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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Protect Wildlife. Protect Us.

The commercial wildlife trade for human consumption is leaving us exposed to the threat of deadly, zoonotic pandemics. Urge Congress to pass legislation to end it.

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Macaws Released Into the Wild

We recently released 26 scarlet macaws back into the forest in Guatemala's Maya Biosphere Reserve. It's part of a comprehensive effort to bolster their numbers, which are threatened by habitat loss, fires, poaching, and more.

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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

October 19, 2020 | Treehugger

Scarlet Macaws Released

The chicks were hand-raised by conservationists from WCS Guatemala before their release, which is designed to boost numbers in the wild.

September 30, 2020 | Scientific American

Federal Action Needed on Pandemics

To reduce the likelihood of crises like COVID-19, a comprehensive national approach is essential, write WCS's Christian Walzer and John Calvelli.

We Stand for Wildlife

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