WCS’s Irma Hermawati and Musir Riswan Receive Disney Conservation Hero Awards

WCS’s Irma Hermawati and Musir Riswan Receive Disney Conservation Hero Awards
(February 26, 2016)   -   WCS announced that Irma Hermawati and Musir Riswan of WCS’s Indonesia Program have both been honored with a Conservation Hero Award from the Disney Conservation Fund. The award recognizes local citizens for their efforts to protect wildlife and wild places, and to engage communities in conservation. 

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Major Illegal Tiger Skin Trader Arrested in Indonesia

Major Illegal Tiger Skin Trader Arrested in Indonesia
(December 15, 2015)   -   The Criminal Investigation Division of the Indonesian National Police and the WCS’s Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU) announced an enforcement action against a major tiger skin trader and an intermediary who offered tiger skin products to potential buyers. 

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Poop Scoop: Estimating Population Size of Sumatran Elephants in Way Kambas

Poop Scoop: Estimating Population Size of Sumatran Elephants in Way Kambas
(August 12, 2015)   -   The status of Sumatran Elephant has been escalated from endangered into critically endangered by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List in 2012. This mostly because the Sumatran Elephants have significant reduction in population number as indicated by the loss of over 69% of its potential habitat in just one generation (the last 25 years).

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Indonesian National Police Seize Major Shipment of Pangolins, Arrest Smuggler

Indonesian National Police Seize Major Shipment of Pangolins, Arrest Smuggler
(April 27, 2015)   -   The Indonesian National Police’s Criminal Investigation Division (BARESKRIM MABES POLRI), the Government of Indonesia, and the WCS's Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU) seized shipment of pangolins headed to China and valued at approximately 1.8 million US dollars (USD).

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Major Tiger Trader Busted in Indonesia—Faces 5 Years in Prison and $10,000 USD Fine

Major Tiger Trader Busted in Indonesia—Faces 5 Years in Prison and $10,000 USD Fine
(February 11, 2015)   -   The South Sumatra Military Police, South Sumatra Provincial Natural Resource Conservation Office (BKSDA), and the WCS’s Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU) announced today the recent arrest of a major wildlife trafficker illegally trading in tiger parts and other protected wildlife in Indonesia. The suspect has allegedly sold more than 100 stuffed tigers over a ten-year period.

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Manta Trader Sentenced to One Year Four Months in Prison in Indonesia

Manta Trader Sentenced to One Year Four Months in Prison in Indonesia
(February 04, 2015)   -   An Indonesian court has sentenced an illegal trader in manta ray parts to one year and four months in prison and a USD $5,000 fine. This verdict is the first law enforcement action under the new manta protection decree to protect manta rays and stop illegal fishing and trading.

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Indonesian Mountain Weasel’s Activity Recorded for the First Time by Camera Trap

Indonesian Mountain Weasel’s Activity Recorded for the First Time by Camera Trap
(February 04, 2015)   -   Mountain weasel (Mustela leutrolina), the small carnivore, was recorded on February 15, 2013, in Leuser Ecosystem Area through camera trapping activity by Gunung Leuser National Park (TNGL) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Indonesia. 

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Tiger Traders Busted in Indonesia

Tiger Traders Busted in Indonesia
(October 30, 2014)   -   Arrests were made by West Java Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) of the Ministry of Forestry and the Indonesian Police (Lampung office), with technical assistance from WCS’s Wildlife Crimes Unit.

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