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Baby Primates Rescued in Indonesia

January 23, 2014

An international trader with ties to global crime syndicates was arrested today for smuggling live animals, including baby siamangs and komodo dragons.

Lesser-known Species Fall Victim to the Illegal Wildlife Trade

October 23, 2013

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.

Saving Julius

February 23, 2012

As Indonesia steps up the fight against the illegal wildlife trade, one baby orangutan confiscated from the pet trade in Sumatra prepares for a return back to the wild.

Bird Smuggler Busted in Sumatra

January 4, 2012

Indonesian authorities arrest a bird smuggler traveling through the island of Sumatra by bus, saving more than 20 rare birds—including the palm cockatoo—from becoming victims of the illegal wildlife trade.

Wanted: Tougher Enforcement Against Wildlife Crime

July 27, 2011

As organized crime steps up its game in wildlife trade, a WCS conservationist suggests fighting back through increased law enforcement and better use of resources.

Vietnam Cracks Down on Illegal Wildlife Trade

September 9, 2010

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.

In Sumatra, Camera Traps "Capture" Less

August 31, 2010

WCS scientists upgrade camera-trap research by developing huge virtual photo albums of species living in large landscapes.

A Little Luck for a Baby Orangutan

June 23, 2010

Raiding an illegal trafficking operation, the Indonesian government, WCS, and our conservation partners take a bite out of wildlife crime on Borneo.

Tiger Poachers Busted

August 13, 2009

Recent arrests and prosecutions in Sumatra and Jakarta put the heat on illegal wildlife traders attempting to sell Sumatran tiger skins. WCS’s Wildlife Crime Unit played a key role in the arrests.

Busted: Poachers Feel the Heat

September 9, 2008

The Wildlife Crime Units help intercept the trade in illegal tiger parts on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Ten arrests have been made in three months.

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