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November 13, 2013
WCS and Esri Develop Interactive Online Story Map on Elephant Poaching for Media Use
Full-page story (with banner): http://elephantstory.wcs.org/Embeddable version, 800 pixels or wider: http://elephantstory.wcs.org/?embed Embeddable version, narrow: http://elephantstory.wcs.org/ Denver, CO – November 13, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society and geographic information system (GIS) software innovator Esri jointly developed and produced an online Story Map that combines spatial data, excellent cartography, and Web mapping tools to visually tell the story ...
September 26, 2013
At CGI, a Commitment to Stop the Bloody Slaughter of African Elephants
An unprecedented collaboration will move beyond extinction stats to finding solutions for elephants under siege in Africa.
September 26, 2013
WCS Supports Clinton Global Initiative With “96 Elephants” Campaign
96 elephants are killed every day in AfricaCampaign supports and amplifies Clinton Global Initiative to stop the killing, stop the trafficking, and stop the demandCampaign calls for U.S. moratorium on ivory sales, bolsters elephant protection, educates public about ivory trade consumptionU.S. is a major importer of ivoryCampaign URL: www.96elephants.orgNEW YORK (September, 26, 2013) — The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today a campaign to amplify and support the Clinton Global Initiativ...
September 26, 2013
Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action: Partnership to Save Africa’s Elephants
Commitment’s Goal: Stop the Killing, Stop the Trafficking, Stop the Demand An unprecedented collaboration – moving beyond extinction stats to solutions for elephants Elephant numbers have plummeted by 76 percent since 1980 due to ivory poaching; 35,000 slaughtered by poachers in 2012 alone Commitment Makers include: Wildlife Conservation Society, African Wildlife Foundation, Conservation International, International Fund for Animal Welfare, and World Wildlife Fund Commitment Partners: African P...
September 09, 2013
WCS Statement Following the White House Forum to Counter Wildlife Trafficking
Washington, DC – September 9, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s President and CEO Cristián Samper today issued a statement following a White House Forum to Counter Wildlife Trafficking. At the event, Samper was named one of eight members of the Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking. The council was established by a Presidential Executive Order in July. It is tasked with making recommendations to the administration and providing it with ongoing advice and assistance on the issue...
August 28, 2013
Nominees Announced for the 2014 Indianapolis Prize; True Heroes to Vie for Quarter of a Million Dollars in World’s Leading Award for Animal Conservation
Prize Officials Encourage People to Take Action as More Species are at Risk of Extinction INDIANAPOLIS — Thirty-nine conservationists who have dedicated their lives to saving the Earth’s endangered species have been nominated to receive the biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation. The winner of the Prize will receive an unrestricted $250,000 cash award and the Lilly Medal. Five other finalists will each receive $10,000. The nominees’ work spans the globe...
August 20, 2013
How We Can End the Elephant Poaching Crisis
In a blog post following her recent trip to Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park, where she observed elephants and met with WCS staff, Chelsea Clinton writes on the urgency of ending the poaching crisis.
July 16, 2013
U.S. State Department under Secretary Robert D. Hormats Discusses Global Fight against Wildlife Trafficking at WCS’s Central Park Zoo
NEW YORK (Monday, July 15, 2013)— The Wildlife Conservation Society today hosted U.S. State Department Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and Environment Robert D. Hormats at WCS’s Central Park Zoo, where the global issue of illegal wildlife trafficking of elephants, tigers, and other endangered species was discussed. At the event, hosted by WCS President and CEO Dr. Cristián Samper and others, Hormats discussed the challenges posed by wildlife trafficking to national and international...
April 27, 2013
More Than 5,200 Dash through WCS’s Bronx Zoo To Save Elephants and Other Wildlife
Laura Wang from Manhattan – First woman to cross the finish line (18:01)Birger Ohlsson from Mt. Vernon, NY – First man to cross the finish line (15:29) Gauthier family from Los Angeles, Calif. earns top fundraiser honors raising more than $11,000 Bronx, N.Y. – April 27, 2013 – More than 5,200 ran, jogged, and walked through the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo in support of elephant conservation at the fifth annual WCS Run for the Wild – a 5K event to raise money to save elephants, t...
March 17, 2013
Slaughter of the African Elephants
New York Times
op-ed about the plight of elephants, WCS conservationists Samantha Strindberg and Fiona Maisels conclude: "If we do not act, we will have to shamefully admit to our children that we stood by as elephants were driven out of existence."
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