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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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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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OECMs Should Be a Key Policy Tool

By recognizing OECMs, says a group of experts including from WCS in a comment in the journal Nature, we can support Indigenous and local communities in their ongoing efforts to manage their lands and seas while conserving nature.

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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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Seeing is Believing

WCS staff and friends are sharing photos that illustrate the ongoing impacts of climate change around the world.

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In the news

July 29, 2021 | The Washington Post

Green Status of Species

A new standard will measure the recovery of threatened plants and animals. It tells a much more complete story, says WCS's Elizabeth Bennett.

July 22, 2021 | CNN

Whales and New York

Science is helping New Yorkers live in harmony with these ocean giants, reports WCS's Howard Rosenbaum.

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