Your tax-deductible gift will save elephants!

Elephants are being slaughtered in unthinkable numbers. In many places in Africa, little stands between elephants and sophisticated criminal networks that will stop at nothing for their valuable ivory tusks.

The situation is dire for elephants, but you can help us save them. Make a tax-deductible gift to WCS before December 31.


By discovering how to save nature, we can inspire everyone to work with us to protect wildlife in the last wild places on Earth.

Protected Areas

We assist governments and communities to protect the natural systems critical to saving wildlife and wild places, securing valuable flows of ecosystems services and local livelihoods based on principles of social and environmental sustainability.

Illegal Wildlife Trade

We use our local presence and global influence to stop wildlife poaching, block trafficking across transit routes, and reduce demand for wildlife and wildlife products.

Oceans and Fisheries

We work with our local and government partners to protect the earth's oceans, coastlines, inland waters, and marine life, and also to provide billions of people with food and livelihood security.

Wildlife Management

We take action to minimize threats to wildlife so that species populations are stable or increasing, to ensure that hunting and fishing are sustainable, and to see that conflicts between people and wildlife are resolved.

Climate Change

We apply our science to discover how best to limit the impacts of climate change on ecosystems, wildlife, and people, increasing resilience and providing insurance against a rapidly changing world.


We use our global health expertise to investigate and combat diseases that move between people, domestic animals, and wildlife, and threaten the health of all.


We partner with indigenous and local people in achieving their vision for a more secure and resilient future, where wildlife remains a visible and culturally valued part of the wild places where they live.


We bring the private sector together with governments, communities, and consumers to develop the policy options and scientific solutions that benefit nature and business.