Stop the Killing

Poaching operations continue to grow in scale and sophistication. We must act to end the crisis.

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Our Accomplishments

We fight for elephants on the ground—monitoring populations, managing protected areas, and conducting anti-poaching patrols.

62 percent

We do pioneering research. In a 2013 study, we found the number of African forest elephants had declined by 62% between 2002 and 2011. That shocking news spurred broad action.

0 incidents

We work with rangers on the ground. In Nigeria’s Yankari Game Reserve, which WCS co-manages, there have been zero recorded elephant poaching incidents in over two years.

1/3 drop

We protect important strongholds. In the Republic of Congo’s Nouabale-Ndoki National Park, key forest elephant habitat, we helped increase ranger patrol coverage 85% between 2013 and 2015. In that time, overall poaching pressure dropped by a third.


Let's protect these elephants on the ground.


Support a unique monitoring program in Yankari Game Reserve.

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Thank the rangers of the Republic of Congo’s Nouabale-Ndoki National Park.

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Forest Fortress

Let's keep Cameroon’s rich wilderness secure.

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They’re prey to poachers. It’s on us to stop them.

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