Wildlife Conservation Society

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Updates on COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak

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Special Message from WCS President/CEO

We are dedicated to carrying on with our important work—thanks to your steadfast support. Please read a note from President and CEO Cristián Samper. We need you.

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Show Up For Them

Our zoos and aquarium are closed during this unprecedented time. We need your support more than ever.


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

March 18, 2020 | Treehugger

Stop Future Pandemics

In order to prevent future pandemics, we need to change our relationship with wildlife.

February 28, 2020 | The New York Times

Ban a Big Step But ...

"There is a huge trade in wildlife that is not related to consumption,” WCS's Dr. Christian Walzer said.

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

Our zoos are closed. But you can still show up.

While our zoos and aquarium are temporarily closed, we welcome your continued support. Help the animals you love with a gift today.