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November 23, 2010
WCS Makes Tracks for Tigers at St. Petersburg Summit
's Dr. John Robinson, Chief Conservation Officer,
announces that WCS will pledge $5 million to save the tiger over the next 12 months, as part of a larger contribution of $50 million over 10 years.
All investments will be targeted at on-the-ground efforts in tiger range states.
November 15, 2010
Media Availability: Can tigers be saved at the Nov. 20-24 Tiger Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia?
WCS Tiger Experts: WCS President Steve Sanderson Executive Vice President for Conservation and Science John Robinson Director for Asia Programs Joe Walston Vice President of Species Program Elizabeth Bennett Vladimir Putin calls together highest level of delegates ever gathered from tiger range states to save this iconic species WCS: Protection of “Source Sites” is critical to future t...
September 30, 2010
Baby Boom Hits WCS’s Bronx Zoo as Six Rare Tiger Cubs Debut at Tiger Mountain
Tiger Mountain exhibit at Bronx Zoo transformed to show both Amur and Malayan tigers side-by-side Exhibit educates millions of visitors each year about plight of wild tigers Tigers are critically endangered with fewer than 3,500 remaining in the wild View the videos: Malayan cubs: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysx5vi4fZ_Y Amur cubs: www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-KNDaqdrvE Bronx, NY – Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 – The popular Tiger Mountain exhibit at the Wildlife Conservati...
September 14, 2010
Last Strongholds for Tigers Identified by New Study
Only 42 source sites scattered over Asia represent last hope for world’s biggest catsAn additional $35 million in global conservation efforts would enable tigers to bounce backWildlife Conservation Society, IUCN, Global Environment Facility, Panthera, World Bank, and others co-authored peer-reviewed study NEW YORK— A new peer-reviewed paper by the Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups reveals an ominous finding: most of the world’s last remaining tigers—long decimated by...
September 14, 2010
Saving the Last Strongholds for Tigers
WCS-Russia director Dale Miquelle discusses the unique challenges of conserving Siberian tigers.
September 02, 2010
Boo at the Zoo Returns to the Bronx
Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition at WCS's Bronx Zoo Safe, family-friendly activities include: Haunted Safari, Lost Hayride, pumpkin carving demonstrations, music, magic, and MORE Boo at the Zoo festivities run every weekend in October October 1-3, 9-11, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31 New York – September 2, 2010 – Boo at the Zoo returns to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo every weekend in October with new and exciting entertainment and activiti...
August 11, 2010
Counting Lions in the Night
A WCS carnivore researcher based in Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park searches for lions at prime-time for big cats: in the pitch dark.
August 03, 2010
Myanmar Officially Designates World’s Largest Tiger Reserve in the Hukaung Valley
Panthera and Wildlife Conservation Society succeed in pushing historic agreement to conserve region the size of Vermont that is home to a number of endangered species Hukaung Valley – Officials from Myanmar formally announced today that the entire Hukaung Valley would be declared a Protected Tiger Area. The declaration officially protects an area the size of Vermont and marks a major step forward in saving one of the most endangered species on the planet – the tiger – which numbers les...
July 22, 2010
WCS Urges Obama to Help Save Tigers
A WCS scientist goes to Washington to speak for tigers and the protection of their remaining habitat across Asia.
June 08, 2010
Obsession for Cats: WCS Uses Men’s Cologne as Latest Tool in Big Cat Conservation
New images from Guatemala show jaguars, pumas, and other wildlife “purr”-ferring Calvin Klein Obsession for Men Technique – perfected at WCS’s Bronx Zoo – shows how WCS zoos can help conservationists save wildlife and wild places NEW YORK (June 8, 2010) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a series of stop-action images today from the jungles of Guatemala that show jaguars, pum...
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