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United for Wildlife: Trafficking Symposium

February 4, 2014

BRONX, N.Y. , Feb. 4 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society issued the following news release: A team of conservationists from WCS will be in London for the United for Wildlife symposium - "International Wildlife Trafficking: Solutions to a Global Crisis" on Feb 11-12 at the Zoological Society of London . The WCS team will be addressing wildlife trafficking issues with an emphasis on stopping the killing, stopping the trafficking, and stopping the demand. WCS experts will present case-studies from projects around the world. This gathering of leading conservationists and governments is pivotal in world efforts to address wildlife trade. WCS conservationists presenting at the event include: John Robinson , WCS Executive Vice President of Conservation and Science - Opening Remarks Susan Lieberman, WCS Executive Director of Conservation Policy - The role of CITES in addressing wildlife trafficking Anak Pattanavibool, WCS Thailand - Use of SMART for smart protection of tiger and elephant strongholds in Thailand Dwi Adhiasto, WCS Indonesia - Strengthening the legal enforcement processes in Indonesia To arrange interviews or for more background contact: In New York : Stephen Sautner 1-718-20-3682 During symposium: Mary Dixon 1-347-840-1242 TNS 24HariRad-140205-30FurigayJane-4625776 30FurigayJane

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