Increasing demand for ivory is fueling a brutal slaughter of African elephants. In 2012 alone, some 35,000 were killed. Ninety-six elephants are killed every day in Africa. The Wildlife Conservation Society, founded in 1895, has the clear mission to save wildlife and wild places around the world. The elephant crisis demands a global movement.
The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony.