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WCS at CBD CoP15

World leaders are planning to adopt a new global biodiversity framework. Get the latest from the negotiations in Montreal.

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The Meeting That Could Save the Planet

After two years of delay due to the COVID pandemic, the long-awaited 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity is upon us. What can we expect?

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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, and more.

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Nature's Strongholds

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

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Science

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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Education

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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Health

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

November 21, 2022 | AFP

Turtles and See-Through Frogs on Agenda at Wildlife Summit

"Freshwater turtles are among the main groups that are trafficked in the countries, and there is high pressure for international trade," said WCS's Yovana Murillo.

November 05, 2022 | The New York Times

Protect the World's Peatlands

They are climate bombs waiting to detonate, writes WCS's Dan Zarin. The world’s richest countries should lead by example by protecting their own, while also committing money to safeguard these landscapes in developing countries.

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