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

Pictures for 1,000 Birds

Bolivia's Madidi National Park is a mecca of bird life. Scientists on the Identidad Madidi expedition have identified its 1,000th bird species.

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Sounds of the City Below

Join us as we investigate the mysterious world of whales off the coast of New York.

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Wildcards

Bits of the unexpected from the animal kingdom.

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Fight the Crime

The recently announced U.S. ivory ban is huge, but elephants aren't out of the woods. What else can you do to help?

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Up on the Roof

According to a new book, snow leopards may be more common than previously thought.

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We Stand for Wildlife

Nature replenishes our souls. Our recent video on why protecting wildlife and wild places is so important.

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In the news

July 7, 2016 | The New York Times

The Great New York Whale Census

WCS and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are collaborating on the largest-ever survey of the Big Apple’s whales.

June 15, 2016 | Scientific American

Bearing Up for Science

WCS's Joel Berger donned a polar bear outfit to gauge the reaction of musk oxen.

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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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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