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The Snow Leopard – World’s Most Mysterious Big Cat – May Be More Common than Thought
July 5, 2016 – The snow leopard has long been one of the least studied – and therefore poorly understood – of the large cats. No longer.

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Hawai‘i Signs Nation’s Broadest Wildlife Trafficking Ban Into Law
Honolulu (June 28, 2016) – As the “endangered species capital of the world,” Hawai‘i knows first-hand the devastating impacts of losing iconic native species. The state has now taken a historic step to help prevent the further loss of critically endangered species within its own borders and abroad.

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Bangladesh Rolls out SMART Patrolling Across the Sundarbans
Khulna (June 28, 2016) – In response to the threats of wildlife and forestry crime and illegal fishing to the Sundarbans—the world’s largest mangrove forest—the Government of Bangladesh through its Forest Department has expanded the scope of its current protection efforts

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WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) welcomed the Council of the European Union’s support for the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking this week. 

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Imperiled Gorilla Gets Much-Needed Good News
June 16, 2016 – A new report released by WCS and partners shows how to successfully stem the decline for an imperiled gorilla sub-species hanging on in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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FIGHT THE CRIME: WCS Kicks off Third Phase of 96 Elephants Campaign
June 15, 2016 – WCS has kicked off the third phase of its 96 Elephants campaign focusing on fighting wildlife crime that continues to slaughter 96 elephants each day in Africa.

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International engagement is key to stopping poaching crisis in Africa
Today, leaders from international conservation organizations spoke at an event co-hosted by the Governments of the United States and Germany, convened to honor American-German cooperation to combat wildlife crime. The groups jointly called for governments to step up and to coordinate their support to sub-Saharan countries in Africa in the fight against poaching and wildlife trafficking. The experts from the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF), Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) shared their organizations’ experiences and proposed solutions to the ongoing poaching and trafficking crisis.

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WCS salue l’interdiction historique du commerce de l’ivoire sur le sol américain
2 juin 2016 – WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society, Société pour la Conservation de la Vie sauvage) avait lancé la campagne « 96 Elephants » et salue la décision de l’administration Obama d’interdire presque totalement le commerce interétat de l’ivoire. 

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WCS Applauds Historic, Groundbreaking US Ivory Ban  美国政府颁布象牙禁令,WCS为这一历史性时刻喝彩

June 2, 2016 – WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), founder of the 96 Elephants campaign, applauded the Obama Administration’s announcement of a near-total ban on the interstate trade in ivory. The final revision for of the 4(d) rule of the Endangered Species Act for African elephants allows for exceptions for items containing de minimis amounts of ivory and documented antiques.

华盛顿(201662日)--- 国际野生生物保护学会(Wildlife Conservation Society简称WCS)作为“96头大象活动的创办者,为奥巴马政府宣布象牙贸易禁令喝彩,这一禁令几乎全面实现了州与州之间的象牙禁贸。美国濒危物种法案中最新的4(d)条款中(Endangered Species Act for African elephants)仅允许两项例外的存在:一是极其微小的象牙装饰品,二是具有法律证明文件的古董。


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 WCS Applauds Historic, Groundbreaking US Ivory Ban

June 2, 2016 – WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), founder of the 96 Elephants campaign, applauded the Obama Administration’s announcement of a near-total ban on the interstate trade in ivory. The final revision for of the 4(d) rule of the Endangered Species Act for African elephants allows for exceptions for items containing de minimis amounts of ivory and documented antiques.

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