Wildlife Conservation Society

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Updates on COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak

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New Coalition to Prevent Pandemics

WCS, Global Wildlife Conservation, and WildAid are calling for the permanent end to the commercial trade and sale in markets of terrestrial wild animals for consumption, particularly mammals and birds.

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WCS Launches Seeing Is Believing

Images from all over the world on the impacts of the climate crisis.

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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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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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In the news

May 21, 2020 | Scientific American

A Threat to Endangered Species in SE Asia

The coronavirus has created a survival crisis for rural communities and, consequently, for wildlife, says WCS's Colin Poole.

May 19, 2020 | PBS Nature

COVID-19's Impact on Coral Monitoring

"Our commitment to communities does not stop during this crisis, or any," writes WCS's Emily Darling.

Stand for Wildlife

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

Help WCS prevent future pandemics

Commercial wildlife trade is directly linked to causing pandemics like COVID-19. The need to shut down such trade of mammal and birds for human consumption has never been more urgent.