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Major Tiger Trader Busted in Indonesia—Faces 5 Years in Prison and $10,000 USD Fine
Check out this important story regarding the arrest of a major wildlife trafficker illegally trading in tiger parts and other protected wildlife in Indonesia. 
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The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine and its Feline Health Center, and the University of Glasgow's Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine have just co-convened the first "Vaccines for Conservation" international meeting at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo in New York City. Experts from around the world focused on the threat that canine distemper virus poses to the conservation of increasingly fragmented populations of threatened carnivores. While canine distemper has been known for many years as a problem affecting domestic dogs, the virus has been appearing in new areas and causing disease and mortality in a wide range of wildlife species, including tigers and lions. In fact, many experts agree that the virus should not be called “canine distemper” virus at all, given the diversity of species it infects.
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WCS applauded President Obama’s FY16 budget request for its conservation highlights, but cautioned that recent gains for wildlife trafficking could disappear unless Congress acts.
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A Cinderella Story for Tigers
Great news from the Russian Far East: an orphaned tiger cub named Zolushka (Russian for Cinderella) has been successfully rehabilitated and released back into the forests of the Russian Far East. 
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Human-wildlife conflict resolution near protected areas critical for tiger survival Stripe-matching software and individual histories inform decisions on handling conflict-prone big cats NEW YORK (November 19, 2014)—Researchers with the Wildlife Conservation Society and other partners in India are using high-tech solutions to zero in on individual tigers in conflict and relocate them out of harm’s way for the benefit of both tigers and people. I...
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Canine Distemper Virus could be significant driver toward extinction Smaller populations more at riskNEW YORK (November 10, 2014) — Along with the pressures of habitat loss, poaching and depletion of prey species, a new threat to tiger populations in the wild has surfaced in the form of disease, specifically, canine distemper virus (CDV). According to a new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and its partners, CDV has the potential to be a significant driver in pushing the ani...
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When they're well managed, protected areas, like Yellowstone National Park, are valuable tools for conservation, says Dr. James Watson, Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society's Climate Change Program. But, in a new paper in Nature, Watson and some colleagues argue that's not the case with many reserves around the world.
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When they're well managed, protected areas, like Yellowstone National Park, are valuable tools for conservation, says Dr. James Watson, Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society's Climate Change Program. But, in a new paper in Nature, Watson and some colleagues argue that's not the case with many reserves around the world.
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20 Ways To Track A Tiger is a multi-sensory e-book experience about the survival of a wild Indian tigress and her two cubs in the Indian jungle E-book features videos, photo galleries, original music and jungle sounds Book is based on author, explorer, and filmmaker Carol J. Amore’s real-life experience documenting tigers in India’s Bandhavgarh Tiger ReserveTo see a video preview of the book, click here NEW YORK (November 3, 2014) – A new multi-sensory e-book based on the real-life experienc...
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Congress Recently Renewed Stamp that Raised More Than $2.5 Million for Conservation Since 2011 at No Taxpayer Expense Purchase the Stamp Online at shop.usps.com WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 20, 2014) – The Save Vanishing Species postage stamp, also known as the Tiger Stamp, is back on sale at U.S. Post Offices and online after being reauthorized by Congress earlier this year. The stamp costs 60 cents, 11 cents more than a regular first-class stamp. The extra 11 cents from the sale of every stamp g...
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