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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WCS Leadership at One Planet Summit

The world is facing three major crises today: the loss of biodiversity, climate change, and the pandemic, WCS's CEO and President Cristian Samper said at the event. They are all inter-related. We need to recognize these synergies and find win-win solutions.

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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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Measuring Forest Integrity

WCS and its science partners have produced the first measure of ecological integrity for all the world’s forests. It shows only 40% of them have high integrity.

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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

December 22, 2020 | Undark

Priotize Biodiversity

Part of pandemic preparedness is acknowledging that human, wildlife, and ecological health are inseparable, writes WCS's Susan Lieberman and Christian Walzer.

December 20, 2020 | BBC

Discovery is Big News

A female turtle found in October 2020 in Viet Nam is definitively the near extinct Swinhoe’s softshell turtle.

We Stand for Wildlife

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