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Those who object to stricter wildlife trafficking regulations believe conservationists should focus on sustainable use and legal trade of wildlife instead. As Simon Hedges explains, due to capitalized criminal syndicates and corruption, enforcement by national authorities is essential in protecting local rights and resources. http://bit.ly/1hsRnJ4
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I'm all for not harming an animal. Why don't poachers realize that if the animal lives that it will reproduce and make more animals with horns therefore creating a never ending supply of horns/tusks.
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It’s hard not to love lemurs, and now these impressive wildlife explorers are hitting the silver screen. Today, “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” opens in select IMAX theaters and tells the story of these strange and adorable creatures. Visit http://bit.ly/IslandOfLemurs to learn more.
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Vultures have the unique ability to identify recent death, demonstrated by these Rüppell's Vultures crowding a dead wildebeest. Unfortunately, in East Afirca this talent has left the birds susceptible to poison: http://huff.to/1gLxQlX
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They are being poisoned nice to see them thriving #vultures

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Poaching stinks...and now dogs are sniffing it out. Conservationists are turning to man’s best friend to seek out illegal ivory: http://bit.ly/1rufH09
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Such great news! I'm sure those lovely dogs will do a fantastic job in helping the wonderful Conservationists to their work! I love the photo!
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You can help us protect Karukinka, one of the world’s most breathtaking places. Vote now in the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) competition – you’ll find it listed in the Alpine category. http://bit.ly/1cW56a5
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Meet the pangolin – the most trafficked mammal you’ve never heard of. Growing illegal demand for their scales, skin, and meat is taking a drastic toll on their populations, but you can help.

First get to know these loveable underdogs: http://cnn.it/OxJ9Th

Then, cast your vote to help name P26, a shy pangolin who was recently rescued: http://cnn.it/1mVT97S

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Awww what a shame... what humans wont do to harm the environment...
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Great news from Afghanistan – the entire Wakhan District has been declared a national park, the second for the country. It covers an immense area and will help protect many vulnerable animals, like ibex, wolf, and the snow leopard shown here: http://bit.ly/1pRJooi
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That's Tai Lung on the way to take Dragon Scroll
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Mariana Montoya discovered her passion for conservation at an early age. Now as WCS Peru Country Director, she protects our environment daily. #WomenInScience 
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WCS field biologist Andrea Turkalo is one of the leading experts on forest elephants. Her dedication to these gentle giants is now more important than ever as the ivory crisis threatens their populations. #WomenInScience
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Bless you and all the work you do! 
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WCS has no shortage of exceptional women to celebrate this month, including Director of our Kenya Marine Program, Nyawira Muthiga. #WomenInScience
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Very true.
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The Wildlife Conservation Society, founded in 1895, has the clear mission to save wildlife and wild places across the globe. Our story began in the early 1900’s when we successfully helped the American bison recover on the Western Plains. Today, we protect many of the world’s iconic creatures here and abroad, including gorillas in the Congotigers in Indiawolverines in the Yellowstone Rockies, and ocean giants in our world’s amazing seascapes.