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The following statement was given today by John Robinson, WCS Executive Vice President for Conservation and Science at the 2015 ECOSOC Integration Segment held by the Permanent Missions of Germany and Gabon:

 

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The following testimony was submitted today by Sara Marinello, WCS Executive Director of Government and Community Affairs, before the Connecticut General Assembly Committee on Environment:

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The following testimony was submitted today by Dr. James Deutsch, WCS Vice President of Conservation Strategy, before the California Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife committee:
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The following statement is from Cristián Samper, WCS President and CEO and member of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking.
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March 3 2015 marks World Wildlife Day, and this year’s theme is: “It’s time to get serious about wildlife crime.” The Wildlife Conservation Society Central Park Zoo will host the United Nations and key government and civil society partners for a high-level panel discussion on international wildlife crime.


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The following statement was released by WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper on China's announcement of a one-year ban on ivory imports.
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Feb. 24 -- Congo Ivory Crack Down
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.
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NEW YORK - Feb. 23, 2015 - Statement from John Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Director of the 96 Elephants Campaign.
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“Our world’s wildlife has a new reason for hope.” NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2015 – The following statement was released today by WCS President and CEO Dr. Cristian Samper concerning the newly released Implementation Plan for President Obama’s National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking. Dr. Samper, along with Dr. Susan Lieberman, WCS Vice President of International Policy, serves on the Advisory Council to the Presidential Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking ...
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A copy of the testimony submitted today 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. 
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