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WCS conservationists have found that the same gangs that smuggle weapons and drugs are poaching the last remaining tigers to the edge of existence. But as organized crime steps up its game in wildlife trade, WCS is fighting back, working to monitor wildlife and train more park rangers.
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BROOKLYN, NY — On October 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. – 12 noon, the Brooklyn Post Office and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo held a special unveiling ceremony to commemorate the stamp which is helping to save vanishing species 11-cents at a time — specifically tigers, African and Asian elephants, rhinos, great apes and marine turtles. The ceremony is being held at the Prospect Park Zoo, located at 450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn NY. To commemorate the day, a pictorial cancellat...
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Stamp Unveiling: Tuesday, October 11, 11:00 a.m. Brooklyn, NY – October 5, 2011- The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo and the Brooklyn Postmaster invite members of the media to an unveiling of the Save Vanishing Species postage stamp.The Save Vanishing Species stamps, which feature an image of a tiger cub, will contribute funding for projects supported by the Multinational Species Conservation Funds (MSCF), which are administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to conse...
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WCS Joins U.S. Embassy in Applauding New Wildlife Stamps in U.S. and Russia  WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 3, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) joined the U.S. Embassy in Moscow in celebration of Russia’s Tiger Day to commemorate the issuance of a tiger postage stamp the U.S. and a tiger postcard in Russia and that will help save wildlife.   The event was held at the Moscow Zoo on Sunday, September 25, and was attended by U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Beyrle. On September 20,...
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Health experts from Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, Primorskya State Agricultural Academy, and Moscow Zoo uncover how distemper may be affecting Siberian (Amur) tigers NEW YORK (September 30, 2011)—A team of Russian veterinary colleagues and health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo are collaborating to understand how distemper – a virus afflicting domestic dogs and many wildlife species – may be a growing threat to Siberian (Amur) tigers.The team presented it...
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Health experts from WCS’s Bronx Zoo, Primorskya State Agricultural Academy, and Moscow Zoo uncover how distemper may be affecting Siberian tigers.
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The Save Vanishing Species postage stamps will benefit wildlife protection for tigers, elephants, great apes, and more at no cost to the American taxpayer.
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Premium Stamps Will Benefit Wildlife Protection for Tigers, Elephants and More at No Cost to American Taxpayers Stamps May Be Purchased at Post Offices Nationwide, USPS.com   WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 20, 2011) – A new U.S. postage stamp, the Save Vanishing Species stamp, was issued today by the U.S. Postal Service. The stamp, featuring an illustration of a tiger cub, supports efforts to save species like elephants, tigers, and great apes.Save Vanishin...
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WCS’s Dr. John Robinson Speaks on Behalf of Multinational Species Conservation Funds to Ensure Programs Continue for Tigers, Great Apes, Marine Turtles, Elephants and Rhinos Actor/Advocate Star of “The Vampire Diaries” Lends High-Profile Support to Threatened Species WASHINGTON, D.C.  (July 28, 2011) – Wildlife Conservation Society Executive V...
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Immense, organized, illegal trade in wildlife is decimating tigers, elephants, rhinos, and many other species, according to new paper Enforcement methods need to catch up with globally-linked criminalized syndicates “Unless we start taking wildlife crime seriously and allocating the commitment of resources appropriate to tackling sophisticated, well-funded, globall...
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