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Recent arrests and prosecutions in Sumatra and Jakarta put the heat on illegal wildlife traders attempting to sell Sumatran tiger skins. WCS’s Wildlife Crime Unit played a key role in the arrests.
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WCS Reports: Indonesia steps-up fight against illegal tiger tradeRecent arrests and prosecutions in Sumatra and Jakarta put the heat on illegal wildlife traders, with WCS’s Wildlife Crime Unit playing key role in arrestsNew York (August 13, 2009) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today two successful raids by Indonesian authorities that resulted in the arrests of suspects for attempting to illegally sell Sumatran tiger skins. The most recent raid took place in Jakarta on August ...
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Legislation Includes Critical Provisions to Fight Climate Change by Ensuring Preservation of World's Forests and Natural Resources Bill Directly Addresses Deforstation, Which results in One-fifth of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Landmark Vote Paves Way to Comprehensive Climate Change Policy WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 26, 2009)—The following statement was released by John F. Calvelli, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs at the Wildlife Conservation Society regarding passa...
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WCS announces a new way to count tigers, based on a study that shows that fecal DNA sampling provides extremely accurate estimates of the big cats’ populations.
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New study shows that fecal DNA sampling provides extremely accurate estimates of tiger populations New technique is a powerful tool to help save critically endangered big cats NEW YORK (JUNE 18, 2009) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today a major breakthrough in the science of saving tigers: high-tech DNA fecal sampling. According to the study, researchers will be able to accurately count and assess tiger populations by identifying individual animals from the uniq...
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NEW YORK (June 16, 2009) Exchanging their books and pencils for camera and tripod, a group of 7th graders from the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation (UASWC) today released an engaging short video that captures the innovative character of their school and highlights their unique access to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, its animals and staff. Starring tigers, gorillas, and sea lions, along with the student filmmakers and even their principal, the video will be used a...
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Landmark Legislation Paves Way to Comprehensive Climate Change Policy NEW YORK (MAY 21, 2009) - The Wildlife Conservation Society applauds U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and U.S. Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA) of the House Energy and Commerce Committee for including provisions on forestry preservation in the American Clean Energy and Security Act. The provisions call for action to avoid the burning or cutting down of the world’s forests. Deforestation results in one-fifth of total greenhouse...
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WCS applauds the inclusion of forestry provisions in the American Clean Energy and Security Act, which paves the way to comprehensive climate change policy.
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WCS Testifies Before Congress on Bills to Save Icons of the Wild Including the Issuance of New U.S. Postal Stamp NEW YORK (MAY 5, 2009) The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Executive Vice President of Conservation and Science Dr. John Robinson testified today before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans, and Wildlife, in favor of a new postage stamp that would help some of the world’s most beloved – but endangered – wildlife. H.R. 1454, the Multinational Species Con...
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WCS scientists track tigers with a new 3D software program that may speed up conservation efforts. The software can also help locate the origins of confiscated tiger skins.
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