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WCS in the News
July 22, 2010
WCS Scientist Urges Obama Administration to Help Save Tigers
Wildlife Conservation Society’s Dr. John Robinson Cites the Need for U.S. Government Leadership Wild tiger numbers are at an historical low WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 22, 2010) – At a briefing for the House Natural Resources Committee, Wildlife Conservation Society Executive Vice President for Conservation and Science Dr. John Robinson spoke of the dire state of tigers in the wild and the need for urgent support from the highest levels of the U...
July 09, 2010
No Snow in Lake Placid?
Climate Change in the Adirondacks Warns Upstate New York Climate, Could Become As Warm As Georgia in Coming Decades Wildlife Conservation Society scientist’s latest book creates a blueprint for Adirondack communities to become leader in renewable energy to stave off climate change ITHACA (July 9, 2010) –A landmark book released by the Wildlife Conservation Society and Cornell University Press finds that if...
June 23, 2010
A Little Luck for a Baby Orangutan
Raiding an illegal trafficking operation, the Indonesian government, WCS, and our conservation partners take a bite out of wildlife crime on Borneo.
June 22, 2010
WCS REPORTS: Indonesia Steps-up Fight Against Illegal Orangutan Trade
Three suspected orangutan smugglers arrested in Kalimantan WCS’s Wildlife Crime Unit played a key role in arrests NEW YORK (June 22, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today a successful raid by Indonesian authorities in Pontianak, in West Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, that resulted in the arrest of three suspects who allegedly attempted to illegally sell a baby orangutan. This is one of the first cases in many years against suspected illegal orangutan dealer...
June 08, 2010
Calvin Klein's Obsession for Cats
WCS conservationists in Guatemala are using a swanky scent to lure jaguars and other endangered wildlife toward motion-sensitive cameras that snap photos of the animals as they pass by. The photos help researchers estimate population numbers for these shy species.
May 13, 2010
WCS Applauds U.S. Senators Kerry and Lieberman for Including Wildlife Provisions in Climate Bill
WASHINGTON (May 13, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society applauded U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) for their leadership in introducing new legislation, The American Power Act, which would provide important measures to protect wildlife and wild places while ensuring our U.S. energy independence.WCS Executive Vice President of Public Affairs John Calvelli issued the following statement: “We praise U.S. Sens. John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman for their leadersh...
April 28, 2010
Snails Save the Day
African giant snails are giving local villagers big options when it comes to food and livelihoods, and gorilla poaching is not one of them.
April 28, 2010
Want to Save Cross-River Gorillas? Try Snail Farming
Wildlife Conservation Society Promotes Snail Farming in Nigeria as an Alternative to Gorilla Poaching Cross River gorillas are critically endangered and only inhabit a small area Snail farming provides food and income for villagers NEW YORK (April 28, 2010) — The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is testing a new, innovative approach to prevent Cross River gorilla poaching in Nigeria: snail farming. This unique initiative will help local people generate income, prov...
April 24, 2010
More Than 5,000 People Dash Through WCS's Bronx Zoo at 2nd Annual “Run for the Wild”
Second Annual “Run for the Wild” 5k and Family Fun Run at WCS’s Bronx Zoo Presented by Con Edison The event is over, but it’s not too late to donate to help WCS save tigers: Text “TIGER” to 25383 to make a $10 donation Chris Bauer of Sea Cliff, N.Y. – First to cross the finish line Accomplished marathoner Stephanie Hodge helps lead the pack as she joins the fight to help WCS save tigers Bronx, N.Y. – April 24, 2010 – Today, more than 5,000 people descended on the Wildlife...
April 19, 2010
WCS's “Run for the Wild” Takes Runners Around the World in Only Five Kilometers
Second Annual “Run for the Wild” 5k and Family Fun Run at WCS’s Bronx Zoo Presented by Con EdisonCourse takes runners from continent-to-continent past some of the world’s most exotic and endangered species – without leaving New YorkThis year’s “Run for the Wild” is dedicated to helping save tigers in the wildRegistration is now open at www.wcsrunforthewild.orgEvent Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010 Bronx, N.Y. – April 19, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) i...
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