Stop the Killing
Poaching operations continue to grow in scale and sophistication. We must act to end the crisis.
We fight for elephants on the ground—monitoring populations, managing protected areas, and conducting anti-poaching patrols.
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.
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.
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.
Thank the rangers of the Republic of Congo’s Nouabale-Ndoki National Park.