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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

Melville Hears a Whale

Soon after we launched a buoy off of New York, it detected sounds from a fin whale.

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Thank a Ranger

This World Ranger Day, stories of men and women (and dogs) who do so much for wildlife, including Africa's elephants. Join us in expressing support.

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Wildcards

Bits of the unexpected from the animal kingdom.

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Pictures for 1,000 Birds

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

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The Trouble with Tiger Numbers

The science of surveying these cats has advanced, writes K. Ullas Karanth, Director of WCS India, in Scientific American, but conservation agencies lag behind.

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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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July 28, 2016 | WNYC

Eavesdropping on Ocean Giants

New technology is allowing scientists to listen in on some very big conversations off the coast of New York.

July 26, 2016 | Mongabay

Amazon Turtles In Peril

Dams, mercury pollution, and illegal trade are weighing on the 17 species in the region.

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Fewer than 4,000 wild tigers are left on this earth—a fact we can no longer afford to ignore.

Help us raise $25,000 for the WCS Big Cat Fund in honor of International Tiger Day. Donate today and your tax-deductible gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar.

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