CITES CoP18

Decisions made at the upcoming Conference of the Parties in Geneva, Switzerland, will have a major impact on a number of species, including the saiga.

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Success in Niassa

It's been a full 12 months since an elephant was poached in Mozambique's Niassa National Reserve, a massive protected area once plagued by rampant wildlife crime.

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Operation Thunderball

We applaud INTERPOL and the World Customs Organization for their action, which has resulted in the arrests of hundreds of wildlife crime suspects and more than 1,800 seizures of animals and animal parts.

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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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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 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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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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In the news

July 11, 2019 | The New York Times

Anti-Trafficking Campaign

The Interpol operation was a step in the right direction, said WCS's Sue Lieberman, but the local authorities have to pursue prosecutions.

June 26, 2019 | Scienceline

Finding Unseen Threats

Dr. Tracie Seimon's work is being used around the world to protect wildlife, including softshell turtles, tigers, and frogs.

Stand for Wildlife

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