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March 22, 2012
World’s Forests Defended and Celebrated on Capitol Hill
Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) Recognized as “Champion of the Forests” World Forestry Day Commemorates the Importance and Benefits of Forests WASHINGTON (March 22, 2012) – Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Executive Vice President of Public Affairs John F. Calvelli advocated for greater protection of the world’s forests by funding the U.S. Forest Service Office of International Programs (FSIP) during testimony before the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee. In a celebration of World Fores...
March 20, 2012
Conservation Project Helps Secure Land Rights for Vulnerable Minority Group
MONDULKURI PROVINCE, CAMBODIA (March, 20, 2012) A vulnerable ethic minority village inside Cambodia’s remote Seima Protection Forest today became one of the first in Cambodia to receive a collective land title, which will help villagers fend off threats to their land and culture while also strengthening conservation goals.The Senior Minister for Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, H.E. Im Chhun Lim, visited the ethnically Bunong village of Andoung Kraloeng village to mark this hist...
March 13, 2012
South Sudan Takes Major Step to Safeguard Its Spectacular Wildlife
State-of-the-art park headquarters inaugurated in wildlife-rich Boma National Park Conservation and wildlife tourism seen as a cornerstone to stabilize once war-torn region Some of the world’s largest wildlife migrations take place in South Sudan NEW YORK (March 13, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) joined officials from the Republic of South Sudan and U.S. Government on March 8th to inaugurate Boma National Park Headquarters in Jonglei State in South Sudan, home to some of the wor...
February 23, 2012
Indonesia Steps Up Fight Against Illegal Orangutan Trade
Illegal orangutan owner and trader prosecuted in Sumatra NEW YORK (February 23, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) announced today Sumatra’s first ever successful sentence of an illegal orangutan owner and trader in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia.The seven-month prison sentence is only the third for Indonesia, despite orangutans being strictly protected under Indonesian law since 1924. Although there have been over 2,500 conf...
February 16, 2012
Congo Park Expanded to Protect “Naive” Chimpanzees
The Republic of Congo has formally expanded Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park to include pristine forest Chimps with no fear of humans approach rather than flee New York (February 16, 2012)—The Republic of Congo has formally expanded Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park to protect an increasingly rare treasure: one of Africa’s most pristine forests and a population of “naive” chimpanzees with so little exposure to humans that the curious apes investigate the conservationists who study them rather than run aw...
December 16, 2011
Rare Footage from a Thai Forest
Video camera traps in Thailand’s Western Forest Complex show amazing scenes of tigers, elephants, clouded leopards and other rare wildlife prowling about, alive and well. The footage offers a hopeful sign for conservationists, whose efforts to save the region’s wildlife are clearly paying off.
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...
November 30, 2011
Contest in the Congo
WCS’s James Deutsch, Executive Director of the Africa Program, reflects on the impacts that Congo’s presidential and parliamentary elections may have on the fate of the region’s vast natural resource wealth.
November 23, 2011
Gorillas, Not Grenades: Conservation as Diplomacy
In conflict and post-conflict areas, conservation can play a key role in diplomacy by increasing stability and providing economic opportunities.
November 22, 2011
Gorillas, Not Grenades
Wildlife Conservation Society: Conservation Plays Diplomatic Role in War-Torn Regions WCS operates conservation programs in Afghanistan, South Sudan, and Democratic Republic of Congo BRUSSELS (November 22, 2011) – In conflict and post-conflict areas, conservation can play a key role in diplomacy by increasing stability and providing economic opportunities, according to a team of conservationists hosted by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) who spoke at an ev...
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