Wildlife Conservation Society

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WCS at CITES CoP19

Get the latest on the historic vote for sharks and more from Panama City.

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Thank You

We hope you feel proud of what a difference you’re making for wildlife and wild places around the world. We couldn’t be more thankful to have you by our side.

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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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WCS Wild Audio

Listen to reported audio stories covering the latest news and newsmakers from WCS’s field sites, zoos and aquarium, and conservation partners.

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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 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.

October 17, 2022 | The Washington Post

Beyond Humans

A new study highlights high altitude contests between mountain goats and bighorn sheep over access to minerals available now only because of global warming.

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