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WCS Statement on Extinction of Species in the U.S.
New York, NY (Sept. 29, 2021) – WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper released the following statement today on the announcement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposing that 22 animal species and one plant species in the United States be declared extinct. “The announcement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that 22 animal species and one plant species should be removed from the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and declared extinct in United States reminds us that ...
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Concluding Statement from WCS on CITES CoP18

The following statement was issued by the Wildlife Conservation Society at CITES CoP18. Susan Lieberman, vice president of international policy for the Wildlife Conservation Society, presented these remarks in full plenary as CITES CoP18 came to conclusion.

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BREAKING NEWS:Snares Wiping Out Wildlife in Unprecedented Numbers
NEW YORK (January 20, 2017) A very important article co-authored by WCS scientist Tony Lynam has been published in the journal Science about a crisis emerging in Asia from snaring, which is wiping out wildlife in unprecedented numbers.  The article points out that use of homemade snares are largely driving unsustainable levels of commercial hunting in Southeast Asia to the point of extinction. The authors also make recommendations for how this issue might be managed to avoid “empty forests.” 
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Illegal Traders Using Social Media to Sell Protected Birds Arrested in Indonesia
Makassar, Indonesia (September 15, 2016) South Sulawesi Regional Police conducted an operation on September 9, 2016, to tackle online trade of protected and endangered species in Makassar.
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