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February 17, 2011
A Cyber Crackdown on the Wildlife Trade
A growing online black market is creating new demand for items like elephant ivory chopsticks, tiger claws and whiskers, and wallets made from clouded leopard skin. WCS’s Wildlife Crime Unit is working with Indonesian authorities to investigate the illegal Internet trade.
February 17, 2011
Indonesia Cracks Down on Illegal Cyber Trade of Endangered Wildlife
Suspect arrested in Jakarta after investigation of internet advertisements of protected wildlife for sale WCS worked in conjunction with Indonesian Police, Indonesian Department of Forestry, Directorate-General for Forest Protection and Nature Conservation JAKARTA, INDONESIA (February 17, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today a successful raid in Jakarta by Indonesian authorities that resulted in the arrest of a susp...
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 22, 2010
Statement by Dr. John Robinson at the St. Petersburg Tiger Summit
St. Petersburg, Russia, November 22, 2010 Your excellencies, distinguished delegates from the Tiger Range States, colleagues and honored guests, good morning. It is truly a pleasure to be here to represent the Wildlife Conservation Society. WCS has over fifty years of experience working for tiger conservation, from the pioneering work of George Schaller, Ullas Karanth, Alan Rabinowitz, and Dale Miquelle, to today’s work by the new generation of tiger conservationists – people like Me...
November 17, 2010
WCS Applauds Introduction of Congressional Resolutions Supporting the Tiger Summit
The Nov. 21-24 Conference in Russia Will Gather Heads of State to Determine the Future of Tigers Senator Kerry and Congresswoman Bordallo Urge U.S. Leadership at Summit ' WCS has Proposed Solid Strategy to Save the Tiger WCS Scientists attending summit are available for interviews WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 17, 2010) – On the eve of next week’s Tiger Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry (D-MA) and U.S. Rep. Madel...
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...
October 21, 2010
Paul Simon Joins WCS in Fight to Save Tigers
“Making Tracks for Tigers” Benefit held at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square NEW YORK (October 20, 2010)—Legendary recording artist Paul Simon joined the Wildlife Conservation Society in the fight to save tigers from extinction at a private performance tonight at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square. Funds raised at the concert will support WCS efforts to save tigers in their last remaining strongholds in Asia. Conservationists estimate that approximately 3,200 tigers remain in the wi...
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 23, 2010
House "Stamp" of Approval Sends Wildlife Legislation to President's Desk
Specialized Stamps Will Benefit Existing Wildlife Protection Funds at No Cost to American Taxpayers Bi-Partisan Group Led the Charge for New Funding Mechanism for Tigers, Elephants, Rhinos, Great Apes and Marine Turtles WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 22, 2010) – The Wildlife Con...
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...
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