North America

In 1897, WCS conducted the first survey of Alaskan wildlife, which led to the passage of laws to regulate hunting. Eight years later, the society helped save bison by restocking the Western Plains with animals bred at the Bronx Zoo. We continue to dedicate ourselves to North American conservation initiatives today, from the boreal forests of Canada to the greater Yellowstone Rockies to Adirondack State Park, the largest intact temperate forest in the world.

Priority Regions

Stand for Wildlife

Join more than one million wildlife lovers working to save the Earth's most treasured and threatened species. (Oh, and get a free sticker.)

Stand for Wildlife

Join a community of over one million people helping protect the wildlife and places we love.

Get notified about crucial issues, WCS's work, and ways you can help!

Get a Free Sticker

Join more than one million wildlife lovers working to save the Earth's most treasured and threatened species. (Oh, and get a free sticker.)

Get notified about crucial issues, WCS's work, and ways you can help!

Speak up for a global ivory ban

All ivory markets are a threat to elephants. Shutting them down is essential if we are to stop the killing.

The upcoming CITES Conference of the Parties is a big opportunity. It's a treaty meeting of 182 governments to decide regulations around wildlife trade.

Tell the U.S. Delegation to CITES to be a strong voice in support of a global ivory ban.

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