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WCS Run For The Wild dedicated to saving turtles and other species– including the world's 25 most endangered turtle/tortoise species, as listed in a recently released report co-authored by WCS Register online at: www.wcsrunforthewild.org. Brooklyn, N.Y. – Aug. 9, 2011- An alarming report issued earlier this year, co-authored by the Wildlife Conservation Society, listed the 25 most-endangered turtles and tortoises around the world. Many of these have been decimated by factors i...
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WCS’s Dr. John Robinson Speaks on Behalf of Multinational Species Conservation Funds to Ensure Programs Continue for Tigers, Great Apes, Marine Turtles, Elephants and Rhinos Actor/Advocate Star of “The Vampire Diaries” Lends High-Profile Support to Threatened Species WASHINGTON, D.C.  (July 28, 2011) – Wildlife Conservation Society Executive V...
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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...
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Olive ridley sea turtles nest on the beaches Gabon but spend most of their lives in waters off the Republic of Congo. To protect them, WCS recommends the first international marine park off Africa’s western coast.
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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.
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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...
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Olive ridley sea turtles nest in Gabon but spend most of their time in waters off Republic of Congo To protect these transnational sea turtles, scientists from Wildlife Conservation Society and others recommended the region’s first international marine park NEW YORK (May 11, 2011)— Satellite tracking of olive ridley sea turtles off the coast of Central Africa has revealed that existing protected areas may be inadequate to safeguard turtle...
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WCS's Bronx Zoo veterinarians partner with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and New York Department of Environmental Conservation to examine recent mortality increase in tiny bog turtles NEW YORK (May 10, 2011)—The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo veterinarians, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program have joined forces to answer a perplexing wildlife question: ...
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