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WCS-Russia director Dale Miquelle discusses the unique challenges of conserving Siberian tigers.
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In a huge wildlife trade bust in Da Lat City, Vietnamese authorities make arrests and confiscate more than 850 pounds of illegal wildlife meat from restaurant kitchens.
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After more than 30 years in wildlife conservation and 9 years at WCS, Steven Sanderson says that he will retire in 2012.
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New York (Sept. 8, 2010) –  Dr. Steven E. Sanderson, President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society, has announced that he will retire in July 2012.Dr. Sanderson, who has led WCS since 2001, will retire after more than 30 years serving in wildlife conservation, poverty alleviation, and academia. “I am deeply appreciative of the opportunity to serve with WCS, the most global cultural institution in New York,” said Dr. Sanderson. “It is a privilege to work with the most dedicated, effec...
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Animal experiences, private performances, catered fare and more will make the next birthday one to remember New York, N.Y. (date) –The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo is offering a new kind of birthday party for children that caters to those looking for something unique–special animal encounters, live performances, and fine dining. This lavish, fully catered affair will be an event to remember for all who attend. WCS’s Central Park Zoo offers a variety of party themes...
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Interactive family show is free with the price of zoo admission Sunday, September 19, 2:00 p.m. New York, NY: CAT: The Opera Musical, an interactive, family-friendly performance, is coming to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo at 2:00pm on Sunday, September 19. CAT is an opera-musical about a cat that becomes transfixed and transformed by the world of letters. Written by author George Plimpton, composed by Kitty Brazelton, and directed by Grethe B...
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Campaign will build city-wide coalition to educate New Yorkers about the economic and educational value of culture while investing in the futurCulture generates $5.8 billion in economic impact Poll: 82 percent of New York City voters support allocating one percent of city budget to cultureVisit: www.oneforculture.org   New York – Sept. 7, 2010 – New York City’s non-profit cultural organizations – the small, medium, and large – in all five boroughs and in all city council districts ...
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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...
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Wildlife Conservation Society-led census boasts record numbers for vultures NEW YORK (September  2, 2010)—While vultures across Asia teeter on the brink of extinction, the vultures of Cambodia are increasing in number, providing a beacon of hope for these threatened scavengers, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and other members of the Cambodia Vulture Conservation Project. Researchers report that record numbers of vultures have been counted in Cambodia’s annual v...
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Hundreds of pounds of illegal wildlife from more than a dozen species seized in restaurants by authoritiesWCS helped organize major enforcement campaign    NEW YORK (September 2, 2010) – Hundreds of pounds of illegal wildlife from nearly 20 species were seized from restaurants in the largest enforcement campaign of its kind in Vietnam’s Lam Dong Province, the Wildlife Conservation Society reported today. More than 100 officers from the Lam Dong Forest Protection Department (FPD) swept thro...
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