Identification training supported for sustainable management of sharks and rays

Identification training supported  for  sustainable management of sharks and rays
(February 25, 2019)   -   Lombok, Indonesia, 25 February 2019. Studies revealed that sharks and rays are faced with increasing population decline and up to-one quarter of shark and ray species are threatened with extinction. Overfishing is considered the main threat while the inadequacy of data on sharks and rays leads to their overexploitation and extinction which aggravates the situation.

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DNA-Based Technology as a Wildlife Conservation Strategy to strengthen related genetic research that supports the officials in handling wildlife crimes

DNA-Based Technology  as a Wildlife Conservation Strategy to strengthen related genetic research that supports the officials in handling wildlife crimes
(December 19, 2018)   -   Scientists agreed that the use of DNA analysis technology in animals can be used to assess the conservation status of highly threatened species, support law enforcement agencies in combatting wildlife crime, and much more.

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World’s leading coffee companies commit to tackle deforestation in Indonesia

World’s leading coffee companies commit to tackle deforestation in Indonesia
(April 12, 2018)   -   The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced that a group of the world’s leading coffee companies has committed to addressing deforestation from illegal coffee production inside Indonesia’s Bukit Barisan Selatan (BBS) National Park. The landmark commitment signals the start of a unique landscape-focused collaboration to secure the future of one of the nation’s most important forest ecosystems, while supporting sustainable economic development.

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WCS’s Irma Hermawati and Musir Riswan Receive Disney Conservation Hero Awards

WCS’s Irma Hermawati and Musir Riswan Receive Disney Conservation Hero Awards
(February 26, 2016)   -   WCS announced that Irma Hermawati and Musir Riswan of WCS’s Indonesia Program have both been honored with a Conservation Hero Award from the Disney Conservation Fund. The award recognizes local citizens for their efforts to protect wildlife and wild places, and to engage communities in conservation. 

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Major Illegal Tiger Skin Trader Arrested in Indonesia

Major Illegal Tiger Skin Trader Arrested in Indonesia
(December 15, 2015)   -   The Criminal Investigation Division of the Indonesian National Police and the WCS’s Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU) announced an enforcement action against a major tiger skin trader and an intermediary who offered tiger skin products to potential buyers. 

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Poop Scoop: Estimating Population Size of Sumatran Elephants in Way Kambas

Poop Scoop: Estimating Population Size of Sumatran Elephants in Way Kambas
(August 12, 2015)   -   The status of Sumatran Elephant has been escalated from endangered into critically endangered by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List in 2012. This mostly because the Sumatran Elephants have significant reduction in population number as indicated by the loss of over 69% of its potential habitat in just one generation (the last 25 years).

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Indonesian National Police Seize Major Shipment of Pangolins, Arrest Smuggler

Indonesian National Police Seize Major Shipment of Pangolins, Arrest Smuggler
(April 27, 2015)   -   The Indonesian National Police’s Criminal Investigation Division (BARESKRIM MABES POLRI), the Government of Indonesia, and the WCS's Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU) seized shipment of pangolins headed to China and valued at approximately 1.8 million US dollars (USD).

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Major Tiger Trader Busted in Indonesia—Faces 5 Years in Prison and $10,000 USD Fine

Major Tiger Trader Busted in Indonesia—Faces 5 Years in Prison and $10,000 USD Fine
(February 11, 2015)   -   The South Sumatra Military Police, South Sumatra Provincial Natural Resource Conservation Office (BKSDA), and the WCS’s Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU) announced today the recent arrest of a major wildlife trafficker illegally trading in tiger parts and other protected wildlife in Indonesia. The suspect has allegedly sold more than 100 stuffed tigers over a ten-year period.

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