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12/4/2013 4:15:36 PM

On Wildlife Conservation Day: Saving Our Last Wild Places

According to recent reports, human consumption of natural resources is officially moving at an unsustainable pace. Dr. David Wilkie, WCS Director of Conservation Support, and Dr. Joshua Ginsberg, WCS SVP of the Global Conservation Program, discuss the necessary steps to protect the earth's biodivers...

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12/4/2013 4:15:36 PM

On Wildlife Conservation Day: Saving Our Last Wild Places

According to recent reports, human consumption of natural resources is officially moving at an unsustainable pace. Dr. David Wilkie, WCS Director of Conservation Support, and Dr. Joshua Ginsberg, WCS SVP of the Global Conservation Program, discuss the necessary steps to protect the earth's biodivers...

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12/4/2013 4:15:36 PM

On Wildlife Conservation Day: Saving Our Last Wild Places

According to recent reports, human consumption of natural resources is officially moving at an unsustainable pace. Dr. David Wilkie, WCS Director of Conservation Support, and Dr. Joshua Ginsberg, WCS SVP of the Global Conservation Program, discuss the necessary steps to protect the earth's biodivers...

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12/3/2013 9:47:47 AM

Launching of the Malaysian National Elephant Conservation Action Plan

GENTING, MALAYSIA (December 3, 2013) -- The Malaysian National Elephant Conservation Action Plan was unveiled on November 27th.The plan provides a focused conservation strategy that lays out specific actions for the next 10 years (2013¬-2022) with the overall goal of securing viable and ecologically...

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12/3/2013 9:47:47 AM

Launching of the Malaysian National Elephant Conservation Action Plan

GENTING, MALAYSIA (December 3, 2013) -- The Malaysian National Elephant Conservation Action Plan was unveiled on November 27th.The plan provides a focused conservation strategy that lays out specific actions for the next 10 years (2013¬-2022) with the overall goal of securing viable and ecologically...

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12/3/2013 9:47:47 AM

Launching of the Malaysian National Elephant Conservation Action Plan

GENTING, MALAYSIA (December 3, 2013) -- The Malaysian National Elephant Conservation Action Plan was unveiled on November 27th.The plan provides a focused conservation strategy that lays out specific actions for the next 10 years (2013¬-2022) with the overall goal of securing viable and ecologically...

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11/17/2013 10:22:00 PM

How Karimunjawa National Park turned from a leaky ship to a model fishery

As recently as 2004, Karimunjawa National Park was considered as a ‘paper’ park with grim prospects for improvement. Almost 10 years later, Dr. Stuart Campbell revisits the changes that have turned this protected area off the coast of Java into a growing success story. 

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11/12/2013 10:24:00 PM

Driven to Protect: A family conflict bred from protecting a Sulawesi marine sanctuary

Just off from Bahoi village in North Sulawesi, locals are used to a familiar sight: a middle-aged man setting out using his small motorboat to maintain, clean and repair the marker buoys that delineate the boundary of the village’s 10-hectare sanctuary. But this commitment has not come without...

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11/12/2013 9:05:00 PM

A sanctuary revived: North Sulawesi LMMA Network - Lihunu Village

WC assisted the district government of North Minhasa and other relevant government agencies to commit to a planning process to establish a 32,000 hectare MPA that encompasses community based MPA sanctuaries in the region.

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11/10/2013 12:09:00 AM

From meatball to symbol of pride: Raising sharks awareness in schools and villages

The waters surrounding Aceh Province’s Weh Island, at the northernmost tip of the island of Sumatra, supports large shark and ray populations. There are no regulations on shark fisheries in these waters and awareness of the need to protect shark species from over fishing and possible local ext...

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11/8/2013 3:04:00 AM

Getting to 20 million: New WCS research aims to complete Indonesia’s MPA quiltwork

A new study by WCS identifies more than 4.5 million hectares of potential Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) that can help the Indonesian Government to achieve its target of establishing 20million hectares of MPAs by 2020.

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11/7/2013 7:28:00 AM

Surf, Lobster and Tuna: Lombok’s Bumbang Bay to Become Recreational Park

Lombok’s southern coast unfolds across a string of coves and bays where a diverse range of interests converge: aquaculture, surfing, diving and fishing among others. Unchecked, the expansion of these activities could threaten the ecological integrity of theregion. But WCS has a plan.

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11/7/2013 5:55:00 AM

Whalesharks on the comeback? WCS helps release unexpected whale shark from net in marine park off Java

It’s not everyday that fishermen catch the world’s largest fish in their nets. It is even more unusual when that fish has ceased to be common in the area. But this is what recently happened in Indonesia’s Karimunjawa National Park (Java), pointing to a possible comeback o...

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10/29/2013 10:47:12 AM

Scientists Find That Dolphin in Australian Waters is a New Species

Study of humpback dolphin in Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific waters finds as-of-yet unnamed species NEW YORK (October 29, 2013)—A species of humpback dolphin previously unknown to science is swimming in the waters off northern Australia, according to a team of researchers working for the Wildlife Cons...

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10/29/2013 10:47:12 AM

Scientists Find That Dolphin in Australian Waters is a New Species

Study of humpback dolphin in Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific waters finds as-of-yet unnamed species NEW YORK (October 29, 2013)—A species of humpback dolphin previously unknown to science is swimming in the waters off northern Australia, according to a team of researchers working for the Wildlife Cons...

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10/29/2013 10:47:12 AM

Scientists Find That Dolphin in Australian Waters is a New Species

Study of humpback dolphin in Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific waters finds as-of-yet unnamed species NEW YORK (October 29, 2013)—A species of humpback dolphin previously unknown to science is swimming in the waters off northern Australia, according to a team of researchers working for the Wildlife Cons...

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10/17/2013 1:36:00 AM

A 410 cm whale shark has stranded in west coast of Karimunjawa Island

The whale shark was occur first time on 8 pm, October 2013 in west coast of Karimunjawa, and at the same time Mr. Solikun, has been netting for anchovy. That whale shark try to get closer to anchovy net because many anchovy around Mr. Solikun’s net.

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7/15/2013 4:19:00 AM

Are we there yet? Assessing MPA effectiveness in Indonesia

Certainly the science of the benefits of no fishing areas related to preserving biodiversity, protecting fish species and replenishing depleted stocks.

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7/15/2013 4:01:00 AM

Zoned in: Public support for new Gili Matra management plan and zoning system

The public consultation meetings on the draft management plan and zoning system were held at each of 10 villages in Gili Matra.

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7/15/2013 3:49:00 AM

Wilderness Sanctuary in Lombok – surfing the balance between tourism, development and conservation

Professor Kerry Black from Waikato University in New Zealand headed the program which delivered a wide range of coastal livelihood programs.

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7/15/2013 3:44:00 AM

Mapping MPAs: Scoping MPA and fisheries status and priorities in the Lombok-Sumbawa Corridor

As part of WCS’s new initiatives in the Lesser Sunda Seascape, our team conducted assessments of MPAs and fisheries off the islands of Lombok.

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7/15/2013 3:27:00 AM

Walk on the wild side: Co-management assists communities benefit from mangrove trekking in Karimunjawa

The management of mangroves has received a welcome boost in Karimunjawa National Park with a collaborative management plan developed by WCS, communities and the national park authority to strengthen community involvement in business enterprises associated with mangrove trekking.

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7/15/2013 3:19:00 AM

SMS messages and religion: Campaigning to protect grouper fisheries through local user rights

WCS surveys found a 30% decline in the abundance of all grouper species during that period. With new regulations on gears and species in place.

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7/15/2013 3:10:00 AM

Bringing the sharks back: Groundwork for elasmobranch regulations in Aceh

The fins are sold to traders who then trade them on to Medan for export, about 430 km south-west of Banda Aceh.

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7/15/2013 1:55:00 AM

Mutualism in action: How WCS promoted co-management and incentives to boost marine biodiversity in Karimunjawa

WCS facilitated a set of incentives-based conservation agreements between the national park authority and local fishers.

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