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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

Pictures for 1,000 Birds

Bolivia's Madidi National Park is a mecca of bird life. Scientists on the Identidad Madidi expedition have identified its 1,000th bird species.

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The Trouble with Tiger Numbers

The science of surveying these elusive cats has advanced, K. Ullas Karanth, Director of WCS India, writes in Scientific American, but conservation agencies lag behind.

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Wildcards

Bits of the unexpected from the animal kingdom.

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Sounds of the City Below

Join us as we investigate the mysterious world of whales off the coast of New York.

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Up on the Roof

According to a new book, snow leopards may be more common than previously thought.

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We Stand for Wildlife

Nature replenishes our souls. Our recent video on why protecting wildlife and wild places is so important.

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In the news

July 26, 2016 | Mongabay

Amazon Turtles In Peril

Dams, mercury pollution, and illegal trade are weighing on the 17 species in the region.

July 7, 2016 | The New York Times

The Great New York Whale Census

WCS and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are collaborating on the largest-ever survey of the Big Apple’s whales.

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Join more than one million wildlife lovers working to save the Earth's most treasured and threatened species. (Oh, and get a free sticker.)

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Join more than one million wildlife lovers working to save the Earth's most treasured and threatened species. (Oh, and get a free sticker.)

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