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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Andrew Aiken, the CEO & President of the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society addressed members of the media Thursday following the death of lead keeper Stacey Konwiser.
Palm Beach Zoo CEO Andrew Aiken Releases Statement Following Press Conference on Death of Lead Keeper Stacey Konwiser

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- As President and Chief Executive Officer of the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, I want thank everyone for supporting lead zookeeper Stacey Konwiser, her family and the entire Zoo family. I appreciate the interest of our community to learn and understand all the facts and circumstances that led to the recent death of Mrs. Konwiser, one week ago.
Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society President & CEO, Andrew Aiken, Issues Statement on Death of Lead Keeper Stacey Konwiser

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society has renamed an upcoming event for tiger conservation in honor of beloved Zookeeper Stacey Konwiser.
Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society Renames Upcoming Tiger 5K, Establishes Fund in Honor of Beloved Lead Keeper Stacey Konwiser

Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society: Malayan Tiger Welfare Never in Doubt

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: April 17, 2016
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Zoo officials confirmed the tiger that was involved in the fatal incident with 38-year-old zookeeper Stacey Konwiser will remain at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society.
Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society: Malayan Tiger Welfare Never in Doubt

Memorial Fund in Honor of Stacey Konwiser

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: April 17, 2016
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society mourns the loss of our Zookeeper, Stacey Konwiser. Stacey dedicated her professional life to the well-being of animals, especially our Big Cats. Gifts to the Stacey Konwiser Tiger Conservation Fund at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society will support tiger conservation in her memory. Thank you very much for your support of the work that meant so much to Stacey. Click on the link above to make a donation now...
Memorial Fund in Honor of Stacey Konwiser

New Details in Loss of Beloved Keeper at Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: April 16, 2016
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — As the investigation continues into the tragic death of Lead Keeper Stacey Konwiser, the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society remains closed as it cooperates with West Palm Beach Police, Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission and OSHA.
New Details in Loss of Beloved Keeper at Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society

Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society Mourns Loss of Beloved Lead Keeper

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: April 15, 2016
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – It is with great sadness the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society mourns the loss of our Lead Keeper Stacey Konwiser. The entire Palm Beach Zoo family is saddened beyond what words can describe at this incident and tragic outcome.
Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society Mourns Loss of Beloved Lead Keeper

Palm Beach Zoo Accepts Award for the 2016 Environmental Education Program of the Year

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: April 12, 2016
And the winner of the 2016 Environmental Education Program of the Year award is... drumroll please... Palm Beach Zoo's Conservation Leadership Lecture Series sponsored by Bank of America. The recognition was awarded during FAU's Pine Jog Environmental Education Center's annual gala on Saturday, April 9. The winning program should inspire personal action from its participants to become engaged, informed citizens of South Florida and stewards of our natural world. The awards committee says Palm Beach Zoo's Conservation Leadership Lecture Series does it all! Again, congratulations to our hardworking Education Department on a job well done!
Palm Beach Zoo Accepts Award for the 2016 Environmental Education Program of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Palm Beach Zoo has received a $10,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation through the Workforce Development and Education RFP to support the Palm Beach Zoo Career Readiness Academy. This initiative is closely aligned with our mission to inspire people to act on behalf of wildlife and the natural world. This grant will be used in conjunction with Forest Hills High School, our Career Readiness Academy school partner. READ MORE by clicking the article title above...
Palm Beach Zoo Career Readiness Academy Receives Workforce Development and Education Grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation

"Number of Tigers in the Wild Is Rising, Wildlife Groups Say", The New York Times

By: Christine Hauser, The New York Times
Source: The New York Times
Date: April 11, 2016
The estimated number of tigers living in the wild rose this year for the first time in more than a century, conservation organizations said. New technology, including hidden cameras, are helping to track and count the animals, which may account for some of the increase. There are now an estimated 3,890 wild tigers, mostly in Asia, up from a worldwide tiger population of 3,200 estimated in 2010, the World Wildlife Fund and Global Tiger Forum announced on Monday. Wild tigers are considered endangered and had seen shrinking numbers because of hunting, poaching and loss of habitat, such as deforestation, particularly in Sumatra, for palm oil, and paper and pulp industries, the groups said. The official count had declined every year since 1900, when tigers numbered an estimated 100,000. READ MORE by clicking the article title above...

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