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The sentencing of two tiger poachers marks a major turning point in Asia’s war against wildlife crime. WCS helped apprehend the pair last summer after authorities discovered a cell phone with images of a dead tiger.
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“Walston’s tube-nosed bat” named after WCS Executive Director for Asia Program’s Joe Walston Walston recognized for his contribution to bat research and biodiversity in Vietnam and Cambodia WCS headquarters are based at the Bronx Zoo NEW YORK (October 25, 2011) – Call him Batman. The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Executive Director for Asia Programs Joe Walston has received an honor befitting of the Caped Crusader himself – a new...
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A clean-shaven champion of the moustache toad, herpetologist Ben Han wins three Conservation Leadership Program grant awards. By inspiring young scientists, Han is sewing a future for amphibians and conservation in China.

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WCS’s Wildlife Crime Teams commemorate the anniversary of the death of Vietnam’s last rhino with raids on restaurants and shops in the city of Da Lat, where civets, mouse deer, pangolin, and other rare species continue to be served to diners and sold as souvenirs.
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Enforcement effort finds illegal wildlife still rampant in city of Da LatWCS surveys showed that illegal wildlife was still being sold NEW YORK (May 3, 2011)—The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today a series of successful restaurant raids by Vietnamese enforcement teams throughout the city of Da Lat, the latest action in Vietnam’s ongoing effort to eradicate the sale of illegal wildlife within its borders. The Lam Dong Forest Protection Department (FPD) carried out its latest wave of r...
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In a huge wildlife trade bust in Da Lat City, Vietnamese authorities make arrests and confiscate more than 850 pounds of illegal wildlife meat from restaurant kitchens.
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Hundreds of pounds of illegal wildlife from more than a dozen species seized in restaurants by authoritiesWCS helped organize major enforcement campaign    NEW YORK (September 2, 2010) – Hundreds of pounds of illegal wildlife from nearly 20 species were seized from restaurants in the largest enforcement campaign of its kind in Vietnam’s Lam Dong Province, the Wildlife Conservation Society reported today. More than 100 officers from the Lam Dong Forest Protection Department (FPD) swept thro...
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A WCS scientist goes to Washington to speak for tigers and the protection of their remaining habitat across Asia.
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Wildlife Conservation Society’s Dr. John Robinson Cites the Need for U.S. Government Leadership Wild tiger numbers are at an historical low  WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 22, 2010) – At a briefing for the House Natural Resources Committee, Wildlife Conservation Society Executive Vice President for Conservation and Science Dr. John Robinson spoke of the dire state of tigers in the wild and the need for urgent support from the highest levels of the U...
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WCS field veterinarians tracking avian influenza catch a glimpse into the life of a little-known bird, Nordmann's greenshank, as it flies between the Russian seacoast and the beaches of Sumatra.
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