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January 29, 2014
Top Photos: 20 Years Camera-trapping India’s Elusive Carnivores
India is a haven for elusive animals, with close to 50 species of wild carnivores. Krithi Karnath, WCS Associate Conservation Scientist, takes a look back at 20 years of successful camera trapping by the WCS-India Program.
January 17, 2014
Omnibus Federal Spending Bill Creates New $45 million Fund to Combat Wildlife Trafficking
WCS applauds appropriations bill that grows key conservation funding accounts and will help address elephant poaching crisis Support for USAID, GEF, and Dept. of the Interior programs is preserved Washington, DC – January 17, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Society hailed the omnibus Fiscal Year 2014 spending bill passed this week by Congress, which maintains key conservation accounts and creates a new funding source to combat wildlife trafficking while ensuring budgetary stability over the ne...
January 15, 2014
European Parliament Takes Powerful Action Against Illegal Wildlife Trade by Calling for Moratoria on All Ivory Sales
WCS applauds the Parliament’s wide-ranging wildlife crime resolution condemning illegal elephant killing and other illegal trafficking activities Resolution calls on E.U. Member States to introduce moratoria on all trade in ivory products until wild elephant populations are no longer threatened by illegal killing Brussels – 15 January, 2014 – The European Parliament took powerful action against illegal elephant killing through the passage of a groundbreaking resolution on wildlife trafficking th...
January 13, 2014
WCS Anticipates EU Action on Elephant Poaching Crisis
Brussels – 13 January, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) issued the following statement on upcoming debate on wildlife trafficking in the European Parliament: “With debate on a landmark wildlife trafficking resolution beginning today, WCS looks to the European Parliament to make a powerful statement to the world that eliminating illegal hunting and the ivory trade is a priority,” said John Calvelli, WCS's Executive Vice President of Public Affairs. “As global citizens, we all ca...
January 07, 2014
Tiger Middlemen Arrested In Aceh, Indonesia
Endangered cats, including stuffed tigers, along with bear fangs and other wildlife parts, taken in raid in Aceh Province WCS congratulates Aceh Police for protecting nation’s natural heritage NEW YORK (January 7, 2014) — The Wildlife Conservation Society congratulates the Aceh Police for smashing a major network of wildlife traffickers. The traffickers allegedly ran five tiger poaching gangs in the Blangkenjeran, Gayo Lues, Takengon, and Ulu Masen forest areas. The two suspects, who w...
January 02, 2014
In this profile of Dr. Ullas Karanth, WCS Director for Science-Asia, we learn how the esteemed tiger expert got his start and how his approach to saving the endangered big cats has changed over the course of his career.
December 18, 2013
Major Poaching Arrest in China
Largest-ever poaching enforcement action in Jilin Province WCS congratulates Chinese authorities for swift action WCS assists in anti-poaching patrols and technology sharing NEW YORK (December 18, 2013) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) congratulates authorities in China’s Jilin Province for the recent arrests of five poachers – the largest ever for the province. The arrests were made by the Forestry Police of the Hunchun Municipal Forestry Bureau (HMFB), who said the organized g...
December 16, 2013
Record Poacher Arrest in China
Five poachers who admitted to killing more than 20 animals have been arrested in China’s Jilin Province, making it the largest-ever wildlife crime arrest for the area. Here, a forestry official examines the evidence.
December 10, 2013
WCS Conservation Partner Wins “Protect the Tiger” Award
NEW YORK (December 10, 2013)—Conservationist D.V. Girish has received the prestigious “Protect the Tiger” Award for his efforts to protect the Bhadra Tiger Reserve and the surrounding Western Ghats region of India, one of the last strongholds of the world’s largest cat. The “Protect the Tiger Award” is one among five, created by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Foundation to recognize individuals who have been directly or indirectly involved in protecting endangered species and have made contri...
December 04, 2013
WCS China Program Wins Ford Green Pioneer Award
NEW YORK (December 4, 2013) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced that the WCS China program has won the prestigious 2013 Ford Green Pioneer Award. Ford Green Motor Company foundation annually presents 10 environmental awards in support of outstanding environmental initiatives from both NGOs and individuals in China. This year, the WCS team led by Liu Peiqi received the award for its work restoring the habitat of Amur tigers and Amur leopards in northeast China.Liu Peiqi, and his ...
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