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Congo Ivory Crack Down

This week, Congo's Ministry of Forestry Economy and Sustainable Development (MEFDD) carried out a complete inventory of the ivory held at its main stockpile in Brazzaville and started a detailed review of ivory management across the country.
24-Feb-2015 1:00 PM EST

Flawed Method Puts Tiger Rise in Doubt, Study Calls for New Approach


A team of scientists exposes inherent shortcomings in a technique to count tigers. Among recent studies thought to be based on this method is India’s national tiger survey (January 2015) which claimed a surprising but welcome 30 percent rise in...
23-Feb-2015 9:40 AM EST

WCS Praises Florida Senate for Introducing Ivory Ban

The following statement is from John Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Director of the 96 Elephants Campaign.
23-Feb-2015 8:00 AM EST

Carbon Credits for Madagascar’s Makira Natural Park Now Available Online Through Stand for Trees Campaign


Carbon credits from WCS’s Makira Natural Park Project in Madagascar are now available through the Stand for Trees campaign, an online carbon sales platform recently launched by USAID and Code REDD.
20-Feb-2015 3:00 PM EST

Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve Celebrates 25 Years As Stronghold for Jaguar and Other Threatened Species


Conservationists in Guatemala and around the world celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Maya Biosphere Reserve, a successful safe haven for jaguars, peccaries, macaws and other species that have disappeared from much of Mesoamerica, according to...
19-Feb-2015 2:00 PM EST

Wildlife at Risk around the Globe – Scientists Say Vaccinating Endangered Carnivores of Increasing Importance

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine and its Feline Health Center, and the University of Glasgow's Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine have just co-convened the...
12-Feb-2015 2:00 PM EST

Major Tiger Trader Busted in Indonesia—Faces 5 Years in Prison and $10,000 USD Fine


The South Sumatra Military Police, South Sumatra Provincial Natural Resource Conservation Office (BKSDA), and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU) announced today the recent arrest of a major wildlife trafficker illegally...
12-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

WCS Submits Testimony Supporting Proposed Ivory Ban in Hawaii

WCS submitted testimony to the Hawaii House Committee on Water and Land in support of HB 837, which would help shut down the illegal trade in ivory currently decimating elephants across Africa.
10-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

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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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