Wildlife Conservation Society

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World of Birds

This year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Bronx Zoo's World of Birds. As an organization, WCS has been a leader in bird conservation for more than 100 years. Today, dedicated professionals in our zoos, aquarium, and nearly 60 countries around the world are committed to ensuring that legacy continues long into the future.

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Hudson Canyon

The Biden-Harris Administration has announced its intent to initiate the designation process for the Hudson Canyon as a National Marine Sanctuary. Speak out in support of it before the comment period ends.

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Bison Homecoming

Recently, the Bronx Zoo sent six zoo-born American bison, three male and three female, to Pawhuska, Oklahoma, where they joined the nearly 200 head of bison on the 43,000-acre Osage Nation Ranch.

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WCS Wild Audio

Check out our new podcast, where you will find reported audio stories covering the latest news and newsmakers from WCS’s field sites, zoos and aquarium, and conservation partners.

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Get Involved

There are simple steps you can take to save the planet. Help slow climate change. Sign up for Wild For All and celebrate wild places. Speak out for the Hudson Canyon as a National Marine Sanctuary.

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Updates on the Pandemic

Get all of the latest WCS reports, news, and commentary related to global health at this critical time.

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Global Conservation

We work to save wildlife and wild places in nearly 60 countries and across the oceans.

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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

June 23, 2022 | Yale e360

The Living City

“Every problem that the city has ever faced," says WCS's Eric Sanderson, "the landscape has already solved in some way, shape, or form.”

June 08, 2022 | The New York Times

Biden Proposes a New Marine Sanctuary Off the Northeastern U.S.

Hudson Canyon, an underwater gorge off the coast of New York and New Jersey, would receive permanent federal protection.

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