February 18, 2014
As the second-largest market for ivory in the world, the United States recently announced that it will ban the trade within its borders through a series of new rules. The editorial board of the New York Times explores the implications.
February 13, 2014
The following statement was released today by Dr. John G. Robinson, WCS Chief Conservationist and Executive Vice President of Conservation and Science.
February 12, 2014
The authors of a landmark 2013 study, coordinated by WCS, show that forest elephant poaching continues apace, with 65 percent of the animals lost between 2002 and 2013. The information was released at the United for Wildlife International Wildlife Trafficking Symposium at the Zoological Society of London.
February 8, 2014
Following recent ivory crushes by the governments of France, China, and the U.S., the editorial board of the New York Times evaluates an initiative by New York State legislators to prohibit all ivory sales in the state, including those that are now technically legal.
February 7, 2014
In her 25 years of work on the issue of international wildlife trade, Dr. Sue Lieberman, WCS Executive Director for Conservation Policy, has never witnessed a level of poaching worse than it is today. The global initiative United for Wildlife will meet in London this week to identify solutions to the poaching crisis.
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.
January 8, 2014
Joe Walston, WCS Asia Executive Director, believes the importance of China's ivory crush lies within the government's internal debates, not in its impact on the price of ivory.
December 18, 2013
The elephant poaching crisis has gained national attention in China—a coup in the effort to stop the demand for ivory.
December 16, 2013
Five poachers who admitted to killing more than 20 animals have been arrested in China’s Jilin Province, making it the largest-ever wildlife crime arrest for the area. Here, a forestry official examines the evidence.
November 14, 2013
Dr. Cristián Samper, WCS President and CEO, applauds the United States' commitment to eliminating the market for illegal ivory following an important event in Colorado.