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Closing Roads to Save Tigers


A logging company, working with local authorities and WCS, has agreed to begin dismantling abandoned logging roads currently being used by poachers to access prime Amur (Siberian) tiger habitat in the Russian Far East.
27-Jul-2015 3:05 PM EDT

In Indonesia, A Major Ivory Trader Arrested by the Bengkulu Police


Polda Bengkulu (Bengkulu Police) supported by Polres Kaur (District Police), the Government of Indonesia, WCS’s Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU), TRAFFIC, and the Rhino Protection Unit (RPU) announced today the arrest of an Asian elephant ivory trader.
27-Jul-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Researchers Warn About Misuse of Offsets for Biodiversity Damage


New research by Australian scientists and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) published today in Nature warns governments against using biodiversity offsetting to meet existing conservation commitments.
22-Jul-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Major Manta Ray Trader Caught in Indonesia


The Larantuka District Police, the Government of Indonesia, and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)’s Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU) announced today the arrest of a trader of sharks and rays in Indonesia, home to the largest shark fisheries on...
17-Jul-2015 7:05 PM EDT

American Icon: House Bill Re-Introduced to Make Bison the National Mammal of the United States


The Vote Bison Coalition applauded the introduction of legislation, H.R. 2908, in the U.S. House of Representatives to officially recognize bison as the National Mammal of the United States.
29-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Traders of One of Indonesia’s Most Hunted Bird Species Arrested


Forest rangers from the Gunung Leuser National Park (GLNP), the Government of Indonesia, and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU) announced today the arrest of two suspects engaged in the illegal trade of helmeted...
19-Jun-2015 7:05 AM EDT

Scientists Studying Blue Whale DNA Uncover an Epic Journey by “Isabela” and First Link to Breeding Ground for Chilean Blue Whales


Scientists studying blue whales in the waters of Chile through DNA profiling and photo-identification may have solved the mystery of where these huge animals go to breed, as revealed by a single female blue whale named “Isabela,” according to a...
11-Jun-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Beijing Customs Launches “Bring No Ivory Home” Campaign


One day before China crushed 660 kg of ivory and indicated it would move to stop the processing and domestic sale of ivory, Beijing Customs launched a campaign called “Customs Actions to Protect Endangered Species – Bring No Ivory Home”
4-Jun-2015 6:05 PM EDT

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WCS Praises Administration Plan to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

11-Feb-2015 11:00 AM EST

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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