News & Updates
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.
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.
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.
September 28, 2015
Delivered over 160,000 messages of support to Secretary Jewell for a strong federal ivory ban to #BeHerd for elephants.
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.
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.
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.
May 9, 2014
In response to our creative video about the real cost of illegal ivory, the Antiques Roadshow agreed to stop appraising ivory.
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.
November 1, 2012
WCS supporters were instrumental in gaining annual recognition for bison.
September 20, 2011
The Save the Vanishing Species Stamp was released with proceeds benefiting endangered animals around the world.
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