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Two poachers get up to five years in prison – most severe sentences for poaching ever given out in Thailand WCS helped apprehend poachers last summer after a cell phone with images of dead tiger is foundWCS works with Thailand government on anti-poaching patrols NEW YORK (March 7, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced that two tiger poachers arrested last July in Thailand have received up to five years in prison.After a lengthy trial, the two poachers were found guilty ...
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Conservationists in Lao PDR help 20 rare Siamese crocodile hatchlings emerge from their shells at the Laos Zoo, where they will live until they are mature enough to be released back into the wetlands of Savannakhet Province.
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Savings Tigers Now: A Prognosis for Tigers in Eight Priority Landscapes Report Issued as World Celebrates "Year of the Tiger" For more than 1.5 million years, tigers have roamed the earth. They could be extinct in our lifetime. NEW YORK (February 17, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a “report card” today for wild tigers in Asia revealing how these iconic big ca...
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As the world celebrates the Year of the Tiger, WCS assesses tiger habitat and populations across eight priority landscapes in Asia with a color-coded report.

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“Limestone leaf warbler” has a unique call, setting it apart from other warblersWarbler was found in limestone region in Laos, home to treasure trove of new species NEW YORK – (December 21, 2009) A diminutive, colorful bird living in the rocky forests of Laos and Vietnam has been discovered by a team of scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, Lao PDR Department of Forestry, Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Swedish Museum of Natural History, BirdLife ...
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WCS helps discover the limestone leaf warbler, a small yellow bird with a distinctive call, in Laos. The bird’s home in the Southeast Asian country’s limestone region has become known as a treasure trove of new species.

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Dr. Peter Clyne is an Assistant Director in the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Asia Program, specializing in conservation in the southern part of the continent. We talked to him about his interest in conservation and what he considers to be the most important issues in conservation today.
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In a rugged region of Laos increasingly known for unusual wildlife discoveries, WCS scientists and their colleagues find a new “bald” songbird, dubbed the bare-faced bulbul.
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Discovery of new species marks first bald songbird discovered in mainland Asia “Bare-faced bulbul” is restricted to rugged region in Laos Project funded by Minerals and Metals Group NEW YORK – An odd songbird with a bald head living in a rugged region in Laos has been discovered by scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and University of Melbourne, as part of a project funded and managed by the mining company MMG (Minerals and Metals Group) that operates the Sepon cop...
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