Gorillas are in Danger

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WCS harnesses the power of its global field conservation programs and its four zoos and aquarium in New York to save wildlife and wild places across the world from all angles.

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

WCS harnesses the power of its global field conservation programs and its four zoos and aquarium in New York to save wildlife and wild places across the world from all angles.

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

Key to the Climate Fight

A new analysis we released with our partners shows that Indigenous Peoples are critical to maintaining intact forest landscapes essential for avoiding catastrophic climate change.

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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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A Call to Action

From our flagship Bronx Zoo to more than 500 field conservation projects around the world, WCS draws on the unrivaled expertise of our staff to achieve positive and lasting conservation impact for wildlife and wild places. Check out this video to learn more.

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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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World Gorilla Day

They're some of our closest relatives in the wild, but today both species (and all four subspecies) are in danger.

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In the news

September 13, 2018 | Scientific American

Indigenous Peoples Vital to Addressing Climate Challenge

Keeping global temperatures within safe limits requires empowering the inhabitants of forests.

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.

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