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Can’t we all Just Get Along – Like India’s Cats and Dogs?
February 16, 2017 – A new WCS study in India shows that three carnivores – tigers, leopards, and dholes (Asian wild dog) – seemingly in direct competition with one other, are living side by side with surprisingly little conflict. 
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WCS Applauds China for Progress in National Park Initiatives
NEW YORK (November 16, 2016) – WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) applauds the statements made on November 4th by the General Director of National Development and Reform Commission, Mr. Xu Shaoshi, indicating that the SangJiangYuan National Park pilot program has been initiated while a second pilot—the Amur Tiger and Amur Leopard National Park program—is in the approval process.
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Media Note: New Video Shows Reduction in Leopard/Human Conflict in Mumbai’s Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Resolving human wildlife conflicts related to large cats largely consists of reactive actions such as translocating the animals or paying livestock compensation to the people. Rarely is an attempt made to understand the under lying causes of the conflict and then use the knowledge to tackle the conflict proactively. 
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 The following statement was released today by Dale Miquelle, Director of the WCS Russia Program on the opening of the first wildlife tunnel in Russia
RUSSIA – May 4, 2016) - “The Wildlife Conservation Society congratulates the Russian conservation community, especially Land of the Leopard National Park, on the grand opening of the Narvinskii Pass tunnel on March 26th, 2016.
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Night Stalker: Rare camera trap images show leopard making kill in India’s Bhadra Tiger reserve
NEW YORK (APRIL 13, 2016) –WCS (Wildlife conservation Society) released a  stunning set of camera trap images recorded last week that show the dramatic end for a large Sambar deer (possibly weighing 200-300 kilos) taken down by the suffocating bite of a leopard.
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 Breaking News to Cutting Edge Science: Understanding Leopard Populations in Human Landscapes

 (Bengaluru, India – November 23, 2015): In a novel study that relied on newspaper reports of “leopard conflict incidents,” scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society's India Program and Centre for Wildlife Studies carried out the first-ever regional scale assessment of leopard populations in human-use areas in Karnataka. 

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Ever wonder what big cats do when no one is looking? WCS Congo Program researcher Patrick Boudjan was surprised to find out when a trio of leopards took more than 800 camera trap images of themselves in just over an hour. It turns out that when big cats are protected, they really like to have a good time!

The images come from the Tropical Ecology Assessment & Monitoring (TEAM) camera trap site at Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in Northern Congo. Partners are the TEAM Network, Wildlife Conservation Society Congo Program, Conservation International and the Government of Congo Ministère de l’Economie Forestière, et du Dévéloppement Durable.
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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...
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A new study by WCS reveals that the proliferation of the cashmere garment industry poses dangers to wildlife, including snow leopards, wild yak, Tibetan antelope, gazelles, and kiang, pictured here.
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In certain urbanized landscapes of western India, leopards and other large carnivores have become routine visitors. But despite their increasing presence in areas devoid of wilderness, most go unnoticed.
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