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Populations of lions in Uganda are shrinking. The country is often described as the “Pearl of Africa” for its natural wonders.
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NEW YORK (October 24, 2013)—Conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of St. Andrews warn that Uganda’s African lions—a mainstay of the country’s tourism industry and a symbol of Africa—are on the verge of disappearing from the country’s national parks.According to the results of a recent survey, African lions in Uganda have decreased by more than 30 percent over the past 10 years in some areas of the country, mostly the result of poisoning by local cattle herder...
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NEW YORK (October 21, 2013) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point released this photo of West Point cadets examining illegal wildlife items, including a preserved elephant’s foot, commonly found for sale in areas where U.S. soldiers are deployed. On October 2nd Dr. Heidi Kretser, Livelihoods and Conservation Coordinator for WCS, talked to 150 cadets about illegal wildlife trafficking, the dangers of purchasing illegal wildlife items while statione...
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Objectifs de l'engagement : mettre un terme au massacre, faire cesser le trafic, arrêter la demande Une collaboration sans précédent visant à dépasser les statistiques sur l'extinction et trouver des solutions au problème des éléphants Le nombre d'éléphants a chuté de 76 pour cent depuis 1980 à cause du braconnage de l'ivoire ; 35 000 animaux ont été massacrés par les braconniers durant ...
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Objectifs de l'engagement : mettre un terme au massacre, faire cesser le trafic, arrêter la demande Une collaboration sans précédent visant à dépasser les statistiques sur l'extinction et trouver des solutions au problème des éléphants Le nombre d'éléphants a chuté de 76 pour cent depuis 1980 à cause du braconnage de l'ivoire ; 35 000 animaux ont été massacrés par les braconniers durant ...
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Senate Resolution Seeks to Celebrate American Icon on November 2nd Senator Michael Enzi and Senator Tim Johnson introduce the National Bison Day Resolution Public urged to take action at www.votebison.org WASHINGTON (SEPTEMBER 24, 2013) – The Wildlife Conservation Society, Intertribal Buffalo Council, and National Bison Association today announced the introduction of a U.S. Senate resolution to recognize National Bison Day on Saturday, November 2, 2013. The resolution, which was introduced ...
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The Nature Conservancy, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis launch historic collaboration: SNAP (Science for Nature and People) Announcement of groundbreaking collaboration made at Clinton Global InitiativeSNAP launches new website and online magazine at http://snap.is NEW YORK (SEPTEMBER 24, 2013) – The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis ...
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Two sea lions rescued in Oregon debut at Queens Zoo Two sea lions stranded along California coast make a big splash in Prospect Park Zoo Sea lion pup born at Bronx Zoo  B-Roll of Bronx Zoo sea lion pup available here >> New York, N.Y.  —  September 3, 2013 — The Wildlife Conservation Society’s zoos are welcoming the arrival of five new California sea lions. Four of the five were rescued from the wild and the fifth was born at the Bronx Zoo. “We are happy to provi...
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New York, N.Y. – Aug. 28, 2013 - Gus, the much-celebrated polar bear at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo, has died. He was 27 years old.Gus was euthanized yesterday while under anesthesia for a medical procedure conducted by WCS veterinarians. Gus had been exhibiting abnormal feeding behavior with low appetite and difficulty chewing and swallowing his food. During the procedure, veterinarians determined Gus had a large, inoperable tumor in his thyroid region. A necropsy wi...
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Prize Officials Encourage People to Take Action as More Species are at Risk of Extinction INDIANAPOLIS — Thirty-nine conservationists who have dedicated their lives to saving the Earth’s endangered species have been nominated to receive the biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation. The winner of the Prize will receive an unrestricted $250,000 cash award and the Lilly Medal. Five other finalists will each receive $10,000. The nominees’ work spans the globe...
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