Tigers are in Crisis

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ELEPHANTS
APES
AFRICA
BIG CATS
SHARKS, SKATES, and RAYS
LATIN AMERICA and THE CARIBBEAN

WCS is committed to protecting the world’s wildlife and wild places. We have a bold vision for the future and a strategic plan to lead the way.

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ASIA
NORTH AMERICA
WHALES and COASTAL DOLPHINS
OCEANS
TORTOISES and FRESHWATER TURTLES

Just 13% of the Ocean is Still Wilderness

A new study, co-authored by WCS, also says most remaining wilderness is unprotected, leaving it vulnerable to being lost.

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New Exhibit at WCS New York Aquarium

The Donald Zucker and Barbara Hrbek Zucker Ocean Wonders: Sharks! exhibit aims to inspire action on behalf of marine wildlife.

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Path of the Pronghorn

Efforts to protect their migration route by installing wildlife crossing structures over highways have succeeded, a new study confirms.

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Go Straw Free

Since they often can't be recycled, single-use plastic straws are a big problem for turtles, whales, birds, and fish. Let's do something about them.

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New Regulations Would Weaken ESA

Proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act would throw roadblocks in front of effective management, WCS said in a statement, ultimately putting threatened species in more peril.

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In the news

August 13, 2018 | The Wall Street Journal

Brooklyn Shark Scientist Goes to Bat for Sharks

WCS New York Aquarium Vet Harley Newton says sharks are more than just mindless eating machines.

July 12, 2018 | Mongabay

Extractive Industries Threaten Intact Forests

Mining companies currently have claims on 11 percent of all intact rainforests left in the world.

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