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March 3, 2016 – The online trade in ivory and related wildlife products is rampant in Hawaii, which remains one of the United States’ major markets for ivory, according to a new report by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Humane Society International (HSI), The Humane Society of the United States(HSUS), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).  
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Deep Concern for South Sudan’s Natural Resources – an Emerging Illegal Exploitation and Trafficking Crisis
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN (March 2, 2016) –South Sudan’s wildlife and other natural resources are under immediate threat from an alarming expansion of illegal exploitation and trafficking, say conservationists working for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and other partners.
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Feb. 18, 2016 – WCS submitted the following testimony before the General Assembly of Maryland Committee on Environment and Transportation:
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WCS Statement on Pope Francis Speaking out Against Ivory Trade
November 30, 2015 – The following statement is from WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper on Pope Francis speaking out against the ivory trade on his visit to Kenya:
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TERMINATOR TERMINATES TUSK ON VIDEO

November 13, 2015 – Watch out ivory poachers – now you got The Terminator mad. WCS’s 96 Elephants campaign has received a powerful new ally: Arnold Schwarzenegger, who recently blew up an ivory tusk on camera in support of efforts to protect elephants from the ravages of poaching.

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WCS’s Praises Passage of Ivory Ban in Washington
November 4, 2014 - Washington voters have spoken out for elephants by overwhelmingly passing I-1401, which bans the trade in parts of elephants and other wildlife.
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WCS Praises California Senate for Passing Ivory Ban
WCS and the 96 Elephants campaign praise the California Senate for passing AB 96, state legislation that would ban the sale of ivory and rhinoceros horn in the state of California.
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WCS Praises Thailand for Destroying Illegal Ivory
August 26, 2015 – The Following statement is from Cristián Samper, WCS President and CEO and a member of the U.S. Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking:
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WCS Congratulates the United Nations General Assembly for Passing Wildlife Trafficking Resolution
New York - July 30, 2015 - The United Nations General Assembly today passed a sweeping resolution that targets the global problem of wildlife trafficking, calling on all 193 UN member states (governments of the world) to take on a series of actions to “prevent, combat, and eradicate the illegal trade in wildlife.”
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WCS Comments on Obama's Ivory Remarks from Kenya
New York - July 25, 2015  –The following statement was released today by WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper, who also serves on the U.S. Federal Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking. Samper’s statement concerns remarks by President Obama delivered in Kenya on ivory.
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