Wildlife Conservation Society

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Updates on COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak

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Pandemic Support

From Mesoamerica to the Congo Basin, from Southeast Asia to our zoos and aquarium in New York City, our team is assisting however we can in the communities where we work.

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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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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

July 8, 2020 | Newsweek

Rare Gorillas Photographed with Babies

It's the first time Cross River gorillas have appeared on camera with young, a testament to protection efforts.

June 19, 2020 | The New York Times

Wildlife Trade Spreads Coronavirus

A study co-authored by WCS produced startlingly clear confirmation an underlying objection to the wildlife trade in Asia—it offers an ideal opportunity for viruses in one animal to infect another.

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