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“This study shows that once poached, elephants are being moved rapidly into trade; illegal ivory isn't coming from old stockpiles...” WCS’s Dr. Elizabeth Bennett
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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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CITES CoP17 Delegates: Adopt Resolution Recommending Closure of Domestic Elephant Ivory Markets Globally
Oct. 2 2016 – The following statement was released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society in celebration of the decision taken today by countries at CITES CoP17 for adopting a resolution recommending the closure of domestic elephant ivory markets globally.
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STUDY: A Lost Century for Forest Elephants
August 30, 2016 – Because forest elephants are one the slowest reproducing mammals in the world, it will take almost a century for them to recover from the intense poaching they have suffered since 2002. 
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FIGHT THE CRIME: WCS Kicks off Third Phase of 96 Elephants Campaign
June 15, 2016 – WCS has kicked off the third phase of its 96 Elephants campaign focusing on fighting wildlife crime that continues to slaughter 96 elephants each day in Africa.
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WCS salue l’interdiction historique du commerce de l’ivoire sur le sol américain
2 juin 2016 – WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society, Société pour la Conservation de la Vie sauvage) avait lancé la campagne « 96 Elephants » et salue la décision de l’administration Obama d’interdire presque totalement le commerce interétat de l’ivoire. 
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WCS Applauds Historic, Groundbreaking US Ivory Ban  美国政府颁布象牙禁令,WCS为这一历史性时刻喝彩

June 2, 2016 – WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), founder of the 96 Elephants campaign, applauded the Obama Administration’s announcement of a near-total ban on the interstate trade in ivory. The final revision for of the 4(d) rule of the Endangered Species Act for African elephants allows for exceptions for items containing de minimis amounts of ivory and documented antiques.

华盛顿(201662日)--- 国际野生生物保护学会(Wildlife Conservation Society简称WCS)作为“96头大象活动的创办者,为奥巴马政府宣布象牙贸易禁令喝彩,这一禁令几乎全面实现了州与州之间的象牙禁贸。美国濒危物种法案中最新的4(d)条款中(Endangered Species Act for African elephants)仅允许两项例外的存在:一是极其微小的象牙装饰品,二是具有法律证明文件的古董。

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Reflections by a Conservationist Watching 100 Tonnes of Ivory Burn

Nairobi National Park, Kenya, April 30, 2016 -- The fires are now lit on 100 tonnes of ivory, and as the plumes of smoke swirl into the grey skies, Kenya is turning up the heat to stop the trafficking of elephant ivory. The attention this ivory destruction has created – with presidents and celebrities alike gathering to witness this somber event – ensures that this message will spread far and wide. This burn is designed to help galvanize African and global support to close all ivory markets. When the smoke clears from today, attention will turn to the 17th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Johannesburg in September. The countries gathering at CITES must take action to destroy any and all economic value for ivory. READ MORE

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INDONESIA WILDLIFE TRADERS ON THE RUN: WCS Says Illegal Traders are Changing Location Due to Increased Enforcement

NEW YORK (APRIL 14, 2016) WCS’s Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU) said that interrogations from recent arrests of wildlife traders in Indonesia indicate that illegal activities are shifting to the eastern part of the country due to better enforcement in the west.  

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March 3, 2016 – The online trade in ivory and related wildlife products is rampant in Hawaii, which remains one of the United States’ major markets for ivory, according to a new report by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Humane Society International (HSI), The Humane Society of the United States(HSUS), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).  
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