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2019 in Photos

Check out our favorite images from WCS's zoos and aquarium and around the world, including this Agami heron in Belize.

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5 Great Forests

An alliance, which includes WCS, has committed to protecting Mesoamerica's five great forests as part of the region’s Climate Action Plan.

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Breakthrough in Belize

After seven decades, Belize's small-scale fishing industry is being modernized and transformed. A new bill will make it more sustainable for marine life and for people. Fishermen will now also be better represented and recognized by the management authorities.

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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

January 13, 2020 | The New York Times

52 Places To Go in 2020

Among them, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia, a gateway to one of the world's most biodiverse protected areas.

December 13, 2019 | Reuters

Indigenous Groups Protect Forests

The five forests, spanning from Mexico to Colombia, are key to curbing climate change.

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