Each year, the Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) hosts a Wildlife Conservation Expo in San Francisco, California, where over 1,200 individuals come to hear stories of hope from over 100 conservation organizations from around the world.

Our staff, partner organizations, and audience, always walk away from this event with inspiration and hope, which we want to keep going all year round! E.J. Milner-Gulland, the Founding Director of Conservation Optimism is a member of our Network, via her work with the Saiga Conservation Alliance, and we would love to partner with more organizations to spread this optimism.

Cotton-topped tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) researcher, Felix Medina, of Proyecto Titi in Northern Colombia, South America. Credit: Suzi Eszterhas.

Cotton-topped tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) researcher, Felix Medina, of Proyecto Titi in Northern Colombia, South America. Credit: Suzi Eszterhas.


Good news for elephants: a major ivory market will close for good. 👏 Lawmakers gave the go-ahead on Jan 31 to a 4-year plan that would phase out Hong Kong's legal ivory market. The impending shutdown likely means less poaching of elephants for their tusks.

📷 Frank af Petersens https://t.co/Ht28dSD6nw
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Earlier this week, 13,668 pounds of pangolin scales were discovered in a shipping container declared as cashew nuts in the central city of Da Nang, Vietnam. The smuggled goods, including 1,005 pounds of ivory, are banned from trading under CITIES.

📷 toui tre https://t.co/wDp03ecgby
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The Ethiopian wolf is Africa’s most endangered carnivore due to rapid changes from a growing human population. Since 1996, @KyKebero has averaged about 4,000 rabies vaccinations per year for domestic dogs living near wolves, which helps prevent disease outbreaks.

📷 R Jackrel https://t.co/BWH2C0ecEP
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