Wildlife Conservation Society

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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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Run for the Wild

Registration is open for the WCS Run for the Wild to be held on Saturday, April 24. Join us for the 13th annual run throughout the Bronx Zoo (or virtually) and help support conservation work at the zoo and around the world. This year, we're making tracks for lemurs.

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Protect Wildlife. Protect Us.

The commercial wildlife trade for human consumption is leaving us exposed to the threat of deadly, zoonotic pandemics. Together, we can project a better future.

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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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WCS at 125

We celebrate over a century of successes at saving wildlife and wild places, powered by the expertise and science in our zoos, aquarium, and global conservation program.

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In the news

February 9, 2021 | Alaska Magazine

The Indomitable Wolverine

Wolverines eke out a living in the harsh and unforgiving northern landscapes of the world, writes WCS's Tom Glass.

January 29, 2021 | Scientific American

The Real Cost of Planting Trees

Careful monitoring and up-front investment are necessary to ensure reforestation efforts yield benefits for communities and biodiversity, writes WCS's Lauren Oakes.

We Stand for Wildlife

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