western Ghats Thailand sees record tiger numbers in key protected areaRussia develops new anti-poaching laws and protected areas  NEW YORK (December 21, 2012)—The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today significant progress for tigers in three key landscapes across the big cat’s range due to better law enforcement, protection of additional habitat, and strong government partnerships...
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Teen projects awarded for impact on environment and community New York – Dec. 19, 2012 – The Wildlife Conservation Society has announced the winners of the 2012 Teens for Planet Earth Community Project Awards. The winners were chosen for the benefit and impact their projects had on the environment and community. Winners received certificates and are highlighted on the Teens for Planet Earth homepage www.teensforplanetearth.org. Gold and silver level winners receive a monetary prize to h...
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WCS commends villages from southwest India for helping to save a tiger injured by barbed-wire fencing. Their swift and peaceful actions ensured survival for the regal feline, now undergoing treatment at the Mysore Zoo.
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Wildlife Conservation Society commends village of Nidugumba for demonstrating a “model response” to injured big cat  Tiger is currently being treated at Mysore Zoo  NEW YORK (December 12, 2012) — The Wildlife Conservation Society commends the village of Nidugumba in Karnataka State in southwest India for its swift action to save an injured tiger that had become caught in a barbed wire fence last week.  The female adult tiger was discovered...
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WCS congratulates authorities for clamping down on illegal harvest of sea cucumbers Local communities are helping fend off illegal fishing activities NEW YORK (December 5, 2012) — The Wildlife Conservation Society congratulates Madagascar’s Ministry of Fisheries and local communities around Ankarea Marine Protected Area (MPA) for working together to eliminate illegal sea cucumber harvesting from an area known for highest coral...
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After being discovered off the coast of Alaska, two unrelated walrus orphans received treatment at the Alaska SeaLife Center. One of the marine miracles is bound for a new life at the New York Aquarium.
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Young walruses received 24-hour care and rehabilitation at Alaska SeaLife Center Around-the-clock veterinary care will continue at New York Aquarium Brooklyn, N.Y. – Oct. 10, 2012 – Two male walrus calves orphaned off the coast near Barrow, Alaska, will be given new homes at the Indianapolis Zoo and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium. Struggling to survive in the wild after losing their mothers, the un...
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WCS President and CEO, Dr. Cristián Samper, delivered the following keynote speech during the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, South Korea. His speech may be read below.Martha's Legacy:The past, present and future of species, ecosystems and human livelihoods"On September 1, 1914, nearly 100 years ago, the last passenger pigeon passed away in a cage in the Cincinnati Zoo after many years in captivity. Her name was Martha. She was the last of her kind and with her, this extraordinary...
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Extinction or Survival? List Released at the World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Korea  Species Can be Saved if Asian Governments Take Three Rs Approach: Recognition, Responsibility, Recovery JEJU, SOUTH KOREA, September 5, 2012- Will the tiger go the way of the passenger pigeon or be saved from extinction like the American bison? The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) today released a list of Asian species that are at ...
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