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Illegal Wildlife Trade


Suspect arrested in Jakarta after investigation of internet advertisements of protected wildlife for sale WCS worked in conjunction with Indonesian Police, Indonesian Department of Forestry, Directorate-General for Forest Protection and Nature Conservation JAKARTA, INDONESIA (February 17, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today a successful raid in Jakarta by Indonesian authorities that resulted in the arrest of a susp...
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“Making Tracks for Tigers” Benefit held at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square NEW YORK (October 20, 2010)—Legendary recording artist Paul Simon joined the Wildlife Conservation Society in the fight to save tigers from extinction at a private performance tonight at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square. Funds raised at the concert will support WCS efforts to save tigers in their last remaining strongholds in Asia. Conservationists estimate that approximately 3,200 tigers remain in the wi...
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In a huge wildlife trade bust in Da Lat City, Vietnamese authorities make arrests and confiscate more than 850 pounds of illegal wildlife meat from restaurant kitchens.
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Hundreds of pounds of illegal wildlife from more than a dozen species seized in restaurants by authoritiesWCS helped organize major enforcement campaign    NEW YORK (September 2, 2010) – Hundreds of pounds of illegal wildlife from nearly 20 species were seized from restaurants in the largest enforcement campaign of its kind in Vietnam’s Lam Dong Province, the Wildlife Conservation Society reported today. More than 100 officers from the Lam Dong Forest Protection Department (FPD) swept thro...
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Raiding an illegal trafficking operation, the Indonesian government, WCS, and our conservation partners take a bite out of wildlife crime on Borneo.
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Three suspected orangutan smugglers arrested in Kalimantan WCS’s Wildlife Crime Unit played a key role in arrests NEW YORK (June 22, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today a successful raid by Indonesian authorities in Pontianak, in West Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, that resulted in the arrest of three suspects who allegedly attempted to illegally sell a baby orangutan. This is one of the first cases in many years against suspected illegal orangutan dealer...
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Cultural institutions provide unique social support and educational opportunities to NYC neighborhoods Go to www.wcs.org to sign the petition NEW YORK – June 14, 2010 – Community groups around the City are speaking up in support of the Bronx Zoo and the New York Aquarium as these institutions face a proposed 42 percent cut in city funding. If allowed to pass, City Hall’s devastating cuts will be felt by neighborhoods across the five boroughs as the Wildlife Conservation Society – which run...
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At our country's doorstep, WCS health experts are helping authorities investigate the smuggling of wildlife and its stowaway diseases.
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The Arakan forest turtle is discovered in dense bamboo forest in Myanmar Species previously known only by museum and captive specimens NEW YORK (September 3, 2009) – Known only by museum specimens and a few captive individuals, one of the world’s rarest turtle species – the Arakan forest turtle – has been observed for the first time in the wild by scientists according to a new report by the Wildlife Conservation So...
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WCS scientists discover the Arakan forest turtle, previously known only by museum and captive specimens, in a dense bamboo forest in Myanmar.
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