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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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Seeing Is Believing

The climate crisis is happening now on a global scale. Images from all over the world illustrate the effects WCS staff and friends are witnessing firsthand.

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Endangered Crocodiles Discovered

Fifteen Critically Endangered Siamese crocodiles were seen by a WCS Crocodile Nest Protection Team in a natural lake in Koh Kong Province, Cambodia.

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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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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 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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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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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

September 1, 2020 | The New York Times

How to Stop the Next Pandemic

The destruction happening at the edge of forests is one area we're concerned about, says WCS's Christian Walzer, creating contact with wildlife that didn't exist before.

August 24, 2020 | Bloomberg

Congo Republic Jails Man Accused of Killing 500 Elephants

“This unprecedented conviction in the criminal court is a major milestone in the protection of wildlife in the Republic of Congo,” said WCS's Emma Stokes.

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