North America

WCS’s North America program works across state and country borders to save our continent’s great migrating spectacles—such as herds of pronghorn, bison, and elk, as well as thick-billed parrots, grizzly bears, and bald eagles. Throughout the U.S. and Canada, we focus on some of the most ecologically intact wild places, at sites that are biologically outstanding, and which offer the best chance for viable, long-term conservation of wildlife. We develop strategies to limit the stress of climate change on wildlife, safeguard ancient wildlife migration corridors, and find ways to unite industries, ranchers, the outdoors industry, and local communities to broaden support for wildlife conservation across the continent. WCS-North America is also working with wildlife agencies and decision makers to encourage practices and policies that give wildlife the freedom to roam. Our collaborative effort helps guide the development and implementation of sound, sensible policies and practices that balance the critical needs of wildlife with those of people.



Nearly half of Canada’s vast landscape is forested, and its northern reaches are largely undisturbed. Nonetheless, industrial development threatens the extensive boreal forests of northern Ontario, and the Canadian Arctic is suffering the impacts of climate change.


United States

The United States harbors a great diversity of landscapes and some of the most fertile habitats on Earth, from the Yellowstone Rockies to Alaska’s Teshekpuk Lake to New York’s Adirondack Park.

From the Newsroom

Wolverines Need Refrigeration Zone to ReproduceJuly 11, 2012

Wolverines have always flocked to frozen terrain. In a new study, WCS biologists further explore the significance of cold temperatures and snow for these mountain-dwelling animals. 

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