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May 12, 2011
U.S. Postal Service Unveils Design for New Stamp Benefitting Wildlife Conservation
Specialized Save Vanishing Species Stamps Will Benefit Existing Wildlife Protection Funds at No Cost to American Taxpayers WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 12, 2011) – America got its first look today at a new wildlife stamp that will be issued by the U.S. Postal Service in September 2011 to benefit international wildlife conservation. Net proceeds from sale of the Save Vanishing Species stamp, which fea...
May 12, 2011
First Look at the Wildlife Stamp
The U.S. Postal Service unveils a design for a new stamp benefitting wildlife conservation. The specialized
Save Vanishing Species
stamps, featuring an illustration of a tiger cub, will benefit existing wildlife protection funds at no cost to American taxpayers.
May 11, 2011
WCS Applauds Introduction of Legislation Conserving Great Apes and Marine Turtles
Congressmen George Miller (D-CA) and Pedro Pierluisi (D-PR) Step Up as Lead Sponsors Legislation Would Reauthorize U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Programs that Protect Threatened Species Abroad WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 11, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society applauded the introduction of H.R. 1760, the Great Ape Conserva...
December 09, 2010
WCS’s Wildlife Health Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s state-of-the-art hospital includes medical, surgical, and pathology facilities for WCS’s Living Institution collectionsServes as headquarters for WCS’s field veterinary program that monitors wildlife health and potential pandemics around the world NEW YORK (December 9, 2010)— The Wildlife Conservation Society celebrates today the 25th Anniversary of the Wildlife Health Center, a state-of-the-art hospital and applied research facility. Opened in 1985,...
September 23, 2010
House "Stamp" of Approval Sends Wildlife Legislation to President's Desk
Specialized Stamps Will Benefit Existing Wildlife Protection Funds at No Cost to American Taxpayers Bi-Partisan Group Led the Charge for New Funding Mechanism for Tigers, Elephants, Rhinos, Great Apes and Marine Turtles WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 22, 2010) – The Wildlife Con...
August 31, 2010
In Sumatra, Camera Traps "Capture" Less
WCS scientists upgrade camera-trap research by developing huge virtual photo albums of species living in large landscapes.
August 04, 2010
A Valley of Tigers
The Myanmar government creates a Protected Tiger Area as large as Vermont in the country's northern forests. The Hukaung Valley Tiger Reserve provides sanctuary to a wide range of species, from big cats to small birds, along with many rare plants.
August 03, 2010
Myanmar Officially Designates World’s Largest Tiger Reserve in the Hukaung Valley
Panthera and Wildlife Conservation Society succeed in pushing historic agreement to conserve region the size of Vermont that is home to a number of endangered species Hukaung Valley – Officials from Myanmar formally announced today that the entire Hukaung Valley would be declared a Protected Tiger Area. The declaration officially protects an area the size of Vermont and marks a major step forward in saving one of the most endangered species on the planet – the tiger – which numbers les...
July 30, 2010
WCS Applauds Senate for Giving "Stamp" of Approval to New Wildlife Legislation
Bi-Partisan Group Led the Charge for New Funding Mechanism for Tigers, Elephants, Rhinos, Great Apes and Marine Turtles Specialized Stamps Will Benefit Existing Wildlife Protection Funds at No Cost to American Taxpayers WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 30, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society applauded today’s Senate passage of H.R. 1454, the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act. In essence, the bill provides for the issuance of a spec...
May 05, 2009
New Conservation Funding Source Gets WCS Stamp of Approval
WCS Testifies Before Congress on Bills to Save Icons of the Wild Including the Issuance of New U.S. Postal Stamp NEW YORK (MAY 5, 2009) The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Executive Vice President of Conservation and Science Dr. John Robinson testified today before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans, and Wildlife, in favor of a new postage stamp that would help some of the world’s most beloved – but endangered – wildlife. H.R. 1454, the Multinational Species Con...
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