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Wildlife Conservation Society Hopeful for Elephants In 2018
Bronx, NY, Dec. 31, 2017 — WCS President and CEO Cristian Samper released the following statement today as China honors its 2017 New Year's resolution to make the sale and processing of ivory illegal.
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WCS Statement on Chinese Government Phasing In Closing of Domestic Commercial Elephant Ivory Trade
"We believe that the ban has played a significant role in de-valuing ivory. We also believe that the ban has increased motivation for enforcement agencies to enhance actions on illegal ivory trade."

 

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China Announcement of Domestic Ivory Ban in 2017 - English Translation
New York  (Jan. 3, 2016)    Today WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) is releasing an English language version of China’s historic announcement on ivory made on Dec. 30, 2016. The text was translated by WCS.
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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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China, Viet Nam and Lao PDR commit to enhanced cooperation and coordination to dismantle wildlife trafficking networks
(Guangzhou, August 30th 2016) - Enforcement agencies from China, Lao PDR and Viet Nam agreed on urgent measures to tackle wildlife trafficking networks operating across their countries. The Wildlife Conservation Society provided technical assistance to the meetings.
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Bird’s Unusual Song Leads Scientists to Discover New Species

January 21, 2016 – WCS reports that a bird’s unusual, melodic song led an international team of scientists to discover an entirely new species in northeastern India and adjacent parts of China.

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SNAP partnership convenes world’s biggest study of China’s illegal trade in ivory
SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA/BEIJING, CHINA, December 16, 2015 –The Science for Nature and People (SNAP) partnership announced it has convened a new Expert Working Group, which will result in one of the most comprehensive studies to date of China’s illegal trade in ivory.

 

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