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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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Peruvian Government Approves National Strategy to Reduce Wildlife Trafficking

LIMA, Peru (September 18, 2017)—The Government of Peru has taken a major step in conserving wildlife species with a new decade-long plan to combat wildlife trafficking in one of the world’s most biodiverse countries. 

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CITES CoP17: 7 Reasons Elephants Won at CITES
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (Oct. 5, 2016) – The decisions, resolutions and proposals adopted at the 17th meeting of the CITES Conference of the Parties (CoP17) made it a little better to be an elephant. 
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CITES CoP17 Concludes on the Side of Wildlife and Science
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - (Oct. 4 2016) - Science and wildlife conservation prevailed at CITES CoP17. The decisions made by the gathering countries were based on the best available scientific information. 
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The EU took a giant step today toward eliminating wildlife trafficking which is threatening species worldwide.

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Republic of Congo Becomes 11th Nation to Join Elephant Protection Initiative
January 13, 2016 – The Republic of the Congo has confirmed that it will join the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI), the  African-led conservation programme to eradicate the ivory trade and stop the continued slaughter of the continent’s elephants by poachers. 
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Land-bound Scientists Find Inspiration From the Sea to Monitor Wild Animal Hunting in African Forests

January 6, 2016 – Scientists hoping to help stem the rate of unsustainable hunting in West and Central Africa have developed two monitoring indicators based in part on methods used to track populations trends of organisms in an entirely different ecosystem: the sea.

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