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Six Indonesians Plead Guilty for Trespass in Malaysian Wildlife Crime Hotspot

Six Indonesians pleaded guilty yesterday to charges for trespassing into the Lanjak-Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary, a hotspot for wildlife crime including the illegal extraction of internationally protected agarwood.
17-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Logging Tropical Forests Jeopardizing Drinking Water

Researchers have found that increasing land clearing for logging in Solomon Islands–even with best management strategies in place – will lead to unsustainable levels of soil erosion and significant impacts to downstream water quality.
16-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


World’s Leading Coffee Companies Commit to Tackle Deforestation in Indonesia

WCS announced today that a group of the world’s leading coffee companies has committed to addressing deforestation from illegal coffee production inside Indonesia’s Bukit Barisan Selatan (BBS) National Park – a key protected area for Sumatran...
12-Apr-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rare Pair of Elephant Twins Thrill Conservationists in Tanzania

Conservationists working in Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park have not one but two good reasons to be hopeful for the park’s savanna elephant population: a pair of rare twin calves who have recently joined their mother’s herd.
5-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


The United Kingdom Announces One of the Strongest National Elephant Ivory Bans To-Date

Elephant conservation received a tremendous boost when the United Kingdom announced an end to all exports, imports and domestic sales of elephant ivory with very few narrow exemptions.
3-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


The Climate is Changing – New Report Says So Should Wildlife Conservation Strategies

A new report released today by WCS shows real world examples of how conservationists in the U.S. have successfully changed their conservation strategies to adapt to climate change.
26-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Jaguars & Well-Managed Logging Concessions Can Coexist, Say Conservationists

Logging activities in biodiverse forests can have a huge negative impact on wildlife, particularly large species such as big cats, but a new study proves that the Western Hemisphere’s largest cat species—the jaguar (Panthera onca)—can do well...
22-Mar-2018 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Admiralty Sound (Seno Almirantazgo) Becomes First Marine Protected Area in Chile’s Tierra del Fuego

The Government of Chile has officially designated Admiralty Sound (Seno Almirantazgo)—a scenic and biologically diverse 80-kilometer-long (49 miles) fjord—Tierra del Fuego’s first marine protected area (MPA), according to WCS (Wildlife...
20-Mar-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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"Science Is Antithesis of Fake News," Says Wildlife Conservation Society President Ahead of Earth Day and March for Science

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WCS Praises Administration Plan to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

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WCS Conservationist Lauds “Smart” Protection for Thailand’s Tigers & Elephants

A systematic patrol system called the “Smart” program has become a vital component in the protection of tigers, elephants, and other wildlife species in the forests of Thailand, according to scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society at...
11-Feb-2014 11:00 AM EST

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