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Outdoor Recreation in Protected Areas Negatively Impacts Wildlife Globally
FORT COLLINS, CO – December 8, 2016 – Newly published research in the journal PLOS ONE by scientists at WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society ), Colorado State University (CSU), and University of California-Berkeley finds that human recreation activities in protected areas are impacting wildlife, and more often than not, in negative ways.

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 The following statement was released today by Dale Miquelle, Director of the WCS Russia Program on the opening of the first wildlife tunnel in Russia
RUSSIA – May 4, 2016) - “The Wildlife Conservation Society congratulates the Russian conservation community, especially Land of the Leopard National Park, on the grand opening of the Narvinskii Pass tunnel on March 26th, 2016.

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Categories: Wildlife Managment

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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Wildlife markets in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) illegally trade in high volumes of protected species and animals that can host dangerous pathogens, reports a new study from an international team of leading wildlife health professionals.

This Lao PDR trade, which endangers the region’s biodiversity, has the potential to be a serious human health threat globally.

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