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NPR reporter Frank Langfitt visits WCS’s Paul Elkan and Mike Kock on a mission to locate and radio-collar a group of elephants on the savannahs of South Sudan. The expedition is part of WCS’s work to protect the emerging nation’s remarkable wildlife from poachers and development.

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Specialized Save Vanishing Species Stamps Will Benefit Existing Wildlife Protection Funds at No Cost to American Taxpayers   WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 12, 2011) – America got its first look today at a new wildlife stamp that will be issued by the U.S. Postal Service in September 2011 to benefit international wildlife conservation. Net proceeds from sale of the Save Vanishing Species stamp, which fea...
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The U.S. Postal Service unveils a design for a new stamp benefitting wildlife conservation. The specialized Save Vanishing Species stamps, featuring an illustration of a tiger cub, will benefit existing wildlife protection funds at no cost to American taxpayers.
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Congressmen George Miller (D-CA) and Pedro Pierluisi (D-PR) Step Up as Lead Sponsors Legislation Would Reauthorize U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Programs that Protect Threatened Species Abroad WASHINGTON, D.C.  (May 11, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society applauded the introduction of H.R. 1760, the Great Ape Conserva...
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A WCS census confirms a healthy population of western lowland gorillas in and around Cameroon’s Deng Deng National Park.

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New Census finds a dense and healthy population of western lowland gorillas ' Deng Deng National Park – plus adjacent logging area – are critical to gorilla survival and need proper protection Region contains world’s northernmost population of western lowland gorillas NEW YORK (March 28, 2011)  – A new census by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released today reveals a dense and healthy population of western l...
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A growing online black market is creating new demand for items like elephant ivory chopsticks, tiger claws and whiskers, and wallets made from clouded leopard skin. WCS’s Wildlife Crime Unit is working with Indonesian authorities to investigate the illegal Internet trade.
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Suspect arrested in Jakarta after investigation of internet advertisements of protected wildlife for sale WCS worked in conjunction with Indonesian Police, Indonesian Department of Forestry, Directorate-General for Forest Protection and Nature Conservation JAKARTA, INDONESIA (February 17, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today a successful raid in Jakarta by Indonesian authorities that resulted in the arrest of a susp...
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Media Availability: WCS President and CEO Steven SandersonWCS says vote for independence offers historic opportunity for conservation and sustainable natural resource managementWCS is an official partner with the government of Southern Sudan on wildlife conservation issues NEW YORK (January 10, 2011) – The following op-ed by WCS President and CEO Dr. Steven Sanderson was published this weekend: This Sunday, more than three million people in South Sudan are expected to vote in a referendum to c...
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WCS Scientist Dr. Joel Berger Discusses Preliminary Study Results on the Persistence of Musk Oxen NEW YORK (December 22, 2010) –Reindeer, also known as caribou in North America, may be flying high on the radar this time of year, but they’re not getting all of the attention. In a recent talk given at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Center for Global Conservation, WCS Conservationist Dr. Joel Berger discussed his latest findings on musk oxen persistence in Alaska. The focus of the...
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