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VIDEO: “One Giant Leap” for Endangered White-Winged Ducklings

August 28, 2017 – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released video of three Endangered white-winged ducklings leaving their Koki tree-hollow home for the first time while their mother patiently waits for them to follow.

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Potential Impacts of Planned Andean Dams Outweigh Benefits, Scientists Say

New YorkAugust 23, 2017 – An international team of scientists investigating the effects of six planned or potential Andean dams on the Amazon river system has found that major negative ecological impacts can be expected both above the dams and throughout the lowland floodplains and the Amazon Delta, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia, and other groups.

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Categories: Western Amazon

Everyone at WCS is shocked and deeply saddened by the loss of conservationist Wayne Lotter in Tanzania.  He devoted his life to conservation, especially of elephants, and his tragic death is a reminder of the challengers faced by so many.  His steadfast committment to reducing the poaching threat were known by many, and had great impact.  His support for local communities was a hallmark of his conservation career. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are wi...

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Thirty Large Mammal Species Recorded in Cambodia’s Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary
(Preah Vihear 17 August, 2017)– Conducted by experts from Kyoto University of Japan and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), a camera trap study has recorded the presence of 30 large mammal species in Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary (CWS) in the Northern Plains of Cambodia.

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Nine Siamese Crocodiles Hatch at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center

Koh Kong (August 15, 2017) –The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Fisheries Administration (FiA) announced today that the eggs of nine Siamese crocodiles have hatched at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center (KKRCC).

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WCS Rings the Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell for World Elephant Day

NEW YORK (August 11, 2017) – WCS helped ring in World Elephant Day, occurring this Saturday, August 12, by ringing the stock market closing bell at Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square.

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Categories: Elephants

WASHINGTON (August 7, 2017) – As someone with a wealth of experience in foreign policy, WCS is excited to work with Ambassador Green in his new role, especially as it relates to international conservation and combating wildlife trafficking.

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Scenes from Today’s Ivory Crush in Central Park
NEW YORK (August 3, 2017) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released photos and video from today’s ivory crush held in Central Park, where two tons of illegal ivory were destroyed in a rock crusher.  The event was organized by WCS and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC), with support from Tiffany & Co., a longstanding leader in sustainability and a member of the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance.

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GOVERNOR CUOMO COMMEMORATES CENTRAL PARK IVORY CRUSH
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today commemorated the ceremonial crushing of nearly two tons of confiscated illegal ivory in an event hosted by the State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and Tiffany and Co. in Central Park. Dozens of international and national conservation organizations joined together to send a strong message to the world that New York State and its partners will work tirelessly to end wildlife crimes that threaten to wipe out African elephants and a host of other species around the globe.

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Wildlife Conservation Society Joins New York State, Tiffany & Co., and Partners to Crush Nearly 2 Tons of Elephant Ivory in Central Park
Central Park, New York City, Aug. 3, 2017 – The following statement was released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society from an event where nearly 2 tons of elephant ivory was about to be crushed here at 10:30am EDT. The ivory has a net worth of $8 million, representing more than 100 elephants. All were seized by law enforcement in the heart of New York City.

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