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WCS recently celebrated a groundbreaking achievement: collaring snow leopards for the first time in Afghanistan. USA Today reports on this effort--documented by National Geographic--and the larger challenges facing big cats around the world.  


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Exhibit educates millions of visitors about plight of wild tigersTigers are critically endangered with fewer than 3,200 remaining in the wildTo celebrate the tiger triplets, $3 off all Total Experience Tickets purchased onlineView the video: http://youtu.be/0TokSkePO1QBronx, NY – Sept. 5, 2012 – The Tiger Mountain exhibit at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo roared with new activity today as three Amur tiger cubs made their public debut. The cubs were born to mother Katharina and fat...
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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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WCS commends Russian government for creating new park to safeguard leopards and Amur (Siberian) tigers 1,000 square-mile park is located in Russian Far East Far Eastern leopards are considered the world’s rarest big cat NEW YORK (April 13, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society commends the Russian government for creating a new national park to protect critically endangered Amur (Siberian) tigers and the world’s rarest big cat: the Far Eastern leopard. Called “Land of the Leopard” National P...
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A new 1,000 square-mile park will safeguard leopards and Siberian tigers in Russia. Far Eastern leopards are considered the world’s rarest big cat.
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In this TV news segment, WCS’s Joe Walston is interviewed about the reasons behind a 2009 spate of Sumatran tiger attacks.
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Dozens of volunteers have braved northeast China’s freezing temperatures to clear illegal wire traps that catch endangered Amur tigers.
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Dozens of volunteers brave freezing temperatures to clear illegal traps that catch endangered Amur tigers NEW YORK (January 31, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today that a group of volunteers working in northeast China have cleared 162 illegal wire snares in an ongoing effort to protect the nation’s remaining population of critically endangered Amur (Siberian) tigers. The group, which concluded their campaign on January 13th, braved freezing temperatures and deep snow as the...
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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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