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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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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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MOHAIR, MERINO, AND CASHMERE CERTIFIED AS WILDLIFE FRIENDLY™ IN NEUQUEN, ARGENTINA

NEUQUEN, Argentina (August 22017)—The Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network (WFEN) and the Wildlife Conservation Society Argentina (WCS) are pleased to announce the Wildlife Friendly™ certification of high quality mohair, merino wool, and cashmere, in recognition of the efforts of a cooperative of criancero herders to co-exist with the regions native wildlife.

 

 

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MEDIA ALERT: NEARLY 2 TONS OF IVORY TO BE CRUSHED IN NYC'S CENTRAL PARK ON AUG 3RD
August 1, 2017 – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will destroy nearly two tons of illegal ivory confiscated through state enforcement efforts.

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Nineteen Critically Endangered Giant Ibis Nests Discovered in Northern Plains of Cambodia
Preah Vihear (August 1,  2017) –The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), working in collaboration with Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment (MoE), announced today that 19 nests of the giant ibis (Thaumatibis gigantea) have been discovered during the current breeding season in the Northern Plains of Cambodia in Preah Vihear Province. 

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Tiger Facts from WCS

Bronx, NY – July 29, 2017 -- It’s Global Tiger Day, Saturday, July 29.

This day was  designated as Global Tiger Day at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010 to call attention to the severe decline of tigers in the wild. On this 7th Global Tiger Day, the Bronx Zoo and all of the Wildlife Conservation Society, share ten tiger facts. 

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Albany, NY - Thursday, July 27, 2017 - Remarks by Sara Marinello, WCS Executive Director for Government and Community Affairs, on the NYDEC Ivory Event in Central Park on August 3.

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