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New York Senator Becomes Co-sponsor of Bill to Make North American Bison the National Mammal of the United States To help generate more co-sponsors, go to www.votebison.org NEW YORK (July 18, 2012)— The Vote Bison coalition applauded the news that New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand became a co-sponsor of the National Bison Legacy Act in the U.S. Senate, which if passed would officially designate bison as the national mammal. The bill, which was introduced by U.S. Sens...
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In concert with the introduction of the National Bison Legacy Act in the U.S. Senate, WCS and its partners have launched a campaign to make the American bison our national mammal.
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Coalition Launches Campaign to Make North American Bison the National Mammal of the United StatesSenator Michael Enzi and Senator Tim Johnson introduce the National Bison Legacy Act Public urged to take action at www.votebison.org BOZEMAN, MT (May 25, 2012)— The Wildlife Conservation Society, Intertribal Buffalo Council, and National Bison Association today announced the launch of a campaign to make the North American bison the national mammal of the United States. The announcement coincides ...
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Efforts include breeding at zoos combined with intensive field conservation work WCS will take direct responsibility for the continued survival of at least half of the 25 most endangered species of turtles and tortoisesWCS working with Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS), the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), Turtle Conservancy (TC), and the Asian Turtle Program (ATP) in global effort NEW YORK (April 11, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today a new strategy that draws on all of th...
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TULSA, OKLAHOMA (March 24, 2011) – A Wildlife Conservation Society delegation has gathered with leaders in bison conservation in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this week for an American Bison Society meeting. From March 23-25, the American Bison Society, along with a broad range of stakeholders including Native Americans, ranchers, scientists, and government agencies are focused on ensuring the ecological restoration of bison in North America. The ABS was formed in 1905 and led then by William Hornaday, WCS's...
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St. Petersburg, Russia, November 22, 2010 Your excellencies, distinguished delegates from the Tiger Range States, colleagues and honored guests, good morning. It is truly a pleasure to be here to represent the Wildlife Conservation Society.  WCS has over fifty years of experience working for tiger conservation, from the pioneering work of George Schaller, Ullas Karanth, Alan Rabinowitz, and Dale Miquelle, to today’s work by the new generation of tiger conservationists – people like  Me...
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Wild adventures continue as fall/winter hours go into effect   New York, N.Y.- Oct. 24, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s wildlife parks – Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium – have announced that fall/winter hours will go into effect starting Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. Each of the five WCS wildlife parks will now be open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily.   Although the days are shorter, there is still plenty to see at ...
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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...
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