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In Indonesia, a New Law Protects Manta Rays

February 19, 2014

Ray populations in Indonesia face serious threats from overfishing, but recently the government has taken action to ensure their future.

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.

Sumatra’s Last Tigers

February 29, 2012

In this TV news segment, WCS’s Joe Walston is interviewed about the reasons behind a 2009 spate of Sumatran tiger attacks.

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.

A Map for Reef Relief

August 12, 2011

WCS marine scientists provide a color code for coral conservation by mapping out the stress loads of the world's reefs.

A Cyber Crackdown on the Wildlife Trade

February 17, 2011

A growing online black market is creating new demand for items like elephant ivory chopsticks, tiger claws and whiskers, and wallets made from clouded leopard skin. WCS’s Wildlife Crime Unit is working with Indonesian authorities to investigate the illegal Internet trade.

Saving the Last Strongholds for Tigers

September 14, 2010

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

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.

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