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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

Good News on Imperiled Gorillas

A new report released by WCS and its partners shows that in one area, at least, Grauer's gorilla numbers have increased.

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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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Wildcards

Bits of the unexpected from the animal kingdom.

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Fight the Crime

The recently announced U.S. ivory ban is huge, but elephants aren't out of the woods. What else can you do to help?

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Every Cheetah Poops

And if you study them, as Sarah Durant has done for more than two decades, that's a good thing.

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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

June 15, 2016 | Scientific American

Bearing Up for Science

WCS's Joel Berger donned a polar bear outfit to gauge the reaction of musk oxen.

June 12, 2016 | NPR

What Could Be More Metal?

The New York Aquarium's Hans Walters on his journey with music and marine biology.

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