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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
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OCEANS
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National Mammal

President Barack Obama has signed the National Bison Legacy Act to make the American bison the official National Mammal of the U.S.

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Around the world, species are on the brink of extinction. Contribute to WCS and join a community on the front lines of the fight to save them.

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Wildcards

Bits of the unexpected from the animal kingdom.

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Scenes from Kenya

The country turned up the heat on poachers with a massive elephant ivory and rhino horn burn.

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You Read That Right

Scientists on the Identidad Madidi expedition in Bolivia have announced the discovery of seven new species.

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Warts and All

In honor of Save the Frogs Day, we squeezed 100 frogs into 10 seconds of tape.

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In the news

April 27, 2016 | The Washington Post

How the Bison Lived to Become America’s National Mammal

Once near extinction, the bison has come to represent the country’s first successful foray into wildlife conservation.

April 26, 2016 | CNN

The Good Hunter

WCS Tanzania's Tim Davenport and the discovery of new species.

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Bison is the National Mammal!

President Barack Obama has signed the National Bison Legacy Act to make the designation official. Join us in thanking our leaders for delivering this important victory for an iconic species.

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