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Indonesian National Police Seize Major Shipment of Pangolins, Arrest Smuggler

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The Indonesian National Police’s Criminal Investigation Division (BARESKRIM MABES POLRI), the Government of Indonesia, and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU) today announced the seizure of a shipment of pangolins...
27-Apr-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Madagascar Creates Nation’s First Community-Led Marine Protected Areas

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The Government of Madagascar commemorates Earth Day with the formal creation of three community-led marine protected areas that will double the surface of the country’s marine protected area network, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation...
22-Apr-2015 1:05 PM EDT

For Earth Day, WCS Releases: Top Ten Actions You Can Take to Save Wildlife

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The 45th annual Earth Day arrives on April 22nd, and with it, the usual calls to do more for the planet like recycling, using less energy, and buying organic. But what about actions you can do that directly save wildlife?
21-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Calling All Cyclist’s for the First-Ever Cycle Adirondacks – August 23-29, 2015

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Riders ready? Cycle Adirondacks – an event to benefit both wildlife and local communities – is fast approaching. Hosted by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in partnership with I Love NY, the event has riders all over the nation gearing up...
20-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Indonesian Authorities Arrest Online Orangutan Trader

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The State Prosecutor of North Sumatra and WCS’s Wildlife Crimes Unit announced the arrest of a suspect for trafficking a living orangutan in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The trafficker allegedly sold wildlife through Facebook and by BlackBerry...
16-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Billy Joel Lends Voice to Save Elephants

Africa’s elephants have just gotten a powerful new supporter –music legend, Billy Joel.
16-Apr-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Critically Endangered Monkey Photographed in Congo’s Newest National Park, Ntokou-Pikounda

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Two primatologists working in the forests of the Republic of Congo have returned from the field with a noteworthy prize: the first-ever photograph of the Bouvier’s red colobus monkey, a rare primate not seen for more than half a century and...
16-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT

World’s Second Most Endangered Turtle on Road to Recovery

WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) announced today that 60 captive-raised Myanmar roofed turtles—a species once thought extinct—have been released into their native habitat in Myanmar.
10-Apr-2015 12:05 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

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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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