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Rare Cat on Mt. Everest

“It is phenomenal to discover proof of this rare and remarkable species at the top of the world,” said WCS's Tracie Seimon, who co-led the field team that made the finding.

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Documenting Madidi

WCS's Rob Wallace on cataloguing thousands of plants and animals, some new to science, that are informing conservation around Bolivia's Madidi National Park.


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Nature's Strongholds

We need to safeguard the most important and high-integrity landscapes and seascapes.

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WCS's world-class scientific staff—based at our zoos, aquarium, and with conservation programs around the world—produces hundreds of research publications each year.

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Zoos and Aquarium

Through our five zoological parks in New York, we're able to connect people to animals and nature and inspire them to care about conservation.

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WCS has been advancing science education and increasing ecological literacy since 1929. Today, more than 150,000 students participate in classes, tours, and outreach programs each year at our four zoos and our aquarium.

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We have one of the oldest zoological veterinary programs ever established, which continues to provide specialized care. In 1989, we developed our Field Veterinary Program, the first and largest of its kind.

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WCS and Communities

Across the planet we collaborate with Indigenous Peoples and local communities to achieve a shared vision for a more secure and resilient future.

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In the news

February 03, 2023 | The Hill

Historic Opportunity

Presidents Lula and Biden must seize the chance to conserve the Amazon, write Carlos Nobre and WCS's Daniel Zarin.

January 06, 2023 | The Washington Post

Talking Turtles

Turtles aren’t known for their parental instincts, but the giant South American river turtle is an exception. The discovery is spurring a race to save the chatty species.

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