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January 13, 2014
WCS Anticipates EU Action on Elephant Poaching Crisis
Brussels – 13 January, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) issued the following statement on upcoming debate on wildlife trafficking in the European Parliament: “With debate on a landmark wildlife trafficking resolution beginning today, WCS looks to the European Parliament to make a powerful statement to the world that eliminating illegal hunting and the ivory trade is a priority,” said John Calvelli, WCS's Executive Vice President of Public Affairs. “As global citizens, we all ca...
January 07, 2014
Tiger Middlemen Arrested In Aceh, Indonesia
Endangered cats, including stuffed tigers, along with bear fangs and other wildlife parts, taken in raid in Aceh Province WCS congratulates Aceh Police for protecting nation’s natural heritage NEW YORK (January 7, 2014) — The Wildlife Conservation Society congratulates the Aceh Police for smashing a major network of wildlife traffickers. The traffickers allegedly ran five tiger poaching gangs in the Blangkenjeran, Gayo Lues, Takengon, and Ulu Masen forest areas. The two suspects, who w...
January 02, 2014
In this profile of Dr. Ullas Karanth, WCS Director for Science-Asia, we learn how the esteemed tiger expert got his start and how his approach to saving the endangered big cats has changed over the course of his career.
December 18, 2013
Major Poaching Arrest in China
Largest-ever poaching enforcement action in Jilin Province WCS congratulates Chinese authorities for swift action WCS assists in anti-poaching patrols and technology sharing NEW YORK (December 18, 2013) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) congratulates authorities in China’s Jilin Province for the recent arrests of five poachers – the largest ever for the province. The arrests were made by the Forestry Police of the Hunchun Municipal Forestry Bureau (HMFB), who said the organized g...
December 16, 2013
Record Poacher Arrest in China
Five poachers who admitted to killing more than 20 animals have been arrested in China’s Jilin Province, making it the largest-ever wildlife crime arrest for the area. Here, a forestry official examines the evidence.
December 10, 2013
WCS Conservation Partner Wins “Protect the Tiger” Award
NEW YORK (December 10, 2013)—Conservationist D.V. Girish has received the prestigious “Protect the Tiger” Award for his efforts to protect the Bhadra Tiger Reserve and the surrounding Western Ghats region of India, one of the last strongholds of the world’s largest cat. The “Protect the Tiger Award” is one among five, created by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Foundation to recognize individuals who have been directly or indirectly involved in protecting endangered species and have made contri...
December 04, 2013
WCS China Program Wins Ford Green Pioneer Award
NEW YORK (December 4, 2013) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced that the WCS China program has won the prestigious 2013 Ford Green Pioneer Award. Ford Green Motor Company foundation annually presents 10 environmental awards in support of outstanding environmental initiatives from both NGOs and individuals in China. This year, the WCS team led by Liu Peiqi received the award for its work restoring the habitat of Amur tigers and Amur leopards in northeast China.Liu Peiqi, and his ...
November 26, 2013
Video of Amur Leopard Cubs Confirm First-Known Breeding in China
30-50 Amur leopards remain in the wild WCS provides technical and financial support for project Watch the video from Forestry Bureau of Jilin Province here >> NEW YORK (November, 26, 2013) — The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) confirmed today that camera traps in the Wangqing Nature Reserve in northeast China recorded footage of a female Amur leopard with two cubs, marking the first record of breeding by this critically-endangered cat in China. The cameras, located some 30 km (18 mil...
November 08, 2013
Laos’ Nam Nern Night Safari Wins Prestigious World Responsible Travel Award For Best for Responsible Wildlife Experience At World Travel Mart, London
Ecotour developed by Wildlife Conservation Society in cooperation with the Government of Lao PDR and partner communitiesTour provides direct incentives for wildlife conservation by linking the revenue earned by communities with the numbers of wildlife seenLONDON (November 7, 2013) — The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today that the Nam Nern Night Safari, an ecotour based in Laos’ Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area in Houaphan Province, won the prestigious World Responsible Touris...
November 06, 2013
Wildlife Traffickers Sentenced In Indonesia
Two soldiers receive jail time and fines for possessing Sumatran tiger trophies in Aceh Province WCS congratulates Indonesian military police for protecting nation’s natural heritage NEW YORK (November 6, 2013) — The Wildlife Conservation Society congratulates a military court in the Indonesian town of Takengon in Aceh Province for recently handing down fines and jail time to two wildlife traffickers convicted of possessing a pair of stuffed Sumatran tigers and one stuffed sun bear. The suspec...
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