WCS started working in DR Congo in the 1980s with activities in the Ituri region (in the north-east), with sporadic research activities in different protected areas in other parts of the country.
In Virunga WCS initiated a presence in early 2000 with activities being implemented by other NGO partners with our funds. Later in 2003 WCS began with more concrete field activities.
Today WCS focuses on wildlife monitoring and transboundary collaboration with Uganda.
For more information on the Wildlife Conservation Society please go to our website at www.wcs.org
WCS is a US-based NGO dedicated to saving wildlife and wildlands to assure a future for threatened species such as elephants, gorillas, chimpanzees, cheetahs, tigers, sharks or lynx.