We Stand for Wildlife®

Nature is sounding the alarm and we need to answer the call. By supporting WCS, you will help us save species, protect strongholds, and connect people to nature. Each dollar will be matched until we reach our $100,000 goal.

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Carbon Bomb

The climate impact from the loss of intact tropical forests has been grossly underreported, says a new study by WCS scientists and colleagues. We must preserve what’s left of these forests or the climate change mitigation benefits will soon dwindle.

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Once Plagued By Poaching, Landscape Recovers

A massive, new wildlife survey says elephant numbers have stabilized in a key landscape in Tanzania. An estimated 20,145 elephants were recorded over 29,855 square miles of Katavi-Rukwa and Ruaha-Rungwa.

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Beyond Preventing Extinction

A diversity of experts gathered for the American Bison Society Conference with an enormous opportunity for scaling and sustaining impact across North America.

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Global Conservation

We work to save wildlife and wild places in nearly 60 countries and across the ocean.

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One Planet Sustains Us All

Millions of interconnected species depend on Earth. We must rise and face the environmental challenges of our time. Watch our latest video and take action.

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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 New York zoological parks, 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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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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Vibrant Oceans

WCS is a partner on Bloomberg Philanthropies' Vibrant Oceans Initiative. We spoke with Antha N. Williams, who leads environment programs for Bloomberg, on what is being done for marine life, and all the people who depend on it, in the face of climate change.

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In the news

November 11, 2019 | The Guardian

Ecuador's Vanishing Jaguars

“Jaguars historically were distributed along all the Ecuadorian coast, but now they’re only in Esmeraldas,” says WCS's Galo Zapata-Ríos.

November 8, 2019 | Scientific American

The Carbon Bomb

If we are to have any hope of stabilizing our ailing climate, action at every level is needed to keep intact forests safe from harm.

Stand for Wildlife

Join more than one million wildlife lovers working to save the Earth's most treasured and threatened species.