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Indonesian authorities arrest a bird smuggler traveling through the island of Sumatra by bus, saving more than 20 rare birds—including the palm cockatoo—from becoming victims of the illegal wildlife trade.
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A new video narrated by Edward Norton aims to combat the illegal wildlife trade in Iraq and Afghanistan by informing U.S. military personnel about the consequences of buying wildlife products while stationed overseas.
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Latest initiative implores soldiers to cross illegal wildlife products off the holiday gift list, outlines costs to career, mission, and security   NEW YORK (December 22, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society today announced the release of Caught in the Crosshairs: Combating the Illegal Wildlife Trade in Iraq and Afghanistan—a new video aimed at informing U.S. military personnel about the consequences of buying illegal wildlife products when deployed or stationed overseas. The video, seen ...
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Camera trap images tell a story of the survival of Afghanistan’s rugged wildlife and continued threats to many species NEW YORK (December 5, 2011)—Recent camera trap images from the rocky terrain of Afghanistan’s central highlands have revealed a surprise: a Persian leopard, an apex predator long thought to have disappeared from the region, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society. In a series of images that provides indisputable proof that the big cat persists in the country’...
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WCS conservationists have found that the same gangs that smuggle weapons and drugs are poaching the last remaining tigers to the edge of existence. But as organized crime steps up its game in wildlife trade, WCS is fighting back, working to monitor wildlife and train more park rangers.
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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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The Republic of Congo sends a Chinese ivory smuggler to jail, an example of the tough law enforcement that WCS recommends for combating the illegal wildlife trade.  
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Immense, organized, illegal trade in wildlife is decimating tigers, elephants, rhinos, and many other species, according to new paper Enforcement methods need to catch up with globally-linked criminalized syndicates “Unless we start taking wildlife crime seriously and allocating the commitment of resources appropriate to tackling sophisticated, well-funded, globall...
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As organized crime steps up its game in wildlife trade, a WCS conservationist suggests fighting back through increased law enforcement and better use of resources.

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