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 Musk Deer Poaching in Russia Linked to Logging Roads
(VLADIVOSTOK, JUNE 14, 2017) – Musk deer are small, shy, fanged deer targeted by poachers across Asia for the musk gland found in males, a substance that, gram from gram, is more valuable than gold.

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WCS’s Queens Zoo Welcomes Pudu Fawn

Queens, NY – June 13, 2017 – A southern pudu fawn (Pudu puda) – the world’s smallest deer species – was born at the WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Queens Zoo. 

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WCS Applauds Senate Passage of Bipartisan WILD Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 12, 2017) – WCS praised the Senate’s passage of the Wildlife Innovation and Longevity Driver (WILD) Act by unanimous consent.

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A Fairy -Tail Ending: Public School in New York Tells a Cinderella Story with Russian Tigers
(New York City, June 12, 2017) – The story of Zolushka—“Cinderella” in the Russian language—captured hearts across the world in 2013 when this young, orphaned tigress was rescued in the wild by scientists, reared for a short time in captivity, and then released back into the wild as an adult.

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WCS: The World Community Taking Steps to Save the World’s Oceans

THE UNITED NATIONS (June 9, 2017) – WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) released a statement applauding the Call for Action adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on “OUR OCEAN, OUR FUTURE.”

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UN Ocean Conference: Plenary of June 9, 2017: WCS Calls for United Global Action to Save the World’s Oceans
June 9, 2017 – The following statement was issued today by Wildlife Conservation Society VP of International Policy Sue Lieberman on the closing day of the United Nations Ocean Conference, June 5-9.

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WCS Milestones In Marine Research & Conservation 1895-2017

New York, June 9, 2017 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society has been working to save the world’s oceans and marine life for well over 100 years. We are posting a timeline of our marine work today in honor of the United Nations Ocean Conference, which took place here in New York, June 5-9, 2017.

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GALA: WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY CELEBRATES BIG CAT CONSERVATION

NEW YORK– June 8, 2017 – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) held its annual gala at Central Park Zoo where more than 500 guests attended in support of WCS’s mission to save big cats and other wildlife across the globe. This year’s gala, themed Big Cats, honored Julian Robertson and George Schaller for their lifetime commitments and significant contributions to conservation. 

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Can Cambodia’s Rice Farmers and Bengal Floricans Co-exist?
Kampong Thom (June 08, 2017) – Commercial dry-season rice cultivation in Cambodia’s Tonle Sap floodplain increasingly threatens the Critically Endangered Bengal florican, a new study says. This and other threats puts the species at high risk of extinction in the near future, unless it is managed appropriately.

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WCS’s New York Aquarium Trashing Trash on World Oceans Day
June 8, 2017 – A team of staff, volunteers, partners and educators from WCS’s New York Aquarium cleaned the beach at Kaiser Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn today to celebrate World Oceans Day

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