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Pangolin Trader Busted in Indonesia
NEW YORK (March 20, 2018) – The Sukabumi District Police, with support from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)’s Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU), announced the arrest of a wildlife trafficker illegally trading in pangolins and pangolin parts in Indonesia.
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Admiralty Sound (Seno Almirantazgo) Becomes First Marine Protected Area in Chile’s Tierra del Fuego
SANTIAGO, Chile (March 16, 2018) – 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 Conservation Society).
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New Sustainable Shark Trade Bill is Supported by Both Conservationists and Fishing Industry

WASHINGTON (March 14, 2018) – WCS supports a new bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. Congress that encourages a science-based approach to fisheries conservation and management to significantly reduce the overfishing and unsustainable trade of sharks, rays, and skates around the world and prevent shark finning.

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Jaguar 2030 New York Statement
A high-level Forum, representing 14 jaguar range countries, and international and national partner organizations, launched the Jaguar 2030 New York Statement last week at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
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Video Shows Rare Glimpse of Newborn Gorilla In the Wild
OUESSO, Republic of Congo (March 9, 2018)— Conservationists from the WCS Congo Program have captured incredible video of a western lowland gorilla newborn living in the rainforests of Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park. The infant was barely a week old when the footage was shot last month, according to the WCS scientists who managed to capture the footage.
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Study Predicts Unique Animals and Plants of Africa’s Albertine Rift Will be Threatened by Climate Change
NEW YORK (March 8, 2018) — A new study by scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other groups predicts that the effects of climate change will severely impact the Albertine Rift, one of Africa’s most biodiverse regions and a place not normally associated with global warming.
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Good News for Jaguars
Jaguar populations have grown at an average annual rate of nearly 8 percent across field sites where the Wildlife Conservation Society works in Latin America from 2002 to 2016.
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New SNAPP Ventures Will Seek Solutions on Water, Poverty, Sanitation, Livestock Disease, Drought

Santa Barbara, Calif. (March 2, 2018) – The Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) announced the launch of five new multi-disciplinary teams aimed at tackling global issues including water quantity, poverty, sanitation, livestock disease, and drought. 

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“Big Cats: Predators under Threat” Watch the Official PSA for UN World Wildlife Day 2018
The United Nations has released the official public service announcement (PSA) for the United Nations’ World Wildlife Day 2018 celebrated each year on March 3rd – the original signing date of the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). 
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A Bird in the Bush Equals Money in the Hand
Vientiane - Lao-PDR  (February 28, 2017) – A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Foundations of Success (FOS) finds that an ecotourism strategy based on “direct payments,” where local people are compensated for the amount of wildlife seen by tourists, has resulted in a reduction in illegal hunting and an increase in wildlife sightings.
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