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August 09, 2013
In Myanmar, Natural Resources Are Key to Conflict Resolution
As Myanmar transitions to peace after years of internal conflict, WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper, who visited the country earlier this year, writes on the importance of balancing development with natural resource conservation efforts.
August 08, 2013
Corruption along the Vietnam-China Border Permits Massive Wildlife Smuggling
Scott Roberton, representative of WCS’s Vietnam Program, describes the country’s vast wildlife trade that is driving many species to extinction, as well as the progress being made to combat it.
July 16, 2013
U.S. State Department under Secretary Robert D. Hormats Discusses Global Fight against Wildlife Trafficking at WCS’s Central Park Zoo
NEW YORK (Monday, July 15, 2013)— The Wildlife Conservation Society today hosted U.S. State Department Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and Environment Robert D. Hormats at WCS’s Central Park Zoo, where the global issue of illegal wildlife trafficking of elephants, tigers, and other endangered species was discussed. At the event, hosted by WCS President and CEO Dr. Cristián Samper and others, Hormats discussed the challenges posed by wildlife trafficking to national and international...
June 06, 2013
Wildlife Conservation Society’s Gala 2013: The Wonders of Southeast Asia
WCS Chair of the Board of Trustees Ward W. Woods Honored for His Commitment to Conservation: Dedicated to Finding Solutions to Conservation Challenges and Educating the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders First annual gala for WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper New York, N.Y. – EMBARGOED UNTIL 6:00 PM US EASTERN TIME, THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society, at its annual gala tonight, honored Ward W. Woods, Chair of the WCS Board of Trustees, for his dedicatio...
June 06, 2013
WCS's Gala 2013: The Wonders of Southeast Asia
At our annual gala, WCS honors Ward W. Woods, Chair of the Board of Trustees, for his commitment to conservation. Woods is dedicated to finding solutions to conservation challenges and educating the next generation of environmental leaders.
March 26, 2013
When Curiosity Didn’t Kill the Cat…
NEW YORK (March 26, 2013) — A 4-5 month old tiger cub examines a remote camera last month in India’s Bhadra Tiger Reserve, a protected area where tiger numbers are increasing. The second camera can be seen in the background. WCS conservationists, led by tiger expert Ullas Karanth, conduct annual surveys in the region, photographing and identifying individual tigers by their unique stripe pattern. WCS has been working in Bhadra Tiger Reserve since the late 1980's. WCS’s partners led by DV Girish ...
March 21, 2013
Conservationists Unite to Unleash Public Tool to Stop Poaching
Conservationists make available computerized anti-poaching tools to wildlife managers around the world SMART 1.0 is available for free at http://www.smartconservationsoftware.org SMART is a partnership of conservation organizations including CITES-MIKE, the Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS), the North Carolina Zoo (NCZ), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) N...
February 21, 2013
Nineteen Baby Siamese Crocodiles Released in Lao PDR by WCS and Partners
Fewer than 250 of the critically endangered crocs remain in the wild Release is a collaboration of WCS, Government of Lao PDR, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Minmetals Resources Limited, Lao Zoo, and local communities THAN SOUM, LAO PDR (February 21, 2013) — The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today the successful release of 19 critically endangered baby Siamese crocodiles into a local wetland in Lao PDR, where they will be repatri...
February 07, 2013
Conservation Champions Introduce Bill to Prevent Extinction of Endangered Wildlife Stamp
Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Tom Udall (D-NM) join Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) in introducing legislation to renew the stamp in Congress The Tiger Stamp has generated $1.89M for species conservation programs at no cost to taxpayers Washington, D.C. – February 7, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) applauded today’s Senate introduction of legislation that would renew the Save Vanishing Species postage stamp for an additional four years. ...
February 06, 2013
WCS Announces the 5th Annual WCS Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo
WCS Run for the Wild is presented by Amarula Cream Liqueur and Con Edison Annual 5k run/walk is dedicated to saving elephants from the worst poaching crisis in two decades Registration open at www.wcsrunforthewild.org Bronx Zoo Event Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013 From now through April 27 WCS Run for the Wild: World helps those around ...
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