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Wildlife Conservation Society: Conservation Plays Diplomatic Role in War-Torn Regions WCS operates conservation programs in Afghanistan, South Sudan, and Democratic Republic of Congo BRUSSELS (November 22, 2011) – In conflict and post-conflict areas, conservation can play a key role in diplomacy by increasing stability and providing economic opportunities, according to a team of conservationists hosted by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) who spoke at an ev...
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This investigative piece from CNN focuses on the growing and illegal commercial trade of bushmeat in Cameroon, and features a WCS conservationist who is working to help the country combat it.
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Republic of Congo sentences Chinese smuggler to four years in prison Ivory poaching is decimating elephants worldwide NEW YORK (August 18, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society today applauded the Republic of Congo for its sentencing of an ivory smuggler to four years in prison. The sentence, handed down on August 10th, marks a growing commitment by Congolese officials to crack down on poaching that is decimating local wildlife. The trafficker was cau...
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WCS conservationists and their partners announce a plan to protect the Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee. Restricted to pockets of forest within the two countries, the subspecies is the world’s rarest chimp.

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Donation will support efforts by eco-guards to protect gorillas from warfare and poachers   NEW YORK (June 7, 2011)—The world’s largest and least known type of gorilla will receive a helping hand from Newman’s Own Foundation, which has awarded the Wildlife Conservation Society a $150,000 grant to help save the Grauer’s gorilla in the war-torn landscape of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The grant will help equip and support park rangers (or eco-guards) in their struggle to ...
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Congressmen George Miller (D-CA) and Pedro Pierluisi (D-PR) Step Up as Lead Sponsors Legislation Would Reauthorize U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Programs that Protect Threatened Species Abroad WASHINGTON, D.C.  (May 11, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society applauded the introduction of H.R. 1760, the Great Ape Conserva...
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Fate of largest gorilla subspecies unknown for past several years due to regional warfare Census team led by Wildlife Conservation Society, ICCN braves insecurity of imperiled Kahuzi-Biega National Park NEW YORK (April 14, 2011)—A census team led by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Insitut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN) in Kahuzi-Biega National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo today announced some encouragin...
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A WCS census confirms a healthy population of western lowland gorillas in and around Cameroon’s Deng Deng National Park.

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New Census finds a dense and healthy population of western lowland gorillas ' Deng Deng National Park – plus adjacent logging area – are critical to gorilla survival and need proper protection Region contains world’s northernmost population of western lowland gorillas NEW YORK (March 28, 2011)  – A new census by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released today reveals a dense and healthy population of western l...
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