Give them a future

Wildlife are under siege across the globe. Only 4,000 tigers remain. Grauer’s Gorillas have plummeted 70 percent. And every day, 96 elephants are killed in Africa for their ivory. They can’t save themselves - it’s up to us.

WCS is committed to protecting the world’s wildlife and wild places. We have a bold vision for the future and a strategic plan to lead the way.

Learn More
ELEPHANTS
APES
AFRICA
BIG CATS
SHARKS, SKATES, and RAYS
LATIN AMERICA and THE CARIBBEAN

WCS is committed to protecting the world’s wildlife and wild places. We have a bold vision for the future and a strategic plan to lead the way.

Learn More
ASIA
NORTH AMERICA
WHALES and COASTAL DOLPHINS
OCEANS
TORTOISES and FRESHWATER TURTLES

Help Needed

Governments and conservation groups must do more to provide wildlife rangers with the resources needed to protect the planet’s wild heritage, WCS's Joe Walston writes in the New York Times.

Read the Story

Sanctuary Status

Hudson Canyon, an underwater canyon 100 miles off the coast of New York and New Jersey, should be preserved.

Learn More

Elephant Origami Challenge

The response to our Guinness World Records™ title attempt was amazing. And Talo Kawasaki's entry was one of our favorites. Check it out.

Watch Now

The Right Stuff

From its perch off New York, our acoustic buoy, Melville, keeps detecting calls from the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale.

Read More

Stop the Superhighway

At any moment, bulldozers in Nigeria could plow through some of the Cross River gorilla's only remaining habitat. Together with local indigenous groups, we're speaking out.

Act Now

In the news

December 8, 2016 | The New York Times

Giraffes 'Vulnerable' to Extinction

The world’s tallest land mammal and a prime attraction at zoos worldwide, is threatened because of illegal hunting and a loss of its habitat.

December 5, 2016 | OZY

The Future of Wildlife

In honor of Wildlife Conservation Day, WCS's John Robinson on the current state of the field.

Stand for Wildlife

Join more than one million wildlife lovers working to save the Earth's most treasured and threatened species. (Oh, and get a free sticker.)

Stand for Wildlife

Join a community of over one million people helping protect the wildlife and places we love.

Get notified about crucial issues, WCS's work, and ways you can help!

Your gift will save wildlife

WCS is working on the ground in 60 countries to save the world’s most spectacular and imperiled wildlife. Your tax-deductible contribution will help us continue this vital work!