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September 23, 2016
CITES CoP17: WCS Applauds Lao PDR for Committing to Shut Down Commercial Tiger Farms
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – (September 23, 2016)
– Lao PDR’s announced a
decision at CITES CoP17
to end the practice of breeding tigers for commercial purposes.
April 07, 2016
Laos, China and Viet Nam Enhance Cooperation to Combat Transnational Wildlife Trafficking Networks
April 7, 2016
– Frontline enforcement officers from key provinces, ports and border posts in Laos, China and Viet Nam completed an inter-agency field mission this week to share experiences, approaches and update the situation on wildlife smuggling networks along the major Indo-Burma trade route.
February 06, 2015
Endangered Chinese Big-Headed Turtles Hatch at WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo
Three Chinese big-headed turtles (
have hatched at WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo.
November 07, 2014
Laos’ Nam Nern Night Safari Wins Prestigious World Responsible Tourism People's Choice Award At World Travel Mart, London
This is the second award that the project has won in two years Ecotour developed by Wildlife Conservation Society in cooperation with the Government of Lao PDR and partner communities Tour provides direct incentives for wildlife conservation by linking the revenue earned by communities with the numbers of wildlife seen Sambar deer, civets, barking deer, otter, tiger tracks, Asian golden cat, dhole, sun bear, python, loris, Chinese serow, hog badger...
December 16, 2013
Endangered Chinese Big-Headed Turtles Hatch At the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo
Rare hatching is a first for a North American zooWCS has the largest collection of Chinese big-headed turtles Breeding program is part of WCS’s global effort to save critically endangered turtles from extinctionVideo of rare turtle hatching available here >>Brooklyn, N.Y. – December 16, 2013 -- Five Chinese big-headed turtles (Platysternon megacephalum) have hatched at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo. Hatched in November, this is the first time the species has success...
November 08, 2013
Laos’ Nam Nern Night Safari Wins Prestigious World Responsible Travel Award For Best for Responsible Wildlife Experience At World Travel Mart, London
Ecotour developed by Wildlife Conservation Society in cooperation with the Government of Lao PDR and partner communitiesTour provides direct incentives for wildlife conservation by linking the revenue earned by communities with the numbers of wildlife seenLONDON (November 7, 2013) — The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today that the Nam Nern Night Safari, an ecotour based in Laos’ Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area in Houaphan Province, won the prestigious World Responsible Touris...
May 01, 2013
WCS's Gala 2013: Celebrating the Wonders of Southeast Asia
Honoring WCS Chair Ward WoodsThursday, June 6, 2013, Central Park Zoo, New York City New York, N.Y. – March 19, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society will host its annual gala and after-party at WCS’s Central Park Zoo on Thursday, June 6, in celebration of the Wonders of Southeast Asia. WCS Chair of the Board Ward Woods will be honored for his commitment to conservation.This year’s event will highlight WCS’s work to protect wildlife and their habitats throughout the region of Thailand...
March 06, 2013
New Study Detects Chytrid Fungus in Southeast Asia’s Amphibian Trade
Wildlife Conservation Society and National University of Singapore discover American bullfrog is spreading Chytrid through commercial trade Study: “There is an urgent need to conduct wider surveys of wild amphibians in Southeast Asia" New York, 06 March 2013 – A team of scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the National University of Singapore (NUS), revealed in a new study, for the first time, the presence of the pathogenic chytrid fungus (Batrachoch...
February 21, 2013
Nineteen Baby Siamese Crocodiles Released in Lao PDR by WCS and Partners
Fewer than 250 of the critically endangered crocs remain in the wild Release is a collaboration of WCS, Government of Lao PDR, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Minmetals Resources Limited, Lao Zoo, and local communities THAN SOUM, LAO PDR (February 21, 2013) — The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today the successful release of 19 critically endangered baby Siamese crocodiles into a local wetland in Lao PDR, where they will be repatri...
March 07, 2012
Jail Time for Thailand’s “Cell Phone” Tiger Poachers
The sentencing of two tiger poachers marks a major turning point in Asia’s war against wildlife crime. WCS helped apprehend the pair last summer after authorities discovered a cell phone with images of a dead tiger.
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