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Republic of Congo sentences Chinese smuggler to four years in prison Ivory poaching is decimating elephants worldwide NEW YORK (August 18, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society today applauded the Republic of Congo for its sentencing of an ivory smuggler to four years in prison. The sentence, handed down on August 10th, marks a growing commitment by Congolese officials to crack down on poaching that is decimating local wildlife. The trafficker was cau...
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WCS conservationists and their partners announce a plan to protect the Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee. Restricted to pockets of forest within the two countries, the subspecies is the world’s rarest chimp.

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Donation will support efforts by eco-guards to protect gorillas from warfare and poachers   NEW YORK (June 7, 2011)—The world’s largest and least known type of gorilla will receive a helping hand from Newman’s Own Foundation, which has awarded the Wildlife Conservation Society a $150,000 grant to help save the Grauer’s gorilla in the war-torn landscape of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The grant will help equip and support park rangers (or eco-guards) in their struggle to ...
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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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Fate of largest gorilla subspecies unknown for past several years due to regional warfare Census team led by Wildlife Conservation Society, ICCN braves insecurity of imperiled Kahuzi-Biega National Park NEW YORK (April 14, 2011)—A census team led by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Insitut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN) in Kahuzi-Biega National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo today announced some encouragin...
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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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From understanding Ebola in Central Africa to using medicinal plants in Bolivia, local communities are emerging as key partners in fighting diseases shared by humans and wildlife WCS health officials presented findings at this week’s OIE Global Conference on Wildlife: “Animal Health and Biodiversity—Preparing for the Future” PARIS, FRANCE (February 25, 2011)—Wildlife health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said they are increasingly relying on th...
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The Wildlife Conservation Society’s state-of-the-art hospital includes medical, surgical, and pathology facilities for WCS’s Living Institution collectionsServes as headquarters for WCS’s field veterinary program that monitors wildlife health and potential pandemics around the world NEW YORK (December 9, 2010)— The Wildlife Conservation Society celebrates today the 25th Anniversary of the Wildlife Health Center, a state-of-the-art hospital and applied research facility. Opened in 1985,...
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