We Stand for WildlifeSM

Beloved species like gorillas, cheetahs, and elephants are facing an urgent crisis. Tell President Trump's administration that they must not be ignored.

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.

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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.

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

Superhighway Rerouted and Wildlife Saved

We did it! Thanks to pressure you helped create, the Nigerian government announced a new route for the proposed road sparing valuable rainforest habitat.

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No to Conflict Minerals

Send the message loud and clear that you don't want the products you purchase to come at the price of extinction.

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Elephant Rescue

When 11 Asian elephants got stuck in a muddy old bomb crater, an amazing rescue effort took shape.

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Thank a Scientist

WCS scientists are committed to the protecting a future for wildlife and wild places. Let them know you're in their corner.

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An Extraordinary Egg Hunt

Less than a handful of female Burmese roofed turtles are left in the wild. So the discovery of 44 fertile eggs is a big deal.

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In the news

April 11, 2017 | Mashable

Scientists Seeking 'Hope Spots'

They are coming up with creative ways to find the species and regions with the best chances of resisting global warming.

March 27, 2017 | The Washington Post

One of Wildlife's Worst Foes

Domesticated dogs kill thousands of wild animals and livestock every month, write Debby Ng and WCS's Joel Berger.

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.)

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

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