Nature Is Our Greatest Tool To Stop The Climate Crisis

WCS is advancing solutions to the global climate crisis as the UN and NGOs from around the world gather in New York City the week of Sept. 22. WCS science shows the world’s natural systems, including intact forests, are our best defense.

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Amazon Fires

“The Amazon, a fortress for life on Earth, is burning nearly twice as fast as last year. All parties must come together to stop the setting of these devastating fires,” said WCS Brazil Country Director Carlos Durigan.

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Bronx Zoo/WCS Training Science's Next Generation

Project TRUE allows high school students to gain hands-on experience in urban ecology. Check out a profile by PBS Nature.

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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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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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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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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

September 3, 2019 | The New York Times

Rare Bird in Russia

It is the first time in more than four decades that researchers have had an opportunity to study the Nordmann's greenshank.

August 30, 2019 | Forbes

Victory for Sharks and Rays

"A wide range of member governments realize the need for CITES to regulate the global trade," said WCS's Luke Warwick.

Stand for Wildlife

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