Wildlife Conservation Society

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New President and CEO

"I know the challenge is daunting but I believe we can do it." Meet Monica Medina as she begins her leadership role at WCS.

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A Great Day for Conservation

WCS is thrilled to have at its helm a new leader with vast experience and a passion for conservation. WCS Wild Audio recently caught up with Monica Medina as she steps into her new role.


AI for Community Fisheries

A new algorithm could level the playing field for historically “data poor” fisheries, ensuring they can continue to provide crucial livelihoods and nutrition.

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Nature's Strongholds

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

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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

May 11, 2023 | Economist Impact

Stem the Tide

Coral reef health is fundamentally interconnected with human health. We need urgent global action to tackle the pollution crisis to protect both.

April 22, 2023 | The Daily News

Let's Invest in Our Planet

Congress must pass the U.S. Foundation for International Conservation Act, writes WCS's John Calvelli on Earth Day.

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