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New Animation Highlights Danger Of Plastic in the World’s Oceans
New York (April 6, 2018) – A group of teens led by inaugural New York Aquarium artist-in-residence Christy Gast has produced a video that provides a cautionary tale of a future dominated by an artificially produced and frequently discarded material—plastic.
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Six Suspects Arrested in Malaysia for Illegal Activities in Protected Area
(Lubok Antu, April 06, 2018) The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC), Royal Malaysian Police and the Armed Forces announced today that a joint enforcement operation conducted in Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary in Malaysia resulted in the arrest of six suspects on March 22nd.
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Rare Pair of Elephant Twins Thrill Conservationists in Tanzania
STONE TOWN, Zanzibar, Tanzania (April 5, 2018)—Conservationists working in Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park have not one but two good reasons to be hopeful for the park’s savanna elephant population: a pair of rare twin calves who have recently joined their mother’s herd.
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Nest Protection Program Secures the Fledging of Nearly 7,000 Birds in the Northern Plains of Cambodia
Preah Vihear (3 April 2018) – Since 2002, WCS, Ministry of Environment (MoE) and community members have protected 3,800 nests of 11 globally threatened bird species, leading to the fledging of 6,806 birds in the Northern Plains of Cambodia.  
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The United Kingdom Announces One of the Strongest National Elephant Ivory Bans To-Date

NEW YORK  (3 April 2018) – Today, elephant conservation received a tremendous boost when the United Kingdom announced an end to all exports, imports and domestic sales of elephant ivory with very few narrow exemptions.

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The Climate is Changing – New Report Says So Should Wildlife Conservation Strategies

A new report released today by WCS shows real world examples of how conservationists in the U.S. have successfully changed their conservation strategies to adapt to climate change.

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WCS Thanks Congress for Continuing Support for International Conservation and Wildlife Trafficking Programs

WASHINGTON (March 23, 2018) – Congress has just passed an appropriations bill that will be very good news for international wildlife conservation. 

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Mert, an Aged Domestic Goose at the Bronx Zoo, Euthanized Due to Complications from Tumor
Bronx Zoo, March 22, 2018 – Mert, an aged domestic goose at the Bronx Zoo, was euthanized on Monday due to complications from a tumor first diagnosed in 2016.
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Jaguars & Well-managed Logging Concessions Can Coexist, Say Conservationists
March 22, 2018 — Logging activities in biodiverse forests can have a huge negative impact on wildlife, particularly large species such as big cats, but a new study proves that the Western Hemisphere’s largest cat species—the jaguar (Panthera onca)—can do well in logging concessions that are properly managed, according to conservationists from the San Diego Zoo Global and the Bronx Zoo-based WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society). 
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VIDEO: “Smoke-Breathing” Elephant Stumps Scientists
New York (March 22, 2018) - An elephant captured on video by Vinay Kumar, Assistant Director with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS)-India Program has WCS scientists and others scratching their heads.
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