Wildlife Conservation Society

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Updates on COVID-19

Get all of the latest WCS reports, news, and commentary related to the pandemic.

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Protect Wildlife. Protect Us.

The commercial wildlife trade for human consumption is leaving us exposed to the threat of deadly, zoonotic pandemics. Together, we can project a better future.

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Intact Forests and Extractives

Nearly 20% of tropical Intact Forest Landscapes overlap with concessions for extractive industries, says a new study co-authored by WCS.

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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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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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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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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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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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Seeing is Believing

WCS staff and friends are sharing photos that illustrate the ongoing impacts of climate change around the world.

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In the news

July 22, 2021 | CNN

Whales and New York

Science is helping New Yorkers live in harmony with these ocean giants, reports WCS's Howard Rosenbaum.

July 11, 2021 | Foreign Policy

Endangered Species Are Paying the Price of COVID-19

“With governments on lockdown, customs are also on lockdown, and it’s hard for them to patrol and gather intelligence,” said WCS's Susan Lieberman.

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