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Any discussion of climate change must consider the role of peatlands. On the latest episode of our new podcast, we spoke with Lorna Harris, a scientist and the program lead for WCS Canada’s national program for Forests, Peatlands, and Climate Change.

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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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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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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

July 29, 2022 | The Washington Post

In Much of Asia, Tiger Populations are Rebounding

Better camera tracking and a crackdown on poaching have led to higher estimates of the top predator’s abundance.

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.”

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