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30-50 Amur leopards remain in the wild WCS provides technical and financial support for project Watch the video from Forestry Bureau of Jilin Province here >> NEW YORK (November, 26, 2013) — The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) confirmed today that camera traps in the Wangqing Nature Reserve in northeast China recorded footage of a female Amur leopard with two cubs, marking the first record of breeding by this critically-endangered cat in China. The cameras, located some 30 km (18 mil...
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Ecotour developed by Wildlife Conservation Society in cooperation with the Government of Lao PDR and partner communitiesTour provides direct incentives for wildlife conservation by linking the revenue earned by communities with the numbers of wildlife seenLONDON (November 7, 2013) — The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today that the Nam Nern Night Safari, an ecotour based in Laos’ Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area in Houaphan Province, won the prestigious World Responsible Touris...
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Two soldiers receive jail time and fines for possessing Sumatran tiger trophies in Aceh Province WCS congratulates Indonesian military police for protecting nation’s natural heritage NEW YORK (November 6, 2013) — The Wildlife Conservation Society congratulates a military court in the Indonesian town of Takengon in Aceh Province for recently handing down fines and jail time to two wildlife traffickers convicted of possessing a pair of stuffed Sumatran tigers and one stuffed sun bear. The suspec...
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Dwi Dhiasto of WCS’s Indonesia Program discusses the threat of extinction facing the pangolin, an extraordinary and rare dog-sized animal, in Asia and Africa.
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After a gunfight with poachers on September 13th, two wildlife rangers were killed and two others seriously injured in their efforts to protect the Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary.
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NEW YORK (Sept. 23, 2013) — The following statement was released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society: Two wildlife rangers have been killed and two others seriously injured in a gunfight with poachers in Thailand's Western Forest Complex. In the incident, which occurred in the Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary on Sept. 13, the wildlife rangers were killed by a criminal gang, armed with an AK-47, who were attempting to poach tigers, elephants, gibbons and other wildlife. One poacher wa...
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Amazing camera trap photos from Russian Far East show predation of sika deer by a golden eagle.  Photos released in paper by Zoological Society of London and Wildlife Conservation Society. NEW YORK (September 23, 2013) — A camera trap set out for endangered Siberian (Amur) tigers in the Russian Far East photographed something far more rare: a golden eagle capturing a young sika deer. The three images only cover a two-second period, but show an adult golden eagle clinging to the deer’s b...
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Prize Officials Encourage People to Take Action as More Species are at Risk of Extinction INDIANAPOLIS — Thirty-nine conservationists who have dedicated their lives to saving the Earth’s endangered species have been nominated to receive the biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation. The winner of the Prize will receive an unrestricted $250,000 cash award and the Lilly Medal. Five other finalists will each receive $10,000. The nominees’ work spans the globe...
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A new study shows that Blakiston's fish owls are a clear indicator of the health of the forests, rivers, and salmon populations in Russia’s Far East.
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Genetic testing used to verify suspected cause of disease and death Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, Primorskaya State Agricultural Academy in Russia and colleagues  characterize new threat to endangered big cat New York, N.Y. – August 14, 2013 – The first-ever published study to genetically characterize canine distemper virus (CDV) in tigers confirms that CDV acts as both a direct and indirect cause of death in the endangered big cats in the Ru...
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