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News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
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Illegal Wildlife Trade
May 21, 2009
Red Flag on Wildlife Farms
WCS finds Vietnam’s commercial wildlife farms are hurting, not helping wildlife. A new report says the farms are a detriment to conservation efforts and enforcement.
February 26, 2009
Tigers Get a Stimulus Plan
Agreement marks unique partnership among the World Bank, Global Environment Facility, and the Conservation Community to conserve big cats throughout their range NEW YORK (February 26, 2009) The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), together with the World Bank and Global Environment Facility (GEF), announced today a commitment of $2.8 million toward tiger conservation across its range. WCS will lead a new project, Tiger Futures, in partnership with other conservation organizations with long-term ...
December 19, 2008
WCS’s Schaller Wins Award for Chinese Conservation
NEW YORK (December 18, 2008)—The Wildlife Conservation Society’s own Dr. George Schaller—the world’s leading field biologist and conservationist—has been awarded the China Environment Prize for his efforts to study and protect China’s giant pandas, Tibetan antelope, and the wild places where they exist. Schaller is a Senior Conservationist with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Asia Programs and has worked with the Bronx Zoo-based organization for over 50 years. He has worked in China for much...
September 09, 2008
Busted: Poachers Feel the Heat
The Wildlife Crime Units help intercept the trade in illegal tiger parts on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Ten arrests have been made in three months.
September 02, 2008
Illegal Tiger Traders Feeling the Heat on Indonesian Island of Sumatra
WCS’s Wildlife Crime Unit played a key role in arrests
July 02, 2008
Shopping 101 for Soldiers
During Annual Safety Day at Fort Drum, WCS teaches soldiers about illegal wildlife trade products to help protect endangered species in countries where they are stationed.
June 26, 2008
WCS Trains U.S. Military About Illegal Wildlife Issues
NEW YORK (June 26, 2008) – The Wildlife Conservation Society helped train thousands of U.S. military about the trade in illegal wildlife last week in Fort Drum, New York. The training was part of the 13th Annual Safety Day, put on by the Fort Drum Command Safety Office to promote safety awareness and provide information on wellness and health.WCS held an exhibit at the event displaying examples of illegal wildlife products from endangered species confiscated by the New York State Department of E...
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