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12/19/2018 8:46:00 AM

DNA-Based Technology as a Wildlife Conservation Strategy to strengthen related genetic research that supports the officials in handling wildlife crimes

Scientists agreed that the use of DNA analysis technology in animals can be used to assess the conservation status of highly threatened species, support law enforcement agencies in combatting wildlife crime, and much more.

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11/26/2018 4:41:00 PM

Over 2,200 “Run for the Wild” in Malaysia

Over 2,200 runners and volunteers from 24 countries worldwide have Run for the Wild organized to support the conservation of orang-utans, sharks and rays -- an annual run organized by the Wildlife Conservation Society Malaysia Program (WCS Malaysia) in partnership with Swinburne Sarawak and Sarawak ...

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11/26/2018 4:41:00 PM

Over 2,200 “Run for the Wild” in Malaysia

Over 2,200 runners and volunteers from 24 countries worldwide have Run for the Wild organized to support the conservation of orang-utans, sharks and rays -- an annual run organized by the Wildlife Conservation Society Malaysia Program (WCS Malaysia) in partnership with Swinburne Sarawak and Sarawak ...

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11/26/2018 4:41:00 PM

Over 2,200 “Run for the Wild” in Malaysia

Over 2,200 runners and volunteers from 24 countries worldwide have Run for the Wild organized to support the conservation of orang-utans, sharks and rays -- an annual run organized by the Wildlife Conservation Society Malaysia Program (WCS Malaysia) in partnership with Swinburne Sarawak and Sarawak ...

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10/29/2018 1:00:00 PM

Op-Ed: Indonesia Sets Example for Global Shark Conservation

As the global Our Ocean Conference opens in Bali, Indonesia, WCS's Noviar Andayani and Hollie Booth discuss the critical importance of shark and ray conservation in an op-ed for the Jakarta Post.

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6/27/2018 9:46:00 PM

Reef Scientists Adapt Ideas From Investment World to Coral Reef Conservation

Scientists have identified a portfolio of the world’s reefs most likely to survive the coming decades, using principles from the financial investment world.

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4/17/2018 10:43:00 AM

Six Indonesians Plead Guilty for Trespass in Malaysian Wildlife Crime Hotspot

Six Indonesians pleaded guilty yesterday to charges for trespassing into the Lanjak-Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary, a hotspot for wildlife crime including the illegal extraction of internationally protected agarwood.

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4/17/2018 10:43:00 AM

Six Indonesians Plead Guilty for Trespass in Malaysian Wildlife Crime Hotspot

Six Indonesians pleaded guilty yesterday to charges for trespassing into the Lanjak-Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary, a hotspot for wildlife crime including the illegal extraction of internationally protected agarwood.

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4/12/2018 4:44:00 AM

World’s leading coffee companies commit to tackle deforestation in Indonesia

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced that a group of the world’s leading coffee companies has committed to addressing deforestation from illegal coffee production inside Indonesia’s Bukit Barisan Selatan (BBS) National Park. The landmark commitment signals the start of a uni...

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10/19/2017 9:39:00 AM

Thirty Arrested During Anti-Wildlife Trafficking Operations Around Malaysia’s Endau-Rompin Johor National Park

October 19, 2017 – Thirty individuals were arrested during the recent Endau-Rompin Johor National Park Khazanah Operations (Ops Khazanah) – an anti-poaching effort involving the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP), Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) Johor, Johor State Fo...

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10/19/2017 9:39:00 AM

Thirty Arrested During Anti-Wildlife Trafficking Operations Around Malaysia’s Endau-Rompin Johor National Park

October 19, 2017 – Thirty individuals were arrested during the recent Endau-Rompin Johor National Park Khazanah Operations (Ops Khazanah) – an anti-poaching effort involving the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP), Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) Johor, Johor State Fo...

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10/2/2016 10:06:00 AM

CITES CoP17: World's Nations Take Stand to Save the Helmeted Hornbill from Extinction

Johannesburg, South Africa (Oct. 2, 2016) – Governments at CITES CoP17 took action today calling for stricter enforcement from all nations to prevent the extinction of the helmted hornbill. 

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2/26/2016 1:25:00 AM

WCS’s Irma Hermawati and Musir Riswan Receive Disney Conservation Hero Awards

WCS announced that Irma Hermawati and Musir Riswan of WCS’s Indonesia Program have both been honored with a Conservation Hero Award from the Disney Conservation Fund. The award recognizes local citizens for their efforts to protect wildlife and wild places, and to engage communities in conserv...

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12/15/2015 6:43:00 PM

Major Illegal Tiger Skin Trader Arrested in Indonesia

The Criminal Investigation Division of the Indonesian National Police and the WCS’s Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU) announced an enforcement action against a major tiger skin trader and an intermediary who offered tiger skin products to potential buyers. 

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12/10/2015 4:30:00 PM

WCS’s Dr. Elizabeth Bennett Honored by Malaysia Award

Kuala Lumpur, December 10, 2015 -- WCS Vice President for Species Conservation Dr. Elizabeth Bennett has been awarded the 2015 Merdeka Award, Malaysia's premier civil society award.  This prestigious honor recognizes and celebrates the achievements and significant contributions of individuals t...

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12/10/2015 4:30:00 PM

WCS’s Dr. Elizabeth Bennett Honored by Malaysia Award

Kuala Lumpur, December 10, 2015 -- WCS Vice President for Species Conservation Dr. Elizabeth Bennett has been awarded the 2015 Merdeka Award, Malaysia's premier civil society award.  This prestigious honor recognizes and celebrates the achievements and significant contributions of individuals t...

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8/18/2015 11:29:00 AM

Orangutans Poised To Receive Major Boost

KUCHING, MALAYSIA - August 18, 2015  – The Chief Minister of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, Tan Sri Haji Adenan Bin Satem, issued a video statement which highlights his intention to protect orangutans and other fauna and flora located in this biodiverse-rich region in Malaysia. &nbs...

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8/18/2015 11:29:00 AM

Orangutans Poised To Receive Major Boost

KUCHING, MALAYSIA - August 18, 2015  – The Chief Minister of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, Tan Sri Haji Adenan Bin Satem, issued a video statement which highlights his intention to protect orangutans and other fauna and flora located in this biodiverse-rich region in Malaysia. &nbs...

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8/12/2015 5:22:00 AM

Poop Scoop: Estimating Population Size of Sumatran Elephants in Way Kambas

The status of Sumatran Elephant has been escalated from endangered into critically endangered by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List in 2012. This mostly because the Sumatran Elephants have significant reduction in population number as indicated by the loss of over 69% of ...

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4/27/2015 11:10:00 PM

Indonesian National Police Seize Major Shipment of Pangolins, Arrest Smuggler

The Indonesian National Police’s Criminal Investigation Division (BARESKRIM MABES POLRI), the Government of Indonesia, and the WCS's Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU) seized shipment of pangolins headed to China and valued at approximately 1.8 million US dollars (USD).

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4/27/2015 3:44:00 PM

April 27--Indonesian National Police Seize Major Shipment of Pangolins, Arrest Smuggler

The Indonesian National Police’s Criminal Investigation Division (BARESKRIM MABES POLRI), the Government of Indonesia, and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU) today announced the seizure of a shipment of pangolins headed to China and valued at approximately 1.8...

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4/27/2015 3:44:00 PM

April 27--Indonesian National Police Seize Major Shipment of Pangolins, Arrest Smuggler

The Indonesian National Police’s Criminal Investigation Division (BARESKRIM MABES POLRI), the Government of Indonesia, and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU) today announced the seizure of a shipment of pangolins headed to China and valued at approximately 1.8...

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4/27/2015 3:44:00 PM

April 27--Indonesian National Police Seize Major Shipment of Pangolins, Arrest Smuggler

The Indonesian National Police’s Criminal Investigation Division (BARESKRIM MABES POLRI), the Government of Indonesia, and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU) today announced the seizure of a shipment of pangolins headed to China and valued at approximately 1.8...

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2/11/2015 11:32:00 PM

Major Tiger Trader Busted in Indonesia—Faces 5 Years in Prison and $10,000 USD Fine

The South Sumatra Military Police, South Sumatra Provincial Natural Resource Conservation Office (BKSDA), and the WCS’s Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU) announced today the recent arrest of a major wildlife trafficker illegally trading in tiger parts and other protected wildlife in Indonesia. The su...

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2/4/2015 10:19:00 PM

Manta Trader Sentenced to One Year Four Months in Prison in Indonesia

An Indonesian court has sentenced an illegal trader in manta ray parts to one year and four months in prison and a USD $5,000 fine. This verdict is the first law enforcement action under the new manta protection decree to protect manta rays and stop illegal fishing and trading.

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