Wildlife Conservation Society

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Thank You

We have a lot to be grateful for this holiday season, including you for your partnership in our mission, nature and all it provides, and we can't forget the turkey.

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Framing Our Future

The destruction of nature is contributing to global temperature rise and the loss of biodiversity. Our climate is in our hands.

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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 ocean.

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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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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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WCS at COP26

We joined global leaders in Glasgow to discuss actions to address the climate crisis. Catch up on all of the events and news that came out of the conference.

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In the news

November 5, 2021 | The Economist

Ocean to COP: Coral Reefs Can Help Save the World

The global community must recognize the vital role that coral reefs play in creating a sustainable ocean economy and fighting the worst effects of climate change, write Peter Thomson, Abdulla Naseer, and WCS's Susan Lieberman.

October 11, 2021 | The Wall Street Journal

The Tiger Is Making a Tentative Comeback in China’s North

“This is an example where the economics and politics have aligned with conservation priorities in a very positive way,” said WCS's Dale Miquelle.

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