June 1, 2015
African elephants may have just received a huge, much-needed boost from Asia. The Chinese government has announced plans to cease the processing and domestic sale of ivory.
May 26, 2015
A recent survey showed a dramatic drop in elephant populations, the Mozambique government said today. At the hands of criminal gangs, the total number of animals is estimated to have fallen 48 percent, from just over 20,000 to around 10,300.
March 17, 2013
In their New York Times op-ed about the plight of elephants, WCS conservationists Samantha Strindberg and Fiona Maisels conclude: "If we do not act, we will have to shamefully admit to our children that we stood by as elephants were driven out of existence."
July 12, 2012
Poachers target elephants for their tusks, which they illegally sell for profit. Although demand is highest in China and Japan, a recent seizure in New York City serves as a stark reminder that no place is immune from the illegal wildlife trade.
May 6, 2010
WCS conducts the first landscape-wide survey of how land-use affects chimpanzees, gorillas, and forest elephants.