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Wildlife Conservationists Encouraged by Cambodia’s Pursuit of Justice in Murder Case of Three Rangers  And Committed to the Protection of Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary
The Wildlife Conservation Society is encouraged by the Cambodian Government’s actions pursuing justice in connection to the murder two weeks ago of three rangers, including one WCS staff member, and is committed to continue working with the authorities and other partners to protect the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary.
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STUDY: With Global Forests Dwindling, International Conservation Goals May Fall Short Without Targeted Protection for Intact Forests
New research published today in Nature Ecology & Evolutiondemonstrates the extraordinary value of Earth’s remaining intact forests for addressing climate change and protecting wildlife, critical watersheds, indigenous cultures, and human health. 
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Thailand Government Cracks Down on Wildlife Poaching
The Wildlife Conservation Society is congratulating Thailand officials for their exceptional enforcement of wildlife protection laws in the Thungyai Naresuan West Wildlife Sanctuary with the arrest of a construction tycoon and his companions found Sunday in possession of dead protected animals and firearms.
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The Year of the Dog is Upon Us
The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Queens Zoo and Prospect Park Zoo are celebrating the Year of the Dog with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year. 
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10th Anniversary of the WCS Run for the Wild
2018 marks the 10th year for the WCS Run for the Wild! For a decade the annual 5K race and family fun run/walk at the Bronx Zoo has been helping support WCS’s mission to save wildlife around the globe. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 28. 
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Statement: All eyes on the European Commission, as crucial EU decision on deforestation due “in a matter of weeks”

In the coming weeks, the European Commission is set to make a momentous decision about the fate of the world’s forests.

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Finalists Announced for World’s Leading Animal Conservation Award
(INDIANAPOLIS - Feb. 6, 2018) – Officials from the Indianapolis Prize today named the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)’s Joel Berger and P. Dee Boersma as Finalists for the world’s leading award for animal conservation. Berger and Boersma join conservation heroes Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Rodney Jackson, Dr. Russell Mittermeier and Dr. Carl Safina in the running for the prestigious title of Indianapolis Prize Winner and an unrestricted $250,000 prize.
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The following tribute was issued today by Dr. John Robinson, Executive Vice President of Conservation and Science for the Wildlife Conservation Society.
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Statement from WCS on the Killing of Three Conservation Heroes in Cambodia

Feb. 2, 2018 -- The following statement was released by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) concerning the murder of three conservation heroes in Cambodia on 30th January 2018.

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Three Critically Endangered Red-headed Vulture Nests Discovered  In Cambodia’s Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary
Preah Vihear (29 January 2018) – In January, three nests of the Critically Endangered Red-headed vulture were found in Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary by conservationists from the Ministry of Environment (MoE), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and local communities. The population of this species in Cambodia is possibly less than 50 individuals. These nest discoveries give hope that conservation efforts may save this species from extinction
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