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Illegal Wildlife Trade


WCS Run for the Wild: World  allows wildlife supporters to participate from anywhere Annual 5k run/walk at WCS’s Bronx Zoo is dedicated to saving elephants from the worst poaching crisis in two decades Visit www.crowdrise.com/WCSRunfortheWild from now through the end of April to help WCS save elephants Bronx, N.Y. – March 7, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the WCS Run for the Wild – this year dedicated to elephants – by expanding the annual ...
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Wildlife Conservation Society and National University of Singapore discover American bullfrog is spreading Chytrid through commercial trade Study: “There is an urgent need to conduct wider surveys of wild amphibians in Southeast Asia" New York, 06 March 2013 – A team of scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the National University of Singapore (NUS), revealed in a new study, for the first time, the presence of the pathogenic chytrid fungus (Batrachoch...
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WCS Run for the Wild is presented by Amarula Cream Liqueur and Con Edison Annual 5k run/walk is dedicated to saving elephants from the worst poaching crisis in two decades Registration open at www.wcsrunforthewild.org Bronx Zoo Event Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013 From now through April 27 WCS Run for the Wild: World helps those around ...
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WCS's President and CEO wrote a letter to the editor of The New York Times to address wildlife poaching. Referencing several recent Times articles on the topic, he reiterated the importance of addressing wildlife crime at its source. 
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Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Could Include Provisions that Help Curb Wildlife Trafficking in Asia Washington, D.C. – December 7, 2012 – In a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, the Wildlife Conservation Society urged the United States government to maintain its commitment to environmental provisions to stop illegal wildlife trade during ongoing trade talks with countries in Southeast Asia. The United States has proposed a binding and enforceable conservation chapter for...
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WCS's CEO, Dr. Cristián Samper, addresses the link between wildlife trafficking, crime, and disease in a new statement published online with the Huffington Post. To eradicate trafficking, he urges conservationists and citizens to "protect the source, break the chain and stop demand."


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WCS CEO Cristián Samper: “We need to protect the source,break the chain and stop demand.” Join the Global Pledge at WildlifePledge.org Washington, D.C. – December 4, 2012 – The Wildlife Conservation Society, in concert with the U.S. State Department, urged citizens around the world to pledge to help stop the illegal wildlife trade on Wildlife Conservation Day, December 4th. The pledge, found online at WildlifePledge.org, was conceived by ...
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New York (December 3, 2012)  WCS President and CEO Dr. Cristián Samper issued the following statement for Wildlife Conservation Day:  The Connection Between Species Extinction, Organized Crime Illegal wildlife trafficking may prove to be the demise of many of our Earth’s species. Further, this activity – which is snuffing out the last populations of elephants, tigers and other animals -- finances organized crime and augments the sp...
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hosted an event on wildlife trafficking, with a panel moderated by WCS CEO, Dr. Cristián Samper. Dr. Samper also released a statement reiterating the need to advance initiatives that will halt wildlife trafficking.
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From koalas to snow leopards, day-long wildlife film festival to showcase films from WCS, and exclusives from Thirteen/WNET- Nature , and Nat Geo WILD All-day pass is $15 and available at  www.thepicturehouse.org Sunday, Nov. 18 2012 Noon – 8:00 p.m. The Picture House 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803 Pelham, NY – Nov. 7, 2012 – The Wildlife Conservation Society...
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