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DNA testing challenges traditional species classification

Through DNA testing scientists at WCS and NUS have made a surprising discovery that could subvert the significance of traditional criteria used for species classification.

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Endangered Tiger Killed in Myanmar Came from Thailand
Experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) say that a tiger killed on Feb 25th in Myanmar came from a protected area in neighboring Thailand that currently hosts between 60 and 70 tigers.

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International Wildlife Crime Operation Rescues Stolen Burmese Star Tortoises

An Investigation on Facebook Leads to the Arrest of Two Suspects in Connection to the Theft of Critically Endangered Burmese Star Tortoises

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 Survival of Myanmar Endangered Species Rely on Sustainable Protected Areas
Myanmar’s protected areas are facing critical funding shortages, with several unable to cover the costs of essential equipment, maintenance, and operational activities, in addition to needing more dedicated staff with increased technical capacities. A new report offers an assessment of the financial status, constraints, and opportunities for financing of these areas.

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Kalyar Platt receives the 10th Annual Behler Turtle Conservation Award
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is pleased to announce that the 10th Annual John L. Behler Turtle Conservation Award has been presented to Kalyar Platt, Turtle Conservation Coordinator in Myanmar for the Turtle Survival Alliance.

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World’s Second Most Endangered Turtle on Road to Recovery

60 Myanmar roofed turtles - a species once thought extinct - are released into their native habitat around the village of Linpha in Myanmar.

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WCS Re-Discovers "Extinct" Bird in Myanmar
Jerdon’s babbler (Chrysomma altirostre) had not been seen in country since July 1941. After missing from Myanmar for 73 years, WCS has rediscovered it once again.

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