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WCS Myanmar Program Celebrates 25th Anniversary
The WCS Myanmar Program released a video celebrating its 25th year of conservation.Watch the video here.
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Professionalized Anti-Poaching Operations Led to Arrest and Conviction of Four Elephant Poachers in Republic of Congo
Four poachers responsible for killing elephants in the periphery of the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park were sentenced to five years’ imprisonment by the local district court on Thursday the 22nd of November. 
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Latin America Launches New Roadmap to Save the Jaguar

In an unprecedented global commitment to saving the jaguar, leading international conservation organizations and key jaguar range states have joined together to launch the Jaguar 2030 Conservation Roadmap for the Americas, presented today/this week at the Conference of Parties (COP) 14 of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

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The Rising Threat to Jaguars from the Demand for Their Body Parts

A new report on jaguars from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) warns of a rising demand for teeth, claws, skins and other body parts which could imperil jaguars in the same way tigers are threatened across Asia.

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New Survey Shows Rangers Across Central America Share Passion for Protecting Nature Despite Poor Working Conditions
Government-employed park rangers in Central American countries described a challenging and often inhospitable work environment in their responses in a recent survey (English | Spanish) on their wellbeing and working conditions conducted by Global Wildlife Conservation, Panthera, the global wild cat conservation organization, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and local partners. 
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WCS Calls for Renewed Action at Conclusion of London Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference
WCS congratulates the government of the United Kingdom for bringing the world together to focus on wildlife trafficking and strategize how governments, NGOs, and other stakeholders can collaborate to combat this scourge. 
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WCS: Proposed USFWS and NMFS Regulations Would Weaken Endangered Species Act
In comments submitted to the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Department of Commerce, WCS expressed its opposition to the Administration’s proposed changes to Endangered Species Act regulations that would undermine the core goals of the ESA, as articulated by Congress.
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COOL PAPER ALERT: The Risks and Benefits of Publishing Biodiversity Data
WCS co-authored a paper published yesterday in Nature Ecology & Evolution that debates whether to publicize the location of endangered species.  
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WCS Calls for Strong EU Domestic Ivory Trade Ban as Decision Nears
As the European Union (EU) continues deliberations on the potential closure of its domestic ivory market, WCS noted recent developments to call for the strongest EU trade ban possible.
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WCS applauds House Appropriations Committee support for key Interior conservation programs

WASHINGTON (June 7, 2018) – This week, the House Appropriations Committee marked up and passed the Fiscal Year 2019 Interior Appropriations bill, which controls U.S. government investment in supporting international conservation and stopping wildlife crime.

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