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Study: Wildlife Sign Surveys Up To The Task

(Bengaluru - September 26, 2017) - A new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society-India Program, the Centre for Wildlife Studies, and the University of Florida-Gainesville, shows that cost-effective “sign surveys” can be used to reliably monitor animal distributions in the wild.

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First Nest of Critically Endangered Siamese Crocodile Recorded in Sre Ambel River System

Sre Ambel, Koh Kong (28 June 2017) - Conservationists from the Fisheries Administration (FiA), WCS(Wildlife Conservation Society) and local communities have discovered a nest with 19 eggs of the Critically Endangered Siamese crocodile in the Sre Ambel District of  Koh Kong Province in Cambodia. This is the first Siamese crocodile nest recorded in six years of research and protection in the Sre Ambel River System.

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Can Cambodia’s Rice Farmers and Bengal Floricans Co-exist?
Kampong Thom (June 08, 2017) – Commercial dry-season rice cultivation in Cambodia’s Tonle Sap floodplain increasingly threatens the Critically Endangered Bengal florican, a new study says. This and other threats puts the species at high risk of extinction in the near future, unless it is managed appropriately.
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VIENTIANE, LAO PDR (May 19, 2016) – The following statement was issued today by Deputy Director of the WCS Lao PDR Country Program Santi Saypanya concerning a significant new penal code in Lao to crack down on wildlife traffickers with increased penalties.
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Dr. Jonathan Slaght to be Honored for Work to Conserve Blakiston’s Fish Owl
NEW YORK (February 8, 2017): The WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) announced today that Dr. Jonathan Slaght will be honored for his work in Russia to conserve the Blakiston’s fish owl, an endangered species and the largest owl in the world.
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The United States joined 11 other Pacific Rim countries in signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an international trade agreement which includes strong  wildlife trafficking provisions within its environmental chapter.
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