Wildlife Laws

Plant Conservation Groups

In a connected world, collaboration is a critical key in strategic action. The Wildlife Conservation Society's new strategy draws on resources and expertise across the institution. The strategy will encompass the Wildlife Conservation Society's Zoos and Aquarium, Global Health Program, and Global Conservation Programs in efforts to take direct responsibility for the continued survival of some of the world's most endangered tortoises and freshwater turtles. The strategy targets preventing the extinction of at least half of the species that appeared in the 2011 report that listed the 25 most endangered turtles and tortoises on the planet. Within its strategy, the Wildlife Conservation Society will breed and reintroduce some species, develop assurance colonies (captive groups of animals maintained so that no genetic diversity is lost) for others, and protect another subset with field work. The Wildlife Conservation Society will use its four zoos and aquarium, its health program, and conservation field program to meet this challenge. Threat mitigation is a vital, immediate step. The Wildlife Conservation Society will implement threat mitigation programs for top-priority Critically Endangered species. WCS will begin reintroduction and population supplementation programs. The Critically Endangered Species include: the Burmese starred tortoise (Geochelone platynota), the Burmese roofed turtle (Batagur trivittata), the Southern River terrapin (Batagur affinis), and the Central American river turtle (Dermatemys mawii). Threat mitigation programs will focus on reducing the numbers of turtles caught for the commercial turtle trade and, for the three aquatic species, reducing mortality caused by incidental drowning in fishing nets.

Wildlife Careers

"The admonition to the crew of the Pisces not to post any photographs was standard protocol during that period, so that the government could collect information for its investigation and any possible subsequent legal action," stated Kieran Mulvaney, author of "The Whaling Season" and "At the Ends of the Earth. " Greenpeace Research Director Kert Davies said in May that the group is also concerned about what else the public has never been told about the largest offshore oil spill in U. S. history. Deborah Dupr is author of Vampire of Macondo, the book that tells the public what it has never been told about the BP-wrecked Macondo well, the cracked ocean floor and the subsequent suffering and dying of wildlife and Gulf coast people since Earth Day 2010. A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request report released Wednesday included a trove of photographs of garbage bag upon garbage bag of dead Gulf sea animals that the White House ordered workers retrieving the corpses to keep secret from the public. Government veil of secrecy about BP wrecked Macondo well, the Greenpeace independent investigation began with the discovery of a dead, rotting, partially eaten by sharks sperm whale in the Gulf. "The White House was sitting on this stuff for over two years, at the same time they were saying everything was fine, that the oil was gone, and while they were rushing ahead with plans for new drilling in the Gulf, the Arctic, elsewhere," John Hocevar of Greenpeace said when the organization began its Gulf investigation. "It's just not okay," said Hocevar. "This is not an acceptable type of collateral damage. " The explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in April 2010 that sank on Earth Day resulted in an initial 5 million barrels of oil pouring into waters off the Gulf Coast.