Talk:Wildlife Conservation Society

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Perhaps oddly, this group has been tapped by the Bush administration to run wildlife reserves in Afghanistan.

Does anyone have any idea why this group was selected?

Probably because it is the most prominent, experienced and successful wildlife conservation organization on Earth and has more expertise and more resources to devote to the task than anyone else. These criteria don't seem "odd" to me.

The criticism section needed references, and was more of a political argument than a statement of fact[edit]

As written, this section violated Wikipedia's Neutral point of view policy and should be deleted. Oliver7303 17:31, 2 June 2007 (UTC)

Hijacked by Fordham[edit]

Why on earth is more than half of this article taken up by a Fordham press release? The new degree program is worth mentioning, but probably warrants no more than a few sentences. It seems an enthusiastic Ram has decided to overwhelm the article on all of WCS's great work with a discussion of just one small part of that work. I'd cut the section down to size myself but I am not an expert in any of the relevant fields and would prefer that someone with more expertise decide what should go and what should remain.

The section is a word-for-word transcription of a Fordham University press release (GSE and Bronx Zoo Announce Master's Degree Program). As such, it takes very little expertise indeed to determine that the section is not compatible with Wikipedia's policy on copyrighted material and I have removed the section in its entirety as a consequence of that policy. I have advised the original editor of this deletion and invite anyone to paraphrase the press release, should they think it furnishes anything useful for this article. Gosgood (talk) 16:02, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

Factual fixes provided by Wildlife Conservation Society, May 2013[edit]

A number of factual corrections made by WCS, along with additional historical and organizational details. ecowriter1897 19:32, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

  • Number of square miles of wild places protected [1]
  • Mission statement correction[2]
  • Additional corrections to organization history[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ WCS brochure Saving Wildlife and Wild Places
  2. ^ About WCS, WCS homepage
  3. ^ Bridges, William (1974). Gathering of Animals: An Unconventional History of the New York Zoological Society. Harper & Row Publishers. ISBN 0-06-010472-4.
  4. ^ Goddard, Donald, Gen. Ed. (1995), Saving Wildlife: A Century of Conservation, Harry N. Abrams. ISBN 0-8109-3674-7