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China's ivory crush may be a half measure – but it's a welcome one

January 8, 2014

Joe Walston, WCS Asia Executive Director, believes the importance of China's ivory crush lies within the government's internal debates, not in its impact on the price of ivory.

Record Poacher Arrest in China

December 16, 2013

Five poachers who admitted to killing more than 20 animals have been arrested in China’s Jilin Province, making it the largest-ever wildlife crime arrest for the area. Here, a forestry official examines the evidence.

Corruption along the Vietnam-China Border Permits Massive Wildlife Smuggling

August 8, 2013

Scott Roberton, representative of WCS’s Vietnam Program, describes the country’s vast wildlife trade that is driving many species to extinction, as well as the progress being made to combat it.

Rare Appearance for an Extremely Rare Cat

April 25, 2012

Camera traps set up by protected area staff in Hunchun Amur Tiger National Nature Reserve snap the first-known camera trap photos of an Amur leopard in China.

Searching for Snares in China

January 31, 2012

Dozens of volunteers have braved northeast China’s freezing temperatures to clear illegal wire traps that catch endangered Amur tigers.

Tusk Smuggler Gets Tough Sentence

August 18, 2011

The Republic of Congo sends a Chinese ivory smuggler to jail, an example of the tough law enforcement that WCS recommends for combating the illegal wildlife trade.  

New Findings on a Woolly Wanderer

July 22, 2011

In Afghanistan, researchers conducting a genetic study of the Marco Polo sheep discover the species to be an international traveler. WCS recommends trans-boundary monitoring to help ensure its future.

The New Faces of Conservation: Q&A with Ben Han

July 7, 2011

A clean-shaven champion of the moustache toad, herpetologist Ben Han wins three Conservation Leadership Program grant awards. By inspiring young scientists, Han is sewing a future for amphibians and conservation in China.

Shellshock: The 25 Most Endangered Turtles in the World

February 21, 2011

According to a new report co-authored by WCS working in conjunction with the Turtle Survival Coalition, many more turtle species will go extinct in the next decade unless drastic conservation measures are taken.

Saving the Last Strongholds for Tigers

September 14, 2010

WCS-Russia director Dale Miquelle discusses the unique challenges of conserving Siberian tigers.


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