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News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
Op-Eds & Blogs
September 30, 2011
Russian and U.S. Vets Solve Mysterious Tiger Deaths
Health experts from WCS’s Bronx Zoo, Primorskya State Agricultural Academy, and Moscow Zoo uncover how distemper may be affecting Siberian tigers.
July 27, 2011
Wanted: Tougher Enforcement Against Wildlife Crime
As organized crime steps up its game in wildlife trade, a WCS conservationist suggests fighting back through increased law enforcement and better use of resources.
July 13, 2011
WCS Discovers Healthy Snow Leopard Population In Afghanistan
Camera trap surveys show surprising numbers of elusive big cats in Wakhan Corridor in northeastern AfghanistanWith USAID support, WCS is working with Afghanistan communities on conservation to benefit wildlife and human livelihoods NEW YORK (July 13, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society has discovered a surprisingly healthy population of rare snow leopards living in the mountainous reaches of northeastern Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor, according to a new study.The discovery gives hope to th...
February 17, 2011
A Cyber Crackdown on the Wildlife Trade
A growing online black market is creating new demand for items like elephant ivory chopsticks, tiger claws and whiskers, and wallets made from clouded leopard skin. WCS’s Wildlife Crime Unit is working with Indonesian authorities to investigate the illegal Internet trade.
November 23, 2010
WCS Makes Tracks for Tigers at St. Petersburg Summit
's Dr. John Robinson, Chief Conservation Officer,
announces that WCS will pledge $5 million to save the tiger over the next 12 months, as part of a larger contribution of $50 million over 10 years.
All investments will be targeted at on-the-ground efforts in tiger range states.
November 15, 2010
Media Availability: Can tigers be saved at the Nov. 20-24 Tiger Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia?
WCS Tiger Experts: WCS President Steve Sanderson Executive Vice President for Conservation and Science John Robinson Director for Asia Programs Joe Walston Vice President of Species Program Elizabeth Bennett Vladimir Putin calls together highest level of delegates ever gathered from tiger range states to save this iconic species WCS: Protection of “Source Sites” is critical to future t...
September 30, 2010
Baby Boom Hits WCS’s Bronx Zoo as Six Rare Tiger Cubs Debut at Tiger Mountain
Tiger Mountain exhibit at Bronx Zoo transformed to show both Amur and Malayan tigers side-by-side Exhibit educates millions of visitors each year about plight of wild tigers Tigers are critically endangered with fewer than 3,500 remaining in the wild View the videos: Malayan cubs: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysx5vi4fZ_Y Amur cubs: www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-KNDaqdrvE Bronx, NY – Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 – The popular Tiger Mountain exhibit at the Wildlife Conservati...
September 14, 2010
Last Strongholds for Tigers Identified by New Study
Only 42 source sites scattered over Asia represent last hope for world’s biggest catsAn additional $35 million in global conservation efforts would enable tigers to bounce backWildlife Conservation Society, IUCN, Global Environment Facility, Panthera, World Bank, and others co-authored peer-reviewed study NEW YORK— A new peer-reviewed paper by the Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups reveals an ominous finding: most of the world’s last remaining tigers—long decimated by...
September 14, 2010
Saving the Last Strongholds for Tigers
WCS-Russia director Dale Miquelle discusses the unique challenges of conserving Siberian tigers.
September 02, 2010
Boo at the Zoo Returns to the Bronx
Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition at WCS's Bronx Zoo Safe, family-friendly activities include: Haunted Safari, Lost Hayride, pumpkin carving demonstrations, music, magic, and MORE Boo at the Zoo festivities run every weekend in October October 1-3, 9-11, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31 New York – September 2, 2010 – Boo at the Zoo returns to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo every weekend in October with new and exciting entertainment and activiti...
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