Debut of Endangered Dhole

A pack of three males has been introduced at the Bronx Zoo. “They will give us the opportunity to educate and inspire our guests about an endangered species,” said Jim Breheny, WCS Executive Vice President and Director of the Bronx Zoo.

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Gorillas Need Support

The threats gorillas face are very real. Between 1996 and 2015, Grauer's gorillas declined by a staggering 77%, a WCS analysis showed. Sadly, they're not alone. You can aid our efforts to save them.


The Quintessential Field Naturalist

WCS's Dr. Rob Wallace was given the Kenton Miller Award by IUCN in recognition of his exceptional efforts to protect and conserve Bolivia's natural heritage over the past 20-plus years.

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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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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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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 New York zoological parks, 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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Vibrant Oceans

WCS is a partner on Bloomberg Philanthropies' Vibrant Oceans Initiative. We spoke with Antha N. Williams, who leads environment programs for Bloomberg, on what is being done for marine life, and all the people who depend on it, in the face of climate change.

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In the news

October 15, 2019 | The New York Times

Tough Work that Could Predict Outbreaks

Could animal sampling be an early warning system for human outbreaks of the Ebola virus?

October 7, 2019 | The Guardian

Wildlife Trafficking in Latin America

“If enforcement is increased and governments collaborate more with each other I believe we can stop this in time,” said WCS's Sue Lieberman.

Stand for Wildlife

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