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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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Global Conservation Leaders Call on Congress to Reject Cuts to US Foreign Assistance
Washington, D.C. (May 23, 2017) – As three of the world’s largest international conservation organizations, WCS, TNC and WWF call on Congress to protect our country’s investments in foreign assistance and to adopt a budget that continues to support our nation’s legacy of global conservation and humanitarian leadership.

 

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WCS: New EU Ivory and Wildlife Trafficking Measures Are a Step in the Right Direction

BRUSSELS, Belgium (18 May, 2017) – WCS released a statement in response to the European Commission’s announcement of new measures related to ivory and wildlife trafficking.

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WASHINGTON (March 17, 2017) – Dramatic reductions in funding for the State Department, USAID, the GEF, the Department of the Interior and others will harm people, wildlife, the environment and our national security. 

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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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International engagement is key to stopping poaching crisis in Africa
Today, leaders from international conservation organizations spoke at an event co-hosted by the Governments of the United States and Germany, convened to honor American-German cooperation to combat wildlife crime. The groups jointly called for governments to step up and to coordinate their support to sub-Saharan countries in Africa in the fight against poaching and wildlife trafficking. The experts from the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF), Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) shared their organizations’ experiences and proposed solutions to the ongoing poaching and trafficking crisis.

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The EU took a giant step today toward eliminating wildlife trafficking which is threatening species worldwide.

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New Wildlife Trafficking Bill Introduced in Senate

WASHINGTON (December 10, 2015) – WCS applauded the introduction of the Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt Wildlife Trafficking Act in the U.S. Senate. The legislation is led by Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and would bolster wildlife trafficking law enforcement and increase support for wildlife rangers. 

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WASHINGTON (November 3, 2015) – WCS applauded today’s House passage of H.R. 2494, the Global Anti-Poaching Act, that would bolster wildlife trafficking law enforcement, including strengthening the prosecution of offenders under racketeering and money laundering laws and increasing support for wildlife rangers. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) introduced the bill, which attracted 67 Democratic and 47 Republican co-sponsors.

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