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Assembly Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation Will Examine Effectiveness of New York Restrictions on Ivory Sales Hearing will take place Thursday, January 16, in Manhattan New York is the largest market for ivory in the U.S.96 Elephants are killed every day by ivory poachers NEW YORK (December 19, 2013) – The New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation announced a public hearing on ways to improve the effectiveness of the state’s laws and regulations prot...
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.image { font-size: 10px; color: #a2a2a2; } Author: Southern Weekend reporter Yuan Duanduan From: Kenya, Mozambique, November 15, 2013, 09:48:26 Origin: Southern Weekend China has become the largest illegal ivory consumer market in the world, but 2 /3 of the Chinese people do not know ivory is obtained through killing the elephant. In 1979, there were 1.3 million African elephants, but now less than four hundred thousand remain. If this situation continues, African elephants will become extinc...
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96 elephants are killed every day in AfricaCampaign supports and amplifies Clinton Global Initiative to stop the killing, stop the trafficking, and stop the demand Millions of zoo visitors can take action to stop the demand for ivory in the United States and around the worldCampaign calls for U.S. moratorium on ivory sales, bolsters elephant protection, educates public about ivory trade consumptionU.S. is a major importer of ivory Campaign URL: 96 elephantsNew York – Nov. 26, 2013 – The Associat...
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Bronx, NY – November 14, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s President and CEO Cristián Samper today issued a statement in connection with a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service event in Denver, CO, at which six tons of illegal elephant ivory were to be crushed. Samper, one of eight members of the Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking appointed by President Obama and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, is tasked with making recommendations to the administration and providing it with ongo...
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Full-page story (with banner): http://elephantstory.wcs.org/Embeddable version, 800 pixels or wider: http://elephantstory.wcs.org/?embed Embeddable version, narrow: http://elephantstory.wcs.org/ Denver, CO – November 13, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society and geographic information system (GIS) software innovator Esri jointly developed and produced an online Story Map that combines spatial data, excellent cartography, and Web mapping tools to visually tell the story ...
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An unprecedented collaboration will move beyond extinction stats to finding solutions for elephants under siege in Africa.
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96 elephants are killed every day in AfricaCampaign supports and amplifies Clinton Global Initiative to stop the killing, stop the trafficking, and stop the demandCampaign calls for U.S. moratorium on ivory sales, bolsters elephant protection, educates public about ivory trade consumptionU.S. is a major importer of ivoryCampaign URL: www.96elephants.orgNEW YORK (September, 26, 2013) — The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today a campaign to amplify and support the Clinton Global Initiativ...
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Commitment’s Goal: Stop the Killing, Stop the Trafficking, Stop the Demand  An unprecedented collaboration – moving beyond extinction stats to solutions for elephants Elephant numbers have plummeted by 76 percent since 1980 due to ivory poaching; 35,000 slaughtered by poachers in 2012 alone Commitment Makers include: Wildlife Conservation Society, African Wildlife Foundation, Conservation International, International Fund for Animal Welfare, and World Wildlife Fund Commitment Partners: African P...
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Washington, DC – September 9, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s President and CEO Cristián Samper today issued a statement following a White House Forum to Counter Wildlife Trafficking. At the event, Samper was named one of eight members of the Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking. The council was established by a Presidential Executive Order in July. It is tasked with making recommendations to the administration and providing it with ongoing advice and assistance on the issue...
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Prize Officials Encourage People to Take Action as More Species are at Risk of Extinction INDIANAPOLIS — Thirty-nine conservationists who have dedicated their lives to saving the Earth’s endangered species have been nominated to receive the biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation. The winner of the Prize will receive an unrestricted $250,000 cash award and the Lilly Medal. Five other finalists will each receive $10,000. The nominees’ work spans the globe...
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