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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."
February 26, 2013
WCS Supports National Geographic Television’s Film to Save Elephants from Poaching
“Battle for the Elephants” premieres Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS NEW YORK (February 26, 2013)— The Wildlife Conservation Society is collaborating with the National Geographic Society on the release of the film “Battle for the Elephants,” which premieres Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS.WCS has partnered with National Geographic on conservation issues for years. In this case, the organization is teaming up with National Geographic ...
February 06, 2013
WCS Announces the 5th Annual WCS Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo
WCS Run for the Wild is presented by Amarula Cream Liqueur and Con Edison Annual 5k run/walk is dedicated to saving elephants from the worst poaching crisis in two decades Registration open at www.wcsrunforthewild.org Bronx Zoo Event Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013 From now through April 27 WCS Run for the Wild: World helps those around ...
December 04, 2012
WCS Promotes Wildlife Conservation Day Pledge to Stop Trafficking with U.S. State Department
WCS CEO Cristián Samper: “We need to protect the source,break the chain and stop demand.” Join the Global Pledge at WildlifePledge.org Washington, D.C. – December 4, 2012 – The Wildlife Conservation Society, in concert with the U.S. State Department, urged citizens around the world to pledge to help stop the illegal wildlife trade on Wildlife Conservation Day, December 4th. The pledge, found online at WildlifePledge.org, was conceived by ...
December 03, 2012
The Connection Between Species Extinction, Organized Crime, and the Spread of Disease
New York (December 3, 2012) WCS President and CEO Dr. Cristián Samper issued the following statement for Wildlife Conservation Day: The Connection Between Species Extinction, Organized Crime Illegal wildlife trafficking may prove to be the demise of many of our Earth’s species. Further, this activity – which is snuffing out the last populations of elephants, tigers and other animals -- finances organized crime and augments the sp...
November 08, 2012
WCS Issues Statement on Wildlife Trafficking
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hosted an event on wildlife trafficking, with a panel moderated by WCS CEO, Dr. Cristián Samper. Dr. Samper also released a statement reiterating the need to advance initiatives that will halt wildlife trafficking.
May 22, 2012
WCS Applauds Senate Effort to Renew Tiger Stamp for Four More Years
More Than 10 Million Sold Since September Debut Stamps May Be Purchased at Post Offices Nationwide and USPS.com Fiscally Responsible Bill Supported by Senate International Conservation Caucus Co-Chairs WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 21, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society applauded today’s Senate introduction of a bill to reauthorize the Save Vanishing Species postage stamp.The stamp features an illustration of a tiger cub and supports efforts to save species like elephants, tigers, and great ape...
November 30, 2011
WCS Applauds Bill to Extend Save Vanishing Species Postage Stamp for Four More Years
Premium Stamps Benefit Wildlife Protection for Tigers, Elephants and More at No Cost to American Taxpayers More Than 4 Million Sold in 41 Days Stamps May Be Purchased at Post Offices Nationwide, USPS.com WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 30, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society applauded the introduction of legislation to reauthorize the Save Vanishing Species U.S. postage stamp, which features an illustration of a tiger cub and supports efforts to save species like elephants, tigers, and great ap...
October 11, 2011
Postal Service and WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo Help Save Vanishing Species
BROOKLYN, NY — On October 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. – 12 noon, the Brooklyn Post Office and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo held a special unveiling ceremony to commemorate the stamp which is helping to save vanishing species 11-cents at a time — specifically tigers, African and Asian elephants, rhinos, great apes and marine turtles. The ceremony is being held at the Prospect Park Zoo, located at 450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn NY. To commemorate the day, a pictorial cancellat...
October 05, 2011
Debut of the Save Vanishing Species Postage Stamp for Wildlife At WCS's Prospect Park Zoo
Stamp Unveiling: Tuesday, October 11, 11:00 a.m. Brooklyn, NY – October 5, 2011- The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo and the Brooklyn Postmaster invite members of the media to an unveiling of the Save Vanishing Species postage stamp.The Save Vanishing Species stamps, which feature an image of a tiger cub, will contribute funding for projects supported by the Multinational Species Conservation Funds (MSCF), which are administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to conse...
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