Spotted Hyena Release

    It’s not everyday that someone gets to see a pack of hyenas devour a carcass.  Let alone so close, and let alone with a 360 degree camera. But that’s exactly what happened with our partners in the Dinokeng Game Reserve of South Africa.  In this...

Read More >

Preventing Extinction In The Leuser Ecosystem

📸 Nomo michael hoefner

    The Leuser Ecosystem . . . a vast expanse of tropical jungle that covers just over 2 million hectares of the island of Sumatra.  It is here where some of the last remaining Sumatran tigers, Sumatran rhinos, Sumatran elephants, orangutans and a plethora of other...

Read More >

Stopping Wildlife Crime Everywhere

As of this post, our team is working around the world to stop poaching before it starts. And we’ve been quite successful in the last few months. Recent intrusion events include Hawaii, Indonesia, and South Africa, where we were able to detect and apprehend individuals seeking to...

Read More >

Ancient Koa Tree Poached

Did you know that poaching isn’t just an crisis among animals around the world? What first comes to mind is always elephants, rhinos, and now more commonly pangolins, tigers, and even turtles. These are some of the most poached and trafficked animals on Earth, but there is...

Read More >

WPS Aids in Undercover Poaching Sting

A WPS team member writes of their recent participation in an undercover sting to catch poachers in Namibia. Names and areas where the informants operate have been intentionally left out so as not to jeopardize the safety of those involved and of future intelligence efforts. Recently I...

Read More >

Into The Rainforests Of The Kalimantan

Humidity . . . 80%.  Chance of thunderstorms . . . a little less . . . 79%.  To preserve and protect endangered species, sometimes you have to go where the animals are, where they live, and sometimes, those locations aren’t always pleasant. This past week, we sent...

Read More >

WPS Invited to Join IUCN

We are thrilled to announce that WPS has been admitted as a member of IUCN, the world’s largest global environmental network of like-minded organizations working together to address today’s challenges. Created in 1948, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) works in more than 170 countries for a just world that...

Read More >

Indonesia: A Day in the Life of a WPS Volunteer

Last March I had the incredible experience of spending three weeks in South Africa, and then a week in Sumatra, a large island in Western Indonesia, with WPS’ Executive Director Eric Schmidt. Eric had been invited to assess the viability of establishing a new rhino research facility on a property...

Read More >