News & Updates

Congress says no to dangerous ivory riders

December 18, 2015

Thanks to supporters who raised their voices for elephants, the U.S. Congress removed a harmful ivory rider from the federal budget, bringing us one step closer to a strong federal ivory ban.

Senate passes National Bison Legacy Act

December 4, 2015

The U.S. Senate voted unanimously to honor North America's largest land mammal by making the American bison the National Mammal. A version of the bill has been introduced in the House.

Washington State passes I-1401

November 3, 2015

With more than 70 percent of the vote in favor of a statewide ban, Washington became the fourth state to ban the sale of ivory.

Delivered 160,000 messages for federal ban

September 28, 2015

Delivered over 160,000 messages of support to Secretary Jewell for a strong federal ivory ban to #BeHerd for elephants.

$45,000+ kicked in for whale tags

July 31, 2015

Successfully crowdfunded over $45,000 to order six special satellite whale tags to track the habits and migration patterns of whales off the coast of New York City.

Blue York campaign is launched

July 8, 2015

From massive whales to sleek sharks, there’s an underground world off the coast of NYC. We're raising awareness of this underappreciated neighborhood and the threats its residents face.

Times Square Ivory Crush

June 19, 2015

Over 1,500 people joined WCS, three government agencies, and six other conservation organizations in Times Square to crush over a ton of illegal ivory.

VICTORY: Antiques Roadshow

May 9, 2014

In response to our creative video about the real cost of illegal ivory, the Antiques Roadshow agreed to stop appraising ivory.

96 Elephants is launched

September 26, 2013

96 elephants are killed every day in Africa. It’s time to stop the killing, stop the trafficking, and stop the demand.

U.S. celebrated the first ever National Bison Day

November 1, 2012

WCS supporters were instrumental in gaining annual recognition for bison.

Species Get U.S. Postage Stamp

September 20, 2011

The Save the Vanishing Species Stamp was released with proceeds benefiting endangered animals around the world.

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