The Wildlife ConservationSociety (WCS), founded in 1895, has the clear mission to save wildlife and wildplaces across the globe. Our story began in the early 1900’s when we successfully helped the American bison recover on the Western Plains. Today, we protect many of the world’s iconic creatures here and abroad, including gorillas in the Congo, tigers in India, wolverines in the Yellowstone Rockies, and ocean giants in our world’s amazing seascapes.
The Wildlife Conservation Society program in Lao PDR (WCS Lao PDR), which was officially opened in 1994, supports communities and government institutions to protect wildlife and natural habitats around the country by raising public awareness on the value of wildlife, training protected area managers, and building a foundation of human resource capacity and knowledge in conservation. WCS Lao PDR currently works in four main areas in the Greater Northern Annamites, which include the Bolikhamxay Landscape, Nakai Nam Theun National Protected Area, Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area, and the Savannakhet Landscape.