The goal of Wildlife Conservation Society is to conserve the world's largest wild places in 16 priority regions, home to more than 50% of the planet's biodiversity. They use their local presence and global influence to stop wildlife poaching, block trafficking across transit routes, and reduce demand for wildlife and wildlife products. Additionally, they work with local and government partners to protect the earth's oceans, coastlines, inland waters, and marine life, and also to provide billions of people with food and livelihood security. Wildlife Conservation Society has expanded their field conservation operations to close to 60 nations and all the world's oceans. Using science and their wildlife expertise, they have supported governments and communities in the creation or expansion of 245 protected areas—from the remote mountains of Afghanistan to the windswept wilderness of Chile's Tierra del Fuego. They have worked with local communities to manage wildlife and wild places to enhance their lives.