Wildlife Conservation Society

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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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Colombia Creates New Marine Protected Area

Thanks to an Afro-Colombian led effort, Isla Ají will shelter endangered wildlife and safeguard local fisheries important to the livelihoods and wellbeing of local communities.

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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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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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Intact Forests

They play a crucial role in addressing climate change, protecting biodiversity, our water supply, Indigenous livelihoods, and more.

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In the news

January 25, 2022 | Forbes

Lighted Nets Reduce Bycatch of Sharks

“Gillnets are ubiquitous because they are inexpensive and catch everything that passes them. This work is exciting because it provides a practical solution increasing gillnets' selectivity and avoiding their bycatch,” said WCS's Hoyt Peckham.

January 11, 2022 | DW

What to Expect from Sixth Extinction

Setting aside large conservation areas can make a significant difference to biodiversity, says WCS's Elizabeth Bennett, if it's the right places and well planned and managed.

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